Thursday, April 3, 2014

What I’m Watching: The Following

The Following: Season 2, Episode 11 “Freedom” (F)

If I lived in the world of “The Following,” and I’m certainly glad I don’t, I would be more insecure about the fact that the police can’t protect anyone than that there are multiple cults gunning for innocents in broad daylight. We hadn’t heard much about Lily in a while, and now her brat of a son Luke, who always needs to know what’s going on instead of just being grateful that he’s being rescued, is pulled quite easily from the hospital without the detail assigned to him doing much to stop them (they ended up dead, of course, but they let his cohorts get way too far into the wing before stopping them, so they don’t get much credit). Now, Lily and her twin sons are reunited, and can prepare to wreak more havoc on the world. Maybe we’ll even get a cult-on-cult war since she’s angry at Joe for ditching her. Mandy calling Mark does add a twist to everything, but I can’t imagine that’s going to lead anywhere coherent or good. Tom Cavanagh is an odd choice to play the preacher hellbent on eschewing Joe for corrupting the bible, and he’s going to pay dearly for that offense in the coming episodes, I’m sure. For someone who knows that he’s a major target for multiple cults, Ryan is getting awfully publicly attached to someone, and Carrie doesn’t seem to have any clue that she’s probably going to die soon. At the same time, Claire decided that, since she has to come back to talk to Ryan anyway, she may as well show up and stand in the hallway for a while as Ryan catches his breath just to increase the chances of a follower of some cult spotting her and realizing that she is not in fact dead.

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