Limitless Recap: Badge! Gun! 9/29/15
Rebecca and Brian go though a Bond-esque fantasy of how Brian sees working with the FBI. Turns out it’s less glamorous and he’s back at a lab, getting stabbed by various needles and having other medical test runs. After all the testing, he’s finally ready to go out in the world. He checks in with his folks, who are still skeptical about the whole thing- even after his dad successfully got the new liver, courtesy of Brian’s new connections.
Day one kicks off- he and Rebecca are off to Fort Green to investigate a car bombing with suspicious circumstances. That is, until Boyle says he’s staying put and running research when he and Rebecca are going out into the field. Brian reluctantly agrees to the terms, takes his pill, and tries to brainstorm as he gets more info. He spots a discrepency in one photo- a bumper sticker on the vic’s car is stuck on top of another one- the exact same sticker. He calls Rebecca to tell her, and they’ve already found that out. Brian wants to go out of the office to get even more info, but Rebecca says he’s effectively grounded into the room. Good luck telling him that. The man has a conversation with himself- or other part of his consciousness, and they hatch an escape plan and follow it. He heads into the city.
During his trip, he ends up befriending an entire busload of people from helping each and every one of them through a personal problem, ie a recent breakup between two of them, and he walked them through talking it out. He finds Rebecca and Boyle, and they’re furious he broke out- enough to drag him back to headquarters and shove him back in the room. The rest of the day progresses and he heads to the hospital to see his father, who asks if he’s okay, then drops the news that he wants to see if Brian can move out for a little while. He goes on and asks why Brian took the job. Brian says it was like he had no choice. He goes home and sees reports about strange behavior coming from Mayor Eddie. He flashes back to Eddie giving him the shot that eliminates NZT withdrawal and goes to work finding out why Eddie wanted him to work for the FBI. The next day, Brian tries his luck at going out in the field again, because he’s caught up in the case details from reading employee’s lips. He’s also found a new suspect- Darren Colin. Boyle runs the details, and it’s a reasonable theory. Boyle and Rebecca go see Darren, and he lets them into his shop to check things out. Rebecca finds a stash of things that incriminate him.