"The Reaping"

April 14, 2014
Running time
60 minutes
Production code
Written by
Directed by
Guest starring

The Reaping is the thirteenth episode of Season 2, and overall the twenty-eighth produced episode of The Following. It first aired in the United States on April 14, 2014 on FOX.



  • This episode marks the death of Lily Gray.
  • This marks the first time since The Final Chapter that Ryan Hardy and Joe Carroll have spoken to each other in person.
    • Also on two earlier occasions this season; on one of them Ryan and Joe saw each other, but didn't spoke to each other and one the second occasion they spoke to each other by mobile and not in person.
  • This episode confirms that Joe in fact moved on from Edgar Allan Poe and his literature.
  • In this episode, Ryan is actually temporary a follower from Joe. This is until he is discovered by a Korban member.
  • Although Mandy was death in the previous episode, many fans thought that Mandy was alive. This episode confirmed her death as it was said to Mike Weston and Max Hardy.
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"

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