Thursday, May 19, 2016

What I’m Watching: Quantico

Quantico: Season 1, Episode 21 “Closure” (D)

This is the penultimate episode of the season, and I feel like now that we’ve actually seen a character kill another in cold blood with no ambiguity at all, we finally know who the real terrorist is. There have been so many fake reveals over the course of the past twenty episodes, and I truly believe that the writers were still deciding. The good news is that it’s more credible to have Liam as the terrorist since he was on the show from the very beginning rather than added late which would have been cheating, though there are still some holes regarding his supervision of the case after Grand Central was bombed that I don’t think add up. His grievances with the institutions of the government make sense, and that has been building over the course of the past few episodes, so it’s nothing new. What’s most irritating about this show is the way that these FBI trainees and the agents in charge jump to immediate conclusions and report on each other right away without taking the time to confront the accused and ask what’s actually going on. Shelby gets the blame in this hour for pushing everyone away and not telling them the truth when given the opportunity, and I can’t comprehend why Caleb felt the need to once again assume that he knew what was best for Shelby. How Liam replicated Drew’s voice is a mystery, and of course as an irrelevant character, he was able to get blown up as things are finally going to be resolved if all of the agents don’t bumble too much in the finale. But what will drive season two? I don’t even want to know right now.

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