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The Following: Welcome Home

Carroll reunites with his followers, who set out to find down the FBI agent who can lead them to Claire. Meanwhile, a new agent is put in charge of the investigation and butts heads with Ryan and Debra.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 2J7408
Airdate: Monday March 11th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Mar 11, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Mar 12, 2013
AU (Nine Network) May 01, 2013


Guest Stars
Warren KoleWarren Kole
As Roderick
Annika BorasAnnika Boras
As Louise Sinclair
Mike ColterMike Colter
As Nick Donovan
Tom LipinskiTom Lipinski
As Charlie Mead
Arian MoayedArian Moayed
As David
Chinasa OgbuaguChinasa Ogbuagu
As Agent Deidre Mitchell

Co-Guest Stars
Peggy CosgravePeggy Cosgrave
As Lizzie
Kal ParekhKal Parekh
As Aaron
Beth AdubatoBeth Adubato
As News Reporter 2
Ana BerryAna Berry
As News Reporter 1
Jamie HurleyJamie Hurley
As Woman
Camille St. JamesCamille St. James
As College Co-Ed
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
Annie ParisseAnnie Parisse
As Agent Debra Parker
Kyle CatlettKyle Catlett
As Joey Matthews


Joey wakes up in the morning and finds his father sitting in his room. Carroll says that he knows Joey is scared of him but asks him for another chance. Joey doesn't say anything and Carroll assures him that Claire was supposed to be there but things went wrong. Until he can rectify that, he asks Joey to give him a chance to prove that he has the ability to be a cool dad. Joey still doesn't say anything and Carroll goes out to the hallway. Emma assures him that Joey just needs to get to know him and says that everyone is waiting for him. Emma takes Carroll downstairs to where his followers have gathered in the main hall. He smiles and greets them...

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Episode Quotes
Mike: Everything okay?
Ryan: Nobody likes me.
Mike: Well, you're inconsistent and extreme, and people don’t' know how to respond to you.
Ryan: I was joking.
Mike: Sorry.

David: Oh, you're not going to find Joe. You don't find us. We find you. And we're everywhere. We're your sons and daughters, husbands, your wives, neighbors, fathers, mothers. And soon, more will be dead tomorrow.

Carroll: Smell it?
Roderick: What am I doing here?
Carroll: I'd like to teach you. Now first I like to gauge their fear. Listen tot heir breathing. You want to get in sync with it... Make their breathing become yours. It's a way to connect to their heartbeat. Now first take the very tip of the blade, and you place it softly on their skin. Then push ever so gently until you feel the moment... of... give.

Episode References
Mike's middle name is Emerson.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Williamson
Executive ProducerKevin Williamson  |  Marcos Siega
Co-Executive ProducerNora Kay Foster  |  Adam Armus
Supervising ProducerAndrew Wilder
ProducerMichael Stricks  |  Rebecca Dameron
Co-ProducerLauren Wagner  |  James Thompson (1)  |  Seamus Kevin Fahey  |  Shintaro Shimosawa
Production DesignerLaura Ballinger-Gardener
EditorRob Seidenglanz
CastingJulie Tucker  |  Ross Meyerson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson
Unit Production ManagerJeffery T. Bernstein
First Assistant DirectorTony Phillippe
Second Assistant DirectorKara Doherty
MusicJohn Frizzell
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorLiza Richardson
Costume DesignerMarie Abma
Key GripKurt Rimmel
Set DecoratorLisa K. Nilsson
Property MasterJill Alexander
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Michael Bost
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreau
GafferMichael Delany
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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