The Following

Season 1 Episode 5

The Siege

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2013 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
148 votes

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    The Following "The Siege" Review: Outsmarting the Idiots

    This is one of those weeks where I feel like Joey is the smartest person on this show. He's just hampered by being a small child.

  • Episode Summary

    Emma, Paul, and Jacob get word that the FBI may be moving in on their location and prepare to leave. Meanwhile, Carroll calls upon his former lawyer, Olivia Warren, and asks her to deliver a message for him.

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    • The Siege

      The Siege was a phenomenal episode of The Following. I really enjoyed watching because there was ba lot of great character growth and plot development. It was fun watching the events unfold and seeing the stakes be raised higher. I liked how everything played out and I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!
    • Not the Best episode

      I see a few fan reviews saying how this is a good episode. All I can think is how can people not see how bad it was? This is another episode proving just how dumb the characters in it are and how dumb the overall story is. It all relied on Oliva not turning around and telling the FBI everything he just said to her and she wouldn't have got in trouble for it because lawyers are allowed to inform police about impending crimes and Carols messages were obviously going to set them in motion. People will say oh but Carol sent someone after her last time she didn't help him so now she is scared for her life, sure she might be but she knows the legal system and knows the FBI would protect her and it's obvious helping Carol is just making things worst so the most obvious choice is to tell the FBI everything including what happened to her so they can hurry up and catch everyone and her information would help do that. Seriously the only way this show works and makes sense is if it turns out all the characters have some sort of brain damage which would explain why they make the stupidest moves possible.moreless
    • best epsiode yet

      I almost had a heart attack, but this episode was great! The kid is terrific, and children are always so annoying in tv-shows! But Joey is great! He is smart, he is now whining all the time. Well, of cours Claire did this stupid thing. As much as she trusts Ryan and the feds, she wants to see her son. I suppose she'd prefer to see him whatever it takes to sitting somewhere safe and waiting. But yeah, that was so stupid.moreless
    • Getting Better?

      I'm hanging in for now. The Siege dropped a lot of its bad use of Poe and just focused on the actual characters. I even liked Bacon better in his role (which I have not been impressed with at all knowing how wonderfully interesting an actor he can be) this episode. I'm giving it a 7 for optimism. Let's see how the next episode goes.
    • I Quit!!!

      That's the last episode i'm watching . The Stupidity of the show will lobotomize me eventually
    Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Renée Elise Goldsberry

    Olivia Warren

    Guest Star

    Albert Jones

    Albert Jones

    Chief Burke

    Guest Star

    Lisa Joyce

    Lisa Joyce

    Deputy Ava

    Guest Star

    John Lafayette

    John Lafayette

    Deputy Marshal Scott Turner

    Recurring Role

    Chinasa Ogbuagu

    Chinasa Ogbuagu

    Agent Deirdre Mitchell

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Paul: I've been thinking about little Megan. I don't think you should go with the big blade. It is your first time and it's likely for your stabs to be.. tentative. I think it's better for you to go with something thin and sharp like this. It has more impact. All right? You can do this. I know you can.

      • Debra: Sign here. Do you solemnly swear to uphold the Constitution... et cetera, et cetera?
        Ryan: I do.
        Debra: Good. You're deputized.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: February 18, 2013 on CTV
        UK: February 19, 2013 on Sky ATLANTIC
        Finland: April 4, 2013 on Sub
        Australia: April 23, 2013 on Nine

    • ALLUSIONS (0)