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Season 1 | Episode 14 | “Answer” | Aired Mar 20, 2016

This week on Quantico, Alex regains some calm direction following Natalie’s shocking death. Almost as shocking is the state of Simon’s sanity when she finds him in the woods of Vermont. He attempts to shoot himself every morning for breakfast, but can’t bring himself to end things. He blames Alex and himself for the death of his fellow agents. Had she not told him it was safe to let go of the trigger, they might still be alive. When she tells him she’s being targeted by the same terrorist who corrupted Elias, and Simon is the only one she can trust to help her, he seems unmoved. Fortunately for Alex, he shows up by the episode’s end to lend his help in stopping the mastermind, and hopefully to truly earn his medal of valor in a way he can be proud of.

While they seek to “Answer” the radical’s identity in the present, it’s spy spying on spy in the past. Here are the four biggest secrets the snoops exposed:

4. “How do I know you’re telling the truth?”

Nimah thinks her twin has been recruited as a terrorist, not realizing that Raina has been working undercover in the cell that took Charlie. Having potentially blown Raina’s cover, Nimah sets out to right things and protect her sister. Later, we learn she goes behind Raina and Miranda’s back by reporting to the FBI that her sister had become too emotionally involved with the cell’s leader. Now the two siblings don’t speak, and Miranda is barely civil to her.

3. “I am never gonna get that answer.”

Shelby still desperately wants to know why her “sister” played her so cruelly for so long. Losing a ton of money doesn’t matter to her, as much as understanding how Samar could manipulate her emotions without compunction. The trainee exercise taught Shelby that sometimes there isn’t an answer—and that doesn’t sit well with her. Feeling foolish and hurt makes her unwilling to give up on learning the truth behind the long con.

http://quanticosuspects.tumblr.com/2. “Are you Caleb Haas or Mark Raymond?”

Mr. Robot, aka new NAT Will Olsen, continues to make you physically uncomfortable with his awkward detachment From emotion. In fact, he gives off a distinctive Dexter vibe with his dispassionate study of his roommate. Creeping after Caleb, he soon discovers his Mark Raymond alter ego and confronts him. Caleb intimidates Will into promising he won’t do anything to mess things up. We also see Caleb meet with Samar. It appears he’s taking the money Shelby sent her, and is using it as Raymond to take down the cult he was involved in when he was younger. I don’t imagine that’s going to go over well with Shelby when she finds out—just as she was hinting that she’d like to get back together with him. Poor Shaleb!

1. “Shut the door on your way out, Trainee Parrish.”

Liam is a dirty, dirty dog. His stupid plan in Chicago put a black mark on Ryan’s record (he took the blame) and cost Drew his pregnant fiancée. He managed to skirt all repercussions, something we see him do a lot. But not this time! Miranda figures out he slept with Alex (Blech! Gross!) and demands his resignation. Time will tell if the door kicks him on the way out, or if he manages to dodge this bullet too.

What did you think of this episode? Did it “Answer” any questions for you, or just raise more? What’s your impression of Will? How do you feel about Alex and Liam hooking up?

Quantico airs Sundays at 10/9C on ABC.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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