The Following, Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore

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Mike Weston (Shawn Ashmore) is breaking bad, y'all!

OK, so The Following fan favorite isn't exactly going to the dark side in Monday's all-new episode, but he is pulling away from the FBI and going rogue with Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Max (Jessica Stroup) when he finds out that Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) has a man on the inside helping him. (Lesson: everyone is a follower. You're probably a follower and don't even know it yet.)

The trio "joins forces in this sort of rogue unit that's really acting under no authority at all," Kevin Bacon teases in an exclusive sneak peek at the Fox serial killer thriller's Feb. 24 episode, "Fly Away."

"In the interest of trying to find Joe Carroll, we take the law into our own hands," Bacon continues.

Their tactic? Using Luke (Sam Underwood), one of the psycho twins, who they are hoping will lead them to the diabolical duo of Joe and Lily (Connie Nielsen).

And Lily is not exactly thrilled when she receives a threatening call from Ryan, telling him, "If anything happens to my son, there will be no end to your suffering." Yikes.

But Ryan has a tempting offer for Lily: he'll give Luke back to her if she gives up Joe. "It's going to be interesting to see who's more important to her," writer Dewayne Jones says. "Her son or the love of her life."

But we have doubts that Lily will be able to give up on one of her beloved sons.

"She is one of those mothers who has this unconditionality. Because she is who she is, she definitely sees them probably to a certain degree as an extension of her own this type of personality will do, she sees them as mirrors of herself," Connie Nielsen recently told us. "So she loves them vehemently and obsessively so."

The Following airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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