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Old 03-17-14, 11:19 PM
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The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14



Ryan, Max and Weston discover information that leads them closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI - which results in complications of its own. Meanwhile, Joe and Micah execute a plan that threatens the Korban cult in order to announce a message to Ryan and the world in the all-new "Unmasked" episode of THE FOLLOWING airing Monday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FOL-209) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Kevin Bacon as Ryan Hardy; James Purefoy as Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston; Valorie Curry as Emma Hill; Connie Nielsen as Lily Gray; Sam Underwood as Luke; Jessica Stroup as Max Hardy; Tiffany Boone as Mandy Lang

Guest Cast: Shane McRae as Robert; Jake Weber as Micah; Jacinda Barrett as Julia; Sprague Grayden as Carrie Cooke; David Call as Lance; Valerie Cruz as Agent Gina Mendez; Leslie Bibb as Jana


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Old 03-17-14, 11:40 PM
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Wow, I didn't expect to see that character that showed up at the end on this show ever again. Good surpirse.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Yeah, that was a pretty damn good reveal at the end. Although, I must say, once they did the secret car swap thing, indicative of some hidden person in protective custody, I sort of got an idea that person might show up.

That bookstore massacre was crazy. This show is insanely violent and it's pretty cool that we get to see most of it.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14



Holy shit!!! That bookstore massacre was fucking crazy!!

crazy ass Joe Carroll is back.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

That was a really great reveal at the end. I guess when you put things together Mike being led there & knowing about it made sense.

Poor Ryan, what the hell is he going to do now?
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

I have to admit, this season has been a lot more consistent and the crazy cult takeover has been fun to watch.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

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I have to admit, this season has been a lot more consistent and the crazy cult takeover has been fun to watch.
I love the fact that Joe totally bogarted a new army of loyal followers. Thanks, Micah!
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Yep, another great episode. The violence is borderline for a network show, and for this time.

I don't like that Ryan is having a love interest, unless it's all a ruse from his part. He knows that any person that he loves is immediately a target, and that he's being watched. If he has a new love partner, that person is going to be dead soon.
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i laughed my ass off when jana spit on mendez after she stabbed and kicked her a few times

that was my kind of tv
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

I called the reveal to my wife during the first episode of this season, and I usually never get those kinds of things right. I thought it was pretty obvious, and I am sure a lot of others did too if I got it.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

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Yep, another great episode. The violence is borderline for a network show, and for this time.

I don't like that Ryan is having a love interest, unless it's all a ruse from his part. He knows that any person that he loves is immediately a target, and that he's being watched. If he has a new love partner, that person is going to be dead soon.
Once Ryan finds out that Claire isn't dead, it's inevitable they will get back together. I think the reporter as you said is a target and will bite it.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

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I called the reveal to my wife during the first episode of this season, and I usually never get those kinds of things right. I thought it was pretty obvious, and I am sure a lot of others did too if I got it.
Yeah, I thought she was alive all along as well. The reveal was well done, but I still said "I knew it!"

Standard TV procedure. Her death wasn't completely confirmed on screen, which means they're leaving the door open.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

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Yep, another great episode. The violence is borderline for a network show, and for this time.

I don't like that Ryan is having a love interest, unless it's all a ruse from his part. He knows that any person that he loves is immediately a target, and that he's being watched. If he has a new love partner, that person is going to be dead soon.
I think Ryan is playing her, since he knows the cult is targeting her.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger View Post
I have to admit, this season has been a lot more consistent and the crazy cult takeover has been fun to watch.
Yup, it blowing away last season and I wasn't even going to watch this one. Joe is actually funnier this season. I hope the writers can keep it up. It's been a blast so far.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

I too must admit this has been a consistent guilty pleasure for me this season. Both Bacon and Purefoy seem to be chewing their scenes and the direction this season is taking is unexpectedly good. The bookstore scene was pretty effective last night.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

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Joe is actually funnier this season.
Most of his dialogue is 100% quotable.

Emma is doing OK too.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Joe has dragged that teenager around with him all season and they haven't done much with her. That is about my only complaint.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

This show is silly, but it's fun silly.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Am I the only one that thinks that
Spoiler:
Ryan's niece
is working for/with Joe? I've thought it from the second or third episode, but it seems to be more obvious as the season progresses.

This show REALLY needs to find a way to get Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy in the same scenes. They had a little in Season 1 when Joe was behind bars, but little since then. I'd love to see some kind of scenario in Season 3 where the two are forced to work together for a similar goal (maybe some other serial killer kidnaps Claire?). Yeah, it's implausible, but this show is so implausible anyway I'd like to see it happen.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

Everything is possible. In the first season a lot of us thought that maybe Mike was part of Joe's cult.

And that's a great idea for season 3. I mean, Ryan is already working with Mike, who's a little bit crazy. Just go one step ahead with Joe.

Anything is possible with this show.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

I've always thought Mike was a sleeper agent for Joe. They probably won't go there but it's always a possibility on this wacky show.
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Re: The Following -- "Unmasked" -- 3/17/14

I'm kinda torn. I'm enjoying the show but I kinda miss the utter retardedness of last season. So it was kind of nostalgic to see Mendez' utter stupidity and sheer incompetence. She has clearly finally figured out that her ex is part of Joe's cult - so does she take a dozen agents and quickly arrest her, thereby safeguarding the children? No, she decides she has to have a one on one emo confrontation with a dangerous wackjob and even though she's packing, she's caught off guard and stabbed, kicked and spit on.

By the way, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if Mike did turn out to be a Joey in the end.

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