The Following

10 Best Episodes of The Following - Season 3

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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The Following - S3E2

#15 - Boxed In (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Ryan may have been able to connect Andrew to Mark, but he and the FBI are unsure of how things may tie into Joe Carroll. Meanwhile, tension mounts among Mark, Kyle and Daisy, and Ryan is placed in a serious situation.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 1025 votes.

The Following - S3E1

#14 - New Blood (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Joe Carroll is on death row and his followers are no more, but a fresh series of brutal killings reopens old wounds for Ryan Hardy and a terrifying new nemesis awaits him and the team.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 964 votes.

The Following - S3E3

#13 - Exposed (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Ryan, Weston and Max hunt down the person responsible for the latest atrocity, leading Ryan to take a deadly risk. Meanwhile, Mark questions Kyle and Daisy's loyalty.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 984 votes.

The Following - S3E11

#12 - Demons (Season 3 - Episode 11)


The investigation leads the team to a dangerous serial killer linked to Theo, while Theo and Penny seek refuge from an unknown source with the means of helping them disappear. Meanwhile, Ryan struggles with recent events, sending him into a downward spiral, and the search continues into which agent has been accessing Daisy’s laptop from inside the FBI.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 865 votes.

The Following - S3E4

#11 - Home (Season 3 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 984 votes.

The Following - S3E7

#10 - The Hunt (Season 3 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 966 votes.

The Following - S3E5

#9 - A Hostile Witness (Season 3 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 984 votes.

The Following - S3E12

#8 - The Edge (Season 3 - Episode 12)


An increasingly reckless Ryan continues his search for Theo, as Mark and Daisy discover information that leads them closer to the FBI than ever and puts Mike in a dangerous situation.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 808 votes.

The Following - S3E9

#7 - Kill the Messenger (Season 3 - Episode 9)

After the latest shocking discovery, Ryan finds himself being tracked by the new elusive killer and a game of cat-and-mouse begins leading them both back to Joe Carroll, for different reasons. Max and Mike look for a stolen clue and Mark makes a shocking decision.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 926 votes.

The Following - S3E6

#6 - Reunion (Season 3 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 979 votes.

The Following - S3E8

#5 - Flesh & Blood (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The FBI closes in on a suspect whom they believe to be the culprit behind the latest murders, but Ryan is convinced the killer is still out there, leading him to dig deeper into dangerous territory. Joe undergoes evaluation in the days leading up to his execution and a new threat tries to cover his tracks.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 941 votes.

The Following - S3E13

#4 - A Simple Trade (Season 3 - Episode 13)


A deadly deal is made, but things don’t go as planned, and Ryan makes a decision for his future.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 831 votes.

The Following - S3E14

#3 - Dead or Alive (Season 3 - Episode 14)

The FBI hunt for Theo continues and the stakes are higher than ever as some of their own come under attack.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 833 votes.

The Following - S3E15

#2 - The Reckoning (Season 3 - Episode 15)


As suspicions rise alliances are shaken and no one is safe in the harrowing final heart-stopping moments.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 850 votes.

The Following - S3E10

#1 - Evermore (Season 3 - Episode 10)

With Joe Carroll’s execution day upon them, the team remains on edge, expecting that he won’t go easily. Ryan’s presence is demanded at the scene when a hostage situation ensues, as the world stands by watching the heavy news coverage of the day’s events.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 933 votes.

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