Ryan: “Nobody likes me.”
Mike: “Well you are inconsistent and extreme.”
“Welcome Home” is the newest episode of The Following. This article contains major spoilers, so beware! Check out the slideshow for some quotes from the episode. The Following airs Monday nights at 8 on Fox.
The mysterious Roderick appears! As it turns out, he is the sheriff of the local town where the mansion is that Joe Carroll and his followers are staying. There isn’t really a lot of time spent on how the house works. Aside from some group shots of the massive amount of people there, most of the time is spent with Emma and Joe, or with Joe and Roderick. The writers really need to delve more into the set up of this place. What will it be used for? Are all of Joe’s followers supposed to be there? Seeing as how this is the first episode spent there, it would have made perfect sense to take the time to flesh out how the mansion runs, but the writers decided not to do that. What are your theories about this house?
Joe’s main focus is to find Claire, and so the plan is to make someone from the FBI tell them where she is, and that person would be Mike. This is a great episode for him. He’s becoming a much more developed character. In this episode, viewers learn more about his past, but unfortunately not through a flashback. Parker and Roderick give a rundown of his past. Mike proves his dedication, which is impressive at first, and then even more so when it is revealed that Mike did know where Claire was the entire time. The writers have also been working on Mike and Ryan’s relationship, and it is great to see Ryan be such a friend to him. What did you think of Mike during this episode?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The FBI sends down a new head honcho, and he isn’t a fan of Ryan’s. Nick Donavan is trying to do things his way, and that means cutting out Ryan. It’s interesting that everyone doesn’t seem to like him, and the presence of Nick shows just how in charge Ryan seems to be. What’s your impression of him? Joe and Emma take their relationship to the next level. It’s a little weird because Joe always comes off as caring for her as a daughter, but not in this episode. At first, he plays the “I love my wife” card, but soon succumbs. Maybe it’s the alcohol. Did you always suspect there to be a romantic undertone to Joe and Emma’s relationship?
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