"The Final Chapter"
The Following 1x15-5

April 29, 2013
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"The Final Chapter" is the final episode of Season 1, and overall the fifteenth produced hour of The Following. It first aired on April 29, 2013. 


Ryan races to stop Joe Carroll before his endgame reaches a deadly conclusion. Meanwhile, Joe leads Claire to a special location and the ultimate showdown between good and evil takes place


  • Despite Joe's final chapter taking place in a lighthouse, the final fight was in a boathouse. However, the lighthouse was only seen.
  • Both the Pilot and The Final Chapter are related to a lighthouse. Both are related in being an unfinished chapter.
  • This marks the last appearance of Debra Parker.


  • The Poe Mask makes an appearance.
  • Parker calls Ryan and tells him she's been buried alive.
  • Ryan and Mike track down a lead.
  • Ryan's on the case.
  • A sniper has Mike in the crosshairs.
  • Why does Ryan have his gun pointed at an FBI Agent? Is that Mike?
  • Ryan doesn't look very good, does he?
  • Is Ryan being drugged?
  • Ryan's held at gunpoint.
  • Joe threatens to use a needle to poke out Claire's eyes.
  • What happened to make Mike look so upset?
The Following -- Season 1
#01 "Pilot"#09 "Love Hurts"
#02 "Chapter Two"#10 "Guilt"
#03 "The Poet's Fire"#11 "Whips & Regret"
#04 "Mad Love"#12 "The Curse"
#05 "The Siege"#13 "Havenport"
#06 "The Fall"#14 "The End is Near"
#07 "Let Me Go"#15 "The Final Chapter"
#08 "Welcome Home"