I've gotta drop a SPOILER ALERT at the outset of this article because one of the big reasons I wanted to sit down with the always-impeccable Shawn Ashmore at this time was because his character, F.B.I. agent Mike Weston, just survived one of The Following's most harrowing life or death situations to date!
In last week's episode, Weston found himself the involuntary star of a Follower Fight Club, where lead pipes and knives replaced fists and knees, after Joe tasked his devotees to abscond with the agent in hopes of learning the location of Claire's safe house.
After initially putting up a good fight, Weston endured a seriously brutal beating despite pleas that no one ever gave him Claire's location. But as the audience, and Ryan Hardy, learned after an eleventh hour reprieve, Weston was actually one of the few agents who did know where Joe's ex-wife was being held, thereby truly saving the day!