So this season has been a long and winding road. Some of it was definitely better than others, but The Following started off with a bang and ended much the same way. As much as I was sure, three episodes ago, that I’d probably never watch this show again, the finale changed my mind. I must know where things go from here!
Hardy… Dude, running off after you tell your people to cover you… You’re lucky you didn’t get shot by friendly fire. And forgive me if I think them picking up that sniper was waaaay too easy. Though, I have to say, you’d think Carroll’s people would stop assuming that Hardy is FBI. I mean, I guess he was back in the day and that’s how Carroll idolized him (or whatever you want to call it) so maybe that’s where their confusion comes in. Either way, that was a particularly brutal beating and, strangely enough, more difficult to watch than what Roderick did to Weston.
And when he just straight shot that guy in the face—yeah, that was pretty epic. It’s not lost on me that I found myself cheering for the hero to straight murder some people when he’s chasing down people who murder other people. A little bit of irony there, no? Also, I totally get why he left Weston behind. Everyone around him keeps dropping like flies, and he has a chance to actually save Weston (after he was supposed to die, but still).