back to top

We’ve updated our privacy notice and cookie policy. Learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, and find out how we collect your personal data and what we use it for.

TVAndMovies

27 Moments To Remember From The Season Finale Of "The Following"

The bloody first season of Kevin Williamson's primetime thriller ended with a predictably brutal finale. Before Season 2 premieres this Sunday on Fox, here's a refresher on what you might have forgotten.

Posted on
Advertisement

4. Claire realizes that Joe is waiting until Ryan gets there to kill her, because witnessing Claire's death will destroy Ryan.

FOX

Also because if Joe just killed people when he had the chance, this show would be a lot shorter.

Advertisement

9. Ryan and Mike let Agent Parker know they're on the way, but she's already pretty sure she's going to die.

FOX

Which, like, I get, but if you're about to be rescued, at least show a little bit of optimism. Instead, she tells Ryan to pass along a goodbye to her sister and parents.

Advertisement

12. In the coffin, Ryan discovers Joe's manuscript, which basically describes what just happened.

FOX

Is Joe psychic, or does he just know that Ryan and Mike are really bad at their jobs? Either way, it looks like Ryan will have to face Joe alone.

Advertisement

16. Ryan arrives at the house, where Emma greets him.

FOX

She orders him to ditch his gun and phone, which he does obviously. And then he gets drugged with a needle to the neck. Just a good showing all around by Ryan.

Advertisement

20. In the ensuing fight, Ryan starts a pretty massive fire.

FOX

And he leaves Joe behind to die in it, because apparently, Ryan has never watched a scary movie before. ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE KILLER IS DEAD.

22. At last, a happy ending! Joe is dead, seven of his followers are in custody, and little Joey is alive.

FOX

Claire repeatedly asks Ryan if he's sure Joe is dead, and Ryan is like, "Yes, definitely," while he winks at the audience. (He doesn't actually wink at the audience.)

23. But seriously, Joe is confirmed dead. Even though he's definitely not.

FOX

They used dental records and DNA to prove it. Did Joe just leave his teeth at the scene to trick the FBI? Sounds painful but hilarious.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Season 2 of The Following premieres Sunday, Jan. 19 on Fox after the NFL game.