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Ryan Hardy managed to capture serial killer Joe Carroll nine years ago, although he was stabbed in the heart and forced to retire. Now Carroll has escaped and the FBI wants Ryan to consult with their agents. However, Ryan soon discovers that Carroll isn't alone: he's created an army of serial killers, all willing to obey his every command.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 296815
Airdate: Monday January 21st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Jan 21, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jan 22, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Apr 09, 2013


Guest Stars
Billy Brown (2)Billy Brown (2)
As Agent Troy Reilly
John LafayetteJohn Lafayette
As Deputy Marshal Scott Turner
Steve MonroeSteve Monroe
As Jordan "Jordy" Raines

Co-Guest Stars
Carissa CapobiancoCarissa Capobianco
As Linda
Michael RoarkMichael Roark
As Detective Warren
Melissa PonzioMelissa Ponzio
As Det. Joan Garcia
Michelle LiMichelle Li
As Female Reporter
Susan WaltersSusan Walters
As Prosecutor
Jason BenjaminJason Benjamin
As Guard #1 (Evans)
Hunter WomackHunter Womack
As Guard #2
Edloe BlackwellEdloe Blackwell
As Harriet
Terrence GibneyTerrence Gibney
As Psychologist
Jessica LuzaJessica Luza
As Sexy Brunette
Des EppsDes Epps
As Student #1
Amanda DavisAmanda Davis
As News Anchor Affiliate #1
Thomas Haynes (1)Thomas Haynes (1)
As News Anchor Affiliate #2
Lisa Tucker (1)Lisa Tucker (1)
As News Anchor Affiliate #3
Main Cast
Kevin BaconKevin Bacon
As Ryan Hardy
Shawn AshmoreShawn Ashmore
As Agent Mike Weston
James PurefoyJames Purefoy
As Joe Carroll
Valorie CurryValorie Curry
As Emma Hill
Natalie ZeaNatalie Zea
As Claire Matthews
Jeananne GoossenJeananne Goossen
As Agent Jennifer Mason
Nico TortorellaNico Tortorella
As Jacob Wells
Adan CantoAdan Canto
As Paul Torres
Kyle CatlettKyle Catlett
As Joey Matthews
Maggie GraceMaggie Grace
As Sarah Fuller


A security guard wearing the uniform of Pete Davis, working at the Virginia Central Penitentiary, goes off shift and waves to two of the incoming guards. As he drives off, the two new guards discover that someone has killed everyone in the security center. As they sound the alarms, prisoner Joe Carroll, dressed as David, drives off down the hallway, smiling...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Marilyn MansonSweet Dreams (Are Made of This)closing scenes
Patsy ClineSweet Dreams (of you)opening scenes

Episode Quotes
Ryan: I'd like to speak to her.
Jennifer: About what?
Ryan: I'd like to know how she's doing.
Jennifer: Perhaps later when we're not trying to find a serial killer.

Michael: I can handle dead people. You kill a dog, I go crazy. (Ryan stares) I got this little terrier mix. Forget it.

Ryan: You deserve more. I belong in your past. I work better in people's pasts, I always have.

Ryan: Where is she?
Carroll: You know, the human eye is connected by seven muscles. I removed each one individually. You know how hard that is to do?

Ryan: So what's my sequel about, Joe? Everyone outside is anxious to know.
Carroll: Umm. Well, it's going to be a collaboration. We're going to write this together, Ryan. You know, my first book was... clearly too avant garde. Lost in literati pretense. Now my new story... will play to a much wider audience. Even Poe whored himself out eventually.

Ryan: If this book ends with anything other than your death, you'd better plan on a rewrite.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Williamson
Executive ProducerKevin Williamson  |  Marcos Siega
ProducerHilton Smith
Co-ProducerJames Thompson (1)
Production DesignerRuth Ammon
EditorJoshua Butler
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
Unit Production ManagerStephanie Accetta
First Assistant DirectorDavid "Wex" Wechsler
Second Assistant DirectorMurphy Occhino
MusicJohn Frizzell
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerKelli Jones
Key GripTom Keefer
Set DecoratorAmy McGary
Property MasterCharlie Guanci, Jr
Post Production SupervisorRebecca Zussman
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Benson
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreau  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyRamsey Nickell
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gallin
Sound MixerShirley Libby
Chief Lighting TechnicianErik Messerschmidt
Department Head HairKelvin Trahan
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman  |  Jen Ingulli
Department Head Make-upBeate Petruccelli
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