Quantico (2015–2018): Season 1, Episode 16 - Clue - full transcript

At Quantico, the NATS are given a training exercise that hits too close to home for Shelby. While in the future, Alex finds an unlikely ally in Hannah, as she continues to try to stop the terrorist from striking again.

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Previously on "Quantico"...

We're on lock-down, ma'am.

There's been an
incident at the guard station.

Call your mom.

My parents are alive.

Look, I-I know.


Charlie may have helped
plan the attack today.

It's time you tell
me who Mark Raymond is.

What do you want to know?

We'll say everything that
we need to say to each other

and then never see each other again.

The Voice: In the Senator's
purse is an identical bottle.

You'll need to swap it out.

I tried Natalie's cell. No response.

You were simply telling the truth.


That is a lot to process.


The conspiracy goes
back all the way to Quantico.

The terrorist...

We've been calling them the "Voice."

I thought it was someone from our class,

but it could be... it
could be anyone there.

What are you thinking?

About what?

How you lied to a Congressional

when you said that
Elias Harper acted alone?

Or the bomb that was
strapped to Agent Vasquez

to keep you in line.

Or maybe you want my thoughts

on you sneaking Vasquez and
that bomb into our office

to steal classified
Intel from an FBI server.

I mean, I hope there was
nothing important on there

besides, oh, I don't
know, all the security measures

for the upcoming presidential election.

I had no choice.

Ah, yes.

That convenient recurring line

of anyone you say has been forced

to work with this
terrorist since it all began.

Elias Harper, the hacker Duncan Howell,

Natalie... and
how'd it turn out for them?

You yourself just
informed me that this terrorist,

with whom you apparently
share a cellphone plan,

detonated Agent Vasquez,

threatened the life of
everyone you say you care about,

and tasked you into further tricking me

to swap out the prescribed medication

of a United States senator

for something that you believe to be,

but can't be certain, is harmless.

Did I... I leave anything out?


How can you be sure that
these pills aren't dangerous?

Your lab analyzed them.

They're blood pressure medicine.

The only side effect is
elevated body temperature.

And this terrorist said

that if anyone else
learned about what was going on,

their lives would be in danger, too.

And yet you still told Simon and me.

[Laughs] I can't...

I can't figure you out, Parrish.

I mean [chuckles] you have no fear

in having just admitted to
a dozen federal crimes,

not to mention if I look
closely enough, accessory to murder,

and if you're at all to be believed,

you've just willingly
hung a target on my back

to save your own without compunction.

So, if you were me,

would you believe a word you just said?


I don't know, Hannah.

What do you think?

Well, yeah, I believe you. [Scoffs]

And now I'm gonna go brief the Director.

[Norah Jones' "Happy Pills" plays]

Liam: I've been concerned
about Parrish since the attack.

How's she doing in counseling?

She's strong... a survivor.

Built to be an
agent, just like her father.

Drew Perales.

He's the one that
shot the armed assailant.

Taking a life is never easy,

but he doesn't seem
to be affected by it.

- Hey.
- Hey.

How was the shrink?

Spent most of the
session talking football.

She's a Lions fan. Can you believe that?

That's all you talked about?

Fletcher! You headed to breakfast?

Yes, but if the ladies
start crowding our table again,

you've got to share the
love. Repeat after me...

"This is Brandon. His
heart was recently broken.

Can you fix it?" [Laughs]

Woman: Shelby Wyatt's a
bit of a question mark.

She was there when
Perales took out the terrorist,

but it doesn't seem to
have made an impact.

♪ See your face again ♪

It's my belief she's
found a way of coping.

♪ How does it feel? ♪

♪ Oh, how does it feel ♪

- ♪ To be you right now, dear? ♪
- [Inhales sharply]

Shelby? Hey. What's up?

Looks like you are.

Now keep quiet or you'll wake Will.

♪ So pick up your piece
and go away from here ♪

Liam: Will Olsen.

He seems uncomfortable with the
outpouring of emotion on campus.

He's burying himself in his work.

Dude, what did I tell you about
studying before 9:00 a.m.?

Why are you reading that?

I already told you
everything that you need to know.

No. You told me how you
created an alter ego to sneak back in

and how you promised them money

in order to rise through
the levels faster

and how you're secretly working
from within to take it all down,

but there is so much more,
like how they kidnap people

and send them to
farms in foreign countries

or how their money comes from
owning the patent to podcasting

or how they believe that
our skin is poisonous.

You think what I'm doing is crazy?

No, I think it's dangerous and cool.

And I'd love to talk about
it for five to seven minutes.


Maybe later.

Liam: The Amin twins.

Man: We've put a pin in that.

They were in direct
contact with the terrorists.

We can't discuss either sister publicly

until OPR's investigation is over.

OPR... Office of
Professional Responsibility.

They're gonna want
statements from you both.

They already know that Raina
was undercover at the cell's house.

They just don't know if
you were there on your own

or under orders from Miranda.

♪ Got to get you out ♪

Man: How's Miranda doing?

She's taking it day-by-day.

OPR's left messages, but she hasn't...

She shot her own son.

Well, she shouldn't have
let it get to that point.

She's in trouble, Liam.

What's your
assessment of the class overall?

It's one thing to tell a
shrink that you're okay.

It's another thing to actually be okay.

Today's exercise will show
me how they're really doing.


Did you sleep well?


Um, about... last night...

And this morning. It was fun, right?

Yeah. Yeah.

Um, but I just, um, want to make sure

that we talk about everything else.

Do you mean my parents?

There's nothing really to talk about.

It's no different than before.

They were dead to me
then. They're dead to me now.

Shelby, you can't mean that.

There are so many better
ways to spend the next 10 minutes

than discussing my parents.


I don't know what to do.

It was an off-book operation,
and I'm just a trainee.

If I tell them Miranda was
involved, she'll be fired,

and if I lie, I'll be kicked out.

Not many couples can say

they've both been kicked out of the FBI.

Raina: It's not funny,
and we're not a couple.

I just hate hearing you this upset.

Can I still see you this weekend?

I haven't seen you since New Year's.

I don't know. It's hard to get away.

It wouldn't be if you
told your sister about us.


I'll call you later.

We were all reminded of
something last week.

Life can spin out of
control at the drop of a hat.

You guys went through
something harrowing,

and you should be commended.

All of you. Not just Perales.

But here's the thing.

In the field, what you went through,

that's called Monday.

And how you deal with it is the
focus of today's exercise...

crisis management.

As agents, you need to be able

to keep your wits
about you at all times.

You have to be able to
confront the doubts and fears

that live within all of us.

Because if you can't,

you don't stand a
chance against the bad guys.

So gather up your stuff. We're
gonna go on a little trip.

[Sighs] Last time we spoke,

I know things got a little heated,

but I hope I can count on you.

For what?

Well, in the time of
crisis, a group needs a leader,

and you're that leader.

I didn't ask for that.

Yeah, well, a leader never does.

But if you care about your
friends, you'll step up.

They're gonna need you today.

♪ ♪

First round's on you, rich boy.

[Both laugh]

Hannah, stop. If you tell the Director,

someone else that I care about will die.

Okay. The FBI has a
system for handling madmen.

It's called the chain of command.

This person's in the FBI.

The second you call the Director,
they're gonna know.


You're gambling with the
lives of everyone I care about,

including Ryan.


I'll hold off telling the
Director for 24 hours,

but there's one condition,

I'm in charge of the investigation.

Anything that happens from
this point forward, my call.


Okay, so this plan clearly
involves Claire Haas,

so we need to stay on her,
find out where she's going.

I'll get us put on that detail.

Thank you.

Since when do you and
Alex have conversations

that don't end in screaming?

You up to something?

Yeah, like trying to get her

kicked out of the
Bureau once and for all.

That shouldn't be too hard
after that crap she pulled yesterday.

And me stupidly believing she changed.

I wish I could help,

but I have a meeting with
the Secret Service.

Haas' team just changed her itinerary.

- Really?
- Yeah.

I guess she lost some
ground in the Midwest,

so she's making a last-minute
trip to Ohio tonight.

♪ ♪

The terrorist had me give Claire

a three-day supply of pills, right?

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow?


Claire's leaving town tonight.

So the terrorist's window
of opportunity just shrunk.

Whatever's gonna happen...

It's happening today.

I'll never forget that
day... biking home from school

to see if the mail had arrived yet.

My father on the front
porch with a letter from Columbia.

- [Sighs]
- Which makes this the perfect place...

All clear.

No unusual activity over here.

Simon, you see anything?

Besides Andrew Holm failing
a take-home midterm?


Look, thanks again for the facial
recognition access codes.

No problem. All
right. Stay sharp, people.

Being accepted here was the
proudest moment of my life,

and that's why I'm so
honored to return here

to discuss our National Security System.

Senator Haas?

May I have some water?


Thank you. [Sighs]

It must be the pills raising
her body temperature.

Maybe it's part of the plan?

Man: Ma'am, here you go.

Sorry. I think I need to cut this short.

Two EMTs coming your way.

Simon, I need confirmation.

I got them. Woman's on the list.

She's clear, but the guy...

Simon, I need an answer.

Okay. Just give me a second.


Sorry, no one gets
past with credentials.

Lady, I'm just trying to do my job.

Oh, what a coincidence. So am I.

- Almost there.
- Credentials. Now.

Let's go. Easy does it, buddy.

[Camera shutters clicking]

Whoa. What are you doing?

Simon: Found him. He's clear.

♪ ♪

"Do you understand your
rights as I've explained them?"

Arresting a suspect can
start to feel routine,

but there are always unknown variables,

situations that go from
routine to crisis

[Snaps fingers] just like that.

And if you make an improper arrest,

you could set a murderer free.

Pollard: This drill is simple.

You work in pairs to
subdue and arrest a perp or perps

no matter what gauntlet is thrown down.

But you have to find the perp first.

And you don't pass until
you all succeed.

Good luck.

All right. Come on, guys.

Nail this, and drinks are on me.

[Cheers and applause]

[Tove lo's "My Gun" plays]



- ♪ Heads turn, your body burn ♪
- Shots, huh?

What, you didn't like my pep talk?

Is that's what you call
buying a win with a round of tequila?

I was trying to boost morale.

It's been a tough week,
at least for some of us.

♪ Feeling free ♪

- ♪ That's my gun ♪
- Freeze!

- ♪ That's my gun ♪
- FBI!

♪ That's my gun ♪

♪ Mm, mm, mm, mm ♪

♪ Mm, mm, mm, mm ♪


♪ Last night, you
were who you prefer ♪

♪ Because of me ♪

♪ Wake up messed up ♪

♪ But you're still happy as can be ♪

Whoo! Yeah, Alex!

Way to go!

You know, I like a
cheerleader just as much as the next guy,

but maybe try a stage whisper next time.

You ready to do this? We need a victory.

You better bring your "A" game.

Look, Sistemics' IRS filings...

Hey, hey, hey. Now is not a good time.

To be tax-exempt, an organization
must be operated

so that none of its earnings
inure to a private individual.

But it looks like the
head of the church,

Daniel Berlin, bought a yacht.

Danny Berlin isn't the
head of the church.

- Hugh Warren is.
- Or was.

Berlin replaced him last month.

Where did you see that?

♪ You're fine, you're mine ♪

Danny knows me.

The minute that he sees Mark Raymond,

he's gonna recognize me.

Haas and Wyatt, you're on deck.

- ♪ That's my gun ♪
- Let's do this.

I want those shots.

♪ That's my gun ♪

♪ Mm, mm, mm, mm ♪

♪ Mm, mm, mm, mm ♪

Nimah: I just got an e-mail from OPR.

What do I say?

The truth... Miranda was running you.

At my insistence.

It doesn't matter.

Miranda was in charge. She
was supposed to know better.

♪ That's my gun ♪

♪ That's my gun ♪

There he goes
again... part man, part machine,

- all Fed.
- [Imitates explosion]

Just call me RoboCop.

- Hey.
- [Laughs]

All right, let's go, RoboCop.

- [Clears throat]
- Seriously?

You killed someone,

and they're cheering you
on and you're gloating?

RoboCop was a dead cop
who turned into a robot.

Not a happy story.

Why do you care?

'Cause I've been in your shoes.

♪ Do it gently ♪

♪ Do it gently ♪

What are you doing?

Practicing my arrest procedure.

[Handcuffs click]

Hey. Hey. Get these off
'cause we're about to start the...

[Chuckles] Okay.

Ooh, I see one part of
you that's ready to go.

What is wrong with you?

♪ Gently ♪

You used to be a lot more fun.

Ready. And...

♪ ♪


[Cheers and applause]

But this is not about me.

Yes, it is.

You don't like how I'm acting

because I'm not acting like you.

Someone died last week, Drew.

Yeah, a terrorist. I did
what needed to be done.

Whatever you did clearly isn't the same

or we wouldn't be having this talk.

You have no idea what I did.

♪ Do it gently ♪

No, I don't.

So maybe you should
stop psychoanalyzing me

and figure out
whatever's broken in yourself.

Go to hell.


♪ ♪

♪ That's my gun ♪

- ♪ Do you think I'm easy? ♪
- Execute.

[Cheers and applause]

♪ Ooh, ooh-ooh ♪

♪ Boy, if you're
gonna shoot me down ♪

♪ Do it gently ♪

♪ Gently-y-y-y-y-y ♪

Congratulations on a job well done.

Now it's time to move from
exercise to live drill.

But this time, instead of starting

with a routine
situation that turns extreme,

you're gonna start with
an extreme situation

and go from there.

It's a crisis I can
guarantee you've never encountered...

one at 30,000 feet.

♪ ♪

Have you turned on the TV?

They're not talking about my
National Security platform

or women's rights.

They are showing B-roll of that woman

body-slamming a college freshman.

I understand, Senator,

but the important thing is you're okay.

Don't try to handle me, Miranda.

Just keep that Wyland
woman out of my sight.

[Indistinct chatter]


What the hell were you thinking?

I'm sorry. I overreacted.

But it's better that than...

You will no longer be
liaising with the senator's campaign.

The head of the New York JTTF

shouldn't have been doing that, anyway.

But I don't believe

in a one-strike-and-you're-out policy.

You're still a good
agent. You just got spooked,

and I still need all hands on
deck for the town hall tonight.

So, do your job, keep your distance,

and try not to piss off the
next Vice President, all right?

- Mm-hmm.
- Thank you, ma'am.

What's our next move now?

Give me the phone. I'm
done playing defense.


What are you gonna do?

I am gonna send an
e-mail to the address

that you and Natalie
sent the server files to.

No, no, no, no! I'm never supposed
to get in touch with...

[Cellphone rings]

- Oh, God.
- Hello?

The Voice: Who is this?

This is Special Agent Hannah Wyland.

Alex isn't in charge anymore. I am.

- Oh, my God.
- So I hope you enjoy

the sound of my voice
as much as you do hers

because you're gonna be
hearing a lot of it...

at your arrest, at your arraignment,

with my finger
waving at you from the stand

and then one day...

You love your
speeches, don't you, Hannah?

But I'm the one who gets to talk.

Now, step away from the
bullpen and let's get down to business.

♪ ♪

The Voice: You know you weren't

supposed to include anyone
I didn't tell you to, Alex.

So you're both going to make it up to me

by bringing me what I
need to tonight's town hall.

- Are we clear?
- Yes, yes.

Yes, we're clear.

A package is being
delivered to your apartment.

It contains an envelope.
Do not open that envelope.

Put it under seat K15.

Heading to our row now.

Hannah: Copy that.

Simon scanned it, said there
was nothing suspect.

Launch codes, anthrax, tiny explosives.

Yeah, well, he thinks it's a SIM card.

He's still checking.

It's so small that
it should be harmless.

Let's just get it under the
seat and see who comes to get it.

I wish I felt that any of
this was gonna work in our favor,

but I'm nervous.

Yeah, me too.

But that's what makes
you such a good agent.

You see everything.

I've been wanting to tell
you something for a while

and not having you,
like, right in my face

makes this easier.

I owe you an apology.

I was too hard on you...

for how you treated my ex-husband,

how you handled
yourself in the commission.

You were right about the terrorist

even though I couldn't see it.

I was too busy making
sure that Ryan didn't get hurt

because after what I did, I just...

Alex: Which is what?

I mean, if you don't mind me asking.

I, uh...

I fell in love with someone.

Someone I was working undercover with.

Someone who, uh, helped me realize

that although I'd always love Ryan,

he couldn't provide me what I needed.

And when I told him about her,

I thought he'd never speak to me again,

but he, uh... he understood

because he's just the best person.

So, in that moment, I promised myself

that I would spend the rest
of my life looking out for him.

Do you know why I'm
telling you this right now?

No. Why?

Because nothing would make him happier

than for you to sit him
down and tell him that you still...

What'd you put under that seat?

You ready for your vacation? Hmm?

Did you bring your bathing
suit, your suntan lotion?

Your firearm?

In teams of two, with your partner,

do whatever is necessary to
keep the plane from going down.


Nobody move!





You failed.

Why? The hijacker's dead.

The passengers are safe.

That .40 caliber round
passed through my chest,

tore a hole in the
fuselage, and depressurized the cabin.

You're all dead.

But nice try anyway.

Back of the plane.

- ♪ Please disregard ♪
- Way to go, Rambo.

- ♪ My naked faith ♪
- Think before you act.

Manage the crisis.

We're gonna be
running this drill all day

until someone gets it right.

So learn from one another's mistakes.

- ♪ It takes two to lay ♪
- Pollard: I said stay in your seat!

♪ Can we dish it, out in daylight? ♪

Ah. Sorry, buddy.

Seat belt sign's still on.

♪ Can we stare ourselves down? ♪

♪ Can we maneuver honesty ♪

What the hell? Who shot me?

Yeah, why does he have a gun?

Liam: He's an Air Marshal.

You subdued the terrorist,

but failed to identify yourself to him.

You failed. Next!

♪ Now we'll never know what
legends we could be ♪

Nobody move!

♪ Just me and you and you and me ♪

I need everyone to stay seated.

If you want to live, you'll
do exactly as I tell you.

When he passes, tackle him.

Why me?

You've got a better angle. Go.

Stop telling me what to do.

You're wasting your opportunity.

I'll do it my own way.

♪ Please disregard ♪

♪ My endless hope ♪


Don't shoot these people.

Whatever you want, whoever
you may blame,

I'm sure we can find a way that
doesn't involve killing.

Liam: Good first step. Get them talking.

♪ Now we'll never know what
legends we could be ♪

No! Don't!


♪ Why, oh, why, oh, why, oh ♪

Liam: Let's the twins' failure teach you

how important teamwork is.


♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪

You don't need her.

Let her go or I'll...


Olsen, Fletcher.

If a terrorist isn't afraid to die,

what makes you think
you can threaten them?


I was just trying to be
a good friend earlier.

So was I.

I was telling the truth.

If you can't see that, you're
more messed up than I thought.

You're bleeding.

Yeah, I'll take care of it once we win.

At this rate, that'll never happen.

I am done losing, okay?

I am done being pushed
around and being left behind.

We are going to win.

And if you're not on board with that,

then you can find
yourself another partner.

Shelby, this... this isn't...

You know what? Don't.

I'll find one.

♪ Oh, why, oh, why, oh, why, oh ♪

♪ Now we'll never know what
legends we could be ♪


You just shot the only
person that can land the plane.


♪ Why, oh, why, oh, why, oh ♪

[Gun clicks]

Next time,

make sure there's a
round in the chamber.

♪ Why, oh, why, oh, why, oh ♪



If you can't control your passengers,

you can't regain control
of the controls.


[Sighs] Make it stop.

This drill is worse than
the one with the fake bomb.

- So, what, do you give up?
- We've tried everything.

Shelby: Look, just
because you're stumped

doesn't mean that you can't win.

Who is with me?

What, that's it?

What, you're all just gonna give up?


We don't do that. Come on.


So, what is this about?

Her parents? The way they died?

It's more than that. It's her sister.

It's the past 15 years.

She needs a win. And we're
gonna get her one.

All right, guys.

When someone says they want
to keep going, we keep going.

So let's go.

So in other words, when they
say they're fine, they're fine?

Stop! We're a team.

We need to have her back.

That's not what this is about.

I don't understand. What
is it about, Caleb?

♪ ♪

It's not my place to say.

You're still with me, right, Alex?

Yeah, of course I'm with you.


I'm gonna ask you one more time.

What did you put under that seat?

I was just scoping the area.

I saw you put something under there.

- [Sighs]
- How come every time we've talked

since that bomb went off, you lie to me?

Look, Ryan, I was just
checking everything for security,

and right now, you're blocking my view.

Okay. Okay, Alex.

I'm gonna get ahold of backup

if you don't tell me what
you put under there.

- Ryan, stop!
- Ryan.

Um, Senator Haas is about to go onstage,

and she's asking for you.


♪ ♪

Alex put something under
the seat up there.

Look into it for me.

[Cellphone rings]


I was wrong about the envelope.

I don't think it's a SIM card.

It's a component chip.

Component chip? What does that do?

Something small that can knock out

the power in the area nearby.

[Cheers and applause]

Claire: Thank you.

Nice to have you
here. Good to see you all.

This election is about one question.

Oh, my God. It's gone.

Is Amer...

What is happening?

Senator Haas, you need to get behind us.

We got to get the senator to safety.

My radio's dead. So is the cell.

It's the perfect
diversion. No one can see anything.

Except for the Voice.

- What do you mean?
- The pills!

If the pills raised
Claire's body temperature,

then they could
use a thermal sight to...

Oh, my God. They're gonna kill her.

They've got to get her out of here!

We're too far away.

Well, we've got to do something!

- [Gunshot]
- [Crowd screams]

[Sighs] Thank you for doing this.

No one else understands.

No retreat, no surrender.

You got a plan?

Follow my lead.

Nobody move.

I need everyone to stay in their seats.

If you want to live, you'll
do exactly as I tell you.

Give me your gun.

What are you doing?

Just trust me.

FBI! Don't move!

Drop your weapon or I drop you.

It's two against one.

On your knees, counselor.

My name is Special Agent Shelby Wyatt.

This is my partner, Special
Agent Alex Parrish.

Everything is okay. These
men are under arrest.

[Cheers and applause]

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say can and will

be used against you in a court of law.

You have the right to
speak to an attorney

and to have an attorney
present during any questioning.

If you can't afford an
attorney, one will be provided to you.

Do you understand your
rights as I've explained them?

Trainees, did you
check the passenger manifest?

- Hmm?
- No?

Because if you had, you'd
know that the two hijackers

had a third member in their party.

Oh, come on!

No, no, no.

Wait. You don't have to do this.

Look, you don't want to
hurt all of these people.

Don't listen to her.
Let go of the trigger.

Think of the families. Are you a mother?

Think of all the children

that are waiting for them to come home.

By the time this plane's on the
ground, we'll all be dead.

No, that is not true.

We're gonna save you. Everyone
can live this time.

I promise you. You have my word. Please.


Please do not let go. Okay?

We can... We can all make it this time.



I'm sorry. You lost.

- Then we go again.
- Alex.

We go again and again until we win.

Shelby: Alex, I'm done.

What, you don't want to win?

There is no winning.

They're just gonna come up
with another way for us to lose.

Isn't that right, Liam?


This is what's called
a lose-lose situation...

an unwinnable scenario.

A Kobayashi Maru.


It's a situation you
will encounter in the field

and you need to be able to recognize it

so you know you have no choice.

I know it seems maddening.

Sometimes, the only answer
is that there is no answer.

Sometimes the plane just has to go down.

You're dismissed.

Shelby. Shelby, stop.



You want me to be a leader,

then let me be the one to tell you this.

That was cruel and
unusual, even for you.

Shelby's parents died on a plane.

You made her relive it over
and over again? For what?

It's a lesson every NAT has to learn,

regardless of history.

Remember the HRT drill Week 4?

If you hadn't made it
through, you might not be here now

lecturing me on how to do my job.

Yeah, well, we both
know if you'd had your way,

I wouldn't be here right now.

I asked you to take a
leadership role in a time of crisis.

Don't blame me because
it didn't go well.

You can learn from this, too.

♪ ♪


So what don't I know about Shelby?

- [Gunshot]
- [Crowd screaming]

FBI! Do not move, ma'am.

No. No, stop! Wait! I'm FBI.

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say can and will

be used against you in a court of law.

You have the right to an attorney

and to have an attorney
present during any questioning.




I'm so sorry.

It's okay. You didn't know.

Just like I didn't know.

For 15 years, I
imagined myself on that plane.

I wondered what it was
like for my parents.

I wondered about the chain of events.

When... When they
knew about the hijackers

and if they tried to subdue them.

When they realized that
the plane was going down.

And the worst part of
it is I talked about it.

I-I gave speeches. I-I
hugged other survivors.

This is a huge part of who I
am, and it's all been a lie.

Every last word.

My parents made me do that.

And why? 'Cause...

[Voice breaking] 'Cause
they wanted to get away from me?

- They left me behind.
- No.

Who leaves their teenage daughter
without saying a word?

And what... what could I have done

- that was so bad that they had...
- No, no, no.

- No.
- They left me, Alex.


- What if...
- [Sobs]

What if there was a reason, you know?

A reason that they needed you
to think that they died?

My mom lied to me for
years about my father.

I mean, I wish she didn't, but she did.

And she did it to protect me.

What if they did it to protect you, too?

Don't assume the worst.

Now that you know, find out more.

You deserve to know the truth.


This isn't just about Shelby Wyatt.

Hey, man, I don't... I
don't want to talk about this.

You know, I-I already told you that.

Well, if you want to
take down Sistemics,

there are other ways.

Tell me why you're
after them. Let me help.

I'm on a rescue mission.

Who are you trying to rescue?

Ross Edwards.

He's my best friend.

We joined together,

and then a few months
after, my dad pulled me out.

Ross tried to leave, too,
but they wouldn't let him.

Nobody ever heard from him again.

He just disappeared.

You don't understand
what Sistemics will do

to hold on to a person.

So I need to find him.

I need to get him out if
he's even still alive.

And in order to do that,

I have to meet with the
head of the church,

and it's hopeless if that's Dan Berlin

'cause he'll know that
I'm me and then...

Then he'll just throw me right out.

This doesn't have to
be your Kobayashi Maru.

There's another way.

[Door opens]

Nimah: Hey.


You want to talk?

You don't want to
talk. You want to lecture.

That's not fair.

But it's true.

We don't match, Nimah... not anymore.

You're mad about Charlie?


I am.

Because if you hadn't blown my cover,

Charlie would be home
safe with his mother now.

The woman who recruited us trusted us...

the woman you want to abandon.


I never wanted to abandon her.

But if you lie, you
won't help her, either.

If they catch you,

everything that Miranda wanted
for us... the mission...

will disappear.

How can there be a
mission if you don't trust me?

How can I trust you if you lie?

You never used to lie before.

I lied about the cell because
I wanted to protect you.

I didn't want anyone to get hurt.

And I didn't go home during holidays.

I went to see Simon Asher.



[Knock on door]

Pollard: Trainee Amin, let's go.

It's time for my statement.

Hannah: I'm being benched.

Suspended from active
duty till further notice.

Plus mandatory counseling.

I'm so sorry. I...

I can't let you take the blame for this.

Let... Let me go talk to them.

Maybe I can convince
them to go easy on you. I...

They did.

I'm lucky I'm not
being brought up on charges.

Trust me. This is better.

Why didn't you just tell
them the truth, Hannah?

You were gonna go to the
Director in 24 hours anyway.

I thought about it. I did.

But I don't know.

As I sat in that room

with all those people yelling
at me for overreacting,

all I could think of was, "Any
one of you could be the terrorist."


The FBI can't stop what's happening.

And clearly, neither can I.

- What if it can't be stopped?
- Hey.

You're the leader now.

- [Scoffs]
- You'll find a way.

The whole world thought you
were Public Enemy Number One,

and you proved them wrong.

I mean, and today, we
foiled an assassination.

Claire Haas is still
alive, which is how I know

that you will find this
person and you will stop them.

Because you already are.

Just... do me a favor.


No matter what happens, don't
bring Ryan into this.

He needs to sit this one out.

I promise.

This is all you now.

What the hell happened tonight?

The Secret Service said

you were standing right next to Hannah

when she discharged her weapon.

It was pitch-black in the auditorium.

It was total chaos.

- Her finger slipped on the trigger.
- Oh, come on.

You honestly expect me to believe

that the best agent that I've ever known

accidentally fired her service weapon

40 feet from a Vice Presidential

Think what you want to think.

You want to know what I think?

I think you knew Hannah
was looking into you.

I think she was close to proving

exactly what it is you've
been up to since you got back,

and you couldn't let that happen.

- That's insane, Ryan.
- So... So you

set her up to take the fall.

But here's the deal.

You're not in the clear
because I'm coming after you now,

and I will do whatever
it takes to catch you.

[Elevator bell dings]

The OPR agents are
finishing up the interview.

You can wait...


I told them everything,

including you were under
my supervision, Raina.

I was gonna lie for you.

I could never let you do that.

I made mistakes, but I'll
always own up to them.

You two are too important to me.

I can't let my errors in
judgment affect your future.

I am so very proud of you both.

Man: Raina Amin, we're ready.

Will: Can I have your attention now?

I have someone I need you to meet.

Danger, Will Olsen! You know...

I'd like to introduce
myself. My name is John Baskin.

I guess it's time to stop
being scared of the Sistem.


You know, we're the same, you and me.

I was on the stairs,

afraid to ascend to the next level.

Dude, you're... you're freaking me out.

Why? I-I'm just acting.

Look. I-I used to mimic people as a kid

since I'm not good at social cues.

I still study them today.

Come here.


It's... It's how I get to know people.

And I couldn't figure you out, but...

All right. Anyway, so I've
been studying some Sistemics videos.

What... What...

Why would you do that? What...

So I could help you go undercover,

help you find your friend.

I-I-I appreciate that,

but we're... we're talking
about very dangerous people here.

I-I can't ask you to risk your life...

But you're not asking. I'm volunteering.

Okay, look.

When I was 9, I lost my
sister in a car accident,

and she could have lived, but my father

wouldn't let the hospital give
her a blood transfusion.

He was a Christian scientist.

Let's just say I'm not
very fond of institutions

that hurt the
people who believe in them,

and I'm not scared of them, either.

♪ ♪

All righty, then.


Alex: You need a spot?

I'd say no, but...

Yeah, when I have ever
taken no for an answer?

[Sighs] Exactly.


All right, look. Um... you were right.

I was projecting.

I thought I'd worked through some stuff,

but clearly, I have more work to do.

And you know what?

Maybe... Maybe I'll
never finish, but I...

I shouldn't be telling you how to feel.

It's okay.

No, it's really not okay.



You were just trying to
be honest with me, and I...

My father used to say

that there's no such thing as the truth.

There's what you think, what
the other person thinks,

and then what the world remembers.

That sounds complicated.

[Chuckles] Yeah.

He was.

And he's also the reason why
it's hard for me to believe

someone's being honest
when they say they are.

You can believe me.


See? I'm not used to that.

But I'm working on it, okay?

I am... I'm... I'm working on trusting

the people that I'm
close to and it's... Yeah.

Are we close?




I'll take it.

I missed the Kobayashi
Maru... the unwinnable situation.


I always hated that one.


Probably because it
had so much to teach me.

[Norah Jones' "All a Dream" plays]

I hate when I cannot solve a problem.

Caleb: The operation hit
a snag, but I solved it.

Do you remember my roommate Will Olsen?

Dad, he's perfect.

Even when I know that
there is no easy answer,

I can't stop fighting.

Raina: I can't see you this weekend.

What are you saying?

I'm sorry, Simon.

Maybe sometime in the future.

Hoping for another outcome.

A different result.

- ♪ I can see it in your face ♪
- A creative solution.

An unexpected answer.

♪ That everything will be okay ♪

But in the end, you have to realize

that sometimes... sometimes
you're powerless

and you did the best you could,

and life does not
always give you a happy ending.

♪ To learn to be your slave ♪

But it is still your job

to do the right thing, the best thing.

Even when it's not perfect,

even if it costs you something,

even if it costs you everything.

Shelby, that's what you did today.

♪ ♪

[Voice breaking] And that's
what I did, too.

It is time for me to say goodbye...


As your teacher.


For now, at least.

[Inhales sharply]

Thank you.

I know you and I haven't
always seen eye-to-eye,

but with Miranda on
leave, we are short a counselor.

And you're someone that the
NATs already feel comfortable with.

Feel liking coming back?

[Cellphone ringing]

You don't have to hurt anyone else.

Hannah Wyland has been suspended.

She's been punished enough.

- Please just...
- The Voice: Oh, Alex.

I'm going to miss you.

What do you mean you're gonna miss me?

We're almost done.

All that's left is your final mission.

I'll be in touch.

[Cellphone beeping]

I don't understand. The plan failed.

Claire Haas is still alive.

Why aren't they more upset, Simon?

What if the plan didn't fail?

What do you mean?

What if all that
tonight was just a smoke screen

to stop you from seeing what
they were really doing?

- [Sighs]
- Look.

This is a police report from tonight.

Someone took advantage of the blackout

and broke into
Columbia's most secure lab.

- Was something stolen?
- They don't know.

They'll update the
report throughout the night,

but those labs were
underneath that theater.

You know what Miranda always taught us.

There are no coincidences.

Oh, my God, Simon. Do
you know what this is?

Our first real clue.

♪ ♪