Quantico Season 2 Episode 11 Review: ZRTORCH

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What. The. Hell. Owen?!

On Quantico Season 2 Episode 11, Owen made some beyond stupid decisions when he made himself the subject of a Farm lesson in Germany. Personally, I don't think he is fit to teach anymore.

Before diving into that barrel of crazy, let's discuss the first half of the mission. It is actually entertaining to watch the recruits try to come up with a way to get an asset out of the country and have Owen shoot them down.

A Traitor Amoung Them - Quantico

This is a great reminder that the recruits have a lot to learn, and it's done with some Owen sass. It's a win-win!

Then, Owen decides to put himself in harms way and depend on a sad bunch of recruits to get him out it. Okay, Alex taking charge was not at all shocking, but what was shocking was that literally no one else did anything helpful aside from Ryan.

Harry did help by getting the fake ID, but then he and Sebastian sat in a bar for the rest of the mission and drank. Leon and Dayana went off and did the AIC mission, and the other nameless recruits probably stood huddled on the street waiting for instruction.

The CIA picked a real good group of recruits this time around, geez.

Seriously, would it hurt to have someone other than Alex do something useful for longer than a minute? Not that we ever actually figured out how Alex got Owen back into the country, but, hey, that's not important. Let's focus on Owen being all "woe is me" instead!

Owen's death wish was beyond dramatic, and it kept getting worse. I mean oh my god, can you hear my eye roll from where you are? 

It was bad when Owen decided to make the lesson be getting him out of Germany. It got worse when he refused to cooperate with the mission.

Then, then, do you know what that idiot did? He called up the kid of the random sad asset story he told at the Farm. I could not believe what I was watching. This was just beyond dramatic, even for Quantico, which I think is saying something.

Convincing Owen - Quantico Season 2 Episode 11

At first, Owen making himself be the asset in Germany made Owen look either stupid or crazy but in a brilliant way. I could have lived if that was all Owen did, and the rest of the time was spent on focusing the recruits actually work together for once. 

Instead, we witnessed Owen having a mental breakdown all because Lydia is running the AIC. Dude, grow the hell up.

You would think that a normal person would just be upset, outraged even, that their own flesh and blood was not only betraying them but the entire country. But noooooo, that was not shocking enough, I suppose.

This whole Owen storyline was unnecessarily dramatic. There's enough good drama elsewhere in the hour, so let's not make things overly soapy and downright awful. 

Aside from Owen announcing that he's the asset, there's no thrill to the rest of the storyline, even when Alex gets tazed. You just sit there, stunned (ha) at the dramatics of a grown ass man. 

Okay, I could rant for a lot longer, but let's talk about Alex figuring out that Lydia is the one running the AIC.

As happy as I was to see Alex do some actual investigating and research, it looked like she only did that because Owen was super confused about why Ryan alluded to him being the ringleader. 

I get that Owen was the obvious choice, but Alex knew that Lydia also stayed in that house. Why didn't she do this kind of research before?

One incident is bad luck. Two is coincidence. Three is guilt.

Will

Whatever, it happened, and it made me happy. You know what else made me happy? Alex and Shelby teaming up again!

I've missed their friendship. It's one of my favorite relationships on the entire show, and it's so nice that Shelby could actually do something useful. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to watching Shelby and Alex try to take down Lydia and the AIC.

Okay, admittedly, I'm still recovering from having the flu last week, but I realized while watching this episode that I don't know who the terrorists (the Citizen's Liberation Front) are anymore.

We've established that they aren't AIC.Tthe AIC are the hostages. So who the hell are the terrorists?

Truce? - Quantico Season 2 Episode 11

Ryan, Nimah, and Will are all FBI or former FBI (Will's not an agent, if memory serves), so are the other terrorists members of either the FBI or maybe CIA? 

A terrorist would have to know about the existence of the AIC, so that makes me think that the terrorists are actually all part of the intelligence community, but then that means that they beheaded the First Lady...

Although, if Will is any indication, then the terrorists don't care who dies as long as it means destroying the AIC, and all the evil it is doing in the world. What's your theory on all of this?

What did you think of the episode? Leave your thoughts and conspiracy theories in a comment below.

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Quantico Season 2 Episode 11 Quotes

I lost my daughter because of my obsession. What will you lose because of your obsession?

Owen

It's ironic, isn't it? The last three months while I was teaching you to be an operative, you were operating me.

Owen