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The Following: The Curse

Ryan, Debra, and Mike seek out the arms dealer who provided Carroll's militia with their weapons. Meanwhile, Claire reads her ex-husband's manuscript, and then has a reunion with her former nanny.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 2J7412
Airdate: Monday April 08th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 08, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 09, 2013
AU (Nine Network) May 29, 2013


Guest Stars
Warren KoleWarren Kole
As Roderick
Mike ColterMike Colter
As Nick Donovan
Jennifer FerrinJennifer Ferrin
As Molly
Christopher Denham (2)Christopher Denham (2)
As Vince McKinley
Chinasa OgbuaguChinasa Ogbuagu
As Agent Deidre Mitchell
Rob BogueRob Bogue
As Daniel Monroe (as Robert Bogue)

Co-Guest Stars
Kal ParekhKal Parekh
As Aaron
Sean Quinn HanleySean Quinn Hanley
As Young Ryan (as Sean Hanley)
Todd Ryan JonesTodd Ryan Jones
As Brian Fowler
Louise Harris (2)Louise Harris (2)
As Cult Devotee #1
Kieran MulcareKieran Mulcare
As Crackhead
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
Kyle CatlettKyle Catlett
As Joey Matthews


Claire wakes up and finds Joey, and then leads him out of the house at the crack of dawn. As they run to the gate, they discover that it's locked. Claire has Joey start to squeeze through, but Roderick walks up and asks if he can help her. Several other follows come over and Claire says that they were going for a walk. Well aware of what she was up to, Roderick suggests that they go back inside and Claire reluctantly goes with him...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Christopher CrossAll Right1983 flashback
Sarah JaffeHooray for Loveclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Agent Deidre Mitchell: Hey, Ryan, you remember Brad Pitt. That was a Fight Club reference.
Mike: Yeah, I got that. Almost immediately.
Ryan: How're you feeling?
Mike: Yeah, I'm good. It only hurts when I walk or talk, or breathe.

Debra: That's how you reach the highest level of Carrolism.
Ryan: Did you just give Joe's religion a name?
Debra: Got to call it something.

Ryan: This is sloppy of you, Joe.
Carroll: No, this is insane of me.

Carroll: Then what... what drives you?
Ryan: What drives you?
Carroll: Death. death does. It, uh, it fuels me.
Ryan: Me, too. Isn't that what you want to hear? It fuels me, too.
Carroll: We both seek it out.
Ryan: No, no... I don't--I don't seek it out.
Carroll: Oh, yes, you do. It motivates your--your every move, Ryan. But why? that's--that's what we all want to know. What did you do to deserve your place in life?
Ryan: Nothing. It just is.
Carroll: We are... so alike, Ryan. It is through death that we both live.

Mike: I went too far, I know. Not used to almost dying. Makes it harder to do the right thing.

Cultural References
Agent Mitchell: That was a Fight Club reference.

Fight Club is a novel (1996) by Chuck Palahniuk, subsequently made into a movie in 1999. The unnamed protagonist, unable to sleep, falls under the influence of the mysterious Tyler Durden, and together they establish an underground fight club for men seeking violence as a form of therapy.

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  |  Vincent Angell
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer
EditorMatthew Colonna
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
Set DecoratorGeorge Detitta Jr.
Property MasterJill Alexander
Production CoordinatorTamsin Anstey
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Michael Bost
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreau
Director of PhotographyDavid Tuttman
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gallin
Sound MixerMathew Price (3)
Department Head HairDonna Marie Fischetto
Casting AssociateC.J. Molidor
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Charge Scenic ArtistPeter G. Hackman
"B" Camera First AssistantJohn Romer
"A" Camera 1st AssistantLee Vickery
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