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The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

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With the help of attorney Olivia Warren (Renee Elise Goldsberry), Joe Carroll makes a case against Ryan and the FBI to be transferred to a different facility, but Ryan suspects a larger plan may be at play. Meanwhile, Emma and Joey arrive at a meeting point and come across another one of Roderick's men who has a secret of his own in the all-new "Let Me Go" episode of THE FOLLOWING airing Monday, March 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. (FOL-107) (TV-14 L, V)


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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

This just got picked up for a second season. That's almost enough to make me give up right now instead of finishing this season out.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/foxs...arly-renewals/

Renewed for a 2nd season as ^^he just stated. 15 episodes. Will most likely return January 2014. I guess Bacon will only commit to that number.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

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This just got picked up for a second season. That's almost enough to make me give up right now instead of finishing this season out.
Why because you envisioned that this was only a 1 season show?
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

That was the impression I had when people talked about to Bacon's commitments, like you just reiterated

It's because the show has sucked but I knew the season was already half over so I wanted to see if they had a decent pilot and finale planned even if the rest sucked.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Oh brother....
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

damn I was hoping this show would get canceled so my wife would stop watching it lol
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Nobody ever said that Bacon was only committing to this as a 1 season deal. It was just the episode count. When a star signs on to a show like this, it's usually a 5-7 year deal with the studio. Of course that doesn't mean the show will last that long. That's entirely up to the network.

I think FOX really wants their new "24". A midseason serialized show that will run non-stop and this looks like it fits the bill. The ratings have been steady too.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

How can this premise continue into another year without being even more ridiculous than it already is?
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

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How can this premise continue into another year without being even more ridiculous than it already is?
People said that about 24 and that lasted 8 seasons.

I guess the unknown number of Carroll's followers will be a major part of this show's story arc.

Kevin Williamson isn't a stupid guy. I'm sure he pitched a pretty extensive arc to the network and that's why it got picked up.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
This just got picked up for a second season. That's almost enough to make me give up right now instead of finishing this season out.
This

Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
How can this premise continue into another year without being even more ridiculous than it already is?
This

Was going to finish out the season just because I started it but should cut the cord since it's pretty poorly written. Actually, I never should have started it. All the undeserved hype got me. I watch too much as it is.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

First. I will continue watching.

But yeah, they can't keep the same villain for a second season. We need closure this season. Heroes, The Killing, etc. are examples that you really need to finish things in the first season. Some kind of closure.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

I don't know, Justified has a nice balance of season-arc villains, but also the overall series antagonist.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb. This is rapidly becoming the funniest cop show since the Keystone Kops. Every week I watch thinking the law enforcement can't possibly be more incompetent and inept and every week they top themselves in raw stupidity. Anybody want to take a guess as to what the bodycount will reach in future seasons before they have the FBI director fire everyone involved? or should it be how many seasons? I particularly loved how Joe was able to strangle the attorney with his broken hand and how it apparently never occurred to the attorney to grab the hand and twist. And how Ryan managed to lose his gun - hilarious! And the "Yeah go ahead and torture him because it couldn't possibly fuck up our careers or the case especially with all these witnesses" scene. Just gold! And so nice that Joe gets a new position at Sociopath U at the end of the episode. Funniest show on TV.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Can't say it's getting any better, but I'm determined at this point to see how they wrap up this season. There would have to be significant improvement for me to stick with it beyond that.

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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

I made the joke in another thread that since this was picked up for another season, Carroll would escape at the end of the season. I guess they sped up that plan.

I still don't get why people are this down on how incompetent the police/FBI are, when we saw it for 8 years on 24. It doesn't make any sense to me how that show got a complete pass by most, but this show isn't. I loved 24, but I actually find the concept of this show far more interesting.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

The problem is everybody wants to make a serial so people will tune in week after week, but not all stories fit a series-long serial setup, in fact very few can manage that (Lost comes to mind).

I personally prefer season long arcs (ie - 24, Dexter, True Blood, etc; ), make every season self-contained so the season finale feels like a finale. If you have more places you can go after that, great.

Hell even a couple of seasons of Breaking Bad managed to have semi-final finales, ie - season 4 could have ended the series and been satisfactory.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Another so-so episode this week. Cops weren't quite as dumb as last week, but that isn't saying much.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

More like "The FolLOLing", amiright?
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Did he seriously escape?

I gave up on this after last week's nonsense, but figured I'd look at the thread to see what happened. They should have just kept him out of jail the first time - an interesting idea to have him controlling things from jail but it was pretty much untenable (even for these writers who don't care all too much about logic or realism)

I was half tempted to keep watching just to finish it out, but now who knows if they will even resolve this story this season. I'm with Pinata on this - seeing it picked up made the decision easier for me.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

For me it seems that the writers aren't even trying. Lazy writing all over the place.

And yes, I will keep watching.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

I don't have the complaints other do...for me this was a turning point. Now things are really getting interesting. Are the cops silly, yes. Can you see some of the twists coming from a mile away...yes.

I will note, that it is really apparent how much Kevin Williamson loves 24. Hopefully, they get out of that because there is a fantastic show underneath some of the non-sense.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

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Another so-so episode this week. Cops weren't quite as dumb as last week, but that isn't saying much.
True on all counts. My favorite was when they spotted him in the mall. Instead of quietly sneaking up the young agent starts YELLING at people to get out of his way, thus alerting Joe and enabling him to escape.

I can't decide how the renewal cuts for me. I can't put my finger on why this just isn't quite doing it for me. I know 24 had it's eye rolling moments (amnesia, cougar, another mole etc.), but it had Jack Bauer and characters I just found more compelling I guess.
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

I can't put my finger on it as to why I am still watching as the only really strong scene for me was when Ryan was in the house with the followers and getting inside the two guys heads. The other parts are entertaining but leave me wanting something deeper and more "intelligent". Not really saying its dumb but like others have said, LAZY. With the renewel I am in for the long haul unless it just gets way off track. Rather this than the second hour of Biggest Loser : )
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Re: The Following -- "Let Me Go" -- 3/04/13

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Nobody ever said that Bacon was only committing to this as a 1 season deal. It was just the episode count. When a star signs on to a show like this, it's usually a 5-7 year deal with the studio. Of course that doesn't mean the show will last that long. That's entirely up to the network.

I think FOX really wants their new "24". A midseason serialized show that will run non-stop and this looks like it fits the bill. The ratings have been steady too.
That is exactly correct, Fox is planning on this show being the next 24 and remaining on the air for a few seasons.

As for the episode itself, I thought this was probably the worst one of the season, or at least not that entertaining. Though it was creepy when all of Joe's followers were standing around as he walked up to his son.

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