By pleading guilty, Alex gets a single day out of prison in order to look for the potential bomber. And since the last episode just showed that maybe Simon is behind the bombing (or inadvertently helped someone who was behind the bombing) it’s smart that Alex secretly decided to let them be looked after as well.
Every single member of the class is still a suspect, even after ten episodes, but some are more suspicious than others. Simon’s unsavory IDF past makes him the target of both his class, resulting in his expulsion, and Alex’s investigation, but it looks like both were barking up the wrong tree — though he did reveal some shocking information.
Simon revealed that he did plant two bombs, one at a temple, one at a mosque, but he did not plant the bombs at Grand Central. Instead, he wanted to make the threat in order to prompt peace talks between the religions after watching the violent conflict between Israel and Palestine during his time in the IDF. But someone else stole his plans and detonated one in Grand Central — and that explains why there’s a second bomb about to go off.
Meanwhile, Shelby’s sister isn’t who she says she is, and Nimah also might have something to hide, since Raina had to warn her that Alex was watching to see what the members of the team were up to. And most of the episode takes place in Quantico (leading to the episode title “Quantico”), as Alex reveals that Nathalie was lying about her ex being abusive. It all worked out in the end, but could that have been enough to make her frame Alex for the attacks?
Overall, with the exception of probably eliminating Simon as a suspect, this episode barely answered any questions, only added more — like why did Elias just knock Simon out with chloroform? The winter finale will hopefully tell all.
“Quantico” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.