It's go time on the finale of "The Following," as troubled ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and emotionally unraveling serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) near their insanely stressful confrontation. After all, Carroll has abducted his ex-wife, Claire (Natalie Zea) and is taking her to sea, and Agent Parker (Annie Parisse) was buried alive by a group of Carroll's cultish followers in a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Premature Burial."
Hardy and the FBI are getting ever closer to apprehending the fugitive madman, and in this exclusive clip, he's come upon one of Carroll's most devoted and ruthless followers: Emma (Valorie Curry). She is not one to cross; she just slit her lover's throat for suggesting that they renounce their loyalty to Carroll. Not to mention, she killed her own mother.
As Hardy approaches Emma, she tells him to lose his gun and phone. He tosses them into his car before approaching her. When he doesn't get on his knees as she demands, she asks, "Do you think I can't kill you? I have been instructed to shoot you, Ryan. We're not playing around anymore. This is it." All Hardy wants to know is where Claire is. Chances are he's not getting that piece of info without paying a price.
To find out who makes it out alive, tune in to the Season 1 finale of "The Following" on Monday, 4/29 at 9 PM on Fox.