Let me just get this out of my system: Quantico has been renewed for a third season and I am really excited for this. Even though the show is only going to have fewer episodes, I get to have more Alex and Ryan together. Anyway, I’m back with another review because all my shows have ended and it is very sad. Quantico was the first out of the batch and I ended up crying in it. Shocker, I know. But, welcome to my review of Season 2 of Quantico, where the spoilers are not going to be held back. Make sure you check my review of season 1 out before you read this one!
Created By: Joshua Safran
Released: September 25, 2016 – May 15, 2017
Run Time: 43 Minutes
A drama about FBI trainees at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., one of whom is a sleeper agent who will engineer a major terror attack on the U.S.
- Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish
- Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth
- Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw
- Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah and Raina Amin
- Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt
- Russell Tovey as Harry Doyle
- Pearl Thusi as Dayana Mampasi
- Blair Underwood as Owen Hall
- Henry Czerny as Matthew Keyes
- Aarón Díaz as León Velez
- David Lim as Sebastian Chen
- Jay Armstrong Johnson as Will Olsen
- Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas
- Marcia Cross as Claire Haas
- Eliza Coupe as Hannah Wyland
- Laila Robins as General Katherine Richards
- David Call as Jeremy Miller
- Hunter Parrish as Clay Haas
- Krysta Rodriguez as Maxine Griffin
- Karolina Wydra as Sasha Barinov
- Jon Kortajarena as Felix Cordova
- Dennis Boutsikaris as Henry Roarke
- Elisabeth Waterson as Alice Winter
I finished the first part of season 2 about the time the rest of the season was going to be aired. I sort of wished that I would sit there and watch all the episodes in like 2 days because I would have loved to see that happen. But, I watched all these episodes and you have no idea how many tears I lost from this show. And the butterflies that were in my stomach because of it.
Alex Parrish has found herself back in the center of a terrorist attack. This time, it was for what they call the AIC. Not only has she been removed from the FBI, but she has been offered a spot at The Farm, or otherwise known as the CIA training center. The one person she never expected to see there Ryan Booth, her boyfriend she met at Quantico. Now, follow Alex on her journey through The Farm and trying to figure out who the terrorist is before they blame her yet again.
Is it a bad thing that I never learned the names of anyone that Ryan dated in either season 1 or 2? In season 1, he dated that one girl who faked the scar behind her ear with the little girl. I learned that her name was Natalie or something when I was looking at my season 1 review. In season 2, he dated the one journalist person girl thing that I still have no idea who it is. All I know is that I was really happy to see her die because she was standing in the way of Ryan and Alex. I know, I’m crazy but it is true. Becuase we all need to know how much I love Ryan and Alex. When they were engaged at the beginning of the season, you have no idea how excited I was for that. Then, Ryan had to be part of the AIC and it was just terrible. He was keeping secrets and it made me cry so much. I guess you all know who my favorite character is now…
Another thing that sort of got on my nerves was the fact that I think Shelby has hooked up with almost every single Haas member. Firstly, she was with Caleb (which I loved way too much). Then Caleb’s dad. Then came along Caleb’s brother Clay, who was in charge of the secret group that President Haas was organizing. Why couldn’t Shelby find herself a normal person? I still feel like she and Clay would have been a cute couple but Clay had to have Maxim in his life, again.
I felt like the writing of this season was sort of like they had a feeling that they were going to be renewed but they also wanted to have a backup plan for if it wasn’t. Typically, they would have made the whole terrorist attack from the AIC be the whole series. It was all figured out by the time the season was half over. I still can’t believe that Miranda was helping with both the AIC since she was telling the terrorist that Alex was in the building… But that ended with finding the terrorist people and going into the next phase of life being President Haas’ secret organization. But the way the shot the was impeccable. I didn’t feel like I was missing way too much in the time jump and I was always hanging onto what happens more. Then they had Shelby and Nimah helping Ryan and Alex at The Farm, which made the show even better. And we can’t forget that mattress scene where Alex said that she was going to miss it since Ryan was going to be leaving the bunker for the FBI stuff. I cried in the last three minutes of the season finale because they redid the ending of it. The writers redid the first moment where Ryan and Alex met in season 1. Here Alex was, pretending to be dead to the world and here Ryan is, coming and these people were so cute and it brought tears to my eyes. I had no idea at the time that it was going to be renewed so I was happy with how it ended. But I still have some questions now for the fact that who Shelby was going to end up with and wheat Caleb was going to be up to.
Really random to put this right here but I just thought of it and it is going to stay here. I had a lot of laughs during the season and I needed it. I remember laughing like crazy when Ryan had to go and take the lie detector test, with him telling Alex that he has had to do that several times. Or the fact that these two were staying so far away from each other even though they were engaged. The best part? When Alex was yet again helping someone who knew what they were doing. Yep, when they were on the plane and Owen’s daughter was one of the people that Alex thought was a trainee. EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS ONE OF THE LEADERS/TEACHERS? I know, I laughed during that and when Owen was getting tortured, but that was when I didn’t like Owen. Owen and I have had a rough relationship as you can see here.
The show was shot in two different ways and I wasn’t that big of a fan of that. I was so used to the present day, go backward since it happened in every episode. I enjoyed that fact on the show because it made it different than other shows. But during the middle of the season, it was just modern day. I’m not complaining because I really liked watching Alex and Ryan get back together but I wish I had some warning that the next Haas brother was hot and that Ryan and what’s her name were going to get together.
The cast of the show was fabulous, just like they were. I loved the cast of the people who took place at the Farm because they were so different from the people at Quantico. I feel like I am using the word different way too much but oh well. We had the Harvard Lawyer, Owen Hall (where I thought him and Miranda were going to get together, like together together by the end of the show), Owen’s daughter, Henry, and so much more. I also really liked Henry. Like, a lot. Henry was awesome until he was in the room with the crazy person in the second part of the season. Both him and Alex made such a great team and for some time I thought they were going to hook up but, Henry is sadly gay. But he was British and I love a British accent. The bond these people had were shown on the screen and it was a reason I loved the show so much.
I did get the sense that they were getting bored with the show when they were doing the last three or four episodes. I felt like I was sort of watching the same thing happen again and again. I’m not complaining but there was a lack of excitement in the episodes. I know it wasn’t because I was tired or anything but it just was changing. It was like they had a million ideas but they had no idea how to put them all together. As long as Ryan and Alex are together, I am happy. Plus, I thought the explosion of Ryan’s journalism thing girl whatever looked a little fake so I am starting to wonder if she is really dead. I never saw a body. But I never saw Natalie’s body either when she died. Wow, Ryan has the greatest luck with any other girl other than Alex. That is a sign of fate to me.
Overall, I would give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I was really happy with the beginning of the season because it was all action pack with trying to learn who was a bad guy and who was good. Who all was part of the AIC and how it all started. But during the second half, I was just tired. If there is another season, I hope that they make it a little more interesting. My next thought is, what would be the topic of season three. Another terrorist attack to Alex Parrish when the world thinks that she is dead? I guess we will have to wait and see.
Have you watched Quantico? Did you enjoy it? Have you watched season 2? Did you like season 1 or season 2 better? Do you think that Ryan and Alex were made for each other? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!