Friday, December 18, 2015

What I’m Watching: Quantico

Quantico: Season 1, Episode 11 “Inside” (C-)

This show tried to drop as many bombshells as possible before it goes on hiatus for nearly three months, and, as usual, it achieved that effect but not without stretching its believability even more than it’s already been extended. The necessary holiday theme played its part with the flashback to New Year’s Eve on campus when all the female recruits, minus Raina, discovered that they had all lied and stayed behind, resulting in them all drinking together and ultimately getting invited to Caleb’s family party. While Nimah stayed behind to socialize with Shaw, the others got a firsthand taste of a Haas family event, which included an introduction to none other than Caleb’s mother, played by Marcia Cross of “Desperate Housewives” fame, who was far less into chewing scenery than I had expected, though I do believe that she’s the one behind this whole attack. The other guest of honor was Ryan’s ex-wife and current partner, portrayed by Eliza Coupe, who has been everywhere lately. In the present, Alex is headed straight for prison for no real reason, but first - the show has to kill off a handful of people, or at least make it seem like it did! Of course Simon isn’t the bad guy, and Elias isn’t either, he’s just too vulnerable to other people holding things over him and as a result ended up helping the terrorists trick the FBI - not too hard - and get everyone to the true target location under the guise of being evacuated to safety. The fallout from that won’t be great, but I don’t think too many of our friends were actually inside when it blew up. We’ll find out in March!

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