CBS managed to impress its viewers with the surprisingly captivating first episode of “Limitless,” which acts as a continuation of the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper. With the pilot behind us, and the concept more than proven to work, fans are likely very excited to see what’s on the table for episode 2.
For those who need a refresher regarding the pilot episode, it introduced viewers to Brian Finch (Jake McDorman). As previously reported, Finch acts as the new lead character that takes the same miracle drug, NZT, given to Bradley Cooper’s character in the original film. Without the NZT, Finch is kind of a regular Joe who is perpetually down on his luck. With it, however, he’s practically a superhero – capable of extreme physical and mental feats. Obviously, it doesn’t take long before the FBI catches wind of what Finch and the NZT are capable of, and the Bureau recruits him on a bit of a trial basis. He’s operating under a deal with the FBI to use his limitless powers to help them solve cases in exchange for them finding a brand new liver to cure Finch’s very sick father, played by Ron Rifkin.
With a steady supply of NZT coming in, courtesy of Eddie Mora (Bradley Cooper), Finch has himself a pretty sweet gig, which he’s promptly going to try and screw up in episode 2, titled “Badge! Gun!”
“Brian puts his new job with the FBI in jeopardy when he disobeys orders to stay out of an investigation into the murder of a renowned journalist,” reads the episode’s official TV Guide plot synopsis.
Fortunately, there’s room for the brash new FBI asset to have a little dissent thanks to his relationship with agents Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) and Nasreed Awad (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Although the latter of the pair doesn’t necessarily trust Finch, he’s clearly proven himself to Harris since last week’s episode as she finds him to be an undebatable resource for the FBI in the brief TV spot below.
To see whether or not the NZT makes Finch enough of a superhero to compete with the experienced FBI agents that he now works with, fans will have to tune into Season 1, episode 2 of “Limitless” when it airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT on CBS.