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The Following

IMDB Logo7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo56%
Crime Cult 16+2013 - 20153 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Serial Killer 

Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was the one responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Ryan, working closely with an FBI team, including Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, piece together the ever-growing web of murders orchestrated by the devious Carroll.The Following featuring Kevin Bacon and Shawn Ashmore has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, available for purchase on Prime Video, and 5 others. It's a crime and cult show with 45 episodes over 3 seasons. The Following is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 56% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (79,669 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Jan 22, 2013
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Pilot Jan 22, 2013 Former FBI agent, Ryan Hardy is called out of retirement to track down Joe Carroll after he escapes from prison. Hardy works closely with an FBI team, which includes young, razor-sharp Mike Weston. The investigation also leads Hardy back to Claire Matthews, Carroll's ex-wife and the mother of the criminal's young son, Joey. Hardy soon discovers that Carroll has an ever-growing cult of followers.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Chapter Two

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Jan 29, 2013
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Chapter Two Jan 29, 2013 Ryan Hardy, Agent Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll's psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll's ex-wife, and Hardy's former love, Claire Matthews. Meanwhile, Emma, Jacob and Paul keep Claire's son Joey at a house in the country as they prepare for their next move

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Poet's Fire

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Feb 5, 2013
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The Poet's Fire Feb 5, 2013 A new follower is found in Rick, who is on a determined path to follow through on Carroll's orders. Hardy and the FBI attempt to predict Rick's course of revenge, which leads to a surprising outcome. Meanwhile, Paul's jealousy over Emma and Jacob's relationship leads to a breaking point, and the origin of Hardy and Carroll's relationship.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Mad Love

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Feb 12, 2013
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Mad Love Feb 12, 2013 Maggie devises a plot to put an end to Hardy. Meanwhile, tension rises as Paul reveals a secret that Jacob has been keeping from Emma and more information about Hardy and Claire's past relationship is revealed.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Siege

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Feb 19, 2013
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The Siege Feb 19, 2013 When Claire receives a phone call that may lead her to find her son, the FBI and Ryan Hardy set their next move into motion, causing panic at the farmhouse. Meanwhile, Joe Carroll seeks a lawyer from his past to send a message that has deadly results.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Fall

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Feb 26, 2013
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The Fall Feb 26, 2013 Joe Carroll's true intentions are revealed through a new follower, Charlie. As Ryan learns of Joe's plans, he tries to stall Emma, Jacob and Paul by taunting them in hopes of turning them against each other. Meanwhile, Emma makes a shocking decision.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Let Me Go

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Mar 5, 2013
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Let Me Go Mar 5, 2013 With the help of attorney Olivia Warren, 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.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Resurrection

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Jan 20, 2014
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Resurrection Jan 20, 2014 One year after Ryan Hardy's pursuit of serial killer Joe Carroll, a healthy and healed Ryan is living in New York City. On the surface, it appears Ryan's gotten his life back together. But deep down, his obsession with Joe continues to grow. Then, on the anniversary of Joe's death, a new murderous rampage leaves everyone shocked and determined to discover the truth.

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Season 02, Episode 02 For Joe

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Jan 28, 2014
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For Joe Jan 28, 2014 After the tragic subway killings, Ryan’s obsession with the case becomes stronger than ever. Soon, mysterious phone calls bring him face-to-face with what may be his biggest threat yet. Meanwhile, revelations surrounding Joe’s new life are brought to the surface.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Trust Me

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Feb 4, 2014
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Trust Me Feb 4, 2014 Ryan continues his search to find the correlation between the recent tragedies in New York City and Emma and the existing members of the Havenport cult, while the FBI becomes increasingly aware of his undercover agenda. Meanwhile, a shocking event leads Joe to put a new plan in action.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Family Affair

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Feb 11, 2014
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Family Affair Feb 11, 2014 After the latest shocking revelation in the case, Ryan and Max attempt to put the pieces together and stay two-steps ahead of the FBI, despite Weston's constant warnings to stay out of the way. Meanwhile, Emma becomes even closer to Mark and Luke, while Joe and Mandy meet up with a follower in search of assistance.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Reflection

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Feb 18, 2014
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Reflection Feb 18, 2014 In an attempt to learn new information, Ryan and Max capture a suspect. But complications lead to a game of dangerous cat and mouse. Also, Joe grows accustomed to his surroundings and establishes a plan of his own, while Emma realizes she is in dangerous company.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Fly Away

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Feb 25, 2014
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Fly Away Feb 25, 2014 Looking for back-up and hoping to execute their plan, 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, and Luke finds himself in a troubling situation.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Sacrifice

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Mar 4, 2014
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Sacrifice Mar 4, 2014 Ryan and the FBI continue their hunt for Lily Gray, and are forced to redirect their search when a new threat enters Max's life. Meanwhile, Joe, Emma and Mandy arrive at their latest hideout, but quickly realize things aren't what they seem.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 New Blood

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Mar 3, 2015
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New Blood Mar 3, 2015 With Joe Carroll awaiting execution on death row and all signs of his following erased, Ryan Hardy has moved on from the dark events of his past. But his newfound happiness is shattered when a series of brutally staged tableaus threatens to tear open old wounds. Ryan and his team are forced to unravel a twisted web of violence before it destroys them all - leading them to face a terrifying truth: Joe Carroll was just the beginning.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Boxed In

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Mar 10, 2015
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Boxed In Mar 10, 2015 Ryan believes he has found the connection between Andrew and Mark, but he and the FBI are still unsure if - and how - Joe Carroll might be connected. Meanwhile, tension between Mark, Kyle and Daisy mounts and Ryan soon finds himself in a dangerous situation, in which facing the truth is the only thing that will set him free.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Exposed

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Mar 17, 2015
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Exposed Mar 17, 2015 After a devastating loss, Ryan, Weston and Max aim to hunt down who is responsible and make them pay, leading Ryan to take a risk with deadly consequences. Meanwhile, Mark questions the loyalty of Kyle and Daisy, causing tensions to rise amongst the group.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Home

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Mar 24, 2015
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Home Mar 24, 2015 As Mark, Kyle and Daisy plan to make a personal attack on Ryan, the FBI receives a tip leading them to a secret location, which gives them a leg up in the case.

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Season 03, Episode 05 A Hostile Witness

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Mar 24, 2015
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A Hostile Witness Mar 24, 2015 On the day of an important trial, things go awry, causing the FBI to split up to hunt down a missing person. With his team breaking apart, Ryan enlists the help of a former enemy to defeat a greater one.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Reunion

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Mar 31, 2015
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Reunion Mar 31, 2015 With their latest target on the run, Ryan and Mike follow a tip to a small town to investigate and confirm he isn't seeking protection. While in town, they both discover an even larger threat who has managed to avoid suspicion up until now. Meanwhile, Max struggles to make a confession.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Hunt

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Apr 7, 2015
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The Hunt Apr 7, 2015 With only a few days before Joe Carroll's execution, Ryan and Mike shift their focus to a new threat. Meanwhile, after being approved to start work again, Max rejoins the task force and comes dangerously close to a deadly menace.

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