In this psychological thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson's Creek, the Scream franchise), Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Kevin Bacon stars as Ryan Hardy, a former FBI agent called in to consult when notorious serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from death row. Hardy was the one responsible for Carroll's capture in 2003, after Carroll murdered 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature. Working closely with an FBI team, including Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore), Hardy uncovered that Carroll was covertly communicating with a network of followers while in prison. Challenged with the ever-growing web of murders orchestrated by the devious Carroll, the FBI quickly learned that they were up against not one, but a cult of killers. As unimaginable events continued to unfold throughout the first season -- the kidnapping of Carroll's son by follower Emma Hill (Valorie Curry), among others; another prison escape by Carroll; and the plotted reunion of Carroll with his ex-wife, Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea) - the FBI's investigations led them to uncover the depth of Carroll's cult and the larger plan that Carroll had in store. Meanwhile, Hardy desperately raced to stop Carroll before his endgame reached its deadly conclusion. The explosive first season finale featured the highly anticipated face-off between Ryan and Carroll, ending in Carroll's ultimate demise and leaving Ryan's true love, Claire, hanging on for her life.
Heading into its intense, spellbinding second season, THE FOLLOWING catches up with Ryan Hardy, who has since withdrawn from consulting with the FBI after the shocking events at the end of the first season. After several bizarre incidents, however, Ryan realizes that Carroll's bloody web of murder is not over.
01 - Resurrection
In the season premiere, Ryan’s gotten his life back together. Then, on the anniversary of Joe Carroll’s death, a murderous new rampage leaves everyone shocked and terrified.
02 - For Joe
After the subway massacre, Ryan’s obsession with the case becomes stronger than ever. Meanwhile, revelations surrounding Joe’s new life are brought to the surface.
03 - Trust Me
Ryan searches for the correlation between the recent massacre and the remaining members of the Carroll’s cult, while the FBI becomes increasingly aware of his undercover agenda.
04 - Family Affair
While Emma becomes even closer to Mark and Luke, Joe and Mandy meet up with a follower in need of help. Meanwhile, Ryan and Max try stay ahead of the FBI.
05 - Reflection
Ryan and Max capture a suspect, leading to a game of dangerous cat and mouse. While Joe establishes a plan of his own, Emma realizes she is in dangerous company
06 - Fly Away
Ryan and Max contact the FBI, but Weston has other ideas – leading to a standoff between good and evil. Meanwhile, Joe’s new relationship escalates into uncharted territory.
07 - Sacrifice
Ryan and Max contact the FBI, but Weston has other ideas – leading to a standoff between good and evil. Meanwhile, Joe’s new relationship escalates into uncharted territory
08 - The Messenger
After a tragic turn of events, Ryan attempts to find the man who originally taught Joe to kill. Meanwhile, Emma and Mandy wait for Joe to reveal his new plan at the compound
09 - Unmasked
Ryan, Max & Weston discover information that leads them closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI, while Joe and Micah execute a plan to announce a message to Ryan and the world
10 - Teacher’s Pet
While Joe's power over the Korban cult grows, he sets a deadly plan in action. Meanwhile, Ryan and Max devise a plan to contact Joe, in hopes of tracking down his whereabouts.
11 - Freedom
A deadly massacre leads Ryan and Mike into very dangerous territory. But as more details are revealed, they realize that someone other than Carroll might be on the rise.
12 - Betrayal
Joe targets the son of a man who stands against him, while Ryan is faced with the Claire's shocking reappearance and Mandy makes a decision that causes chaos for Joe
13 - The Reaping
Ryan tracks down the location of the Korban compound with hopes to infiltrate the cult and capture Joe Carroll, but all doesn’t go exactly as planned.
14 - Silence
Joe Carroll puts his final plan into action, threatening the lives of many, as Ryan and Mike go to great lengths to stop him and prevent more innocent lives being lost.
15 - Forgive
In the Season Two finale, Mark and Luke turn the tables on both Ryan Hardy and Joe Carroll, forcing the two sworn enemies to come together to save the woman they love