Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What I’m Watching: Limitless

Limitless: Season 1, Episode 14 “Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture” (B+)

I used to find when I watched “Elementary” that if I was trying to do something else while watching or I let my mind wander for a moment, I was almost completely lost on the episode-specific plotline and had to depend instead on the strength of the characters and their interactions to carry me through the episode. That’s true here too, so I have to make a note to concentrate heavily next time I sit down to watch. What I did notice and enjoy in this episode was that Brian got so excited about all the technology in a plotline that seemed to mirror “Ex Machina” a little and allowed him to interface with something truly cool again. I was so excited to see Mike and Ike interviewing a third agent to work with Brian, who was promptly named Spike. He was very loyal and overly friendly, and I love that it was Ike who decided to put cameras on him and caught him red-handed working for ADIC Johnson. Ike being hurt that Mike wanted to leave was sweet, and it’s great to see the two of them becoming real fleshed-out characters. Rebecca is hot on Senator Morra’s trail, and it seems like the latest action that Mr. Sands has taken to cover his tracks went too far since it’s only piqued Rebecca’s curiosity and suspicions. It also demonstrates how easily Sands is willing to kill to ensure that Senator Morra’s secrets stay secret, which presents a serious risk to Rebecca’s livelihood.

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