Violet recaps Season 2 Episode 6 of The Following, titled Fly Away, where Hardy calls Weston for help, and Lily shares her big plan with Joe! Following the recap, Violet shares her thoughts on the episode.
Episode Recap of The Following, Season 2 Episode 6: Fly Away
- As Mark leaves the barn, he notices that Emma drew Joe instead of him. Mark knocks on Luke’s bedroom door, and he answers, out of breath. Luke tries to get Mark to go away, but Mark barges in and finds Giselle’s dead body. Luke tells Mark that Ryan Hardy killed her.
- Weston unsuccessfully tries to convince Mendez that the guy in the picture is Joe Carroll. Max brings supplies to patch Hardy up. Hardy calls Weston to give him an update and to ask him to send help. Lily tells Joe about her plan for all of them to go to Venezuela, but Joe isn’t interested.
- Lily is called to Luke’s room, where she sees Giselle’s dead body, and Luke fills her in about what happened. Luke wants to finish Hardy off, but Lily asks Mark to tell everyone they’re leaving in the morning. Weston arrives at the motel without having told the FBI anything, because he thinks the FBI might be compromised.
- Mandy informs Emma that she heard Joe and Lily having sex last night. Emma wonders why everyone is packing. Luke goes to the motel, where Weston sneaks up behind him and knocks him out. Joe finds Emma and tells her he can’t go to Venezuela, and that he has an epic plan. He promises her his loyalty and asks her to come with him.
- Luke tells Hardy that his mother is with Joe. Weston punches Luke a couple of times. Mandy suggests to Lily that she should talk to Joe about whether he wants to go to Venezuela. Hardy uses Luke’s phone to call Lily, while Weston and Max trace Lily’s location. He proposes to trade Luke for Joe at a nearby dam.
- Lily informs Joe that Hardy is nearby, but at the same time, she drugs his wine, and he passes out. Emma and Mandy find Joe and realize he is drugged. Weston hides behind a pillar, while Max brings Luke out for the trade. Lily and Mark have brought a hostage wearing a Joe Carroll mask. Weston slashes their tires, then reveals himself.
- Weston, Max, and Mark put down their guns. Lily threatens the life of the hostage. Weston stabs Luke a couple of times, then lets him go. Lily and Mark run off, while Weston and Mark shoot at each other, then Weston chases after them.
- Emma is able to wake Joe up. Radmila tries to stop them from leaving, but Joe stabs her and leaves her for dead. Hardy goes to Lily’s house, and is attacked by Sami, but Hardy stabs and kills him. He goes upstairs and looks out the window just in time to see Joe drive off. Radmila tells Hardy that Joe is going to the airfield.
- Emma calls Mark to ask the location of the airstrip. Weston catches up to Lily, Mark, and Luke, and shoots Luke. Realizing it’s too late, Lily and Mark drive away. Weston repeatedly punches Luke into a bloody pulp until Max forces him at gunpoint to stop.
- Joe, Emma, and Mandy begin to board the plane, when Joe gets a phone call. The plane taxis down the runway, preparing to take off, when Hardy and the FBI show up and stop it from taking off. However, only the pilot is on the plane.
- The pilot is unable to identify the man as Joe Carroll. Mendez tells Hardy he has destroyed Max’s and Weston’s careers. Hardy tells Max and Weston that someone on the inside must have tipped Joe off, and that they can’t trust anyone in the FBI.
- It turns out Jana is the one who called Joe. As Emma, Joe, and Mandy drive away, Lily calls Joe, but he has no sympathy for her, and tells her he’s done with her. Lily breaks down crying, and Mark comforts her.
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 6 of The Following: Fly Away
Well that was a pretty crazy, game changing episode! This is what the audience has been waiting for! I feel like all the episodes before this were just slow playing the show, and that everything was leading up to this, because I certainly did not see it coming that there would be this much chaos and carnage happening in this episode. I feel like Joe is finally starting to become his old self again. It’s like it took him awhile to find himself, because he had spent so long pretending to be somebody else, but now he is back in full force. And we haven’t even begun to see what he has up his sleeve.
It was very surprising to me that Joe would spurn Lily so quickly, considering they just had sex, and were still cuddling at the beginning of the episode. But you can’t really blame him for his reaction, considering the fact that Lily did drug him. Lily has lost so much, and Joe wants nothing to do with her, even though everything she did and gave up was for him. She has lost all of her children except for Mark, and Luke’s barely alive, but she’ll probably never see him again. (That was a convenient way for the show to not have to bother with shooting double scenes with the actor who plays both Mark and Luke!) Death count: Hardy killed 3 of her kids (Jamel, Sami, and Giselle – that is, if Giselle counted as one of her children), Joe killed 1 (Radmila), and Weston almost killed 1 (Luke).
Speaking of Weston, what’s up with him anyway? He kept going pretty psycho beating up Luke on several different occasions. It was as if he personally knew him or something. Mendez mentioned a psych evaluation that hadn’t come back yet on Weston. I guess we’re supposed to assume that the results are pretty bad. I’m glad Weston and Hardy are working together again and seem to be getting along though. Oh, and I was wondering during this episode, how many episodes until Weston and Max get together? But then I saw the previews, and it’s possible that Max gets killed off by Lily exacting her revenge on Hardy for killing her children. I wouldn’t put it past this show to kill Max off this quickly.
What happens next with Max’s and Weston’s careers? When will Mendez and the rest of the FBI be convinced that Joe is still alive? How does Jana still have inside info at the FBI if she no longer works there? We know she had a relationship with Mendez and that they share children, but how does that get her inside info? Is it because she is able to hack into the system? What is Joe’s “epic plan”? Does he even have one, or is he just making this up as he goes along?
I guess we’ll find out these answers soon, as this season has just picked up quite a bit!
Scenes from The Following, Season 2 Episode 7: Sacrifice
Here are scenes from the next episode of The Following, titled Sacrifice: