Quantico had its premiere last weekend, and I was struggling to decide if I want to watch it this season or not. Don’t get me wrong, I think the premise is great. If the 22-episode arc from last season was boiled down to ten episodes, I would think, “Awesome!”. But it isn’t/wasn’t. It is 22 episodes. Of spin, and counter-spin, and just when you thought we were getting somewhere, they reset and started the spins all over again. Was it this student? That one? Pretty much all you could be sure of was if they suspected someone one week, they weren’t the real one.
At the end of the season, with everything wrapped up, Alex Parrish is all cleared — and trying to figure out where to go next. She’s tagged by the CIA for an op — infiltrate the CIA and run on op on the inside. In the season opener, you find out that it is about a year later, she’s been to the Farm (CIA’s equivalent of Quantico), run an op, and now everything is going to hell in a handbasket.
It’s the same format as last year — an event is happening in present time, with flashbacks to the training to figure out what lead to the current set of events. Hail, hail, the gang’s all here, or at least some of them. Miranda, Shelby, Ryan, and Nimah are all involved either in the past or the future, most in both.
And that’s the problem. It is “same time next year”, and while I liked Season 1, I didn’t like how slow it was to get to the actual plot. Pretty sure I can already elminate at least one suspect since the CIA thinks it’s him from the start. And pretty sure I know who will be involved somehow. But the rest will take 22 episodes to figure out, and I’d rather be watching some of the other cases they’ve worked on in the last year instead of another grand conspiracy slowly doled out in bite-sized chunks.