QUANTICO - "Cover" - 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, on "Quantico" SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 (10:00--11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Phillipe Bosse) PRIYANKA CHOPRA, JOHANNA BRADDY

There are spoilers in this review. Duh.

Yet again I’m behind on everything so I’m going to make these recaps quick. Not that I think anyone’s reading them since I’m being super covert and publishing these secretly while I go. Of course someone might randomly stumble on this and go ‘why are you talking to yourself if you don’t think anyone will read this.’ Because that’s how I roll. This show is all about how no one is trustworthy. We see the trainees turn on each other. I’m starting to think that every trainee is evil, honestly. Or hiding things. The show does seem to support the latter idea. Previously on Quantico, Alex is framed for a big terrorist attack. They think she’s responsible, but now she thinks someone else in her class was responsible. Her BF (Former BF?) Ryan was shot and told them it was her who did it, but he knows it wasn’t. He also didn’t seem to know who did. I’m highly suspicious. I think Liam, the head trainer, is responsible. Apparently he’s also in love with her? This show I swear. So we jump back in time between the training and post-terrorist attack. And a lot of things have changed since then.

Such as Simon! I think I’ll start with the future and do flashbacks after. I think the flashbacks intrigue me more, despite the fact the present is more action packed/dramatic. Mostly because the present just keeps implying things that are eventually going to happen in the flashbacks, and that’s what I want to know. Anyway Alex tracks down Simon who was apparently kicked out of the program for reasons unknown, although she says she didn’t agree with it. He agrees to help her but he’s secretly working for the head of the FBI. Does he really believe her? Hmmm we’ll find out. They bring in Alex’s mother to try and get her to persuade Alex to come in. I still think her mother is suspicious, because the things Alex’s father said about her being a liar and such, I wonder if she’s a terrorist? Or something else is going on. She does mention that he and Liam were in some shady stuff together. After seeing Alex take Simon “hostage” (he intentionally planned it that way so he has an excuse to get out of it), she pleads with Alex to come in on TV. Alex is heartbroken. Her mother also indicates that she sent Alex away when she killed her father, but she disappeared for awhile and she doesn’t know what happened to her in that time. I think that’s another season’s flashbacks. Are they basically being Arrow? Whatever Simon thought about her before, it seems like he might genuinely start to believe her, considering that her fingerprint was clearly fake because she got a scar on her finger in the past that changed her print.

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In the flashback, everyone’s getting along fairly well, but they are told by Miranda to write psychological evaluations of one another. She says they did well, they’re excited, but the profiles are then posted in public for them to read. Everyone gets angry at each other for their assessments, hurting their feelings but also bringing to light that none of them fully know each other. Miranda says either they all vote to cut three people, or she’ll remove ten. I’m honestly surprised people didn’t see right through this ruse. She’s been very clear about them all being a team and a unit. Alex says she will not do that nor should anyone else. Simon gets fed up and defensive about being called creepy and weird, so he does turn one in. Miranda points out that it was a test and this is the first time someone failed, giving Simon an official warning because of it. They all try to mend fences, with Alex¬†showing both Shelby and Ryan her file about her father. She only tells Ryan however that her father was apparently a hero and she was the one who murdered him. Aw. Also the twins fight. Nimah, who wants to be an agent, flees and cattily tells her sister to see how she’ll do without her. Miranda, get your twins in line. Miranda also has an iffy past with her son who seems to be in jail and vaguely threatens her. Creepy.

Shelby has secrets too, she wires a bunch of money and admits her parents weren’t who she thought. Interesting! They all have secrets. The FBI did a terrible job with this squad, they’re all so questionable. Plus that makes several of them being “undercover” at some point even though they’re trainees. Weird. Overall this was a good ep, continuing with the general theme. The only thing I’m concerned about is like How To Get Away With Murder, it’s hard to like these characters when you can’t trust any of them. Alex is the only one vaguely trustworthy right now, and while she is likable, it would be nice to not be side eying every other character. They could all be guilty! Hm. In any case I still find this very interesting, and I’m still targeting Liam as the bad guy. Although he might not be the only one. Conspiracy, much?

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