One of the many wonderful things about the world of television is the possibility for story tweaks midstream. Many network shows are shot as they are airing, which allows the creative team to constantly monitor progress and make changes where necessary. By now, most TV fans are aware of Vince Gilligan’s decision to let Jesse Pinkman live past the originally planned nine episodes. With possible changes always looming, fans of flawed, but intriguing, television shows can be patient enough to wait and see what changes the writers plan to make to the original plan. Occasionally, shows make really positive changes that allow them to make the leap. It’s too early to declare The Following made the leap tonight, but the direction of tonight’s episode was markedly better than anything we’ve seen to this point.