Thursday, February 27, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Following

The Following: Season 2, Episode 6 “Fly Away” (F)

Not that I necessarily mind, since it was getting awfully disturbing and unpleasant, but this show is really getting away from its cult activities and focusing on some soap opera drama instead. Instead of bringing the FBI with him when he was following up on what he believed to be reliable information from his good friend Ryan Hardy, the brilliant Mike opted to come alone so that he could manage to beat Luke to a pulp and not succeed in capturing his brother or his mother, leaving the FBI a few steps behind once again. Worrying about a mole is one thing, but not trusting anyone seems foolhardy. Lily’s escape plan to Venezuela never felt like it was going to work out, but drugging Joe to force him to go along with it was an incredibly bad idea. Now Lily has invested all of this murderous effort into trying to win his affection, and he’s completely done with her. It’s only a matter of time before Emma and Mandy go to war, but for now they’re hiding somewhere very close to where the entire FBI currently is, which of course means they’ll go undiscovered for a good long time. What’s going to happen now is that there will be two cults, and Joe will be too obsessed with trying to stay hidden to do anything, while Lily and Mark will wreak havoc on behalf of their murdered comrades. It could be interesting to watch, but I’m sure that, as always, it will be purely ridiculous. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but Jessica Stroup, one-time star of “90210,” is absolutely awful as Max and adds nothing to the show.

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