We gave it a B+
And we’re back! After a short hiatus, Quantico returned this week with a whole new, single timeline plot: Ryan, Alex, Shelby, Nimah, and Dayana have teamed up under the direction of President Haas to figure out all the collaborators who are working off the material — dubbed “the cash” by Director Keyes, who is also overseeing the crew — from the national security discs stolen from the G20 summit for their own benefit.
Of course, the problems the group is dealing with aren’t just coming from external forces. There are also problems within the circle. Alex and Ryan are awkward, still reeling from their recent breakup. Shelby is angry with Nimah, because, you know, she helped out the AIC. Clay Haas, who is running the show under his mother, is T.O.’d at Shelby for that affair she had with his father, and Owen, who is released from prison to oversee the team, is livid with Alex for forcing his hand. As you might imagine, this makes working together bumpy.
Their first attempt to “follow the money” leads them in the wrong direction; they simply uncover a Ponzi scheme rather than one eighth of an international terrorist ring. The only good part? Alex bumps into Harry Doyle during her mission. The two reconnect — mainly because Alex stole Harry’s wallet and he has to come looking for it the next morning — and Alex enlists his help immediately.
Turns out, Harry + Alex = Masterminds. Just as Clay Haas and Director Keyes are disbanding the group, Alex presents her theory. She’s found the money trail and it points toward someone named Christian Kelly. He just made $200 million off the most recent abuse of stolen disc information and, tellingly, it turns out this isn’t the first act of terror that he has benefited from. Alex finishes her pitch by pleading that the group officially hire Harry Doyle, who helped her. TBD on whether that works out; Keyes isn’t looking very inclined.
NEXT: Don’t be suspicious