The Following (2013–2015)
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A Hostile Witness 

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.


Marcos Siega


Kevin Williamson (created by), Michael McGrale | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Ryan Hardy
Shawn Ashmore ... Mike Weston
Sam Underwood ... Mark
Jessica Stroup ... Max Hardy
Zuleikha Robinson ... Gwen
Gregg Henry ... Dr. Arthur Strauss
James Purefoy ... Joe Carroll
Robin Weigert ... Judge Wallace
Anna Wood ... Julianna
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Tom
Valerie Cruz ... Agent Gina Mendez
Ruth Kearney ... Daisy
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Erin Sloan
Michael Michele ... Sheila
Cotter Smith ... Nathan


Ryan now realizes that everything that's happened up to now has been to discredit the FBI and affect the outcome of Arthur Strauss' trial. Daisy and a wounded Kyle reunite with Mark but are desperate to get away from him. Mark finally realizes that they have been using him. Kyle and Daisy's next target is journalist Carrie Cooke who, along with Ryan Hardy, is a key witness at the trial. When Carrie is kidnapped and killed the case against Strauss is dismissed. The FBI soon catches up with Kyle, but If they want to keep their jobs Ryan, Mike and Max have until the next morning to find the connection to Daisy. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

23 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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When Ryan investigates the room in which Carrie was being kept before the trial, he notices that the rug was damp with bleach. Despite this, the color of the rug was still a consistent dark shade of pink. Bleach would have lightened the color in the affected spot noticeably. See more »


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Finally Joe Carroll's moment has come :D
26 March 2015 | by Aktham_TashtushSee all my reviews

So Fox aired episode 4 and 5 last night,,, and as i was hoping for Joe Carroll to come back since the 1st episode ,, the brought him back in the weakest moments of Ryan Hardy.

Episode 4 started nicely ,, new mysterious mission for the couple "Daisy" and her boyfriend .. Dr. Arthur Strauss is back to the front and when you think that things are finally getting resolved ..oohh think again ;)

i don't wanna spoil it out but things between Mike and Max will get so complicated and messed up .

in the next episode, things got even more intense, the blood shed continues and the FBI will be cornered in unexpected thrilling way.

And last but Hell not Least Joe Carroll will get his appearance ..waiting for the next episode to see what is gonna happen :D

The title of the two episodes should be "Blood, Mark, then Blood, Strauss, and then more Blood and a bit of Fire, Joe freaking Carroll". ;)

I really tried to be as vague as i could be ... hope i didn't spoil much ;) Enjoooooy the episodes ..

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