Sunday, 10 March 2013

Review: 'The Following: Let Me Go'

'The Following: Let Me Go,' 2013, Fox. Written by Seamus Kevin Fahey. Directed by Nick Gomez. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, and Shawn Ashmore. Rated TV-14 for language and violence. Airs 9.00 p.m. EST on Monday. 

Spoiler Alert!

In this installment, Joe Carroll complains about his mistreatment by the FBI and requests a transfer. Warden Gene Montero (Nestor Serrano) grants the transfer, much to the frustration of Ryan Hardy and the FBI. Hardy believes there's something going on behind the request; soon he's proven right, as Carroll masterminds another escape. 

Meanwhile, Emma Hill brings Joey Matthews to another 'friend' -- this time it's Bo (Jacinto Taras Riddick), who isn't a follower of Carroll's but who is willing to help nonetheless. But Joey quickly discovers Bo has a woman (Audrey Esparza) being held captive in a cage, and he wants to help. This sets up a real problem between him and Bo, who isn't a nice guy at all. Charlie Mead (Tom Lipinski) makes another appearance, and helps Hill and Joey when they need it most. 

When Carroll escapes, he enlists the aid of his attorney, Olivia Warren, who has been helping him for a while now because she's terrified of what he'll do if she doesn't. One can't help feeling sorry for her, because she's so cut up about what she's being forced to do -- and one can definitely understand why she's afraid. In this episode, Carroll rewards her for her aid with cruelty befitting a man of his type. 

The woman in the cage is also connected to Carroll's escape; she's the daughter of Warden Montero, who granted Carroll's transfer because he was afraid for his daughter's life. 

This episode continues the fast pace and action of the previous installments, and also proves that no-one, not even those helping Carroll, is safe.   

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