The FBI moves in, and Carroll starts the escape plan
With Joey Matthews in the FBI’s custody, he has given them a detailed description of the Crazy House. The FBI starts house hunting.
Carroll is still suffering from his deep stab wound and he is becoming very erratic in his thoughts and behavior. With Roderick gone he tries to lean on Emma’s support. She is still wary of him after he slapped her recently.
Carroll decides to enact his getaway plan and he enlists the help of Emma, Jacob and a couple other followers. Jacob doesn’t seem too confident of Carroll’s ability to lead the followers but he goes with the plan anyways.
The FBI finds the dead body of a follower hanging inside the empty Crazy House. Meanwhile, Jacob, Emma, Carroll, and Claire have invaded the home of Vicki Gray and her husband in Havenport, Maryland.
Crazy finds the FBI
The FBI searches the empty house and Ryan finds a note: Dear Ryan, the final chapter has begun.
Back at the Gray’s residence, Carroll and the team are hiding out until nightfall. Jacob says he feels uncomfortable and when he joined the cult he thought it would just be him and Emma.
Outside the FBI headquarters a couple followers have arrived and joined the crowd of news reporters. Ryan goes outside because he thinks they might be there but he can’t identify them. One follower starts doing an interview with a local news reporter and starts quoting ‘The Masque of the Red Death’, then the follower stabs the reporter and gets taken down by Ryan.
Dinner with the Grays
Ryan talks to ‘Annabelle Lee’ and demands to know where Claire is. He flips a table and puts a gun to the woman’s head. She says Claire has to die so Ryan can be reborn.
Carroll has cooked a pasta dinner for everyone. Claire asks Carroll to spare the Grays’ lives and have them deliver a message to Ryan. Carroll said a message is already being delivered.
Emma apologizes to Jacob and says she wishes she could make things right. Jacob kisses and holds her and says everything will be okay.
Claire hurts Carroll again
Two police officers are checking out the neighborhood and they arrive at the Grays’ residence. Emma answers the door, and one of the officers hesitates after he realizes she doesn’t live in the home. She shoots the officers. In the dining room, Carroll untied Claire so she could pour some wine. When he gets distracted by Emma’s gunshots, she hits him over the head, stabs him in his wound with a knife, frees the Grays and runs off with them.
Ryan, Parker and Weston are trying to figure out why The Masque of the Red Death is so prominent with Carroll and his followers. Weston concludes the followers are planning a mass death at a place where people may seek refuge – the local evacuation center. Some of them may be followers so the FBI goes in to do a sweep.
The plan is set into motion.
Mayhem breaks out. Ryan makes eye contact with a guy he saw earlier outside of the FBI center. The guy gives a signal and the followers start attacking everyone nearby. The FBI shoots down some followers while Ryan chases down the guy he recognized. Parker gets trapped by two followers.
Claire and the Grays are running but they are tracked down by Jacob and Emma. They capture Claire and let the other two run free.
With the FBI distracted at the evacuation center, Carroll arrives at a boat with Claire, Emma, and Jacob. He boards with Claire and heads to sea, while Emma and Jacob get back into the car. He tells Emma that they should escape, instead of sticking around and eventually dying for Carroll. Emma says ‘I love you, and I love Joe, but I don’t know how to love you both.’ She slits Jacob’s throat and he dies.
Weston notices Parker is missing. She was captured by two followers who have dragged her into an empty coffin. They nail it shut and start piling dirt on top of the coffin as Parker screams from inside.
Yes, this a recap which means – spoilers!
Weston sees Roderick
In Maryland, Ryan and Parker are talking to Roderick about finding Carroll. They are coming up with a ‘game plan.’
Weston is walking around the sheriff’s office and he recognizes Roderick as one of the followers who orchestrated his beating. Weston pulls out a gun but he’s taken down by other officers while Roderick calmly walks out.
Roderick’s real name is Tim Nelson. Parker pulls up his entire history and she figures out Carroll was his advisor in school.
The media arrives and Ryan holds an unauthorized press conference. He says any follower who gives up the Crazy House location while receive full immunity for their crimes. He says it’s first come, first serve.
What’s the game plan, Carroll?
Roderick runs to the Crazy House and tells Carroll the bad news. Roderick thinks Carroll is hiding a plan from him, and he says he’s on the front lines every day protecting the following while Carroll writes a book and pines after an ex-wife who doesn’t want him anymore.
Carroll starts choking him but lets go, and Roderick wonders if Carroll will actually kill him one day. After Carroll and the followers watch Ryan’s press conference, Roderick kidnaps Joey and leaves the Crazy House.
The Followers are too late…
Carroll sends Jacob, Michael, and Ethan to find and KILL Roderick, and bring Joey home safely. Claire begs Jacob to find Joey and keep him far away from the Crazy House.
Weston gets a report that Roderick was seen getting into a waitress’ car. The car gets pulled over and Roderick shoots the two officers. He’s about to kill the waitress but he gets surrounded by the FBI and they take him into custody.
Time for negotiations
Of course Roderick wants to make a deal with Ryan, and he says that he kidnapped Joey Matthews as collateral, so he won’t be killed by Carroll. Ryan uses Roderick’s phone to call Carroll, and Carroll says he’ll personally peel the skin from Roderick’s body if Joey is hurt.
Roderick says he’ll hand over Joey to the FBI if they let him go free. Nick Donovan says ‘hell no’ to that and the FBI will find a different way to find Joey.
Roderick makes good on his part of the deal
Ryan sneaks Roderick out of the FBI office! The deal is Roderick leads Ryan to Joey, and then he can go free. Ryan dumps his weapons and his cell phone behind (as requested by Roderick) before driving away from the facility. Jacob and his crew discreetly follow Ryan’s police car.
Ryan and Roderick go into a house and Ryan pulls Joey out of a closet. Weston was hiding in the trunk the whole time and he calls Nick and Parker and then heads inside just in time to see Roderick pull a gun on Ryan. Roderick is shot and killed, but Weston didn’t pull the trigger…
Emma faces Carroll’s wrath
Emma starts freaking out and asks Carroll about their safety. She tries to snuggle up to him and he reminds her that all they have is sex, and nothing more. He accuses her of being neglectful and allowing Joey out of her eyesight. He slaps her when she talks back.
Ryan to the rescue
Jacob and his crew head closer to the house and eventually they come inside and start fighting with Ryan and Weston. Michael and Ethan are killed while Jacob tries to run off with Joey, but he’s stopped by Ryan. Jacob runs away and leaves Joey behind.
Carroll’s day goes from bad to worse
Emma and Jacob talk. He says they are going to die soon. Claire talks to Carroll and says she’ll stay and she’ll do whatever he wants, under one condition – don’t try to bring Joey back into the Crazy House. She said she will love him again but it will take time. They start to kiss and Claire stabs him in the abdomen before she’s dragged away by some followers.
A drunken and injured Carroll calls Ryan and says that it’s time for Claire to die.
A woman named Melissa arrives at the FBI office. She’s a follower and wants to take Ryan’s deal. Nick attempts to take her to a holding room but she stabs him in the eye with her hair ornament, and then she is shot dead by the surrounding officers.