Ryan bitches at Donovan for slowing down the investigation by not sharing information. Didn’t we establish last week, and the week before that, and the week before goddamn that, that just about anybody might be a follower? So maybe they should keep some of this information on a need-to-know basis? I’m so tired of your jackassery, Ryan. It’s a good thing Footloose was on AMC this afternoon to remind me how delightful you used to be.
- Sara Brady, The Following 1x08 “Welcome Home” Weecap
The Following 1x4 “Mad Love” Recapet
Primetime’s stabbiest threesome gets even more psychotic this week, as Jacob reveals he’s never killed anyone and Emma and Paul bond over how they’re both in love with a timid virgin. Maggie kidnaps Ryan’s sister and tries to kill him with batteries. It’s a surprisingly bloodless murder attempt for this show. There must be a Karo Syrup shortage on set.
Debuts: January 21 at 9 PM on Fox
What Is It? Kevin Bacon stars as a former FBI agent who is called back into service after a serial killer that he captured (James Purefoy) escapes from jail and goes on a killing spree.
Should You Watch? We saw the pilot, and it was one of the more promising midseason shows.
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The pilot of this serial killer show has some great twists and turns, and we’re excited to see how it unfolds and how many other people can get degrees closer to Kevin Bacon because of it. And it’s exponentially more compelling than the similarly themed (sort of) CW show Cult, so if you tune in to only one series this midseason about crazy legions that follow psychopathic murderers, make it this one.