What The First Episode of Quantico Suggests #Review
A hand protruding amidst the devastation…sirens blaring in the background…and a zoom in to Alex Parrish’s (Priyanka Chopra) face. The premier episode of the much-awaited serial Quantico opens split seconds after a terrorist attack at the Grand Central Terminal, New York – and as an FBI officer on the soap points out, it is the first on American soil after 9/11. And, in a back and forth timeframe, the story unfolds.
When a motley group of recruits begins its training at Quantico – they are welcomed by the sentences, ‘Congratulations, you made it in. Now, let’s see if you can survive.” And interest levels are sparked.
The serial opens on Indian television this weekend. Watch it for….
The debut of Priyanka Chopra in an American soap India’s top star and former Miss World toplines the ABC serial that will air on our televisions starting tomorrow. She is bold, beautiful and brazen. Priyanka appears fit and focussed in the first episode. She slips into her role of a trainee/recruit easily, but being familiar with her career graph on Indian soil, one can’t escape a sense of the star she is.
The mixed lot of interesting characters The recruits at the FBI academy come from varied backgrounds, with different beliefs and religious backgrounds. Shelby Wyatt (Johanna Braddy) is the blonde – though not dumb – orphan Southern belle; Nimah Amin (Yasmine Al Masri) is a Muslim, and Alex Parrish (of Indian origin) and more. The first episode takes us through an investigation and interview that reveal interesting nuggets from the recruits’ past – the missing pieces in their files that will complete the puzzle.
Its dramatic and emotional quotient The first episode of the show has interesting elements that hook you into the plot – something you would expect from an ABC Production, especially if you have watched How To Get Away With Murder with rapt attention. And with ample eye candy – both male and female – Quantico promises to have many suggestive moments between the characters in the future. (After all, Grey’s Anatomy became more known for its human interactions and hot characters – you may remember McDreamy and McSteamy more than the show’s medical cases.)
A lot is packed into the first episode — it remains to be seen whether future episodes of Quantico continue to be gripping. Inevitable comparisons with the award-winning Homeland may occur. So, while Parrish is on the run in an attempt to establish her innocence, you are likely to watch the serial to find out what happens next – and how Chopra proves herself in a new arena.