Quantico is the name of the headquarters of the FBI, and it is also the name of the newest police show from ABC. In it, a new class of recruits arrive to train and try to become agents. Then flash forward and flashbacks between training time and the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
“Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Josh Hopkins as Liam O’Connor, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Tate Ellington as Simon Asher, Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas and Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah Amin.
The show is fast paced and at times very interesting, but some things feel off; especially a couple of the fight scenes. The Pilot was a good set up for things to come, but the second episode felt a bit flat in comparison.
Also it is very worrisome if the FBI is actually letting so many secrets slip by their recruiting process. In the second episode, where Alex is on the run and must outsmart Liam and his team to get into her apartment for anything that could help clear her name. Meanwhile, in a flashback to Quantico training, the NATS are tasked with finding a needle in a haystack while looking for potential threats to national security. It gets a bit overtly exaggerated as to who might be a suspect. Since everybody must be suspect, everybody is shown as schemy.
The third episode is all about to become personal for Alex, At Quantico, Alex finally receives information about her father and his FBI past, but in the future it’s her mother, Sita, who plays a key role when Liam convinces her to participate in a press conference on national television begging Alex to turn herself in. Also at “Quantico,” the NATS learn the art of profiling and focus on their classmates’ strengths and weaknesses, ultimately challenging their confidence and comradery.
Then, on the fourth episode, called “Kill”, At Quantico, the recruits are tasked with performing a hostage rescue training exercise that shakes Alex, making her question her ability and whether she should quit Quantico. While in the future, Alex continues to search for clues, finding one that questions the innocence of one of her closest classmates. But is her clue really what she thinks? No one is who they seem.
Nobody is to trust, we get it… but maybe the show has gone too far in that sentence. That´s when the show borders on becoming unbelieveable. Hopefully it can become steadier and find its footing. Jury is still out on Quantico. For the moment, it still gets a slot in my DVR. How about your? Have you watched Quantico? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
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