TV Guide has some scoop on season 2 of The Following
The Following’s cliff-hanger is killing me! Any hints about who will be coming back next year? — Dan
ADAM: Are Joe and Claire alive? That remains the biggest question, but I can say with certainty that Ryan Hardy will live to bungle another lead. But if Joe’s dead, who’ll Ryan chase? Infer what you will from this news: Executive producer Marcos Siega tells us that fan favorite Emma (Valorie Curry) and Ryan’s partner Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) will have larger roles in Season 2.
Tonight is the highly anticipated season finale of Fox’s The Following and fans are waiting to see if all the major questions will be answered. EW talked to The Following‘s mastermind Kevin Williamson about tonight’s can’t-miss season finale.
So what can you say about the episode, fittingly called “The Final Chapter.”
It really does continue Joe Carroll’s descent into madness. Basically, in the pilot, Joe said they were going to write a book together. Now he’s declared there’s going to be a rewrite and Claire is going to die. Is he going to allow an opportunity for the hero to save the leading lady? Or is it going to be a case like the pilot episode where he’s going to let Hardy discover her body or witness her death? In the finale, it really is about Joe Carroll luring Ryan to their final confrontation so that the final chapter can play out live. Can Ryan save Claire? That’s the final chapter.
How will this set up season two?
There’s definitely some lose threads, some unanswered questions. We do complete the final chapter. There’s a couple cliff-hangers. We’re going to set up next season. We’ll continue the story of Ryan Hardy and yes there will be a new threat in addition to the dangling threads. The story continues but in a new way. To say anymore, just ruins anything.
Will there be major deaths tonight?
Yes. People live, people die. Kevin Bacon told me he got emotional when he read it. It’s scary. It’s emotional. Kevin and James are just a revelation in their scenes together. Their chemistry really comes through in a big way in the finale.