Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: Limitless

Limitless: Season 1, Episode 17 “Close Encounters” (B+)

This episode was different in a few ways, and the most notable one was just how much of Brian’s secrets were on display for all the people in his life. There isn’t a time yet where we’ve seen Brian get legitimately angry at someone and lash out, and it turns out that Rebecca was the one who got to experience it. Brian was understandably angry about Rebecca sending agents to his apartment to look for the extra NZT pills she knew he had, but he sent said hurtful things to her when he said she was obsessed with him and the thrill of him taking NZT. Rebecca arranging to have him assigned to a different handler was a blunt and finite response, and it seems to have encouraged Brian to leave with his spare NZT pills that he swiped from Mike. The bigger and much, much more worrisome problem is that Rachel decided to tell her parents about the NZT pills that she found in Brian’s apartment, which turned them against him and also inspired her budding boyfriend Ike to take some initiative and ask her to describe the agent she saw show up in the middle of the night. I suspect that Ike will show allegiance to Brian to a certain degree, and that he’ll find a better way to deal with the information he’s learned that to report it straight to Naz. Maybe he’ll go to Rebecca, who will definitely be able to identify Sands. On a much lighter note, I enjoyed Mike casually mentioning that he was gluten-free when he walked into the Finch family home.

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