On this week’s Limitless, Brian wrestled with his conscience on whether to tell Rebecca about his father or not.
The events of last week was clearly the focus today. Brian was still going back and forth on the whole should I tell Rebecca or not about her father and the FBI’s intel on him. Which was quickly followed by a vlog of Brian to his future self, which in turn led to some hilarious scenes via a clay effigy of his friends and the consequences of him ending up in super max. We also got a segment where Brian referred to himself as Badass Brian, one who keeps secrets and wears leather jackets, which in my opinion was entertaining.
After setting that aside, we were plunged into the case of the week, which in fact was a kind of run of the mill type of case. But as with every Limitless case, this was packed with some really good character drama, in this instance, that of Brian and Christopher (his informant). With this Brian was immediately initiated as to what an FBI agent’s relationship with his informant is. What followed was some really dark stuff for Brian as he had to lie to Christopher as to what his (Christopher) brother’s future would be inside jail. While the whole case was just a means to an end for Brian to discover what he ultimately needs to do, it really did give us some neat things, like having Brian picture a montage of Bruce Lee fights and trying to imitate them in real life but ultimately failing.
Speaking of, Brian was taught some combat training, as of course we all saw this coming. The trainer? Well none other than Rebecca’s squeeze, Casey. The big take away here is that Casey suspects that something is special about Brian after Brian “learned” 5 years worth of martial arts moves in one session. That’s something to look forward to in the future.
Brian also sought the help of Mr. Sands in this installment. It was refreshing to see that Sands might be warming up to Brian, and that particular scene where Sands sees his effigy and Brian telling him its Charles Barkley was outright hilarious. But seriously, can Brian turn Sands into his ally? Probably.
The biggest thing that happened though, or will happen, is that Brian just might tell Rebecca about her father. This could be one hell of a reason why Bradley Cooper’s Eddie Mora would appear next week.
The Score: 4/5
The show remains entertaining, as always. The case of the week was a typical case, but the character drama behind it raised the quality of the episode. Eddie Mora’s presence continues to loom above Brian and his personal relationships.
Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comic book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making at day and full on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek