Joe Carroll stages his final act.
Joe Carroll sets his escape plan in action.
The Havenport Police Department is brought onto the case and Roderick's role as sheriff is called into question – leading him to make a shocking decision that threatens the safety of Joey. Meanwhile, Ryan goes against the FBI, hoping to gain the trust of one of Joe's followers.
Ryan and the FBI discover a follower who might be able to lead them to Joe Carroll's location. Agent Weston returns to the case – but his run-in with the cult may have had a bigger impact on him than anyone originally thought. Meanwhile, Claire and Emma come face-to-face for the first time since Joey's kidnapping.
After losing Claire to Joe's followers, Ryan and Parker attempt to recover – while the FBI tracks down an undercover location that may have dark ties to Joe's following. Meanwhile, Claire adjusts to life at the Followers' mansion and has an unexpected reunion. Emma and Jacob continue to deal with Emma's betrayal.
After discovering Claire's location, Joe sends two followers to capture her – but Ryan may be one step ahead of him. Meanwhile, Jacob struggles with recent decisions causing his reunion with Emma to be less than ideal. Also, a relationship from Ryan's past plays a significant role in his future.
With Weston still in the hospital, Ryan and Parker attempt to outsmart their new boss, Donovan in order to continue their search. Ina surprising move, Joe reaches out to Ryan to demand Claire's location and reveals that he will go to great lengths to lure her outof FBI custody. Meanwhile, followers from the past make a shocking return.
With Joey Matthews still missing and the search for Joe Carroll escalating, the FBI brings in Nick Donovan (guest star MIKE COLTER)to run lead on the case – much to Ryan and Parker's dismay. Meanwhile, a follower from the past meets up with Joe Carroll, and their plans have a life-threatening result.
With the help of attorney Olivia Warren, Joe Carroll makes a case against Ryan and the FBI to be transferred to a different facility, but Ryan suspects a larger plan may be at play. Meanwhile, Emma and Joey arrive at a meeting point and come across another one of Roderick's men who has a secret of his own.
Joe Carroll's true intentions are revealed through a new follower, Charlie Mead (guest star TOM LIPINSKI). As Ryan learns of Joe's plans, he tries to stall Emma, Jacob and Paul by taunting them in hopes of turning them against each other. Meanwhile, Emma makes a shocking decision.
When Claire receives a phone call that may lead her to find her son, the FBI and Ryan Hardy set their next move into motion, causing panic at the farmhouse. Meanwhile, Joe Carroll seeks a lawyer from his past (guest star RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY) to send a message that has deadly results.
Maggie (guest star VIRGINIA KULL) devises a plot to put an end to Hardy. Meanwhile, tension rises as Paul reveals a secret that Jacob has been keeping from Emma and more information about Hardy and Claire's past relationship is revealed.
Another follower is uncovered.
Joe Carroll's plan enters phase two.
Former FBI Agent Ryan Hardy is called out of retirement to track down escaped serial killer Joe Carroll.
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