We certainly assumed that the first season of “Quantico” was going to contain some sort of tragedy, and it makes a little bit of sense when you consider precisely what was at stake. Liam was revealed on this past episode to be the Big Bad operating behind the scenes for most of the season, and in order to thwart part of his plan, someone had to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Tonight, that person was Simon. He drove the car containing the bomb off a bridge into the water, while Alex and Ryan, after spending several weeks in the future stressed-out and suspicious of each other, worked together to stop Liam once and for all. In the end, we saw several agents have their future secured in the FBI, and Miranda found herself the highest-ranking official in the history of the FBI. We honestly felt the most frustrated with the fact that she was somehow still alive; we like the character, but at the same exact time, this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
The biggest reveal aside from the Liam story is that per Alex, Claire Haas may have actually been more involved with Liam than she ever let on. She accused Claire of helping to stage the attack in a way to ensure that she could win an election. It’s a powerful accusation, and one that could bring Alex in grave danger. She doesn’t have much of a secure future at this point, but given her pseudo-celebrity status now, it’s to be seen precisely where this story for her goes. She is closer with Ryan than ever now, but who knows where they are going to go now … beyond vacation?
As for the Quantico storyline, graduation finally happened, and while we saw Caleb and company move forward, it was yet again hard to be excited about this. That’s why we’re glad that this was more about the future.
In the end, “Quantico” ended tonight with some resolution, but also a significant season 2 teaser as we ended up seeing Alex be offered a new job courtesy of Henry Czerny! He made her an offer, and it’s one that she had to make immediately. Will she go on that vacation, or take a new path and get a new offer? Time will tell, but at least there’s a small cliffhanger! We’ll take that. Episode Grade: B+.
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