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Quantico recap: Cover

How many dark secrets do YOU have? Because our agents have dozens.

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Priyanka Chopra, Aunjanue Ellis, Jake McLaughlin, Yasmine Al Massri
Current Status:
In Season

Everyone has a secret. Well, actually, everyone has a shed full of secrets. We learn a little bit more about everyone, but the focus is on Simon. The bespectacled gay virgin got kicked out of the academy — or did he? — but let’s start from the beginning.

The Academy

The Academy Lesson of the Week comes from Miranda. She says that everyone person was given a psychological profile when they applied for the FBI. And as anyone who watches Law & Order: SVU knows, you have to know yourself before you can investigate others. The assignment is to create psych profiles for fellow candidates. Then the NATs will know their own strengths and weaknesses…deep stuff.

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Once the profiles are turned in, Miranda congratulates them for digging deep and giving “searing insights into one another” — and then she posts them on the wall. Not surprisingly, everyone gets super angry at one another. Then Miranda says they have to submit three names of who should be cut from the program, and if they don’t, she’ll cut 10 herself.

Miranda means business. Liam can’t believe she’s being so tough, but she just says this is her way of turning up the heat. The recruits are definitely feeling that heat: During hand-to-hand combat, Nathalie punches “Nimah” (but actually Raina) in the face. Alex and Shelby are fighting verbally about who has the better secret. But things really erupt with Ryan calls Simon “creepy” and Simon retaliates by grabbing him by the neck. Yikes, Creepy Simon!

Alex takes charge of the group and says they should stop fighting and band together; she says it’s better for Miranda to choose 10 of them than for them to turn on one another. But while she’s giving this speech, Simon sneaks out, shows up at Miranda’s office, and slips her a list of names. He heads back to the group and tells them that he flipped. And then Raina punches her twin sister in the face so they can “match” — this is unrelated to the Simon move, but it made me laugh a lot.

Miranda is hot on Simon’s heels (good thing the whole gang is gathered in that one dorm hallway). She announces that this was a training exercise they’ve done for many years, but this is the first time someone from the class has decided to vote. Because of that, Asher gets a formal reprimand.

NEXT: Uh-oh they called Alex’s mom. Now she’s really in trouble.