Quantico Season 1 Episode 15 Review: Turn

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Her parents are alive? WHAT?!

On Quantico Season 1 Episode 15, Caleb somehow uncovered the secret that Shelby's parent's are alive. Now before we dive into this insanity, can we try to figure out how Caleb figured this all out? Because I have nothing. I cannot think of a single thing that could have led Caleb to this conclusion.

We knew he had the FBI trace the money, so maybe somehow he found video footage of Shelby's parents in the location where the money was picked up? That's really my only theory. Caleb is just so obsessed with Shelby and this mystery that he dug around on his own and somehow uncovered this. Wait, my second theory is that Samar told him about Shelby's parents when she gave back the money her husband took.

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Yes, this reveal did provide a lot of shock value, but it was done in such a confusing manner. First, we don't know what tipped everyone off that Shelby's parents were alive. It seemed like Caleb just slept with a check under his pillowcase, so did the check somehow reveal that Shelby's parents were alive? I mean they couldn't still be using their names, so what else could a check show? Also, Caleb, under your pillowcase is a stupid hiding spot.

Between playing catch up with why Shelby was so mad at Caleb to the shocker that her parents are still alive, I left the whole situation ridiculously confused. We didn't see any groundwork being done. As much as I don't like the Mark Raymond scenes, at least we have watched Caleb use that alias, so whenever that reveal is made, we will have some sort of context.

There had to be some serious investigative work going on to uncover the secret that they are alive, so why didn't we see it? I'm pretty sure I'm not blocking those scenes out, so how did we get here? 

What could have remedied the majority of this situation is Caleb explaining how he found out immediately after Shelby breaks down in his arms in the forest. We would have gotten the shock, and then, we would have gotten some answers. We would be left with one question instead of two. As it stands, we need to know how Caleb found out, and why Shelby's parents faked their death. Do you have any theories?

You are as dead to me as my parents were. You are as dead to me as they still are.


Geez, I liked Drew. He was fun to watch with Alex, but he has gotten a bit much. He's so over dramatic with every little thing that Liam does. It's a constant confrontation with him. Drew apparently has this desire to make anything he can into a scene. Tone it down, dude.

I was at the point where I was ready for him to leave. Of course, then he ends up sticking around. I'm not sure that good instinct overrides all his other faults. I have serious reservations about him becoming an agent. Put him into some therapy or something.

Not going to lie, when the preview showed Quantico under attack, I got excited. Bottle episode! Everyone stuck in a room together where they have to work out personal issues as well as figuring out how to make it out alive. I was super disappointed by how quickly the lockdown ended. It was hard to get into it or even feel like anyone was really in danger. The cell didn't even make it to the buildings.

Instead of being used as a way to have the NATs work out issues or maybe put some of their training to the test, it was an obstacle that we had to get through to get to other stuff. Of course, it didn't help that people we've seen alive and well in the present are the ones being put in life or death situations.

Oh no! There's a gun on Liam! Will he make it out alive to be a jerk later at the Command Center when Alex is accused of being a terrorist? Um, yeah, we've witnessed it.

Apparently Quantico being on lockdown wasn't enough drama for one hour, so we had to create a hostage situation at Miranda's house. It wasn't how I would have chosen to spend part of our time at Quantico, mainly because I still don't like the Charlie/Miranda/Twins drama. It's just not entertaining to me.

It was heartbreaking to witness Miranda try to get Charlie to drop the gun, but I don't really care about Charlie. Sorry, he hasn't really redeemed himself to me or shown why I should care what happens to him. He lied to us, again, and he gave the cell information on how to get into Quantico.

It's time to discuss the Ryan and Alex breakup.

She broke up with him because she can't get him out of her head, and it has started to affect her work. As far as reasons go, it's not a bad one. It makes sense. However, it would have been nice to see that. Granted, I do take notes while I watch, so I miss things, but I don't remember seeing Alex frozen during the lockdown because of Ryan. Was Alex right to dump him?

Which means that I had to consider the horrible possibility that you, unstable, out of control, paranoid Alex Parrish, America's least wanted, weren't lying, incorrect, or insane, you were simply telling the truth.


What did you think of the episode? The Quantico scenes had all the drama tonight. I really didn't have much to say about the present. Were you surprised that Hannah joined Alex and Simon's illegal but noble quest to stop the terrorist? Leave your thoughts and conspiracy theories in a comment below.

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