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The Following: The Final Chapter

Carroll abducts Claire and prepares to use her as bait to lure Ryan to him so they can write the final chapter of his new novel. Meanwhile, Ryan and Mike race the clock to find Debra's location before she suffocates.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x15
Production Number: 2J7415
Airdate: Monday April 29th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CTV) Apr 29, 2013
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 30, 2013

  • Currently 7.1/10
7.1/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jennifer Ferrin
As Molly
John Lafayette
As Deputy Marshal Scott Turner
Charles Semine
As Alex Lipton (as Charlie Semine)
Chinasa Ogbuagu
As Agent Deidre Mitchell
Jack Gwaltney
As Neil Meyer

Co-Guest Stars
Nicole Sellars
As News Reporter
Dylan Clark Marshall
As Jack Foster
Jamil Mena
As FBI Agent
Main Cast
Kevin Bacon
As Ryan Hardy
Shawn Ashmore
As Agent Mike Weston
Valorie Curry
As Emma Hill
James Purefoy
As Joe Carroll
Natalie Zea
As Claire Matthews
Annie Parisse
As Agent Debra Parker


The morning after the attack on the evacuation center, Mitchell picks up surveillance footage from a gas station showing two of Carroll's men abducting Parker. She identifies one man as Alex Lipton, a militia warrior. As they try to work out the clues Carroll has left them, Ryan sees a young boy wearing a Poe mask walk up to the station. The boy, Jack Foster, says that a woman named Emma paid him $20 to put on the mask. Realizing that it's another clue, Ryan checks the mask and finds a phone number inside...

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Episode Notes
This episode marks the death of Agent Debra Parker.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Sonic YouthSnare, GirlRight before the ending of the episode.

Episode Quotes
Claire: This is your ending, a lighthouse? You don't find that the least bit predictable?
Carroll: I... I find it fitting.
Claire: Or predictable.

Ryan: My hands are tied, Joe. Doesn't quite make for a fair fight.
Carroll: Ryan, I have been stabbed with both a knife and a fork, so I really don't think there's going to be anymore fighting.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKevin Williamson
Executive ProducerKevin Williamson  |  Marcos Siega
Co-Executive ProducerAdam Armus  |  Nora Kay Foster
Supervising ProducerAndrew Wilder
ProducerMichael Stricks  |  Rebecca Dameron
Co-ProducerShintaro Shimosawa  |  Lauren Wagner  |  James Thompson (1)
Consulting ProducerVincent Angell  |  David Wilcox
Production DesignerJohn D. Kretschmer  |  Laura Ballinger-Gardener
EditorRob Seidenglanz
CastingRoss Meyerson  |  Lesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  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
Construction CoordinatorFred Merusi
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
Department Head HairDonna Marie Fischetto
Casting AssociateC.J. Molidor
Department Head Make-upKymbra Kelly
Charge Scenic ArtistPeter G. Hackman
Key CarpenterKen Hammer
Warning: The Following season 1 episode 15 guide may contain spoilers
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