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Posted Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

A friend of mine has been saying that since last season. I really hope they don't go that way. It's way too 24.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:46 AM

Not quite sure what Ryan's plan was.  In the end, it didn't feel like he really accomplished anything.  Well, he took out Lily's mercs, but that was just luck that they even showed up.  Whatever, it let to Ryan/Joe meeting face-to-face, which is always fun, since Kevin Bacon just brings out the snark and wiseass remarks, while James Purefoy camps it up.  There is something fun about watching two actors who are clearly better then the material, but they aren't phoning it in, but just having dumb fun with it.  Whatever issues I might have with Ryan and Joe, Kevin and James are good in my book.

 

Assuming this death sticks (I have to think it will), Mike icing Lily was certainly something.  I know I should be all upset Mike murdered her, but I was just relieved because, knowing this show, if he did spare her, she'd suddenly pull out a hidden knife or something, and slit his throat.  But I'm sure this will change his relationship with both Ryan and Max.

 

Claire still finds a way to get a message out, so Joe now knows she's still alive.  Already cracking up at next week's previews, where we see her running away from Emma.  Brilliant idea, Claire.

 

I hope I'm wrong, but during next week's previews claiming there will be a twist we "won't see coming", my first thought was that it will end up being Mike was a Follower all along.  That just sounds like something that the show will consider "shocking", and will probably get fans all riled up.  Unless Ryan joins Joe, which would just be hilariously stupid, but awesome!


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 4:11 AM

Ok, so a Mike as Follower 'twist' would lend more weight to the actor's assertion that he's involved in a "twist so shocking nobody will see it coming"---I assumed it was about Claire being alive and scoffed at the idea of "shocking."

 

I've always had the idea Mike is a Follower, probably the ultimate Follower, lol.....but the show seemed to stop dropping little clues and I assumed they changed course. I can see how Mike-Follower would be shocking to a lot of viewers. People that I know who watch insist it's impossible, or they had never noticed certain things etc. We'll see. But I think the posters here are usually ahead of the writers (Claire) and so a reveal like this wouldn't be huge news, here. Also.....think about it. The show got renewed for S3....Mike would give it a plot for sure. 


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 5:21 AM

Maybe Mike is Lily's son. Hey at least that would be different.

How does this show get better ratings than Hannibal?
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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 6:36 AM

Eh.  I really don't think Mike is a follower.  I know Shawn Ashmore wouldn't reveal that, but he recently did an interview (after he finished filming the season) where he was asked if he thought Mike could ever turn out to be one and he seemed to genuinely laugh off that idea and said he thought it would be pretty impossible at this point.  I feel like if Mike had turned his answer might have been a little different.  But, again, he wouldn't reveal that, so it could mean nothing.  But I also think the show has been teasing Mike/Max all season and they only have two episodes left and they haven't gone there with them yet, kinda makes me think they're saving it for next season.

 

So yeah, I don't know what the shocking twist will be, but I doubt it's Mike being a follower.  Whatever "twist" this is will probably end up not being that shocking.  I think maybe that preacher guy might be a follower, he seems pretty creepy.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Not quite sure what Ryan's plan was.  In the end, it didn't feel like he really accomplished anything.  Well, he took out Lily's mercs, but that was just luck that they even showed up.  Whatever, it let to Ryan/Joe meeting face-to-face, which is always fun, since Kevin Bacon just brings out the snark and wiseass remarks, while James Purefoy camps it up.  There is something fun about watching two actors who are clearly better then the material, but they aren't phoning it in, but just having dumb fun with it.  Whatever issues I might have with Ryan and Joe, Kevin and James are good in my book.

 

 

Exactly. Even though the dialogue was this insistence the show has that Ryan and Joe are two halves of the same coin (just because you keep saying it doesn't make it so, people) it was still fun to watch.

 

Okay, Alistair and his mercs could track a phone call Lily was not expecting in a way that the entire freaking FBI could not when they were prepared for Ryan to call Joe!?!

 

Because Ryan chose not to call in the calvary basically the non-murdering portion of the cult (they'd all left for the big plan) were slaughtered by Alistair's Mercs?

 

Ryan single-handedly kills all the mercs?

 

They cut-off Claire's internet access, but leave her the phones?

 

I howled when Ryan said, "This isn't you. This is me." Yes, but what does Ryan do? He doesn't listen to anyone and kills everyone in sight, which is what Agent Iceman then does.

 

The only way this show could have a twist you wouldn't see coming would be for a logical conclusion based on the characters to occur and simply not shit they pull out of their asses.


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

There was a deadly stabbings in Calgary with 5 fatalities last night. As I just watched The Following last night, I can not help thinking about whether the show had any influence...

 

Anyway, deepest sympathy and condolences for the families of the victims. 


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:16 PM

I think that next week's shocking twist will be that the FBI does something right. None of us see that coming!
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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:47 PM

Shocking twist next week? Weston is arrested for homicide. 

 

You do know that all Ryan or Max had to do was stand in front of, or maybe even just really close to her? They weren't actually serious about talking him out of it. Since they didn't really care, we shouldn't.

 

My private theory about Mike is that the writers are Warehouse 13 fans and have been writing Jinks just to mess with out heads. Next week, Max, totally hot for Mike after he blew Lily away, makes a move...and "Mike" confesses his undying love for Ryan.


Edited by sjohnson, Apr 15, 2014 @ 8:47 PM.

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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

Well, the Lilies of the field toil not, but they can't hire good help either, it seems. Welcome to this week's The Following: Chasing Our Tails Episode.

 

We open with Ryan sneaking around the dark encampment, following two mopes who wonder aloud where Jimmy is whilst fetching a very reluctant Pinkwasher from the cage of miscreants (which is outdoors and unheated, by the by. Every person in that thing should be dead of hypothermia without any outside interference.) One guy spots Ryan and asks what's going on, and Ryan enters one of his rare competent streaks; he gets all "Hey, dude, quit pointing that at me whassup GOT YA!" smackdown on him and apparently chokes him out--he's passed out at least, and since Ryan presumably leaves him there outside, he will soon be joining the rest of the Bad Pinkwashers in that long good night. Ryan Hardy Death Toll This Episode So Far: One! That was an good play, though, so I'll give him this one.

 

Credits, and we open on Ryan Hardy's White Apartment of Obsession. Max, Mike, Claire and Carrie are discussing Claire's master plan of 

 

1) Show I'm Alive

2) Joe Freaks Out

3) ?????

4) PROFITS AND DISNEYLAND!

 

And everybody who isn't Claire thinks this is the craziest horseshit they've heard for this week at least. Claire threatens to take her tragic hair on the internet if the rest of these party poopers don't get in line, and besides, Carrie, this is the scoop of the year! (Until they find that Malaysian flight, anyway) Is she really going to drop it? Carrie finally says she'll get a small crew together and interview Claire at the apartment, more to keep her quiet then anything, and offers a card, which Mike intercepts. He walks Carrie to the door and asks if she's really going to to this, and Carrie's all NO, girlfriend is a nutbar, take her toys away and tell me when you find Ryan. Carrie, Claire and Ryan have yet to have a scene together, yet they all keep meeting at his apartment like it's a common room in a dorm. I also love how Carrie is the second civilian to tell a trained law enforcement professional how to do his job. Not that I blame her considering the showing of her bodyguards last week. It's just funny.

 

But enough of that! Time to head over to Preacher Man's digs (whom I finally have twigged is named Kingston Tanner, but I like my name better) to watch the latest flash drive of Son of a Preacher Man and his poor girlfriend getting kidnapped and slaughtered, respectively. Preacher Man looks slightly distressed, but it could be indigestion. It's hard to tell. Then Joe comes on with his blowharding blather about religion and everybody in the room finds it as deeply purile and horrid to listen to as I do.

 

Luckily it's pretty short, and Max and Mike converge on that cop who's at every crime scene now and they're discussing official stuff when Preacher notices Mike and recognizes him. Mike tells him he's sorry about his kid and Preacher says, hey, same to you, and then in the BEST MOMENT EVER in the history of this show grabs Mike's arm and proceeds to pray. Mike's eyes widen in disbelieving horror, like a cat when you try to put Easter Bunny ears on it and stares at his arm all "getitoffgetitoffGETITOFF"  until Preacher man finishes up and lets go. Mike hilariously adjusts his arm and everybody else does that 'embarrassing moment stare at corners of the room' thing for a second until Preacher Man starts up on how he's going to respond to Joe right away.

 

Everybody's like no that is a bad idea but Preacher Man's got his stride now about how this is a war (God, he is playing right into Joe's idiot hands, here) a war on his faith (actually it looks more like a war on your kid, guy) and how he's going to show Joe that his faith is stronger then ever and everybody looks at everyone else all "YOU tell him" and Cop speaks up and says um, that's probably going to get your kid and other people killed. Mike adds that he doesn't have to go on TV to pray and Preacher Man gives him an assessing look, then says he'll abide by their wishes, "As long as the Good Lord allows". So until prime time, then.

 

Part Two coming up!


Edited by Snookums, Apr 15, 2014 @ 11:00 PM.

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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 11:26 PM

Part Two! Fun Times at the Compound!

 

 

Back to Pinkwasher Compound! Ryan's creeping about when he sees everybody heading out to the outdoor chapel in their robes and masks. Hmmm, thinks Ryan. Then God proves He does indeed look out for fools and drunks and sends some twit up behind Ryan to query "Hey, why aren't you in your robe?" Ryan looks to the universe for a fraction of a second, and then turns around all "Because FUCK YOU THAT'S WHY"  and down goes another extra. 

 

Somebody's pounding a drum and Emma's telling everybody to hurry up. Ryan in his newly acquired robe and mask continues his lucky streak and overhears Tilda and Emma discussing the next big mission and when everybody's leaving and that this is The Big One. He files that for later and moves into the crowd. 

 

Joe's here! All the masked and robed extras cheer as he heads down the steps, pointing into the crowd like a rock star. I really do enjoy how James Purefoy plays his utter contempt for these idiots using whatever methods catch his fancy--in this case he's playing up the whole "charismatic preacher" thing. As Tilda apparently films the proceedings (but with the way she's swinging the camera around it's mostly going to be blurs, people's feet, and angled shots of trees) Joe heads to the platform, with the earlier misbehaving Pinkwasher hauled up after him. Joe goes into his "LOVE ME, YOU MORONS" routine and announces that the big mission's going forward and it's time to party! Unfortunately that means something other then beer pong and regretted sexual encounters. Cult parties are the fucking worst.

 

Son of a Preacher Man is hauled up as Joe tells the Pinkwasher (whose name is Courtney) not to worry, that S of a P is going to send her HOOOOMMMEEE! (He howls that last bit like a game show announcer telling somebody they just won a car) and  S of a P speaks for all of us when he says I don't understand, what is it you want me to do?

 

Joe pulls out a knife and bellows that he wants S of a P to show that his his father's religion is a web of lies blah blah blah blah and, quote "that his father's abuse of power and his rampant profiteering are far from Godly, but death...death is necessary!"

 

(Okay, what the hell? Can any of you make that track? What the hell does the second part of that sentence have to do with the first? I am reeeeeaaaalllly getting frustrated with the laziness and lack of any kind of thought that Joe is putting into his Master Plan of Evil Intent, here. For someone who's been touted as a great teacher and intellectual and psychopathic mastermind, it's especially pathetic. I guarantee that any moron who flunked out of a correspondence school Bible 101 course run by the denizens of that town in Deliverance could come up with a more coherent outline.) S of a P's face says he agrees with me, by the way. He flat out says he doesn't know what the hell Joe's talking about. Joe cares not for this silliness and leads the crowd in a chant of NO REDEMPTION WITHOUT BLOOD!

 

S of a P is not the only one who thinks this is an extra big dollop of horseshit on the turd sundae. Ryan is moving through the crowd, gun at the ready, and just as Joe has the crowd really whipped up HE SHOOTS! He does! Right at Joe, and it honestly looks like it may have hit him for a second there! Random Security Guy yells TRAITOR at him but Ryan's all nope, just expressing my feelings and fills him fulla lead! It's awesome, you guys! The rest of the Pinkwashers act (FINALLY) the way you'd expect when there's a bunch of gunfire and run around screaming, fleeing into the woods as Neck Tattoo Guy (the one Emma banged) asks Joe if he's hit (of course he is not. Please. Is it your first day here?) and says they have a problem. No, really? Ya don't say!

 

New scene! We're at Lily's One Of Many Houses and she's impatiently pacing and snapping at her hired thugs as they fondle their weaponry (not a metaphor; they've got dozens of guns lined up on Lily's no doubt obscenely expensive wooden table with no newspapers under them or anything, no wonder she's so pissed off). Lily wants to know why the hell it's so hard to trace the call Joe made earlier (R.I.P, little Mandy) and the guy says hey, you're the one who doesn't want the FBI descending on this place, take it easy, we'll get it. Lily turns to Mark who's moodily wandering through and asks if they're all packed (why would you need to pack if you have the money Lily does? Seems like it would be a lot easier to just keep shit at each house and a small bag in the car). Mark says yes, but Mommy, why are we doing this? Why don't we just leave the country? A very good question, considering that they've been traveling freely around all this time with a small army and nobody's given them the slightest nevermind. Lily will hear none of this logic and reason and in the second best moment of this show, tells Mark to man up: "this whiny child routine has lost its appeal." HEE HEE HEE. Emma thought so before you, Lily.

 

Back to Pinkwasher Compound. Joe is quite put out with the interruption of his big night, and icily tells Neck Tattoo Guy that he had assured him that all disgruntled members had been isolated. Yes, and turned into Pinkwasher Popsicles. NTG says they have, and he thinks this might not have been an inside job. That, er..umm...it kinda...mighta...been...Ryan..hardy. Who was following them last night, I kinda forgot to mention that. Oops. Intern mistake.

 

Emma flips out at this and tells Joe they have to leave before the FBI shows up. NTG offers another Pinkwasher's place as a safe house but Joe says, no, bring me Ryan and quick about it, slave! As NTG scampers out Emma pleads with Joe to be smart about this, but Joe doesn't like that and icily informs Emma that everything will. BE. JUST. FINE. Emma's expression says she's starting to wonder what would have happened if she'd started reading Jane Austen two years ago instead of Joe's EAP ripoff.

 

Next up, Part Three!

 


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Posted Apr 15, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Part Three!

 

 

Moving on to Max and Mike. They're in some kind of office rewatching the murder/kidnap video (I am sure Microsoft is beyond thrilled at this product placement) and Max tries to get Mike to open up about how he's doing. Mike tries to deflect, but Max proves she is indeed Ryan Hardy's niece and pursues a personal conversation about Mike and his very recently murdered dad. Your timing is impeccable, Max. Mike is considering jumping out the nearest window so he doesn't have to talk about this anymore, but luckily they get a ring about Lily's location! She's in New Jersey! (OMG, New Jersey? She's a billionaire and she hides out in New Jersey? She really is crazy). Max and Mike head out. Don't worry, Max, I am positive Mike will make only good decisions and do nothing rash.

 

Pinkwasher compound! It's now full daylight and Ryan's been running around without being spotted for the last few hours. He's a fox, that one. There's a brief chase with a couple of goons and long story short, Ryan's lucky streak continues as he gets the drop on one of them and puts his gun to his head, demanding information. They go back and forth until the goon's radio crackles and Ryan listens in on Joe telling the other goon to make sure to bring Ryan alive. Ryan gets his crazy eyes again, then fires his gun in the air, bringing the guy running. He surrenders to them and heads off to the warm, loquacious embrace of his best frenemy, Joe. 

 

Lily's house.  A SWAT team breaks into Lily's but of course they're gone. They've only left behind little Mandy (sob) and the group gets busy tracing mercs and credit cards and car rentals. All this competence is too much for the show and we cut away to NTG demanding to know what the hell's happening from Emma, who is in NO. MOOD. NTG won't stop, though, and Emma's face says he's not saying anything she hasn't already thought.

 

Ryan Hardy is tied to a chair. You guys, I spent so much time rewinding this bit trying to figure out how he is tied to the chair, and it looks like his arms are tied behind his back but in no way actually attached to the chair at any point. He basically could stand up any time during the next scenes and just slide his arms up and off. 

 

Joe comes in! Oh, boy! Together at last! Long scene, back and forth, up and down, and frankly a lot of the time it looks like this is going to turn into The World's Most Upsetting Porno. Joe's positively fluttering his eyelashes with delight to see Ryan again. Long story short, Joe informs Ryan that they're a set, a pair, two sides of the same coin as Ryan rolls his eyes and tries not to show that perhaps the same thought may have crossed his mind a time or two. They spar back and forth for a bit and Joe finally says Ryan's going to love his next "parlor trick" and leaves. The two actors are having fun here, clearly enjoying a good long wallow in the absurdity that is this show.

 

Preacher Man gives a press conference where he says nothing of real substance but everybody gets upset anyway.

 

Joe brings S of a P and Courtney to Ryan's room. Emma isn't into this and though Joe brushes her off, Ryan takes note.

 

Long scene here but basically S of a P fillets Courtney as Ryan pleads with him not to. Bummer. Especially since it's completely, totally obvious Joe would just kill her if he refuses and is planning to kill S of a P at some not too distant future point anyway. It's not that I blame the kid, he's had a tough day here, but it's just so much bullshittery for the ever present portable camera (of course Joe is recording this crap.) 

 

Mike and Max figure out where Lily is and that it's the Pinkwasher Compound and Ryan's probably there too! Off they go!

 

Cut to Carrie in a sleeveless dress ( it is JANUARY. PUT ON A SWEATER) getting a call from impatient Claire. Carrie comes up with a plan on the fly.

 

Joe packs up his entourage and takes off. Ryan doesn't look like he's had the best day, especially since they left Courtney there to bleed out,. Gross. On the way out the door Joe tells Ryan "If I die, you die." Ryan looks like he's forming another plan as we cut to commercial.

 

PART FOUR COMING UP SOMEBODY STOP ME.

 

 


Edited by Snookums, Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:45 AM.

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Posted Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

PART FOUR. I will try to keep this brief (oh, why start now?)

 

 

Okay, Lily and her rent a thugs are on a road outside Pinkwasher Compound. She sends them in with orders that she doesn't care how many they have to kill, but bring her Joe. Luke wants to go along but Lily nixes that, pointing out he's still healing. He sure is, considering he was shot twice in the chest as point blank range only two weeks ago. Luke looks sulky but obeys Mommy.

 

Emma et al are finally ready to leave but NTG spots the mercs heading to the gate. Emma says they have to go NOW. NTG asks where Joe is. "Where do you think?" snaps Emma, thoroughly put out.

 

Not hard to guess. Joe is once again blathering to Ryan, and this time he's trying to yank his chain by saying since they're being "intimate" (GAG) let's talk about Claire. Ryan gets the expression of a poker player who just remembered that ace up his sleeve as Emma and the others stomp in and say Joe, we gotta go for really real this time. Emma tells Joe to just fucking kill Ryan already but no, and leave, tossing the direction they will be going into Ryan's lap as a little going away present. Luck is a hideous bitch mistress, Ryan. Just ask Courtney. (Ryan Hardy Death Count Two, by the way.)

 

Mercs punch through the gates and start mowing down Pinkwashers! They run but are cut down. I'd feel bad, but these twitterpated morons were cheering for S of a P to gut Courtney last night (and by the by, until this moment they seem to have forgotten all about the gunshots that interrupted the proceedings--nobody seems anxious or tried to leave) so, ya know. Fuck 'em. I'm not even adding them to the death count, so there.

 

Ryan smashes that chair to bits and frees himself. It still looks like he could have slid his arms up and off but that's probably just me. He runs out, sees bodies everywhere, hears shots, and heads to the nearest dead merc (wait, who shot him?) and retrieves his gun. He shoots down another merc and glares about. Oh, it is ON, world. IT IS FUCKING ON.

 

Helicopter! Hey, we could have used this to spot out giant potential compounds weeks ago! Oh well, never mind, Cop Who's Everywhere drops a load of exposition and they hop in a car to head to Pinkwasher compound.

 

Ryan's taken out every merc but one and he takes care of that as the cops pull up (RHDC: six or so?) He heads out, drops his gun and is all "what took you so long?" Well, not getting a call from you kinda slowed things up, Ryan.

 

Max runs to embrace Ryan as Mike slips off through the woods, Exposition Cop having handily dropped Lily's location.

 

Joe, Emma and the rest are at that guy's uncle's house when Carrie Cook comes on with a cryptic "message" for Joe that only he will understand. It turns out to be the most humiliating moment of Joe's life as Carrie recites Joe's college poetry (it's clearly a poem he wrote for Claire back in the day and she's the only one who'd know it) to the world at large. Emma asks what it means as Joe turns various shades of olive green, then allows several thousands versions of jealousy to play across her face as Joe mutters "Claire." 

 

Lily's pacing around, having sent Mark after Luke who wanted to watch the action (getting them both conveniently out of the way) when she realizes that merc who's supposed to be protecting her is awful quiet. It's probably because Mike took him out, and he steps up and says as much. Lily sinks to her knees, hands up, and surrenders. She's totally cool with being arrested. Max and Ryan run up and yell to Mike not to do this. Back and forth, and Ryan tells Mike this isn't him, that it's Ryan. Don't be me dude, your liver can't take it. Mike lowers the gun. Whew. But NOPE, Mike's fine with not having things fixed in this broken farce that is his life and PUTS THREE IN LILY'S CHEST. Holy fuck, dude! Max stares in shock, wondering if she can get that chef guy interested again as the three stand over Lily's body. Wow, things can only go up from here.

 


Edited by Snookums, Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:35 AM.

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Posted Apr 16, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Why doesn't any of these people with a gun or a knife just shoot or stab Joe?  S of a P (Preston) could have stabbed Joe instead of Courtney.  Ryan could just have shot Joe in the first place when he fired the warning shot. So help me, if you have me kidnapped, threaten to kill me, give me a knife and tell me to stab someone else.... the only person I am going to stab is you. It's not as if any of Joe's helpers would actually defend him in that way.


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Posted Apr 16, 2014 @ 6:19 PM

 

 S of a P (Preston) could have stabbed Joe instead of Courtney.

I hate to apply logic to this show but here goes.

 

In a genuine life threatening situation where I was kidnapped and being held in a compound by a BUNCH of people who were following a well known serial killer and the serial killer and his cronies were all around me and they want me to stab a follower and give me a knife.... if I stab the serial killer leader, all those other guys are going to do horrible things to me because I just stabbed the leader of the Kill Krazy Kompound.

 

I also think Ryan *was* aiming for  Joe and missed.


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Posted Apr 16, 2014 @ 6:40 PM

I like this show for the most part but I am tired of the whole Claire stuff and actually like Ryan with Carrie better! They have more chemistry and the actress is way prettier and much more interesting to watch. Claire is the weak link on this show and always has been so tptb copped out having her be alive - she was better off dead and gone IMO !! I adore Max and Mike and want to see them together and Mike needs more towel scenes a Woo-Hoo !! However Joe is just irritating anymore and not as interesting to watch anymore! I actually find Lily and her sons more interesting which is sad in a way but the nonstop stabbing is overkill more and more !
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Posted Apr 16, 2014 @ 9:48 PM

I'll be surprised if Mike turns out to be a Follower. Joe seemed genuinely surprised at the idea of Claire being alive, and if Mike were a Follower I find it hard to believe he'd keep that secret from Joe. Unless it turns out that Joe faked surprise & he knew all along, which I personally don't see. But with these writers, who knows???
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Posted Yesterday, 05:11 AM

THey could have pulled Mike as a follower last year and I'd have gone with it and likely enjoyed it (enjoyment being a somewhat relative thing with this show, I'll grant).  They've put too much distance between that idea this year for it to work for me. 


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Posted Yesterday, 01:23 PM

Snookums, you rock! Seriously. Reading your recaps is the best way to relive the high humor that is The Following. I love this show, I hate this show, I love this show, I hate this show . . . It is SO awful that it's awesome.

The kid who plays the Evil Twins also played a killer on Dexter -- if he wasn't already typecast, he probably is now! Hate[d] Lily, but love the Evil Twins.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM

 

 

The kid who plays the Evil Twins also played a killer on Dexter -- if he wasn't already typecast, he probably is now! Hate[d] Lily, but love the Evil Twins. 

He also killed his brother on Homeland.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:09 PM

My crack theory on Mike is that he was a Joe follower, but somewhere along the way he switched allegiance to Ryan because he realized that Ryan kills people left and right but doesn't have to hide in crazy cult compounds or hang out with Emma.


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Posted Today, 12:30 AM

 

 

Why doesn't any of these people with a gun or a knife just shoot or stab Joe?  S of a P (Preston) could have stabbed Joe instead of Courtney.  Ryan could just have shot Joe in the first place when he fired the warning shot. So help me, if you have me kidnapped, threaten to kill me, give me a knife and tell me to stab someone else.... the only person I am going to stab is you. It's not as if any of Joe's helpers would actually defend him in that way.

 

 

In a genuine life threatening situation where I was kidnapped and being held in a compound by a BUNCH of people who were following a well known serial killer and the serial killer and his cronies were all around me and they want me to stab a follower and give me a knife.... if I stab the serial killer leader, all those other guys are going to do horrible things to me because I just stabbed the leader of the Kill Krazy Kompound.

 

 

Honestly, I can't blame Preston--it's not like a nineteen year old guy has a ton of experience dealing with a room full of crazy murderers, but I'd like to think that if I, God forbid, were in a similar situation and whoever was the Joe Equivalent in said scenario was stupid enough to hand me a knife and stand three inches away from me, I'd at least attempt to go for it. It's as Bill Bryson put it about running away from a grizzly: you might as well. If nothing else, it gives you something to do with the last thirty seconds of your life. 


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