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How’d we come to that conclusion? Read on for the highlights of “Right.”
NOT DREW? WHO KNEW? | Alex is in Ryan’s truck, driving through the city, listening to Drew’s voice give her directions via the speakers and worrying that the nuclear bomb riding shotgun is going to be the death of her and everyone around her. Thankfully, she’s also got her own phone on speaker, so Shelby can hear everything that’s happening. And once she grabs Sen. Haas’ attention and drags her to the FBI, they both convince Miranda that Alex is a victim in all of this — and that the bureau needs to throw everything behind finding Drew.
So, with a newly re-FBI’d Caleb and Raina’s help, the FBI tracks the signal to an address… where Drew and Simon are shackled to chairs. Wait, what? Yeah, the voice isn’t actually Drew’s — or rather, it’s Drew’s, but someone else is using it to tell Alex what to do. After Simon breaks Drew’s thumb (with his permission) to free them from their constraints, Simon manages to get out before the FBI busts in. But Ryan’s team trips a bomb connected to the door, and it’s unclear what becomes of Drew in the aftermath. (Though Drew’s last-minute grab-the-mic moment helped Alex realize he wasn’t the true terrorist, it likely put his life in even greater danger.)
THE BIG REVEAL (AGAIN) | When Alex comes to a stop, the FBI bomb team closes in, and Simon tells her through the window that the bomb doesn’t have a receiver, and she can open the door without setting it off. So she does (though there’s a moment where there’s a good possibility they’ll repeat the old “you can let go of the detonator” thing from the day Elias jumped out the hotel window).
TWO FOR THE ROAD? | Back at Quantico, it’s almost graduation time — but the twins will miss the ceremony, because they’re going to infiltrate the terrorist cell earlier than previously thought. Raina has cold feet and calls Simon, who pitches a life (perhaps a shared one) where they make the world better by working for the private sector. She waffles. Nimah says her sister has to make her own decision, and… sorry, Simon.
At the last minute, the Amin sisters’ handler says they’ll be at graduation, after all: The cell op is going to wait a week.