How the heck did Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) end up getting such an elaborate cult put together from prison? There were so many shockers on The Following, I'm not sure which was the most surprising. "The Fall" proved that anyone could be a follower. Well, except for Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea). There's no plausible way for them to be under Joe's influence, right?