The Following

10 Best Episodes of The Following - Season 2

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 30, 2022.

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#15 - For Joe (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Ryan receives mysterious phone calls that lead to an encounter with a major threat; revelations about Joe's new life come to light.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 1304 votes.

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#14 - Teacher's Pet (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Joe's power over the Korban cult grows, new followers carry out his demands; Max and Ryan try to contact Joe and identify his whereabouts.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1133 votes.

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#13 - The Messenger (Season 2 - Episode 8)

In hope of finding new answers, Ryan searches for the man who taught Joe to kill; Mandy and Emma wait for Joe to reveal his plan.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 1129 votes.

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#12 - Resurrection (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Despite appearances a healed Ryan Hardy has gotten his life together, he continues to obsess about Joe Carroll; a murderous rampage on the anniversary of Joe's death leaves everyone determined to uncover the truth.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 1419 votes.

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#11 - Betrayal (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Joe chooses a new target; Ryan is confronted with news of Claire's reappearance; Mandy makes a decision that could undo everything Joe's been working for.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 1118 votes.

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#10 - Trust Me (Season 2 - Episode 3)


The FBI becomes more aware of Ryan's undercover agenda as he searches for a link between the tragedies in New York and the remaining members of the Havenport cult; a shocking event leads to Joe starting a new plan.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1232 votes.

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#9 - Reflection (Season 2 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1168 votes.

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#8 - Freedom (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Ryan and Mike suspect a new cult leader may be on the rise after another deadly massacre; Joe confirms his new plans for the Korban cult.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 1154 votes.

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#7 - Family Affair (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1191 votes.

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#6 - Forgive (Season 2 - Episode 15)


When Mark and Luke turn the tables on Joe and Ryan, the two enemies are forced to work together to save the woman they love.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1141 votes.

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#5 - The Reaping (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Ryan's mission to infiltrate the Korban compound and capture Joe doesn't go as planned; Claire asks Carrie to give Joe a message; Weston makes a life-changing decision.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1119 votes.

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#4 - Sacrifice (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Ryan and the FBI's search for Lily Gray is redirected when Max is faced with a new threat; Joe, Mandy and Emma realize everything isn't what it seems at their new hideout.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1142 votes.

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#3 - Silence (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Many lives are threatened as Joe enacts his final plan; Claire's decision puts her in treacherous territory; Mark and Luke must decide what to do next.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1121 votes.

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#2 - Fly Away (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Ryan and Max turn to the FBI for back-up on their plan; Joe's relationship enters uncharted territory; Luke ends up in a troubling situation.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1145 votes.

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#1 - Unmasked (Season 2 - Episode 9)

New information leads Max, Ryan and Weston closer to uncovering the mole within the FBI; Joe and Micah launch a plan that sends a message to Ryan and the world.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 1156 votes.

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