Just after ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ killed off Derek Shepherd and fans started a petition to bring him back, ‘The Following’ killed off it’s legendary serial killer and a petition has popped up to bring Joe Carroll back.
The petition landed on Primetime Addiction‘s Facebook page from a fan this afternoon. The petitioner said: “the writers made an epic mistake, and ultimately, if this mistake isn’t made right, they have killed their own show.”
The petitioner also said: “There is no “The Following” without Joe Carroll.”
The show certainly became popular because of the chemistry between Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy on screen. It’s been a crazy ride, and it’s not really over yet. Joe is still haunting Ryan. So we should still be seeing James for a little bit longer.
The petition has a goal of 1,000 signatures and I’m sure they would need a lot more than that if the network and the writers were to listen. We’ll have to see if fans react as fiercely as the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ fans have.
Back in October at NY Comic Con, Kevin, Shawn Ashmore and EP Marcos Siega, said the show was going to be different this season, but they promised they would give the Joe and Mark chapter a proper ending.
The big question is can ‘The following survive without Joe? Can Theo take the reigns and be the epic serial killer now?
Of course Mark is still on the loose and Mike hasn’t gotten closure yet, not that Ryan has gotten any closure either.
What do you think, is there a show without Joe Carroll?