The series, which has been unfolding in dual timelines all season long, is now merged into one single story in order to follow a ripped-from-the-headlines procedural approach.
"We're in sort of a paradigm shift for the show," showrunner Josh Safran tells The Hollywood Reporter of Monday's episode setting up the format for the remaining weeks. "We're now looking at the ways in which people profit off of terror and it allows us to build a plot around something that is real and possible."
Returning from a three-week hiatus, and following the show's Jan. 23 soft move from Sunday to Monday night, Quantico now has Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) and her fellow CIA and FBI agents assembled into a covert task force hunting to uncover the collaborators behind U.S. terror attacks. As explained by Quantico's female president (played by Marcia Cross) the collaborators fall into one of eight "pillars," allowing Safran and his team to explore stories under the banners of money, law, logistics, government, technology, ideology, defense and the media.Read more at HollywoodReporter