Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What I’m Watching: Limitless

Limitless: Season 1, Episode 9 “Headquarters!” (B+)

It’s nice to have a solid fun hour like this after some more serious deviations over the course of the past few episodes. Brian’s obsession with getting a room to call his own with the word “Headquarters!” emblazoned on it was absurd but very typical for him, and naturally he would casually leverage the fact that he, working with a capable team, could apprehend the FBI’s entire Top 10 Most Wanted list was both entertaining and awesome. Boyle was most annoyed with the team’s name, the Bruntouchables, but he got to track down a cop killer with Casey. James nearly drinking the kool-aid in his hunt for a cult leader was fun to watch, and I liked how much Mike enjoyed his clothing-optional vacation assignment and how little Ike liked being in Greenland for his mission. Rebecca’s reactions to Brian’s antics were, of course, most entertaining, and they even got to help prove that one of the most wanted men, Isiah Whitlock Jr.’s Lawrence Drake, was actually innocent. Naturally, Brian would suggest something as crazy as giving a man who broke out of prison an NZT tablet so that he could prove himself innocent, but it’s hard to argue with results. The montage of imagined Bruntouchables sequels was simply fantastic. With no sign of Senator Morra or Mr. Sands, it was a perfectly calm time for Brian to decide to let down his guard and tell his father what he’s really doing with the FBI. Let’s hope that doesn’t backfire or lead to a sudden and irreversible decline in his father’s health.

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