Vagary writes: "Fox’s, The Following, is quickly proving itself to be adept at turning on a dime and shocking the viewer. This week’s episode, aptly titled “The Poet’s Fire,” wasted no time in earning its first gasp. But then, didn’t we expect something terrible after opening on a man in a Poe mask reciting The Raven? Still, this week’s show was a tour de force in twists and turns, all designed to torture our agent, Ryan Harding. By the end of the episode, we’re left wondering how much he’ll be able to take before finally cracking. Perhaps that’s the twist ending Carroll hasn’t told us about?"