Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) just can’t catch a break during Season 3 of “The Following.” Although he’s not out of his league when it comes to catching Strauss’ “best student” and he always has a lead or two to work with, it seems like he and the gang are forever one step behind Theo (Michael Ealy).

In Zap2it‘s exclusive look at Monday’s (April 13) episode, “Flesh and Blood,” Theo is seen watching Hardy and Mike through a camera system as the pair investigate an almost-empty house. 

After Hardy stumbles across a bag containing Theo’s badge — or rather, “Sam Luis”s’ badge — he realizes that he’s being watched by a camera in the corner of the room. Theo then adjusts the camera so that both men know that they’re looking at each other. (Who else has chills?) 

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Theo is playing a game of cat and mouse with Hardy and Co. and he’s winning. To even be watching Hardy walk through that house, Theo had to know he was going to be there. He seems to have his finger on the pulse of the investigation, and so he knows what’s going to happen before it happens.

Although Theo’s astounding level of confidence, which is astounding, will most likely be his downfall, so far it has enabled him to weave in and around Hardy’s inner circle without anyone noticing he’s there. And if he doesn’t screw up anytime soon, it’s going to be a while before anyone catches him.

“The Following” airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.

Posted by:Casey Rackham