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The Following: The Poet's Fire

Carroll's newest uncovered cult member is Rick, who seeks revenge on the people he holds responsible for Carrol's downfall nine years ago. Meanwhile, Paul and Jacob work out their issues over Emma, and in the past Ryan bonds with Carroll.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 2J7403
Airdate: Monday February 04th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Feb 04, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Feb 05, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Apr 10, 2013

Guest Stars
Billy Brown (2)Billy Brown (2)
As Agent Troy Riley
Virginia KullVirginia Kull
As Maggie Kester
Steve MonroeSteve Monroe
As Jordan "Jordy" Raines
Michael DrayerMichael Drayer
As Rick Kester
Li Jun LiLi Jun Li
As Megan Leeds

Co-Guest Stars
Dean AlaiDean Alai
As Agent David Sims
Todd FaulknerTodd Faulkner
As Stan Fellows
Antwan LewisAntwan Lewis
As Reporter
Vivienne SendaydiegoVivienne Sendaydiego
As Reporter
Ross BickellRoss Bickell
As Dean Phillip Barnes
Eileen FaxasEileen Faxas
As Reporter
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
Annie ParisseAnnie Parisse
As Agent Debra Parker
Nico TortorellaNico Tortorella
As Jacob Wells
Adan CantoAdan Canto
As Paul Torres
Kyle CatlettKyle Catlett
As Joey Matthews


A man dressed as Poe stands on the street and recites Poe's "The Raven." A man walks down the street and ignores the street performer, going to a nearby stand for some food. Meanwhile, the performer takes out a can of gasoline from his bag, douses the man, and sets him afire...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Echo & The BunnymenThe Killing Moonkissing on couch, flashback
Joey ScarburyBelieve It or NotJordy singing to himself
Miranda Sex GardenCover My Faceend scenes

Episode Quotes
Ryan: Hey, Jordy. How you feeling?
Jordy: How am I feeling? You shot me.
Ryan: Yeah, sorry about that.

Carroll: I'm not above revenge, agent, I think I've proved that. Revenge is primal, it's a universal theme. And every good story needs one.

Ryan: Joe fooled me. I should have known from the first time I met him that he was the man I was looking for. He had this power. Charmed and seduced. I know what his followers feel. They're better for being near him. He knows how to give them a little piece of... what they're missing. I fell for it. And five more girls were murdered.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Williamson
Executive ProducerKevin Williamson  |  Marcos Siega
Co-Executive ProducerNora Kay Foster  |  Adam Armus
Supervising ProducerAndrew Wilder
ProducerRebecca Dameron  |  Michael Stricks
Co-ProducerSeamus Kevin Fahey  |  Shintaro Shimosawa  |  Lauren Wagner  |  James Thompson (1)
Production DesignerLaura Ballinger-Gardener
EditorMatthew Colonna
CastingJulie Tucker  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  Ross Meyerson
Unit Production ManagerJeffery T. Bernstein
First Assistant DirectorMurphy Occhino
Second Assistant DirectorMaura Kelly
MusicJohn Frizzell
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Set DecoratorJanet Shaw (1)
Property MasterJill Alexander
Script SupervisorStacy Rowe
Assistant EditorDavid Feldman (2)
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Michael Bost
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreau
Director of PhotographyDavid Tuttman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gallin
Sound MixerMathew Price (3)
Production AccountantTamsin Anstey
Department Head HairDonna Marie Fischetto
Casting AssociateC.J. Molidor
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Charge Scenic ArtistPeter G. Hackman
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