Admittedly, I missed last week’s episode of THE FOLLOWING. But by the looks of this week’s episode of THE FOLLOWING, I didn’t miss an awful lot. To summarize what I’ve gathered, it’s the exact same situation except Joey is in a warehouse rather than a farmhouse. And the gay/straight/gay/straightish/bi dudes are gone. Are they dead? That would be wonderful.
This week’s episode was not the most densely packed, but it did set up a bunch of things very well moving forward. Now that we see more of Joe and what he’s actually capable of out in the real world, it makes his character much more intriguing.
Very brief breakdown inside…
Joe Carroll makes another daring escape from prison with help from his lawyer and the warden. Once out, he strangles Olivia in the car while Hardy listens on the phone. Hardy and Weston chase him through a building where Carroll holds Hardy at gunpoint and escapes by helicopter At the end we see that we have a much larger problem as Joe greets an entire household full of his ‘disciples’ including his son.
There were some great scenes this week especially involving Joey in the warehouse getting chased down and the last five minutes where Joe finally formally takes the reigns of his organization and sees his son for the first time in years.
At this point, the show can hypothetically get really good. With Joe Carroll unencumbered by incarceration, there are all sorts of ways the show can go. Especially with the announcement of FOX officially renewing THE FOLLOWING for a second season. I had worries about its pace and how they could possibly keep it from getting much more convoluted than it was, but the last five minutes of the episode proved that it can forge some new territory in very effective ways.
B+ overall with a big reignited interest in the last eight episodes of the season.