Ryan and Joe must join forces to stop Mark and Luke from killing Claire as revenge for the death of their mother.
- The title refers to Ryan's forgiveness of himself in his pursuit for Joe, Joe seeking forgiveness from Claire for all that he has done and Mike seeking forgiveness from Max, for killing Lily.
- As of this episode, Valorie Curry's name doesn't appear in the episode credits.
- Although Joe reveals that Ryan killed more people than he had, this is fact not true on-screen. However, it's possible that Ryan killed more people before Rick Kester.
- This episode marks the death of Luke Gray.
- As of this episode, Joe gets arrested.
- This is the only episode this season in which Claire and Joe saw each other in person.
- As of this episode, Mike Weston appeared in every episode this season.
- In this episode, Mike and Max share their first kiss.
- As a reflection of The Final Chapter and Resurrection, Ryan is in this episode safe while eating Chinese food.
- The word "Finally" is used by both Joe, when Ryan appears, and Max, when Mike kisses her.
- Joe killed one character more than in the previous final, The Final Chapter.
|The Following -- Season 2|
|#01 "Resurrection"||#09 "Unmasked"|
|#02 "For Joe"||#10 "Teacher's Pet"|
|#03 "Trust Me"||#11 "Freedom"|
|#04 "Family Affair"||#12 "Betrayal"|
|#05 "Reflection"||#13 "The Reaping"|
|#06 "Fly Away"||#14 "Silence"|
|#07 "Sacrifice"||#15 "Forgive"|
|#08 "The Messenger"|