Rooster Recap: “The Following” Episode 14: The End is Near

This episode is called “The End is Near” which is so veryoriginal. Y’know, because it’s the second to last episode in the season. I’m expecting some kind of twist (or cliffhanger).Because there had BETTER BE ONE.

So this week starts with Joe watching Ryan have sex with Molly. Totally normal. Oh, and having a delusional revelation. Great. And following classic domestic abuser behavior patterns. Screen Shot 2013-04-23 at 9.50.43 PM

Oh hey! Cult behavior. Circular chants and discussion of a master plan. We are also treated to an approximately exact number of members – 37. Based on groceries. Seriously, is there anything that woman can’t do?

How did they not see this coming?? Masque of the Red Death? People gather in a safe place, expecting it to be safe. Safe place is infiltrated. Everyone dies. They go over the plot like eight times just to make sure that everyone knows that’s what happens. Here’s the thing. I love struggling to figure out what’s going to happen along with characters, but sometimes the FBI in this show does things that are astoundingly dumb. (The criminals do too, but that’s not the point right now).

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She literally told you exactly what was going to happen.

If there are at minimum (2) murderers in a group of people who are presumably innocent, my course of action would probably not be ‘skulk awkwardly until I make eye contact with them’. First of all, we know the Followers are fans of triggers. Secondly, we know that they are primarily a reactionary group – they do things in response to the FBI, not despite them. Thirdly, don’t pour all your resources into one place. They suspect Joe is trying to leave, so once again, the FBI puts all their eggs into one basket anyway? I know they have police, but we’ve seen how effective they are (at getting shot).

Standard interrogation techniques. Guns and strangling. Nothing to see here.

Standard interrogation techniques. Guns and strangling. Nothing to see here.

Pet peeve of the week – Why does Joe have to open wine when his glass is already full?Normally I don’t notice continuity stuff, but this is actually continuous through the whole scene. No one noticed. Or something?Screen Shot 2013-04-23 at 10.10.01 PM

Alright, so then basically, it hits the fan. Total drama central. I think Emma and Jacob are two halves of one person. They complete each other. I think this is because the writers don’t really know how to create true psychopaths. Joe, Roderick, even the militia men are all emotional and illogical. Some of them are crazier or less balanced than the others, but anyone who is psychopathic dies super quick. It’s difficult, of course. Even Dexter‘s writers struggle with a truly sociopathic character. In either case, Jacob and Emma’s dialogue has become pure exposition. It’s pointless.

Hilarity. The boat is named ‘La Dolce Vita’ – The Sweet Life. Cute.

Oh snap. Jacob is DEAD. And female FBI agent is buried ALIVE. What will happen next week!? Crazy twists? Joe gets arrested? False senses of security? Random acts of MURDER?

Also, I REALLY LIKED JACOB. So shame on you for killing him. I am genuinely upset. This is my upset face. It’s hard to see on the internet.

3 thoughts on “Rooster Recap: “The Following” Episode 14: The End is Near

  1. haha I don’t know why you’re 1 reviewing such a terrible show or 2 tagging it under anthropology…but I’m grateful, because it’s my guilty pleasure.

    • Hahahaha. I kept the same tags for each episode regardless of what was going on, so I don’t even pay attention to them anymore. But I’m glad you’re enjoying them! Thanks for reading!

  2. Pingback: Rooster Recap: “The Following” Episode 15: The Final Chapter | Rooster Illusion

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