"The Following" is a series on Fox, involving a serial killer, Joe, and a cult of devoted followers?? The latest episode, #8, The Welcome, involves the most dramatic incident of S and M, primarily Masochism I have ever seen, although it is not presented as masochism as such. One of the followers,Charlie, a ruggedly handsome, athletic young man is upset that he has failed Joe. To make up for it, he offers to be killed by Joe. He says he wants his life to be important, so this is his gift and apology. He hands the knife to Joe, they embrace, and Joe shoves the knife in. Apparently because he enjoys it. Charlie shows he is in great pain and Joe shoves it in much deeper.
I found it a very disturbing scene and wonder who else has seen it and what you think.