The Following Season 2: Kevin Bacon & Co. Tout Fresh Villain ('Or 4'), Tease Ryan's New Family Tie

Can we please get a slow clap going for The Following‘s Joe Carroll?

After all, as series creator Kevin Williamson pointed out to Michael Ausiello during a visit to TVLine’s Comic-Con suite, everything in Season 1 played out according to the killer’s master plan — including his own (dubious) death.

The end of Carroll’s story means …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Kevin Bacon Previews The Following's 'Epic and Gothic' Season Finale: 'Hold Onto Your Hat!'

This Monday at 9/8c, Fox’s The Following turns the page to “The Final Chapter” — as in the title of its freshman finale. But is Joe Carroll (played by James Purefoy) truly ready to close the book on his and Ryan Hardy’s (Kevin Bacon) game of cat-and-mouse? And whom among the good guys might he take out along the way to his killer coda? READ PREVIEW