It’s been double trouble for Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and the FBI on The Following, thanks to the terrifying twins Mark and Luke (both played by Sam Underwood). But despite what we’ve learned so far about the diabolical duo, viewers shouldn’t assume that Luke is the one who’s calling all the shots, according to Underwood.
On the surface, [Luke is the leader], yes,” Underwood tells TVGuide.com. “But Mark also has a huge amount of power over Luke. You see that in the first episode when Luke is about to go all crazy on Carlos. Just before he’s about to kill him, Mark kind of reins him in. … He has the ability to be able to do that with Luke because of their relationship. Luke is the front-man of the band. He’s the Paul McCartney. But Mark is the Ringo Starr. He’s there keeping it all together, even though he’s not at the very front.
That dynamic doesn’t necessarily mean that Mark poses the greater threat, however. After Luke watched his cohort — and lover? — Giselle (Camille De Pazzis) get stabbed to death in last week’s episode, it’s safe to assume that he has a renewed sense of motivation to kill Ryan.
Purely based on the fact that Luke is the more impulsive one, doesn’t always think before he acts, and is kind of a bit more of a rebel without a cause — or a rebel with a cause — I would say Luke’s the more actively dangerous one,” Underwood notes. “In a very broad sense, Luke loves to be seen, heard, celebrated for what he’s done. He loves the spotlight, whereas Mark is a lot more reserved and thinks before he acts.
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