Originally posted on TVLine:
The shine comes off two of Joe’s golden boys in this week’s The Following, which nevertheless ends with an event we’ve been waiting for for some time. And it looks like FBI Nick isn’t the follower many of us thought… but you never know. Let’s review what happened in “Havenport.”
JIG’S UP | Once Mike recognizes that the Havenport sheriff is Roderick – the voice tips him off – he pulls a gun on the undercover follower. Roderick slips out a side door in the confusion that follows; the FBI soon discovers that the faux lawman is really Tim Nelson, a “golden boy” (like Jacob) who had Joe as his faculty advisor at Winslow. Roderick speeds over to Joe’s mansion, where he announces they’re “royally screwed.” (Exhibit A: his hair. It’s mussed in ways that can only foretell doom.) “It’s just a matter of time now. They will find us,” he says, quite agitated as he exhorts Joe to move everyone off the premises. When Carroll calmly says it’s “not time now,” Roderick questions whether there’s another plan in the works. The tone he uses with Joe is an interesting mix of devotion and mockery; it’s not surprising when his mentor grabs him by the throat and nearly chokes him to death. Roderick coughs, wretches and then screams, “You used me? You used me!” Kinda fun to see the whole nutty shebang begin to come apart, no?