Following a quick recap of where it left us off, thanks to FBI Agent Hannah Wyland (yes, Ryan Booth’s ex-wife who was suspended from the FBI and is now surprisingly back in the game like the bureau is a joke), Quantico dove right into the events that followed. Hannah interrogates our dear and ever so naive former Special Agent Alex Parrish to decide whether or not to launch a drone strike on the building where the terrorists are holed up.
Ms Parrish continues to yap on about literally the entirety of the second season; who’s who, what’s what and where she stands… By the way, in case you’re still confused, Alex is not with the FBI anymore but, is at The Farm where she vowed to conduct her own sting op on Owen Hall, who is still depressed his daughter walking out on him. She’s still engaged to Ryan, who is currently working undercover as the AIC for the FBI and is constrained from revealing any intel to his fiance. Also, she’s found a new best buddy in the British bloke, Harry Doyle. Boy, have you lost interest yet?
After a bit more interrogation, Alex lets it slip- the identity of the man in the mask. “Ryan is a terrorist, Hannah,” she says. Honestly, who the fuck made this woman an FBI agent in the first place? She’s emotional, reckless, naive, has trouble with detachment, and snaps under the tiniest amount of pressure. No wonder she was at the bottom of the Murder Board at The Farm.
Ryan, on the other hand, is progressing quite nicely. He and the other two AIC recruits, Dayana and León are facing the after-effects of murdering an innocent man. The three exhibit entirely distinct reactions to the incident which gives us more of a hint about who the terrorist might be.
Anyway, back at The Farm, Owen is teaching the CIA recruits the art of seduction. Although he says that it’s because “someone who falls asleep next to you is willing to show they’re vulnerable,” we know it is just a tool to escalate the aesthetic of the show by showing the pretty cast flirt and make rumpy-pumpy on the bed. With the level of emotional drama that ensues, it is certain that Quantico is a show for teens masquerading as a crime drama thriller.
To sum things up, Owen Hall doesn’t have a bright future, Dayana has skeletons in the closet, León and Shelby still share a mutual interest in each other’s tongues, Ryan and Alex are in a rough patch (as always) and the entire Quantico season 1 FBI gang is a choir of crazies. Literally anyone and eveyrone on this show has some or the other problem with the people closest to them and it certainly doesn’t sound like intelligent television. While you wait for another disappointing episode, here’s the promo for ‘JMPALM’.