The Following: Season 2 (2014)

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Season 2
The Following

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While The Following still engineers effective thrills -- and hasn't let up on the gore -- a creeping predictability has set in, reducing the number of chilling surprises.

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Critic Ratings: 18

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User Ratings: 332

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Air date: Jan 19, 2014

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.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2014

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

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Air date: Feb 3, 2014

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.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2014

Ryan and Max try to stay ahead of the FBI; Emma gets closer to Mark and Luke; Joe and Mandy meet a follower.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2014

When Ryan and Max capture a suspect, complications lead to a game of cat and mouse; Joe acclimates to his surroundings and comes up with a plan; Emma realizes she is in dangerous company.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2014

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.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2014

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.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2014

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.

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Air date: Mar 17, 2014

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.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2014

As 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.

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Cast & Crew

Kevin Bacon
Ryan Hardy

Actor
James Purefoy
Joe Carroll

Actor
Shawn Ashmore
Agent Mike Weston

Actor
Valorie Curry
Emma Hill

Actor
Natalie Zea
Claire Matthews

Actor
Connie Nielsen
Lily Gray

Actor
Jessica Stroup
Max Hardy

Actor
Tiffany Boone
Mandy Lang

Actor
Valerie Cruz
Guest Star
Shane McRae
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Felix Solis
Guest Star
Connor Fox
Guest Star
Kevin Williamson
Executive Producer
Marcos Siega
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Following: Season 2

Audience Reviews for The Following: Season 2

  • Nov 09, 2019
    i loved season two i liked the new cult idea i think it just gives the show a new fresh air and i think that the way the story line between ryan and Clair ended was great and we all know that Clair is joe unfinished job so she was never going to be safe if she stayed and tried to make a happy life with ryan .
  • Sep 01, 2017
    A big disappointment after the first series. The characters are weak or broken. The feel of it seems to be familiar but to other programs - think NCIS, or some dodgy 80s action. I really was expecting more
  • Mar 06, 2017
    It's good really good
  • Oct 29, 2015
    Another terrifying season.
  • Jul 07, 2015
    These critics obviously only watched an episode or two. This had me more on edge than Dexter!
  • Mar 23, 2015
    Perhaps not as good as season 1 but still a great season worth watching every second.
  • Dec 20, 2014
    Suspenseful, gripping, violent, fairly surprising and featuring standout acting performances by Jessica Stroup, Valorie Curry, Sam Underwood, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Connie Nielsen and James Purefoy. The second season of The Following doesn't come close to reaching the levels of the superior first season but is still entertaining and enjoyable to watch even though it suffers from a couple mishaps down the road. However, I am still a fan and more than looking forward to the third season.
  • Nov 08, 2014
    Eh Gads....the writing is horrible. The plot implausible and Kevin Bacon's acting is sub-standard. They writers should be shot. The essential plot is workable but the ridiculous decisions made by "Ryan" and the FBI are comical. (How may people does it take to screw in a lightbulb, I mean catch a suspect) The only redeeming thing is James Purefoy, who must be laughing all the way to the bank. Hopefully this opens doors for Purefoy so he can pursue a TRUE acting career and be offered better roles. I look forward to seeing him in a better role...SOON!
  • Sep 08, 2014
    James Purefoy stars as Joe Carol, a serial killer and Kevin Bacon is Ryan Hardy, a burned out retired, alcoholic detective trying to catch him. I know that seems like a pretty simple plot idea, but this show takes some twists and turns and is actually just really twisted. Some of the scenes even disturbed me and that’s saying a lot. I don’t get disturbed to easily. At the beginning of the show Joe is incarcerated, but by the end of the season he is on the run and on a rampage. What makes him different from other serial killers is that e has a following, hence the title. These people will do anything for him, kill other people, kill themselves and just do some crazy things. I know it sounds crazy, but you actually kind of start to like him or at least root for him because other people he encounters end up being even worse than him, believe it or not. He meets up with a crazy chick that wants to be his serial killer bride in the second season and even gets involved in a cult lead by a bigger kook than him. I’m not sure if the show has sustaining power though. The writers are going to have to work overtime to keep it interesting because I think it would be difficult to build a whole show on just Ryan chasing Joe everywhere. I think, unless the writers can pull out some cool stuff, this concept may get old.
  • Jul 26, 2014
    Crazy plot twists are not enough to keep this show from drowning in TERRIBLE writing and horribly incompetent characters. The only reason the plot can progress is because the FBI and main character are continually falling over themselves and making dumb decisions (thinly veiled as emotional turmoil) that allow the "bad guys" to escape time and time again.

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