Quantico Episode 16 Looks Like a Firangi Version of CID
You wouldn’t miss out on much if you gave this episode a miss.
Quantico Episode 16 pales in comparison to the action-filled, high-intensity drama of the previous instalments. We must wade through a whole lot of absolutely “nothing” to finally reach what could well be the first real clue about the terrorist and his motives. Thus the episode’s name – Clue!
It begins with Hannah asking Alex and Simon the exact questions that you and I would want to know too… how come she is so scared of the terrorist and yet does exactly what he had asked her not to do, ie: involve other people, like Hannah and Simon? Also, isn’t Alex afraid that her phone or house might be bugged?
Moving on, there is a lot of drama at the public gathering that Senator Haas has to attend, leading to Hannah’s suspension. The flashbacks throw light on some inconsequential details. Shelby is involved in a training task where she must negotiate with a group of hijackers who get the better of her. Caleb’s story gets stranger but there is someone who is willing to help him in his mission. Miranda must exit Quantico while Liam decides upon a new teacher to train the NATs.
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Our beloved Priyanka Chopra as Alex is becoming more Bollywood with every passing second. She gives us major hair goals, has the perfect makeup at all times, and struts around in distractingly low necklines. When Hannah quizzed her about her decisions, she most dramatically announces, “I had no choice”.
It took me a couple of minutes to recover from that! Also, Hannah’s track seems to have ended now that she has been benched and suspended, which is bit of a bummer. She was, after all, the most likeable of the lot. But her exit has angered Ryan, and we can’t wait to see more of the Alex-Ryan clash.
The flashbacks inform us that Liam had asked Ryan to step up and come back to Quantico. Alex broke up with Ryan just last episode, so it’s safe to assume that more drama awaits us. But overall, the episode felt like the firangi version of CID. Even Daya wouldn’t have taken this long to assess the terrorist.
These are trained FBI agents and yet it occurred to no one that all this hoopla about Senator Haas might just be a cover while he goes ahead with his real plan to break into a Lab. The Caleb story also is loosing steam. Will decides to help him to find the cult group, Sistemics, but there is obviously more to it than meets the eye!
You wouldn’t miss out on much if you gave this episode a miss. After all, there isn’t much that helps the narrative move forward. But don’t give up on the series just yet. Let’s hope the writers of Quantico get a hold on themselves and that the following instalments have all the elements to keep us glued to our TV sets.
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