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The Following: Whips and Regret

When Ryan tries to walk away from the Carroll investigation, Debra brings him back to try to track down the source of the recruitment video. The trail leads them to a BDSM club and a possible lead on Carroll's location. Meanwhile, Claire insists on seeing her son but her ex-husband has some conditions.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 2J7411
Airdate: Monday April 01st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 01, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 02, 2013
AU (Nine Network) May 22, 2013

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Warren Kole
As Roderick
Jennifer Ferrin
As Molly
John Lafayette
As Deputy Marshal Scott Turner
Christopher Denham (2)
As Vince McKinley
Chinasa Ogbuagu
As Agent Deidre Mitchell
Afton Williamson
As Haley Mercury

Co-Guest Stars
Stacy-Ann Gooden
As News Reporter
Kal Parekh
As Aaron
Josh Banks
As Bondage Man
Glenna Grant
As Killer Woman
Quinn Vanantwerp
As Young Swat
Main Cast
Kevin Bacon
As Ryan Hardy
Valorie Curry
As Emma Hill
James Purefoy
As Joe Carroll
Natalie Zea
As Claire Matthews
Annie Parisse
As Agent Debra Parker
Nico Tortorella
As Jacob Wells
Kyle Catlett
As Joey Matthews


Ryan is at his apartment sleeping off a hangover when the phone rings. It's Carroll, having just returned from his morning jog. He realizes that Ryan is sleeping in because he's been drinking and figures that he's taking Claire's loss badly. Carroll says that he just wanted to check in on in his hero and gloat, and Ryan hangs up. The phone rings again and Carroll advises him to become a functioning alcoholic at the very least. Ryan tells him to get to the point and Carroll tells him not to fall apart until he's finished his story, and meanwhile he's going to enjoy a fresh start with Claire. He admits that it will take time to win her love back but he's looking forward to it, and wishes Ryan a nice day...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
PJ HarveyWhen Under Etherclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Carroll: Tell me, Ryan, do you believe that love conquers all?
Ryan: Now there's a tired cliché.
Carroll: Eh, fair enough.

Haley Mercury: Hey, baby. You got me freaking. I can't be mixed up in some murder cult. What are you, crazy?
Vince McKinley: The word "cult" is ghastly and inappropriate and offends me greatly. We're more of a family.

Claire: I mean, this house and this people. Who are they?
Carroll: You could call them my friends, my family, people I want to help.
Claire: You mean the crazy, psychotic unstable people out there?

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-ProducerJames Thompson (1)  |  Lauren Wagner  |  Shintaro Shimosawa  |  Seamus Kevin Fahey
Consulting ProducerDavid Wilcox
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorRob Seidenglanz
CastingRoss Meyerson  |  Greg Orson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Julie Tucker
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 DecoratorGeorge Detitta Jr.
Property MasterJill Alexander
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Michael Bost
Re-Recording MixerAndre Perreau  |  Ken Burton
Director of PhotographyDavid Tuttman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gallin
Sound MixerMathew Price (3)
Production AccountantTamsin Anstey
"A" Camera OperatorPeter Ramos
Department Head HairDonna Marie Fischetto
Casting AssociateC.J. Molidor
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
"B" Camera OperatorPyare Fortunato
Charge Scenic ArtistPeter G. Hackman
Warning: The Following season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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