The two gay guys who ended up surprising everyone when they turned out to be part of the "cult" in "The Following" revealed another big surprise on Monday night.
Their three years of playing gay to befriend their next victim turned out that the two men had slept with each other during their pretend relationship.
It was supposed to stay a secret between them, and they shared an intimate and surprising kiss on the third episode of Kevin Bacon's unique and popular drama series.
The characters of Jacob and Paul are played (respectively) by Nico Tortorella and Adam Canto.
The couple were posing gay as part of a kidnapping plot, and it turned out they were involved in a triangular relationship with Emma (Valorie Curry). They are all followers of serial killer Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy). Under his orders, they have kidnapped his own son from his mother (portrayed by Natalie Zea).
In an interview with TV Guide, Tortorella said:
“Each one of us has our own distinct qualities that he lets shine. He’s not making us drink the Kool-Aid or playing the CD backwards to put things in our heads. It’s already there. He’s just telling us that it’s OK.”
The series creator is horror movie buff and gay guy Kevin Williamson who talked about the sexuality of the characters.
"It’s not about whether they’re gay or straight or bisexual but it’s about whether they’re in touch with reality,” he said. "He posed as a gay man for two years, and he’s not really sure what’s reality and what’s not. I think what’s really happening in that house of three psychos is that they really need to come together as human beings and sort of figure out how to comfort each other.”
The actors were also interviewed.
Nico: "I think Jacob would be the first one to say that he is not gay just because he doesn’t like the word. But there are definitely elements, 100 percent."
Adam: "Well, I think it’s kind of inevitable to separate sexuality from love and affection. Even if you don’t go through the whole thing. Sexuality is pretty much the basis of everything and who we are as personalities. I don’t think it’s particularly about sexuality but this passion and this devotion for this cause."
And, expect lots more twists and turns.
The Following airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox.