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“The Following” 2x12 - Claire tries to help while Mandy finds herself in trouble

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In last week’s episode, Lily Grey returns and tries to break out Luke from the hospital. She uses a mass killing to hide her breakout. Meanwhile, Claire wants out of her witness protection program, believing that she can help Ryan catch Joe.

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In this week’s episode, titled “Betrayal”, Claire is back and is doing anything she can to help Ryan get Joe. Meanwhile, Mandy is taken in by Lily and tortured to get information on Joe.

Claire and Ryan reconnect as she tries to convince him to let her help. Ryan’s going to have some personal matters to deal with as he’s going to have to keep Carrie from finding out about Claire.

Joe wages war against Pastor Tanner and he uses Carrie to do that. He has a message that he wants her to reveal. After delivering the message, he has some of his followers go and grab Pastor Tanner’s son, Preston.

Ryan throws a wrench in Joe’s plans as he is able to pop in while his followers are trying to send a message to Pastor Tanner. Mike kills Lucas during the struggle but the others drive away. Ryan chases after them in hopes that they will lead him to Joe.

Mandy goes back to Lily thinking that she is going to become part of that family, but Lily’s too obsessed with finding Joe. Mandy feels too connected to Joe to betray him she knows that Lily will try and harm him if she tells her where Joe is.

When Joe finds out about Mandy leaving, he knows this can’t be good news. Emma quickly sees that Mandy went to Lily. Joe takes a risk and calls Lily for Mandy.

Luke and Mark start their work on Mandy trying to get her to open up by torturing her. Joe has a chance to save Mandy but he instead saves himself, thus sealing Mandy’s fate.

Joe and Emma fight over Mandy because he blames her for her death. He said that if she was more welcoming to Mandy then Mandy wouldn’t have left.

Claire makes a bold move by the end of the show. While Mike and Max are trying to deal with Carrie, Claire reveals herself to Carrie telling her that they need to work together to try and get to Ryan.

In next week’s episode, the climax of the show comes to a head. Claire, Carrie, Mike, and Max try and figure out a way to help Ryan while Ryan makes his move to try and get to Joe.

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