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“The Following” 2x7 - Joe goes from the leader to the follower

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In last week’s episode, Mike joins Max and Ryan and works to try and find Joe. Meanwhile, Joe and Lily argue about their next move but a reckless move by someone may challenge everything that everyone plans.

In this week’s episode, titled “Sacrifice”, the search for Lily takes a turn when Max faces a new threat. Meanwhile, things aren’t what they seem at the latest hideout for Joe, Emma, and Mandy.

Joe connects with another cult where he quickly learns that he is no longer the leader but is now the follower. He joins the cult run by a man named Micah who is taking in Joe, Mandy, and Emma because he wants Joe to do something for him. Emma doesn’t want to, but Joe convinces her that it will be ok.

Obviously Joe has more plans then what he’s leading on. He knew about this cult from Roderick but he quickly sees that he didn’t think his plan all the way through. Micah may be smarter then him and certainly showed then when he used Emma as a sacrifice, as a way to test Joe. Little do they know that this just fuels him to get revenge and take control.

Mike, Max, and Ryan deal with the consequences of their actions over the last few shows. Mike steps back to collect himself because what he did to Luke is too much. Max tries to convince Ryan to stop but he’s too obsessed. He created a life for Joe and he won’t stop until he kills Joe.

Max gets kidnapped by a serial killer called The Huntsman or Kurt Bowling and his son. Kurt is in love with Lily and took Max because Lily told him to. He hunts his victims in the woods before gutting them and mutilating them. Mike comes back to help Ryan find Max.

It looks like Mike know and realizes that he’s in too deep, but like Ryan, he can’t seem to stay away. As soon as he heard that Max was kidnapped he came back. Could that mean more (like him having feelings for her) or could it be that he just couldn’t back away like Ryan?

No matter what caused Mike to come back, what Lily does at the end of the show will certainly keep him staying until he gets revenge on her and Mark for what they did.

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