Season 1 is the first season of the ABC drama thriller television series Quantico. It has 22 episodes which aired in the United States from September 27, 2015. The season concluded on May 15, 2016.


The series follows a group of young FBI recruits; each has a specific reason for joining. Flashbacks detail their previous lives, while the recruits battle their way through training at the academy in Quantico, Virginia. However, the series will reveal in a flash forward twist that one of the recruits, upon graduating from the academy, will be suspected of masterminding the biggest terror attack on New York City since 9/11.


On January 23, 2015, ABC has given Quantico a pilot order which was later given a series order on May 7, 2015.

The pilot episode was filmed in Atlanta from March 11, 2015 to March 26, 2015. Later, it was announced that the series will be filmed in Montreal, Canada and Quebec, using settings within downtown Montreal and Sherbrooke to stand in for New York and Quantico, respectively.

Multiple scenes of the Quantico Academy were taken at the campus of the Université de Sherbrooke, which stood in for the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where the show is based. Production of the first 13 episodes began in July, 2015 and ended on December, 2015 and continued in Montreal through to the season finale. Filming production for the first season concluded on April 20, 2016.

Air Dates

  • United States: September 27, 2015 - May 15, 2016
  • Canada: September 27, 2015
  • India: October 3, 2015
  • Australia: October 11, 2015


  • On August 23, 2016, the first season of Quantico became available to stream instantly on Netflix in various countries.







Season Episodes
Season Premiere Season Finale
  1 22 September 27, 2015 May 15, 2016
No. Ep. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
1 1 Run September 27, 2015 7.14
FBI recruit Alex Parrish is found amidst the ruins of Grand Central Terminal. She is held by the FBI and questioned by Agent Jimenez. Flashbacks show her FBI training at Quantico with the other recruits. One of them, Ryan Booth, is really an undercover agent who is instructed by Special Agent O'Connor to surveil Alex. Alex had told O'Connor how she shot her father, Jeff Michaels, during a fight with her mother. He turns out to be an FBI agent himself. Caleb gets demoted after he instigated an event that resulted in the suicide of another NAT, Eric Packer. Back in the present, they find Ryan unconscious, shot with Alex's gun in her apartment, together with evidence that points to her involvement in the attack. Alex is arrested. Miranda Shaw, her mentor from Quantico, helps her escape.
2 2 America October 4, 2015 6.98
Liam has caught Miranda, but Alex has escaped. While she is on the run, Alex visits her apartment to collect evidence that could clear her name. However, Natalie intervenes with a brief fight. Later, Alex escapes from Natalie's sight and calls Ryan at the hospital; he tells her he does not remember who shot him, but he knows it was not Alex. He offers to help her from the inside, but to do so, he must tell Liam that Alex is guilty. At Quantico, Miranda warns Nimah and Raina not to blow their cover, Elias finds out about Simon's past in Gaza, Caleb returns back to the training as an analyst and Miranda finds out that Ryan is an undercover agent and worries that he is spying on her.
3 3 Cover October 11, 2015 5.75
Alex's mother, Sita, is brought in for questioning and reveals that Alex had vanished for a year when she was in India. She is convinced by Liam to publicly beg Alex to turn herself in during a television press conference. Alex, meanwhile, seeks help from Simon, who was kicked out of Quantico some time earlier. They discover that Alex was being set up from the very beginning of her training. Simon helps her escape, but he is secretly working for Director Clayton. At Quantico, Alex learns from Liam that her father was a special agent. The NATs complete psychological profiles of each other, but the exercise is a test set up by Miranda. Raina must step up to the plate when Nimah leaves Quantico. Miranda learns that her son, who she had put into prison, may be paroled.
4 4 Kill October 18, 2015 5.30
Simon helps Alex avoid being captured by the FBI. They track the wire from her apartment to one of Shelby's companies and search for evidence at her house. Shelby knows that Simon is officially undercover for Clayton and Ryan discovers it, too. In the end, Alex holds Shelby hostage, Ryan and Simon plot together, and Clayton announces Alex is shoot-to-kill. At Quantico, Alex still struggles with what she learned about her father and fails during a training raid of a hostage situation. Liam wants Ryan to get Alex to quit Quantico and Ryan finds out that his undercover assignment was never officially sanctioned. Miranda asks Nimah to return to Quantico and tells her how her son was influenced by extremist groups to plan an attack on his high school. Elias becomes more suspicious about Simon.
5 5 Found October 25, 2015 5.10
At Quantico, Miranda sends the NATs on an undercover mission. They all are asked to pose as a person and infiltrate a company and meet the CEO. Caleb destroys all of Shelby's efforts as a way of taking revenge, as he thinks she ratted on him being in the shooting arena in the beginning. At the end, Alex, Ryan, Nimah are among the "winners" of the challenge. Nimah and Raina make up and Nimah encourages Raina to pursue Simon. When Elias finds out that Simon has been lying about everything and wants to report him, Simon tells him he was in the Israeli Defense Force and is now living a lie to cope. In the present timeline, Alex broadcasts a video stating her side of the story with the help of Duncan Howell and Mia, who work for the hacktivist group 'The Unknown'. Then, she escapes from the venue, leaving Shelby behind who, by then, believes that Alex could not have bombed Grand Central and does not give up Simon and Ryan. At the end, Simon gets a message with the names of agents near the area at the time of the bombing. Caleb is on the list.
6 6 God November 1, 2015 4.05
The NAT recruits learn the art of surveillance on suspects. Meanwhile, Miranda deals with her recently paroled terrorist son, Charlie. While surveying Miranda's home for an assignment, Alex learns that Liam has hired Booth to spy on her. Nimah plays matchmaker for Simon and Raina but, in the end, Simon catches the twins together in their room. In the present, Caleb takes over the investigation, prompting Simon to bug his computer, but it turns out that Shelby's the one who Caleb is investigating. Simon and Alex find surveillance footage showing the twins at Grand Central before the attack.Shelby tries to keep Caleb at a distance, but Raina opens the door to a closer relationship with Simon. In the future, Alex is helped when she tries to hack into an FBI computer.
7 7 Go November 8, 2015 4.38
One of the twins is seen at Grand Central two days before the bombing. When Simon and Alex find one of the twins, she explains how they have infiltrated a terrorist group across the street and are trying to find out when the next attack is planned. At Quantico, the trainees face a crucial test where they are locked in a classroom with a bomb left by Brandon Fletcher. The trainees work together to unlock the door, but are unable to defuse the bomb in time. However, they find out that the bomb is a fake. Trainees who stayed back with the team have passed the test and demonstrated their readiness to sacrifice themselves for the country. Caleb is officially reintroduced as a NAT recruit after the incident with Eric in the beginning of his training at the academy and the twins are officially introduced to the class. In the present, Natalie suspects Ryan of helping Alex, so she tracks him and leads the FBI to Alex. While trying to apprehend Alex, the FBI raid puts the twins and their operation in danger.
8 8 Over November 15, 2015 4.20
Ryan talks Alex through field surgery to save his life. When the FBI's files are hacked, Alex calls her friends from the Unknown to help sort out the data. Meanwhile, Clayton asks Caleb to erase any trace of his affair with Shelby, leading Caleb to stumble upon evidence that might exonerate Alex. At Quantico, the NATs are given personalized assignments that turn out to be part of a larger lesson at FBI headquarters. Ryan helps Alex get information on her father, leading to a confrontation with Liam, who reveals a secret from his and her father's past. Caleb accidentally reveals the existence of Shelby's half-sister to the FBI. Miranda tries to engage with her son, with tragic consequences. Simon and Raina are disappointed to learn that it's Nimah he's more interested in. In the present, Alex realizes that there's another deadlier bomb and reluctantly turns herself in to inform the FBI of the threat.
9 9 Guilty November 29, 2015 4.07
Elias returns as Alex's legal counsel, whom she called before surrendering herself. HIG, another government group, has a presidential executive order to interrogate Alex. They press her to confess by torturing Ryan, whom they caught when intercepting his helicopter. When Caleb examines Agent Goodwin's body, he notices that her phone is missing and that her body was set up to look like she was caught in the explosion. Caleb, Elias, Natalie, Liam, and the twins want to help Alex by establishing a timeline and find out that she was kidnapped into a van and drugged before being supposedly relocated to the explosion site. This is enough evidence for Liam to free her from HIG, but Alex agrees to plead guilty so that the real culprits still feel safe. At Quantico, Miranda is at the hospital after being attacked. Ryan is concerned with Alex constantly checking up on Liam, who is getting drunk because he could not prevent the terrorist attack when working with her father. Simon decides to report falsified evidence regarding a serial killer and is criticized by the other NATs.
10 10 Quantico December 6, 2015 4.39
The twins, Caleb, Shelby, Natalie and Simon go to work investigating the rest of their class to find the real traitor. Liam frees Miranda and they convince Alex to put the others under surveillance since Alex is now the only NAT who cannot be guilty. Nimah discovers what they're up to and tells the others, while reprimanding Raina for her sympathies towards the terrorist they were dealing with. Simon meets with his bomb maker friend and then reveals to everyone that the Grand Central bombing is based on a dark plan he once devised, but denies knowing anything about the bombing itself. At Quantico, the NATs are assigned to help vet the next class. Alex and Ryan investigate Natalie who is called before the NAT review board under suspicion of lying on her application. Nimah learns the truth of Simon's past and forces him to reveal horrific details to the rest of the class. Ryan defends him, but accidentally reveals that Simon attacked him weeks earlier and Simon is dismissed from training. Natalie is allowed to continue while Ryan and Alex discuss their future before he departs.
11 11 Inside December 13, 2015 4.56
At Quantico, the NATs are given a long weekend off for New Year's Eve. Alex, Natalie, Shelby and Nimah, all fleeing from family problems, try to spend the weekend drinking and reviewing cold cases. Nimah tries to have a heart-to-heart with Miranda about her son's potential abduction, with mixed results. When Miranda goes home, she finds Charlie injured outside her doorstep. Caleb brings the others to a political soiree where Shelby finally meets his mother Senator Claire Haas, but Caleb's resentment towards his parents has disastrous consequences for his relationship with Shelby. Meanwhile, Alex encounters Ryan undercover with his ex-wife Hannah and still pining for Alex. In the present, Alex, Nimah, and Natalie learn of Simon's disappearance from a battered Elias and find Simon with a detonator taped to his hand in the hotel where the Democratic delegates are staying. While Miranda works to defuse the bomb, Liam gets the delegates to the command center, where Senator Haas tells Shelby that she will ruin her for breaking Caleb's heart. Later, the agents are horrified to learn that there's a third bomb which detonates in the Command Center.
12 12 Alex March 6, 2016 3.75
Alex attends a congressional hearing to testify about the terrorist bombings and is convinced that Elias didn't act alone. The bomb in July 2016 at the Command Center killed 32 FBI agents, including Clayton. Clayton's affair with Shelby has gone public, ruining her career. Duncan Howell commits suicide exclaiming that, like Elias, he "didn't have a choice." On trial, Alex reverses her position, stating that Elias had no accomplice (despite believing otherwise). Alex receives a phone call from an anonymous person claiming to be the one she's looking for and requesting a meeting with her. At the specified location, the caller sends Alex the suicide video of Duncan and tells her that she will help to "finish what [they] started," right before Natalie shows up and reveals a bomb strapped to her. At Quantico, the NATs are in competition against another team of more experienced trainees including Will Olsen, Iris Chang, and Drew Perales. The trainees from both classes are to train and live together. Meanwhile, Charlie discloses to Raina the names of his kidnappers.
13 13 Clear March 13, 2016 3.96
Alex and Natalie are contacted by the terrorist to get information from the FBI's servers, which require Ryan's keycard and Hannah's fingerprint. Using a fake bomb threat to get everyone out of the building, they get the information, but hide a worm inside it before sending it. Alex and Natalie track the terrorist's computer using the worm, but Natalie is killed by an explosion. At Quantico, the NATs are learning about how to get informants to turn. Alex and Iris are the only ones to find a potential informant but, because they have to compromise themselves, they fail the exercise. Meanwhile, Nimah is concerned with Raina's constant disappearances and, upon finding her talking to someone online, follows her to their house. Caleb and Shelby try to find Samar and her kidnappers, with help from Clayton, only to find out that Samar has not been kidnapped. Their search for revenge ends up dry in Croatia. Iris, having eavesdropped, gives Shelby a contact that could help. Miranda grants Natalie a leave of absence so that she can fight for custody of her daughter.
14 14 Answer March 20, 2016 3.54
Miranda tells Ryan and Nimah that Alex did not show up to work today and that the FBI received a request for emergency leave from Natalie. Ryan and Nimah track Alex to Vermont, where she has gone to meet Simon. Alex asks Simon to help her, before Nimah drives her back home. Simon decides to destroy his cabin and comes to Alex's apartment. As the terrorist calls, Simon plugs something into Alex's phone and then tells her to pick up. At Quantico, the class works on suspect interrogation and court trials. Nimah finds that Raina has been meeting with Charlie's kidnappers, at Miranda's request, and Will finds that Caleb has a second persona which he uses to meet with Samar. Shelby reveals to Iris the story about Samar. Alex gets information about the FBI's Chicago case from Liam, which results in Drew confronting Liam during class, as Liam was responsible for supplying the guns that shot Drew's fiancée. As a result, Liam kicks Drew out and Miranda, who realizes that Liam slept with Alex during New Year's, tells Liam that she expects his resignation letter first thing in the morning.
15 15 Turn March 27, 2016 3.39
The terrorist gives Alex a pill bottle and tells Alex to swap it with one in Senator Claire Haas' purse. Alex attempts to make the switch while Simon, who has recorded the terrorist's call, attempts to find the terrorist's real voice. Alex's failed attempts cause her to run into Hannah. After Alex tells Hannah about the terrorist and Natalie's death, Hannah kicks her out. At Alex's house, however, the terrorist says that the switch was made. Hannah reveals that she made the switch and believes Alex. At Quantico, Claire Haas is leading the week's exercise but, in the middle of it, the terrorist cell that Raina infiltrated attacks the academy. During the attack, Caleb and Will team up to save Shelby and Drew kills a terrorist who would've shot Liam. After the attack, Liam thanks Drew and says that Drew belongs at Quantico. Shelby learns that Samar was working for Shelby's parents, who faked their deaths. At Miranda's house, one of the terrorists holds Miranda, Raina, and Charlie hostage. Charlie shoots the terrorist, but soon starts freaking out, as he will go to prison. Before the FBI outside can kill Charlie, Miranda shoots him.
16 16 Clue April 3, 2016 3.68
When Senator Haas changes her schedule, Hannah and Alex realize that the terrorist (referred to as "the Voice") will move up his timetable. The two prevent Senator Haas' assassination, but at the cost of Hannah's suspension. Ryan, believing Alex responsible, warns her that he will be watching. Simon learns that a lab near the auditorium of Claire's campaign was broken into, creating a possibility that the assassination attempt was a cover. At Quantico, the class goes under counseling due to last week's attack. Raina and Miranda each have to speak with a group regarding Raina's infiltration of the cell. After an assignment in which there is a no-win scenario, Shelby breaks down and is comforted by Alex regarding her feelings about her parents. Meanwhile, Caleb tells Will that his alternate persona, Mark Raymond, is for infiltrating a group called Sistemics so that he can rescue his friend. Miranda says in her interrogation that she assigned Raina and, as a result, is removed as teacher; Ryan is assigned to substitute for her.
17 17 Care April 10, 2016 3.57
In their last mission for "the Voice," Simon and Alex must release an asset that the FBI and CIA are trying to hide. Using a tracker on Ryan, they locate the asset: Will, who gained access to US military codes via hacking. Ryan fails to prove to Liam that Alex is to blame for the release of the asset. Will offers to go to the terrorists voluntarily, promising to work from the inside. At the time of the drop, the terrorist asks for Simon, as well. The driver at the exchange is revealed to be Shelby. Meanwhile, at Quantico, the class must sneak back into the US without passports, as if they were illegal immigrants. Caleb has already planned to take Shelby to meet her parents, who reveal that they are on the run because they are accidental accessories to the 9/11 attacks. After learning that they only wanted more money to stay on the run, Caleb offers them $5 million if they agree not to contact Shelby ever again. Drew and Alex work together, despite being assigned different partners, to complete the mission. The twins use the fact that they are twins to their advantage and ultimately win the exercise.
18 18 Soon April 17, 2016 3.66
Alex finds out that the car in which Shelby took Simon and Will was rented under the name Mark Raymond. Ryan and Nimah spy on Alex through Ryan's desktop. Alex asks Raina, who is no longer working for the Bureau, to distract Ryan by pretending to be Nimah. When it fails, she warns Alex, who is soon picked up by an irritated Claire. The Senator takes Alex to her home and reveals Caleb, who is now a drug addict. Claire guiltily tells Alex that she'll check him into rehab in four days, which is when her campaigning is over; Caleb blames himself for his father's death and takes the drugs to cope. Caleb sneaks out and tells her he will come with her, though his true loyalty remains murky. Back at Quantico, the NATs are screened for a comprehensive medical and fitness test and later have their security clearances checked; Iris does not pass. Caleb's and Will's attempts to infiltrate Sistemics go wrong, resulting in Haas being forced to beat up Will with Shelby witnessing.
19 19 Fast March 24, 2016 3.46
Ryan gets a visit from Natalie's mother, who has not heard from her since Natalie took emergency leave. Ryan and Nimah find that Alex helped Natalie bypass security on the last day before she went missing. While Caleb rests at Alex's apartment, Alex finds Shelby at the Bureau, installing new software. The two work together to trace the caller to a definite location and find Will, who is sick and says he created a nuke. At Quantico, the NATs are learning about different fields in which they can work. The twins are given a handler by Liam, but the handler doesn't seem interested in them and they don't trust him. Alex sees that Drew has tremors in his hands and wants to tell Liam and Ryan, but doesn't want to ruin Drew's chances. Shelby, wanting to know what Caleb is up to, goes to Sistemics.
20 20 Drive May 1, 2016 3.37
Ryan puts a warrant out for Alex's arrest, as she was the last one to see Natalie. Meanwhile, Alex and Shelby find Drew with similar symptoms to Will's. Drew claims that Ryan is "the Voice" and gives Alex a decryption USB to search through Ryan's computer for evidence. Alex learns too late that Drew is "the Voice" and that the USB planted files to frame Ryan. Drew tells Alex to drive Ryan's truck, which has a nuclear bomb in it. In the past, the NATs visit an FBI post in Richmond. Alex and Brandon take down someone involved in child pornography and Alex learns more of what happened to Ryan in Chicago. Iris learns from Caleb the truth about Shelby's parents conning her and, after being told by Iris, Shelby confronts Caleb and calls Clayton in order to take down her parents. Nimah and Raina are assigned to find a specific contact in the Richmond office. While Raina meets the true contact, Nimah mistakes one of the other office members, but is able to persuade him not to tell their handler. They are eventually given their assignment to infiltrate the Islamic Front cell which Hamza Kouri leads.
21 21 Right May 8, 2016 3.48
While Alex drives Ryan's truck, Shelby and Senator Haas work with the FBI to find Alex and Drew, "the Voice." However, Drew and Simon are tied up and "the Voice" has been using Drew's voice pattern to disguise himself again. Simon is able to escape, but Drew is caught in an explosion. Meanwhile, Miranda notices a leaked video from the Bureau's parking lot which leads her to Liam, who shoots her. At Quantico, the NATs go through the evidence from well-known cases. Shelby and Alex switch key-cards, leading to Shelby forging documents in order to convince her parents to meet her in the US, where she plans on getting them arrested. However, Caleb intervenes and gets Shelby's mom to leave. Caleb also gets Iris her security clearance. Having switched with Shelby, Alex is able to access her dad's journals from Omaha, where she learns that her dad and Liam made a critical mistake and their handler burned a piece of evidence in order to keep the bureau from getting into more trouble. When Ryan finds out about Liam's mistake in Omaha, he tells Liam he won't go with him to D.C. Meanwhile, Nimah is ready to infiltrate Hamza's terrorist cell, but Raina is having second thoughts and considers leaving with Simon. However, she decides to stay with Nimah.
22 22 Yes May 15, 2016 3.78
The episode begins with a montage of how Liam orchestrated the entire terrorist plot to frame Alex. In Quantico, the NATs are preparing to graduate. After Alex realizes that Ryan lied about his work assignment, she breaks off their relationship again. Meanwhile, Shelby, still upset at Caleb for ruining her chance at bringing her parents to justice, sabotages him by telling his mother his goings-on. In the present timeline, Ryan discovers that Miranda was being watched, which does not line up with their explanation for everything. After visiting Liam's home, Alex discovers that "The Voice" is Liam, who has kidnapped both Ryan and Miranda and has taken them back to Quantico, where he plans to detonate the nuclear bomb. When they arrive there, Liam explains his motives and Alex and Ryan manage to kill him. After the team discovers that the bomb cannot be stopped, Simon sacrifices himself by letting the bomb detonate in a lake, killing himself but saving countless lives. At Simon's funeral, Alex tells Claire that she knows Claire helped Liam. Two months later, after she leaves the FBI, Alex is approached by a man named Matthew Keyes who offers her a position in the CIA.