'The Following' Season 3 Spoilers: Joe's Execution Day And Meeting Theo's Sister

Meredith Jacobs

Could Joe Carroll's days as part of The Following really be drawing to a close? But will he be executed? And what will that mean for Ryan? Plus, is there anyone in Theo's life that he cares about or is everyone expendable like his wife was?

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Joe Carroll is very much part of The Following season 3, even though he's behind bars (again), but are his days numbered? His execution day is looming large, and it's coming before the finale, as executive producer Alexi Hawley told Entertainment Weekly. While Joe has successfully escaped from jail in the past, that has not been the case this season. Instead, his escape was only one of the dreams/fantasies he and Ryan have both been having. Based on what the EP had to say, you don't want to miss it when the time comes for his execution.

"I don't want to spoil where it's going, but I will say that his execution day episode will be completely unexpected and very shocking."

Furthermore, Hawley has teased that Joe's not going to be too happy with Ryan's decision, and Ryan is going to have to do some thinking about their relationship as well.

"What is that going to do to Joe? Joe thinks that he and Ryan are best friends, so Ryan denying it clearly is going to infuriate him. How's that going to impact Ryan? Ultimately, Ryan is going to have to come face-to-face with what this relationship really is. He's dreaming about Joe. He dreamed they were best friends and drinking. Clearly, on the surface, Ryan wants to deny that Joe means something to him, but his subconscious has another message to send him."
"We realize Theo isn't completely impenetrable. That vulnerability, by the end of the season, is going to be dangerous for him. She is connected to Theo's childhood and she's the one person who he cares about. What it does is allow us to see another side of Theo and it also allows us to explore his origins."

The Following season 3 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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