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Limitless Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

22 Episodes 2015 - 2016

A heavy dose of humor and fun lightens this procedural drama based on the 2011 film of the same name starring Bradley Cooper, who serves as executive producer and reprises his role as Eddie Morra. Taking place four years after the events of the movie, series protagonist Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), is introduced as a 28-year-old who's basically failing at life when he's given a mysterious drug called NZT, which transforms him into some sort of a crime-solving genius. With his new incredible powers and a seemingly rare immunity to the side effects of the pill, Brian suddenly becomes a precious asset for the FBI, who take him on as a consultant with no-nonsense, tough gal Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) as his handler. Over the course of the season, the chemistry between Brian and Rebecca grows stronger as they watch each other's back in all situations, both on and off duty. Memorable Season 1 episodes include an homage to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"; Brian trying to earn his own office, which he calls his "headquarters," by attempting to track down all 10 fugitives on the FBI's Most Wanted list; and a midseason finale with a major cliffhanger involving Agent Spelman Boyle (Hill Harper) and will he or won't he surrender a loose NZT pill he found under his desk. Rounding out the cast is Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio playing FBI boss Nasreen "Naz" Pouran.

Episode 1


Tue, Sep 22, 2015 60 mins

A man named Brian Finch develops superhuman abilities after taking a mysterious drug called NZT in the series premiere of this adaptation of the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, who serves as executive producer and reprises his role as Eddie Morra. First up: Brian attempts to clear his name of an NZT-related murder being investigated by the FBI.

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Episode 2

Badge! Gun!

Tue, Sep 29, 2015 60 mins

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.

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Episode 3

The Legend of Marcos Ramos

Tue, Oct 6, 2015 60 mins

Brian uncovers a surprising link to the murder of a retired FBI agent and the elusive head of a notorious drug cartel; and in his personal life, rekindles a relationship with his ex-girlfriend, but worries her renewed interest is only a result of the NZT.

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Episode 4

Page 44

Tue, Oct 13, 2015 60 mins

Brian's loyalty to the FBI is tested when a representative for Eddie Morra demands he steal secret files on NZT; at the same time, Agent Harris finds herself dealing with strong emotions after learning what was left to her by her recently deceased estranged father.

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Episode 5

Personality Crisis

Tue, Oct 20, 2015 60 mins

Brian discovers a shocking secret about Rebecca's late father, but worries that telling her will land him in legal trouble; at the same time, he ends up meddling in her personal life while learning self-defense from her secret FBI boyfriend.

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Episode 6

Side Effects May Include...

Tue, Oct 27, 2015 60 mins

Brian's physical and mental health begin to deteriorate again, but Edward Morra is demanding a high price in exchange for another inoculation.

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Episode 7

Brian Finch's Black Op

Tue, Nov 3, 2015 60 mins

Brian fakes being sick in order to take a day off from working with the FBI. Unfortunately, the plan backfires when the CIA abducts him from home to "borrow" his NZT-enhanced skills for what turns out to be a dangerous black ops mission that ends up spiraling out of control.

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Episode 8

When Pirates Pirate Pirates

Tue, Nov 10, 2015 60 mins

Brian tangles with real pirates who are holding a girl against her will; at the same time, he and Rebecca work to clear Naz of treason charges, only to discover that there's a family secret she is keeping from the FBI.

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Episode 9


Tue, Nov 17, 2015 60 mins

Brian makes a deal with Naz to get his own personal work "headquarters," but to score the space he has to capture the FBI's 10 Most Wanted criminals in just two weeks. Meanwhile, Brian's relationship with his father becomes strained under the secretive nature of his new life working for the Bureau.

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Episode 10


Tue, Nov 24, 2015 60 mins

Boyle comes to the aid of a former military buddy who's being charged with murder, and he asks Brian for help proving that his friend's prosthetic arm was hacked to commit the crime. Elsewhere, Brian's dad is adamant that his son stop working for the FBI.

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Episode 11

This Is Your Brian on Drugs

Tue, Dec 15, 2015 60 mins

An internal investigation is launched after Casey Rooks and his SWAT team are caught stealing NZT pills from a stolen batch they helped recover.

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Episode 12

The Assassination of Eddie Morra

Tue, Jan 5, 2016 60 mins

Senator Edward Morra is targeted by a would-be assassin, and Brian is ordered to sabotage the FBI's investigation into the murder attempt in order to prevent exposing the senator's connection to NZT.

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Episode 13

Stop Me Before I Hug Again

Tue, Jan 19, 2016 60 mins

Brian embarks on his first FBI field assignment when he travels to Quantico to lend his skills to the bureau unit that catches serial killers. Meanwhile, Rebecca comes closer to discovering Senator Morra's connection to NZT.

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Episode 14

Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 60 mins

A developer at a tech think tank frequented by Brian is murdered. To find clues to the killer's identity, Brian and Rebecca interview a robotic version of the victim, which she created before her death. Meanwhile, agents apply to join Mike and Ike as Brian's third bodyguard.

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Episode 15


Tue, Feb 16, 2016 60 mins

Sparks fly between Brian and an undercover FBI agent as they race to finish a case before her real identity is exposed. Meanwhile, Sands makes a surprising move to end Rebecca's investigation into Senator Morra.

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Episode 16

Sands, Agent of Morra

Tue, Feb 23, 2016 60 mins

Brian is covertly enlisted by Senator Morra's henchman Sands, who finds that his dangerous past has caught up with him and he needs Brian's help dealing with a life-or-death threat. Meanwhile, it's up to Rachel to cover for her brother when the FBI comes calling about another case.

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Episode 17

Close Encounters

Tue, Mar 8, 2016 60 mins

Brian and Rebecca are placed under quarantine together after they are exposed to an unknown substance during an investigation into a citywide blackout. Already feeling too close for comfort, trust issues arise when Brian is caught using his stash of NZT.

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Episode 18


Tue, Mar 15, 2016 60 mins

With his closest relationships imploding, Brian goes rogue from the FBI and heads to Russia to find the only person who can help him cut ties once and for all with Senator Eddie Morra. As he tracks down a former Morra associate-turned-adversary who possesses an alternative NZT vaccine, Rebecca comes closer to discovering Brian's secret.

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Episode 19

A Dog's Breakfast

Tue, Mar 22, 2016 60 mins

Brian's double life unravels when Senator Morra makes contact just as Brian's placed under 24-hour surveillance by the FBI following his rogue trip to Russia. And the possibility of his connection to Morra being exposed seems even greater when Mike and Ike reveal to an already suspicious Rebecca that Brian had an off-book interaction with Morra's henchman Sands.

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Episode 20

Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris...

Tue, Apr 5, 2016 60 mins

Rebecca wants justice after learning the truth about her father's death, and is willing to break the rules and take NZT for the first time to get it. Meanwhile, Sands makes a dangerous move against Brian in order to ensure the success of his new initiative.

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Episode 21

Finale: Part One!

Tue, Apr 19, 2016 60 mins

The FBI's worst nightmare comes true when NZT floods the streets of New York City and threatens to become a national epidemic. As efforts are made to stop it from spreading, a joint manhunt is launched to find the lab producing the drug; at the same time, Brian struggles to adjust to his new reality when he lacks the resources to continue searching for Piper.

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Episode 22

Finale: Part Two!!

Tue, Apr 26, 2016 60 mins

The series concludes with Brian dealing with a stunning betrayal as he and the FBI race to stop an NZT-enabled Sands and his associates from orchestrating an international incident of evil. Meanwhile, Brian also experiences devastating side effects when his NZT immunity begins to wear off.

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