One third of The Following's dangerous trio of kidnappers, Adan Canto, promises his character's backstory will be revealed by way of an upcoming flashback. Canto spoils that we will not only get to see Paul interact with Joe, but we will also see their various interactions.
"Joe's my role model," Adan Canto teases of their interactions. "I guess I'm just fascinated to find a world in which I can feel comforted somehow; a world in which everything I do and everything I feel isn't necessarily wrong or bad. It's now colored by all of these beautiful philosophies that Joe shares with us."