It was not a banner day for the females on “The Following” on Monday (April 7). Mandy, Claire and Carrie all made some absolutely terrible decisions during “Betrayal,” but only one of them lost their lives as a result. So who died?
Oh, Mandy. Poor, sweet, not-so-innocent Mandy. You could not have made a dumber decision than running away from Joe straight into the arms of the one woman who wants to see him hurt — other than Ryan and Claire, of course, but still just as murder-y. Yeah, Mandy escaped from Korben to meet up with Lily and her sons Luke and Mark, and they played her like a fiddle.
All Lily wanted was the location of Joe, but even though Mandy was not a fan of Joe’s new “family,” she was loyal … until the very end. At least Mandy got to hear Joe tell her that he loves her over the phone before Luke and Mark killed her. Despite Mandy’s poor choices, she definitely proved her loyalty in her final moments.
And then, since this is Luke and Mark and Lily that we’re talking about, they staged a family dinner with Mandy’s corpse after killing her. Brutal. RIP Mandy.
Mandy wasn’t the only one making stupid decisions during the episode, but so far she’s the only one who’s had to pay with her life. Claire finally got her reunion with Ryan a year after her “death,” but she is so determined to kill Joe that she blew her witness protection detail and revealed herself to Carrie, offering to go on Carrie’s show to reveal to the world that she’s alive. She thinks that it might throw Joe off his game when really all it does is paint yet another target on Claire and Joey’s back. Oh honey, there’s a reason you went into witness protection in the first place. And everyone knows the first rule of witness protection, right? You don’t talk about witness protection. Or something like that.