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Afterwards, he and Max kiss, beginning their relationship. These cameras are what tip Mark off that the FBI have found his. Do not read until you have watched The Following's two-hour series Max and Mike, who traded "I love you's," promise to help Gwen raise her. The Following Season 3 premiere surprised many fans when they jumped an However, Mike is back in NYC now, and although Max is dating Tom, According to TV Guide, the series is changing lanes a bit for this season.
He stands between 5'10 and half to 5'11, he has a skinny figure but has muscle, either really dark blonde hair or light brown hair, possible a mix. His attire consists of casual wear, wearing hoodies, jackets and jeans with t-shirts unlike most of the other FBI agents. He has blue eyes too, with skin that was somewhat a pale color.
However, in Mad Lovehe trusts Mike to save him from Maggie. After Mike does that, he starts showing respect for Mike, and Mike becomes his right-hand man, like Roderick is Joe Carrolls right-hand man.
In "The Fall", Weston is shot in the chest by a follower, although the specific follower knows he is wearing a bullet proof vest.
Leading to doubt about Weston's position from the older officers, he goes back to his room frustrated, however, Joe's followers are there and kidnap him to a remote location.
He then meets Roderick, Joe's right hand man who goes on to reveal a lot of information about Mike they know about him. He demands Claire's location, to which Mike says he doesn't know. Roderick then tells him to play their "game" and it gets more intense as Mike is forced to fight Charlie in a fist fight, then with a pipe - having broken bones afterwards.
He gives Mike one last chance, but Mike refuses, still saying he doesn't know. Roderick tells Mike that he believes him then has Charlie stab him. Just as the others try to kill him, Ryan and Debra arrive and shoot several followers as Mike falls unconscious from his wounds.
He is hospitalized and it is revealed to Ryan by Debra that Mike not only did know Claire's location, but he was the only one who did and refused to tell anyone. Ryan looks at his unconscious body with depression and frustration over what Joe's men did to him. In "The Curse" Mike finally returns albeit with his injuries not fully healed and is clearly having an impact from almost dying.
His appearance becomes more rugged with facial hair and bandages on his head. He assists in taking down the militia home of Joe's and finding a militant leader named Daniel, the person who gave Joe that home.
Once arriving, Mike breaks open the window and brutally attacks Daniel who tried to shoot them till Debra stops him. Ryan tries to talk with him, but Mike keeps saying he's alright. However, Joe and Jacob appear at the house as well and Joe ties Mike up while pressing on his wounds for fun mocking Ryan as Mike tells Ryan to kill Joe, but the glass is bullet proof.
Ryan reassures Mike that he won't kill him since Joe needs him to get out alive. After Jacob arrives downstairs with Debra, he leaves with Joe and make an escape. While in an ambulance, Mike finally admits he's been very angry and tense over what happened and apologizes over the whole thing, to which Ryan says he's fine and is told to get better.
After being checked out, Mike returns and is shocked to see Roderick at the police station and tries to stop him, but the other police officers stop him before he has a chance to tail him.
After they catch Roderick, Ryan forces him to take him to Joey who he kidnapped as insurance while Mike was in the trunk following them. Roderick is then killed by Joe's followers at the location and Mike takes Joey upstairs to hide him and begins a fight with a follower and kills him with his gun.
However, Jacob took Joey away as Ryan went after him. Luckily, Jacob finally did the right thing and let Joey go with Ryan. Back at the station, a follower named Melissa comes forward claiming she wishes to do the right thing, but uses this moment to stab Nick in his eye resulting in Ryan and Mike shooting her dead. After Debra is abducted, Ryan and Mike follow the location Debra can describe with her phone.
At the location, Mike is almost killed by the follower Alex, to which Ryan captures him. Demanding Debra's location, Ryan and Mike brutally torture him for her location to which Alex gives in. However, the duo arrive too late as Debra died before they reached her.
While Mike mourned her death, Ryan, filled with rage at Alex's taunts, murders him in cold blood. After finding Joe's finished manuscript, Mike and Ryan discover Joe planned the whole thing and that Debra was supposed to die. But Mike notes so was he and that they can change the ending. Though Ryan says he doesn't know where to go, Mike easily sees through his lies, but is unable to stop him and is left behind.
After Ryan's fight with Joe, Mike informs them of Joe's death, to which he seems uneasy about and hands Claire a phone to talk with her son. After Ryan and Claire are almost killed by Molly, a tearful Mike informs Ryan of Claire's death which is later a lie as Mike had put her in protective custody for both their sake.
However, after hearing of the subway massacre's, Mike, along with Ryan, are recruited again in the FBI on board to assist in gaining information on the identity and motives of the attackers. Ryan dismisses the FBI's request for his help and appears to want nothing to do with the situation, much to Mike's disappointment.
However, Mike followed Ryan back to his apartment and discovers Ryan's vigilantly activities of chasing Carlos Perez, which Mike is forced to confiscate his belongings so Ryan won't be arrested. At the same time Ryan finally reveals info on the belief that Joe may be alive, revealing that Joe had a half-brother and that his brother's body may have been used to fake his death. Mike however, dismisses all of this and tells Ryan to either stay out of the FBI's way or give them his help.
After discovering Emma Hill's location, Mike and agent Gina Mendez storm her home and kill 6 followers and take the remaining one to custody. Ryan was present, but Mike says he'll tell him what happened later.
Over time, he formed a bond with Paul, a recent new follower who eventually discovered of Jacob's inability to kill. He promised Jacob he wouldn't tell anyone on the condition he return the favor someday. They later were assigned to keep track on Sarah Fuller, Joe's last victim, and act gay for her to gain her trust.
Unknowingly, Jacob was torn for his feelings with Emma and his friendship with Paul due to Paul seemingly gaining real feelings for him. Gaining her trust, they waited for Carroll's escape and delivered Fuller to him, so he could finish his "work.
The two share a room in the country house, and Paul walks in on them making love. Jacob continues to try to control the problem when in a fit of rage and tired of being considered the third wheel Paul brings home a kidnapped girl known as Megan Leeds from a convenience store in The Poet's Fire In Mad Love Paul eventually tells Jacob's secret which is the fact that Jacob lied about being a murderer to Emma Hill, only telling Joe Carroll and Paul about it.
Emma responds by teaming up with Paul and trying to get Jacob to kill Megan Leeds as his first but he was unable to do so even when she was tied up. Later he lets her go only to have her be recaptured by Paul and Emma. Jacob later confronts Emma and Paul in the shower and tells him that he is sorry.
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They tell him they aren't giving up on him and hug him in the shower. At the beginning of The Siege he wakes up in bed with Paul and Emma as a result of the shower scene from the previous episode. When he goes downstairs he catches Joey using the phone and pulls him away. He freaks out and later helps the search for Joey with Emma and Paul.
Once they find him they meet Hank Flynn and begin to pack up the car; when they find Hank gone they split up and search for him. Jacob is seen in the next episode The Fall which immediately follows the events of The Siege. Emma escapes the house with Joey leaving Jacob and Paul behind and in the confusion Ryan breaks free and stabs Paul. He rushes out of the house leaving Jacob and Paul for the F. Paul tells Jacob to escape but he refuses to leave Paul's side.
Luckily for them Roderick who is the reason Emma escaped, sent two men disguised as SWAT into the house and got them both out safely. Jacob stopped a man's car; beat him up and threw him out and he then helps Paul into the car stating they will get him help. Paul thanks him for not leaving him to die and Jacob swears he will save him. As Emma parks the car for a moment she answers a call from Jacob who is crying; demanding to know why she left them; she tearfully hangs up the phone without a word.
It is stated in Welcome Home that they are still missing but Joe thinks them to be safe as Emma has not seen anything on the news about their capture or deaths. This however was a lie, as Roderick pointed out Emma's phone is filled with messages from Jacob, but she has yet to listen to even one.
Jacob reappears at his parents' lake house near Arrowhead Lake, Pennsylvania and meets his mother, who shows fear towards her own son about the recent events he's done. She tries to reason with him that he's done a lot of bad things and wants to help him, but begs him to open to her. After she looks over Paul's condition, she mentions Paul will die unless he gets him to a hospital.
After finding Joe's location, Jacob tries to get Paul to go with him, but Paul knows he has little time and begs Jacob to kill him so he can fulfill his promise to him. Despite Jacob's hesitance over killing his best friend, Paul believes in him and declares his love for Jacob as a tearful Jacob smothers Paul with a pillow as his first kill because Paul wanted his death to mean something.
After Paul dies, Jacob lightly kisses him on the head and later reunites with Emma seeming to have a whole new outlook on things in Love Hurts. His reunion with her becomes very sour, after reuniting with Joey and Joe he gives Emma the cold shoulder. Joe asks of him to give Emma a chance despite that what she did caused Paul to die, but reluctantly agrees. As they talk, she tries to tell him Roderick left her no choice and believes Jacob would have done the same, but he states he'd never do such a thing.
Later that night, Emma tries to reason with him that she loves him, which leads them to almost have sex till Jacob keeps seeing images of Paul over him telling him to kill Emma and that she can't be trusted.
After "killing" Paul, Jacob, now completely different from before, holds Emma in his arms telling her about what she did caused Paul to die and that he had to kill his best friend because of her. He grabs her neck and threatens her stating she should watch her back from now on.
Currently, Jacob has no idea that Emma willingly slept with Joe. Since then Jacob now acts much more aggressive and serious, going as far as to throw Claire to the ground stating that he's been ordered to put her in her place for Joe less she refuse. She says if she wants to see Joey, she'll have to "make an effort".
She does so as she has dinner with Joe that night. As she tries to talk with him about his life and why he's doing this, he refuses to listen even after how he has a golden life. Jacob uses her as leverage to force Ryan to let Joe go in the basement. Later at night, Jacob watches the news as he's on the TV about his choices in life leading him to call his father.
His father begs him to tell him where he is, but Jacob hangs up and starts crying instead. The next morning, he informs Joe about Ryan on the news about the deal he'll give one of Joe's followers if they turn themselves in. Joe tries to persuade them that they aren't in trouble and Ryan is desperate, but Jacob sees more to that.
After Roderick kidnaps Joey, Jacob offers to find him with two others and stay outside Ryan's work place. They follow them to Roderick's base and kill him. After Ethan and Michael are killed, Jacob finds Joey and tells him to be quiet and tries to take him back to Joe.
As they run, Joey begs him to stop stating his mom says he's one of the bad guys, but he says that's crazy. Ryan keeps him behind a shed and Jacob yells he has to take him back to Joe, but Ryan tells him Joe doesn't care about him or if he dies, causing Jacob to question everything he's doing. Ryan continues to persuade him to let Joey go which, with tears in his eyes, and Joey tearfully begging also, Jacob finally does the right thing and lets Joey go, but escapes in the process.
At home, he is greeted by Emma, to which he begins to realize they are all going to die soon. Jacob dies by his throat being slashed by Emma. Maggie Grace portrays Sarah Fuller. Portrayed by Maggie Grace. Sarah Fuller was the last victim of Joe Carroll before his capture. Working as a doctor, Sarah lived a normal life, the only thing to remind her of her past being the scars that remained. Her next door neighbors were a gay couple, their respective names being Billy Thomas and Will Wilson, or so they claimed.
They were actually two of Carroll's followers, Paul and Jacob, and the time they spent as her neighbors was merely a ploy to gain her trust.
When Carroll escaped from prison, they kidnapped her and brought her over to a property they owned, the Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, so that he could finish his work.
Joey Matthews[ edit ] Portrayed by Kyle Catlett. Joey is Carroll's son by his ex-wife, Claire Matthews. Emma tries to manipulate him by telling him that his father isn't really a bad person. He is abducted by Emma, Paul, and Jacob and taken to a farm house where he is told he's on an "adventure" and can't call his mother. Eventually, he realizes he's not on an adventure and attempts to call his mother but is stopped by Paul.
Ryan Hardy finds his location, but Emma, through Roderick's orders, takes Joey away. He later meets his father for the first time and gives him the silent treatmentknowing what kind of person he is. After being reunited with his mother, Joey is taken hostage by Roderick but is saved by Ryan and Mike. In season 2, Joey and his mother and grandmother have been put in witness protection so that Joe and his followers can't find them. Jessica Stroup portrays Max Hardy.
Portrayed by Jessica Stroup. She is fiercely loyal to her uncle, which allows her to overlook some of his more violent policies. Early on, she provides technical support for Ryan and Mike. In season two, she is kidnapped by the "Huntsman", hired by Lily, in revenge for Mike beating Luke Gray nearly to death. She manages to escape, and she is saved by Mike and Ryan. In the beginning, she is very worried about Ryan Mike's aggressive behavior.
She clashes initially with Mike, but the two slowly develop an attraction. By the end of season two, she has become more desensitized to Ryan and Mike's violence, and even helps cover up for Mike's murder of Lily.
She kills Luke when he tries to kill Mike in the final showdown of season two. After Ryan has Joe arrested, she and Mike kiss. In the season three opener, she has joined the FBI, and has dissolved whatever relationship she and Mike had. This is primarily due to Mike's obsession and inability to move on from Mark Gray, who is the only one left alive after being responsible for the death of Mike's father. She, along with Ryan and Mike, are targeted by Mark for the death of his family.
Even though, she keeps the secret of Lily's murder within the inner circle, she is obviously bothered by the secrecy. She sontinues to be the conscious voice of reason between the three of them. This is exhibited when she stops the guys from torturing information out of a suspect. Any leweigh she had previously afforded them in their violent tendencies has gone, and she is no longer willing to cover up the darkness.
Max is hit especially hard when Mark and his friends kill the crew members of her deceased fathers fire company. The intense feelings lead her to temporarily reconnect with Mike, as she now understands his feelings about Lily better.
She is beaten and critically injured by Daisy after being abandoned by Mike when they arrested Strauss. She later discusses details of the cover up with him, unaware of the fact that Tom is still watching her on the cameras set up by Kyle and Daisy. While recovering from her injuries, she ends up alone with Strauss' best student while investegating the infiltration into the FBI's servers.
The police show up just as she is about to be stabbed by Sam a. She becomes extremely worried when Ryan suffers from PTSD and starts drinking again after his altercation with Carroll. She finds out that Tom has betrayed the bureau, but only after he kidnaps Mike and hands him over to Mark, Daisy, and Theo.
She punches Ryan when she finds out that he knew that Mike was taken, but he loops her in. She and Ryan save Mike. After their debriefing, Mike declares his love for her,and she and Mike kiss in the parking garage.
She invites him over, but just as she is about to leave, Mark comes up behind Mike and stabs him multiple times. She tries to get out of the car to stop him, but he pulls her out and attempts to stab her as well.
Mike shoots him just in time. Max is able to kill Daisy when they rescue Gina from Theo. Max returns the declaration of love to Mike while he is recovering in the hospital.
Max saves Ryan from Theo and Eliza. When Ryan's body can't be found, she tells Mike, then breaks down as the two cry together.
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Max and Mike promise to help Gwen raise her baby, and Max's cousin. Connie Nielsen portrays Lily Gray. Portrayed by Connie Nielsen. A wealthy socialite, she is initially successful at pretending to be the sole surviving victim of the subway attack and begins developing a close friendship with Ryan Hardy. Hardy eventually realizes that Gray is a Carroll follower. She escapes to the countryside with her sons, identical twins Luke and Mark, whom she unofficially adopted under mysterious circumstances.
She attempts to have Joe as a part of her life and in a relationship, but he betrays her and expresses her contempt for her. After believing Luke to have died, Lily swears revenge on Ryan and Mike, kidnapping Max and attempting to kill her and murder Mike's father. After discovering Luke's survival, Lily hires assassins to save him and kill anyone in their way, and her son reunites with her and Mark. After they find Joe's location, Lily hires assassins to kill the Korban members and to bring Joe to her so she can kill him.
She is found by Mike Weston, who shoots and kills her, avenging his father's death despite Ryan and Max's efforts to persuade him not to. Mandy Lang[ edit ] Portrayed by Tiffany Boone. She lives with Carroll for a year when he stays with her mother Judy, a groupie who communicated with Carroll in prison. Mandy regards Carroll as the father figure she never had and stabs her mother, who has become suspicious of Carroll, to death, in order to flee with Carroll.
However, like Jacob, Mandy is hesitant to murder in Joe's name. After listening to Joe and Emma talk about how they view Mandy as weak and a lost cause, Mandy leaves Joe's cult.
She later goes to Lily and her sons' location, intent on living with them. However, Lily has her sons torture Mandy for Joe's location. They kill her after she refuses to reveal this information.
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Both portrayed by Sam Underwood. Identical twins, they are the unofficially adopted sons of wealthy deviant Lily Gray. They are the most prominent members of Lily's cult and those whom she seems to care for most. Along with Gisele and Carlos, they carry out the subway murders which occur a year after Carroll's supposed death.
Luke is later apprehended by the FBI, while Mark is left to roam along with his mother, both of whom believe Luke to be dead. However, they discover his location and free him. After their mother is killed, they swear vengeance, capturing Claire Matthews. When the twins find out that Mike killed their mother, Luke attempts to kill him but is shot to death by Max.
Mark escapes with his brother's dead body to an unknown location. Luke, the elder twin, is more outgoing than Mark, the younger. Luke is the leader, obsessed with death, revenge, and hints at being necrophiliac. He is also more psychotic than Mark. Mark is quieter and more practical but can be just as ruthless. He has a form of Haphephobiawhich is revealed when Emma attempts to touch him before he allows her to.
Luke is attracted to Gisele. Despite their differences, the twins deeply care for one another. In season 3, Mark enlists the help of a young married couple, Kyle and Daisy Locke, to take part in a series of murders, manipulating the crime scenes to shadow the deaths of his mother, twin and sister.Inspire That Kind Of Passion [Mike&Max]
He shows signs of schizophrenia, having conversations to himself as Luke and himself. He kills FBI agent Jeff Clarke, who he had recorded on video admitting to allowing a black ops mission to take down Arthur Strauss, among others. After going off the radar, Mark followed Max and Mike to a garage, where he stabbed Mike but was killed by Mike before he could harm Max. Mike recovered from his wounds.
Examples might include decisions to have children or not, to attend or not attend religious services, to raise a child in a particular faith, to save or spend money, or to live frugally or extravagantly, etc. Successful marriages tend to be populated by partners who come to their marriage with pre-existing significant compatibilities of personality, temperament, goals, etc.
They may share commonalities with regard to personality, temperament, or preferences for volatile or conflict-avoiding interactions, as well as goals, religious and ethical ideals, etc.
While these areas of agreement do tend to be present in healthy marriages, we should note that no marriage is perfect, and that many perfectly good marriages harbor disagreements with regard to some of the domains we've discussed. In general, however, the more domains you and your partner are in agreement on, the better are your chances for a healthy marriage.
Background factors play a minor role in determining marriage success. Personality, temperament and goal compatibility is very important in determining whether a marriage will be strong. Other background factors are also important, however. Better marriages are reported by people who chose to marry later in life as opposed to younger, by people who recall being very intensely in love with their partners prior to getting married, and by people who maintain close family relationships and whose parents' approved of their marriage.
Also, people identified with more traditional sex-role and religious values tend to report having higher quality marriages overall although it isn't clear that such people aren't just reporting positive outcomes based on their desire to present themselves in a positive light.