The team is in disarray, a presidency is periled, and terrorists are at large. It seems “Quantico” is getting more political these days.
The latest episode opened with Alex (Priyanka Chopra) committing herself to help Owen (Blair Underwood) get back his strength.
Elsewhere, the terrorists were reportedly staging a riot in Cleveland to display that America is in total chaos. To stop the violence, Alex headed to Cleveland with Shelby (Johanna Braddy) and Raina, who pretended to be Nimah (Yasmine Al Massri). They met Miranda (Aunjanue Ellis), who is in charge of the FBI station in the city.
Planning to disband the secret task force, Clay (Hunter Parrish) went to the White House to meet his mother, U.S. President Claire Haas (Marcia Cross). Unfortunately, he also found his long-lost brother, Caleb (Graham Rogers), there, and the latter wanted to take over the team.
Feeling frustrated, Clay met with Rourke, the Speaker of the House, and told him that he would like to team up with him and go against the President. Rourke accepted and offered him to be his right-hand man, which made Clay realize that the Speaker was indeed aiming to oust Pres. Haas.
Instead of putting Rourke on for a speech, Clay gave the floor to his mother. Pres. Haas was then able to convince the masses.
“In [episode 19], Caleb decides that now that he knows about the team, he is a member of the team and not only a member, but somebody who has the right to suggest things and expect them to be done,” executive producer Josh Safran revealed to Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, regarding Miranda’s re-appearance, the showrunner stated that the character is the process of healing following the G20 Summit bombing.
“She had to reconcile with everything that happened, she had to forgive herself, and she had to forgive other people,” he said. Safran also added that Miranda will have a new storyline moving forward.
The second season of “Quantico” will continue on April 24 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.