‘Quantico’ season 2 plot news, spoilers: Showrunner explains Muslim registry episode

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With the pending Muslim registry legislation and the bombing of a shopping center in Ohio, the special task force had to split into two groups.

In the latest episode of “Quantico,” Clay (Hunter Parrish), Shelby (Johanna Braddy), Ryan (Jake McLaughlin), and Nimah (Yasmine Al Massri) went to Capitol Hill. They went there to stop the Muslim Registry Bill from being forwarded to U.S. President Claire Haas (Marcia Cross).

Shelby believed that if Claire vetoed the bill, she will face charges for future terrorist attacks. This will then force her to resign. If Claire does resign, Rourke will assume the executive position. However, despite all the possible consequences, Claire still vetoed the bill.

“I’m just more interested in looking at the current political landscape and letting the characters debate what they see,” showrunner Josh Safran told Entertainment Weekly. He also denied that the series features a more conservative point of view.

Safran recalled that they filmed the episode on the same day the U.S. government announced the travel ban.

“Nobody wanted the travel ban to happen,” Safran said. “We thought we were writing speculative fiction based on the things Trump had said in the past,” he added.

Meanwhile, someone attacked Raina (Al Massri). Apart from this, Raina also felt that she’s being framed. Owen (Blair Underwood) and Alex (Priyanka Chopra) then goes on to assist her. They caught the attacker, and he confessed to the trio that someone paid him to kill Raina and to drop her body inside the mall. Unfortunately, somebody shot the attacker before he could identify the mastermind.

Nimah then pretended to be Raina’s sister and submits herself to prison.

“Nimah goes to jail — or not even jail — and there will be a bit of a mystery as to exactly where she’s being held and how long she’ll be held for,” Safran hinted.

In the next episode, Caleb (Graham Rogers) will come back to help the team. However, Clay will interrupt him. The latter is also working on fixing their mother’s presidency. It is up to the elite operatives now to track the perpetrators and save the country.

The second season of “Quantico” will return on April 17 at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.