Joe Carroll stages his final act.
Joe Carroll sets his escape plan in action.
Roderick makes a decision with dangerous implications.
Ryan and Weston team up to take down a follower.
Hardy and Parker discover a place with a dark and twisted secret.
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.
A new follower is uncovered in Rick Kester (guest star MICHAEL DRAYER), who is on a determined path to follow through on Carroll's orders. Hardy and the FBI attempt to predict Rick's course of revenge, which leads to a surprising outcome. Meanwhile, Paul's jealousy over Emma and Jacob's relationship leads to a breaking point, and the origin of Hardy and Carroll's relationship is revealed.
Ryan Hardy, Agent Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, who is brought in to lead the investigation into Joe Carroll and his followers, dive deeper into the history of Carroll's psyche. To do so, they enlist the help of Carroll's ex-wife, and Hardy's former love, Claire Matthews. Meanwhile, Emma (series star VALORIE CURRY), Jacob (series star NICO TORTORELLA) and Paul (series star ADANCANTO) keep Claire's son Joey at a house in the country as they prepare for their next move.
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