The episode begins and one of Carroll’s acolytes Jordy who is dressed as a cop, enters a Virginia University sorority with a girl. The girl trusts him as he is wearing a cop uniform and because he lies that he received a call from someone there. The girl takes him to one of the rooms so he can begin checking. The room is empty as the girl staying there has gone out. He enters after the girl and closes the door behind him. He opens the window of the room and brings in his kit which he had kept outside on the ledge. He removes a bunch of knives from his kit and tells the girl “I have been planning this for a long time”. ..Read the full recap
Ryan: Where's Mason?
Debra: She's on her way back to Quantico. Apparently she put a former agent alone in a room with Joe Carroll, let him break three of his fingers. Turns out that's a no-no.
Ryan: Three, huh?
Mike: Good news, no dead puppies. Bad news... I think it's time to use that word nobody wants to use.
Debra: So, we have a cult.
Debra: Carroll's using Poe's work as a religion. He's speaking to people through Gothic Romanticism. The pathology of today's Internet techno-bred minds. He's created a new--a vacancy in our humanity. Find the ones with additional disorders--jackpot. Enter a handsome, charismatic man who can touch them, make them feel their lives for the first time. He conditions them. The only way to truly live is to kill. Or some crap like that.
Jacob: Joe said you'd be my type.
Emma: What's your type?
Claire: Kiss me. Yeah, yeah, you heard me, I'm single, so...
Ryan: Are you sure you want me to kiss you?
Claire: Uh, yeah, I'm very sure. I--I've been sure for a long time.
Ryan: Well, if you're sure...
Claire: I--unless--but--are you sure? Because if...
Ryan: I don't think first kisses are supposed to have this much discussion.
Claire: I know, it takes the spontaneity out of it.
Ryan: Yeah, it kind of does.
Claire: Did I just ruin our first kiss?
Ryan: I think it can be salvaged.
Ryan: She almost died. The woman you profess to love.
Carroll: Umm, yeah, but she didn't. I was hoping you'd save her. A heroic victory by the leading man cements the love story.
Ryan: What if I hadn't arrived in time?
Carroll: Well, that's what makes the story so unpredictable. Toughen up, Ryan. You're dealing with depraved minds, sick and twisted. Jordy was a mere… well, puppy, compared to some of the games I have in store for you.