The Following (2013–2015)
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Flesh & Blood 

The FBI gets closer to a suspect they believe is responsible for the latest murders.


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Kevin Williamson (created by), Mary Leah Sutton | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Ryan Hardy
Shawn Ashmore ... Mike Weston
Sam Underwood ... Mark (credit only)
Jessica Stroup ... Max Hardy
Zuleikha Robinson ... Gwen
Gregg Henry ... Dr. Arthur Strauss (credit only)
Michael Ealy ... Theo
James Purefoy ... Joe Carroll
Valerie Cruz ... Agent Gina Mendez
Julie Ann Emery ... Nancy
David Pittu ... Eldon
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Cindy
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Erin Sloan
Mike Colter ... Nick Donovan
David Furr ... Tucker


Agent-in-charge Nick Donovan continues to ignore Ryan's view that they are chasing the wrong man. He remains convinced that Manitech Security is the key to finding Dr. Strauss' favorite student. They reexamine the background checks on the company's employees and an anomaly leads Ryan and Mike into a trap. It also leads them to Eldon Wick, one of Theo's references for the Sam Wood identity Theo used at Manitech. He turns out to have a key piece of information. Theo meanwhile decides to do something about a nosy neighbor who thinks he is cheating on his wife. Theo makes his first big mistake and it leads the FBI to his front door. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

13 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Steven Schnetzer and Alice Barrett played a couple on Another World as well (Cass and Frankie). See more »


Dr. York: I hear you've declined to choose a method of execution.
Joe Caroll: I like to be surprised.
Dr. York: If you refuse, the state chooses for you. You'll die by lethal injection.
Joe Caroll: Awww. Spoiler alert!
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The Following End Credits Theme
Written by John Frizzell
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Best episode of the Season so far ..
15 April 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

This episode is single-handedly the best one so far .. It reminds us with the first season episodes when the story of Joe Carol was already written.

So organized ,, full of unpredictability.. perfect storyline ... the plot of the episode is tightly written,,

The idea of "Theo" being always 2 steps ahead of the FBI is so thrilling and makes it appear like the episode was written ages ago and been edited many times to look perfect like this.

And the story of Joe is still appearing each moment even though he's supposed to be executed in the next couple of days, i think, Ohh i even wish it doesn't end.

I really hope the next episodes rise to the level of this one.

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