The Following

Season 1 Episode 15

The Final Chapter

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2013 on FOX
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While Ryan tries to stop Carroll and his master plan, Carroll takes Claire to a special spot for a final meeting.

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  • Rewatched

    I just finished rewatching getting ready for the return! I personally am excited. I do however feel that Joe isn't dead, his death was too easy. I think that it was staged & he'll come back. Is that predictable probably, but it's tv, isn't it usually always predictable?

    I hated watching the buried alive scene. That is one of my worst fears, that & bridges, anyway. I can't possibly imagine how terrible it would be to be inside a nailed shut box & to be buried.

    Even during the rewatch I was about to yell at Mike! Apparently I thought I was in a 'choose your own adventure show', because I found myself hopefully that they would make it to Parker in they didn't. :(

    Now I know I'm not the only person on the planet that's like this but seriously didn't Mike become a bit hotter when he started beating the crap out of the sniper dude? I know I thought so. Then Ryan putting a bullet in his head? Yes please & thank you. (I know I'm twisted. I embrace it!)

    I was a bit frusterated with Ryan for leaving Mike behind when he could've had some back up, but when you look at it & see the situation you'd understand why he didn't. A) Anyone close to Ryan is a target for the followers. They'd literally just tried to take Mike out, AND killed Parker. He was trying to protect Mike.

    B) He didn't know what was ahead of him when he got to the building. No clue what was going to happen, who was going to be watching or waiting. If he had pulled up with Mike in the car, what good would that have done? Sure he could've made a phone call, but being as Ryan was transported to another place after being drugged. I'm pretty sure all Mike really could've done was make a phone call. I mean I guess he could've dropped him off at the beginning of the driveway or something, but he didn't know what he was walking into. Better to have Mike safe.

    I enjoyed the scenes between Joe & Claire. I like the dynamic there. When he went all stabby on that random guy I felt bad for Claire. I mean the future nightmares she's going to have, well if she lives.

    That brings me back to Joe's death. Again too easy. No body=No death. The coroner could very well be a follower, & it all could be a set up. Yeah these are a dental match sure here ya go. Let your guards down get back to feeling safe cuz the fan is about to truely begin!

    I do wonder if they will allow Claire to live. Her death would torture Ryan so. Although it might be a bit much for him & he might just go back to drinking himself to death. So not sure how that one is going to go exactly.

    I also really hope Roderick comes back! I miss his face!moreless
  • I thought Hardy got a package with Joey cut to bits inside

    I was just happy that the show knew it was stupid and was making fun of itself. Other than that, it was very standard fare and even made Ryan stupid. No unexpected twists. Very cliched.

    I agree that Purefoy gave his only real performance after the pilot when he said that he earned his kills. That was unsettling. At one point, I thought Hardy got a package with Joey cut to bits inside (his difficulty in getting it open made my mind run wild). Claire might die, but Hardy dying is as realistic as Carroll not coming back next season. It won't happen. I feel bad for Kevin Bacon.moreless
  • Disapointing

    Too may errors.

    No FBI agent or even a beat cop would attempt to do some of this stuff on his/her own.

    Far too much of this went on throughout the first series.

    The same outcome could have been achieved with more realistic COP/FBI procedure.

    Putting guns down, separation from a group when searching, turning your back etc, etc.

    I hope the director and writer tidy this problem up before the next season, if there is one.

  • predictable ?we ll see

    i didnt expect Debra to die without a fight and i bet he s not really dead

    The show would be predictable if Ryan and Claire make it !i really like them both .Will one survive ?

    i hope they bring a new main character in order for the show not to be redundant

    Its a shame it had to end like this but make the best out of itmoreless
  • Did this blow or what

    I got hooked to ' The Following' after the first five episodes, though I had my qualms about there being too much suspense, it was the writers were trying to hard to get everyone 'seat-edged' the whole time, and think they ended up overdoing it. To the Season finale (or God I hope it's the series finale), was it the worst you'd ever seen or what, of course I knew Joe would die, of course I knew it would come down to him and Hardy and of course I knew Hardy and Claire would get together, what I didn't see and hope I hadn't seen was their being stabbed in the end, WOW WHAT A CLIFFHANGER THAT WAS. I sure hope the makers of the show don't embarrass us themselves even more by renewing for another season, the best part of the show was when the agent (cant seem to remember her name' died it was nice to see real fake emotion from the whole FBI. my 2.0 rating is for thatmoreless
Charlie Semine

Charlie Semine

Alex Lipton

Guest Star

Jack Gwaltney

Jack Gwaltney

Neil Meyer

Guest Star

Dylan Clark Marshall

Dylan Clark Marshall

Jack Foster

Guest Star

Jennifer Ferrin

Jennifer Ferrin


Recurring Role

John Lafayette

John Lafayette

Deputy Marshal Scott Turner

Recurring Role

Chinasa Ogbuagu

Chinasa Ogbuagu

Agent Deirdre Mitchell

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