Quantico (season 1)
|Quantico (season 1)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||September 27, 2015 – May 15, 2016|
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The first season of the American television thriller series Quantico was ordered on May 7, 2015, byABC. It was picked up with an order of 13 episodes, but ABC later picked up the show for a full season on October 13, 2015, with an additional six episodes, increasing the episode count to 19 and in November to 22 episodes.
Alex Parrish, a promising FBI recruit, became a prime suspect following a terrorist attack on Grand Central Terminal. Alex was then taken into custody, where she found out that she had been charged with the terrorist attack on Grand Central. Her initial escape was orchestrated by Deputy Director Miranda Shaw, her primary instructor at Quantico, who refused to believe that she was guilty. Flashbacks showed her and fellow agents’ training at the Quantico Academy. Alex met Ryan Booth on her way to the Academy. Ryan was later revealed to have been ordered by Liam O’Connor, former partner/friend of Alex’s father, to spy on Alex. While living at the Academy, she learnt of her father’s double agent identity. She became friends with Shelby Wyatt and other recruits.
Alex was able to prove her innocence in the Grand Central Terminal bombing with the help of her classmates at Quantico and discovered that the suspected bomber was former FBI analyst-trainee Elias Harper who had planted the bomb under the instruction of a mastermind terrorist. Having cleared her name in a congressional hearing, Alex was reinstated as an FBI agent and assigned to the field office in New York, specifically the operations section and now strives to uncover the true mastermind behind the bombings, as the 2016 Presidential election looms ever closer.
Liam is eventually revealed to be the person responsible and killed by both Alex and Ryan. Alex resigns from the FBI due to the events of the bombing and the subsequent publicity. Two months later, Alex is approached by a man named Mathew Keyes, who offers her a position at the CIA.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|3||1||“Cover”||Jennifer Lynch||Jordon Nardino||October 11, 2015||103||5.75|
|Alex’s mother, Sita, is brought in for questioning and reveals that Alex had vanished for a year when she was in India. She is convinced by Liam to publicly beg Alex to turn herself in during a television press conference. Alex, meanwhile, seeks help from Simon, who was kicked out of Quantico some time earlier. They discover that Alex was being set up from the very beginning of her training. Simon helps her escape, but he is secretly working for Director Clayton. At Quantico, Alex learns from Liam that her father was a special agent. The NATs (New Agent Trainees) complete psychological profiles of each other, but the exercise is a test set up by Miranda. Raina must step up to the plate when Nimah leaves Quantico. Miranda learns that her son, who she had put into prison, may be paroled.