Saturday, March 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Quantico

Quantico: Season 1, Episode 12 “Alex” (C)

This is the second of two crazy-hot fall shows that made the questionable move to go off the air for three full months after starting off so strong. My opinion of this show by the time it went on hiatus in November wasn’t nearly as favorable as “Blindspot,” and this midseason premiere confirms that this show is forever determined to be embroiled in frustrating mystery an never get anywhere too productive. It’s impossible to believe that Alex is literally the only one who believes that Elias wasn’t working alone, and that all of these FBI agents who went through the exact same training are convinced that beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was the only threat. It makes just as little sense that Alex would decide to change her story and agree that Elias acted alone, and naturally that is what would inspire the unknown terrorist to call her and then strap a bomb to Nathalie, who inexplicably has become Alex’s only true ally. This show is quite simply out of suspects, and introducing a whole new class of potential threats is hardly legitimate, since it wouldn’t have been possible to discern who the bad guy was if we hadn’t actually met him or her yet. Finding out that Shelby’s fake sister has been kidnapped and that Miranda’s son isn’t telling the truth about what he remembers hardly seems relevant or interesting since it’s all just a distraction from the truth that we surely won’t learn for months.

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