Quantico Episode 9: “Guilty”

Quantico Episode 9: “Guilty”

A recap and review of Quantico Episode 9: “Guilty”


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Sullywood Rating: 6/10

What We Learned:


  • Booth informs Alex that O’Connor has been out almost a week
  • Alex goes to visit O’Connor and discovers he’s passed out drunk; Booth looks upon from his car
  • Dr. Susan Langdon is a guest teacher this week, played by Anne Heche
  • This week’s assignment: From information from past serial killer cases, the recruits must determine which people weren’t killed
  • Both teams pass, although Simon’s team doesn’t use his theory and he is still convinced that his answer was correct
  • The gang plays a serial killer drinking game with Dr. Langdon….(never played that one back in my college days)
  • Alex attends to a drunken Liam
  • Simon continues to hammer Langdon regarding the past case, and it’s discovered that Simon was right, Langdon planted evidence, and she threatens Simon
  • Langdon escorts Simon outside of the bar and Booth sees them.  He approaches them both, and Langdon lets Simon go
  • Fingerprints on the knife that stabbed Miranda are not Charlie’s.  O’Connor informs Alex that they believe it was a kidnapping.
  • Director Clayton calls Caleb and tells him that he believes Shelby’s sister might not be real
  • Booth informs Alex that he is leaving Quantico
  • It’s revealed that Simon turned in Langdon, his fellow recruits are not happy about it.
  • Enraged, we see Simon meet with another man, who gives him blueprints to all of the New York City train stations


  • Alex is read her Miranda rights…almost.  O’Connor swoops in and has other plans
  • Elias shows up, says he’s Alex’s legal council
  • An interrogation group arrives and it’s now their case according to some guy called the President of the United States
  • Caleb visits another agent that was found in the rubble, no phone on them though
  • O’Connor and Clayton discover that Alex has been taken to another location by the interrogation group
  • We meet Griffin Wells, our torturer for this evening.  Alex tells him they learned about him at Quantico
  • Elias and “Team Alex” share information, we learn that the agent that Caleb visited was the agent that used Alex’s badge
  • Wells explains to Alex that her weakness is her sympathy for others and that’s what he will attack.  He takes her into another room where we see a chained up Booth
  • And the last domino falls, Vasquez joins Team Alex
  • A team of FBI agents, led by O’Connor, charge into the interrogation room and free Alex and Booth
  • O’Connor apologizes to Alex and says once the charges are dropped, the rest of the team will be reinstated as well.  He proposes to Alex that she admits her guilt so that they can flush out the real terrorist.
  • Alex agrees and pleads guilty in court

My Top Suspects:

ryan booth

1.Ryan Booth

Sticking to my guns.  All I’ve said in the past I still believe.  Actually, I think his behavior is a tad strange regarding the O’Connor-Alex relationship.  He’s had plenty of time to leave Quantico and that’s his reason.  Something smells funny, and it smells of Ryan Booth.

elias harper

  1. Elias Harper

Welcome back Elias, how convenient for you to come back right when Alex turns herself in.  Think about it, he is her counsel, and now she’s pleading guilty to the bombing.  What kind of legal counsel would suggest this?  Also, I can’t be the only one who thought he’s been creepy from the start, especially that voice.

liam oconnor

  1. Liam O’Connor

What a shit show this agent is.  He befriends recruits, he’s drunk all the time, he has little to no control over any operation.  Something still isn’t right with him and the way he goes about his FBI business.  Also, I’ll be damned if I’m not nervous that he asked Alex to go along with his “plead guilty” plan.  I’m dropping O’Connor to #3 on this list because does he really seem smart enough to actually pull this off?  Next week, he might very well completely drop off the Top Suspects list for the first time all year.


My Thoughts:

Wow this show can pack in a lot of information in one hour.  I thought this week’s episode had a little too much. Also, I really wish the show didn’t make everyone seem guilty every episode, it takes away some of the mystique of who the terrorist is.  I mean, we don’t think Shelby’s sister is supposed to exist, even though we’ve seen her video chat with someone who fits the description of her sister?

The side story involving Agent Langdon was really fun to watch, but also completely came out of left field.  If this small story line ends up having nothing to do with the terrorist plot though, I’ll be very confused on why they included it.  More unnecessary fluff.

This show needs to slow down a bit and take a deep breath.  You don’t want to wear down your audience or yourself.  Cut the extra stuff and focus on the task at hand, like WHO IS THIS DARN TERRORIST?????

Your Thoughts:

Who is your top suspect and why?


In case you missed our review of Quantico’s last episode, click below to read:

Quantico Episode 8: “Over”


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