"New Blood"

March 2, 2015
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Written by
Alexi Hawley & Brett Mahoney
Directed by
Marcos Siega
Guest starring

New Blood is the season premiere of season 3 from The Following[1].



  • Gregg Henry and James Purefoy don't appear in this episode as their characters Arthur Strauss and Joe Carroll.
    • As of this episode, Ryan Hardy became the only character to appear in every episode to date.
    • Joe Carroll only appeared in pictures and was mentioned during the episode.
  • This episode marks the introduction of Daisy, Kyle, Tom Reyes, Gwen and Andrew Sharp.
  • Former main cast members Emma Hill and Debra Parker only appear in pictures near the end of the episode.
  • Luke Gray, Lily Gray and Gisele are mentioned during this episode.
  • Main deaths during this episodes refer to deaths that appeared in season 2.
  • This episode reveals that it wasn't Carrie Cooke who picked up Mark Gray. Instead it was a newly introduced character, namely Andrew Sharp.
  • This is the first season premiere not to focus on Joe Carroll's The Followers.
  • This is the first episode to focus on a background character, although the background character was deceased during the events of season 2, since she was a part of Korban.
  • This is the first episode in which Sam Underwood plays the role of Mark Gray and Luke Gray, while the character of Luke Gray was deceased. This is because Mark Gray missed his brother very much, that he begun to think he was him as well.

Notes and referencesEdit

The Following -- Season 3
#01 "New Blood"#09 "Kill The Messenger"
#02 "Boxed In"#10 "Evermore"
#03 "Exposed"#11 "Demons"
#04 "Home"#12 "The Edge"
#05 "A Hostile Witness"#13 "A Simple Trade"
#06 "Reunion"#14 "Dead or Alive"
#07 "The Hunt"#15 "The Reckoning"
#08 "Flesh & Blood"