Okay, I give up, and am ranting because this had the potential to be really good. It's such a waste. I really liked this at the start but after 18 episodes of constant flashbacks and ridiculous plot twists and turns, I just give up. Adding in a Scientology-like 'cult' to the mix seems like a last ditch effort by the showrunners to make it all more complex - it just makes it less credible and believable. Keep it Simple, Showrunners!!!
The constant breathless voice of the lead actress (yes, I know she's beautiful and a fairly okay (if rather over-the-top) actress but does her character have to play the ingenue and always be so naive??? Also, why has she had affairs with two of the leads and now is flirting with another trainee??? If it were a man doing so, I'd write the same thing, her character is there to learn but they just keep pushing her into more relationships - well, guess what people who make tv - a woman can lead a show and not *need* to have romantic involvements with other characters. Do they think a woman can't hold hold down a show on her own? Well, they can and they do! I am so insulted by this.
Combined with the movie-of-the-week acting by everyone else (fake long-haired Shelby and her bf and his Desperate Housewife mother most of all), it's completely lost the plot.
Last of all, the ridiculous intertwining of the lives of trainees and tutors must have anyone who's actually gone or taught at Quantico squirming at how nonsensical that would be and what an embarrassment to that fine institution this show is. Good concept, rubbish plot and casting. I'm out, I don't even care who did what anymore. I love plot twists when a showrunner can keep a hold of them but when they lose control, I can't stand it. Sad but true, I really did like Quantico, eps 1-8.