Limitless Episode Guide

Here is the episode guide for Limitless. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from official press releases.

Season 1

22 - Finale: Part Two!
Written By: Craig Sweeny & Taylor Elmore Directed By: Douglas Aarniokoski
Rating:   Audience:
Following a stunning betrayal to their team, Brian and the FBI race to stop an NZT-enabled Sands and his associates from orchestrating an international incident. Also, Brian experiences devastating side effects when his NZT immunity starts to wear off

21 - Finale: Part One!

Written By: Sallie Patrick and Taylor Elmore Directed By: Paul Edwards
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.63
When NZT floods the streets of New York City and threatens to become a national epidemic, the FBI partners with the DOJ in a city-wide manhunt to find the lab producing the drug. Also, Brian has trouble adjusting to his new reality when he lacks the resources to continue searching for Piper

20 - Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris

Written By: Mark Goffman Directed By: Holly Dale
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 6.07
When Rebecca learns the truth about her father’s death, she takes NZT for the first time and uses it to seek justice for his murder. Also, Sands makes a dangerous move against Brian to ensure the success of his new initiative

19 - A Dog's Breakfast

Written By: Jenna Richman Directed By: Lexi Alexander
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 6.64
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. Also, Mike and Ike tell an already suspicious Rebecca about Brian’s off-book interaction with Morra’s henchman

18 - Bezgranichnyy

Written By: Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia Directed By: John Behring
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.63
When Brian’s closest relationships implode due to his inability to cut ties with Eddie Morra, he goes rogue from the FBI to free himself from the senator’s control. In Russia, he searches for Piper, Morra’s former associate turned adversary, and her alternative NZT vaccine. Also, Rebecca comes closer to discovering Brian’s connection to NZT and Senator Morra

17 - Close Encounters

Written By: Kari Drake Directed By: Maja Vrvilo
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.40
Brian and Rebecca are placed under quarantine by the CDC after being exposed to an unknown substance after investigating a citywide blackout. Also, trust issues arise after Rebecca catches Brian using his secret stash of NZT

16 - Sands, Agent of Morra

Written By: Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidmann Directed By: Rich Lee
Rating: 1.1 Audience: 5.87
When Sands (Colin Salmon), Senator Morra’s deadly representative, enlists Brian’s help to eliminate an immediate threat he needs to keep secret from the politician, Brian learns Sands’ dangerous and shocking past. Also, Brian’s sister, Rachel (Megan Guinan), scrambles to cover up his abrupt side mission with Sands when the FBI can’t reach him regarding a new case

15 - Undercover!

Written By: Taylor Elmore Directed By: Peter Werner
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 6.01
After a list with the real identities of undercover bureau operatives leaks, Brian develops a personal connection with FBI Agent Lucy Church, a tenacious rule-breaker, when he helps her finish a field case before she’s exposed. Also, Sands makes a surprising move to end Rebecca’s investigation into Senator Morra

14 - Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture

Written By: Sallie Patrick and Craig Sweeny Directed By: Guy Ferland
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 6.39
When a developer at the tech think tank Brian frequents is murdered, he and Rebecca interview the robotic version of the victim that she created before her death for clues to the killer’s identity. Also, Brian screens agents for a position to join Mike and Ike as his third bodyguard

13 - Stop Me Before I Hug Again

Written By: Jenna Richman Directed By: Ed Ornelas
Rating: 1.2 Audience: 6.33
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. However, the trip takes a negative turn when Brian realizes the man he’s working with may have put away an innocent person in the career-making case that made him a renowned profiler. Also, Brian tries to stay one step ahead of Rebecca as she comes closer to discovering Senator Morra’s connection to NZT

12 - The Assassination of Eddie Morra

Written By: Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia Directed By: Christine Moore
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.30
When an assassin makes an attempt on Senator Edward Morra’s life, Brian is ordered to sabotage the FBI’s investigation into it in order to prevent exposing the Senator’s connection to NZT. As Brian and Morra’s fates become further intertwined, Brian is faced with how far he’s willing to go to protect the politician

11 - This Is Your Brian on Drugs

Written By: Sallie Patrick Directed By: Steven A. Adelson
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 6.63
When Agent Casey Rooks and his SWAT team skim 80 NZT pills for themselves from the recovery of stolen inventory, it starts an internal investigation that is viewed through the shifting perspectives of Brian’s immediate circle at the FBI

10 - Arm-ageddon

Written By: Dennis Saavedra Saldua Directed By: Leslie Libman
Rating: 1.3 Audience: 6.53
When Boyle’s former military buddy is accused of murder and blames it on the loss of control of his prosthetic arm, Boyle asks Brian to help determine if the artificial limb was hacked. Also, Brian’s father demands he stop working for the FBI

09 - Headquarters!

Story By: Frances Brennand Roper Directed By: Douglas Aarniokoski
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.52
Brian offers to use NZT to capture the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” criminals in two weeks, in exchange for Naz giving him his own personal work “headquarters” at the agency. Also, the secretive nature of Brian’s new life working for the Bureau creates a rift between him and his father

08 - When Pirates Pirate Pirates

Written By: Kari Drake Directed By: Peter Werner
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 7.09
When Naz is detained on suspicion of funding terrorism, Brian and Rebecca’s efforts to clear her name lead them to Naz’s daughter, Ava (Michelle Veintimilla), who reveals a family secret Naz is keeping from the FBI

07 - Brian Finch's Black Op

Written By: Taylor Elmore Directed By: Aaron Lipstadt
Rating: 1.5 Audience: 7.86
When Brian calls in sick for a day off from the FBI, the CIA abducts him from home to borrow his NZT-enhanced capabilities for a black ops mission. As the operation becomes increasingly dangerous, Brian finds himself without FBI support in a situation that’s spiraling out of control

06 - Side Effects May Include...

Written By: Jenna Richman Directed By: Douglass Aarniokoski
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.45
When Brian begins to experience the side effects of NZT again, Senator Morra demands he betray Rebecca in exchange for another inoculation. Also, Brian secretly looks for an alternate cure for himself while he works with Rebecca outside FBI parameters to find the creators of NZT

05 - Personality Crisis

Written By: Sallie Patrick Directed By: Joshua Butler
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 7.90
Brian learns a shocking secret about Rebecca’s late father but worries that telling her will land him in legal trouble. Also, Brian accidentally meddles in Rebecca’s personal life while learning self-defense from her secret boyfriend, FBI Agent Casey Rooks

04 - Page 44

Written By: Mark Goffman Directed By: Douglas Aarniokoski
Rating: 1.4 Audience: 8.03
Brian’s loyalty to the FBI is tested when Sands, Senator Edward Morra’s representative, demands he steal the FBI’s secret files on NZT. Also, Agent Harris is emotionally conflicted when she learns what her estranged father left her following his death

03 - The Legend of Marcos Ramos

Written By: Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia Directed By: Guillermo Navarro
Rating: 1.7 Audience: 9.57
When Brian helps Agents Harris and Boyle investigate the murder of a retired FBI agent, they’re shocked to find a link to the elusive head of a notorious drug cartel. Also, Brian reconnects with an old flame, Shauna, but worries her renewed interest is really in the NZT version of him

02 - Badge! Gun!

Written By: Craig Sweeny and Marc Webb Directed By: Marc Webb
Rating: 1.9 Audience: 9.73
Brian risks his new FBI job when he disobeys orders to stay out of the investigation into a renowned journalist’s murder

01 - Pilot

Written By: Craig Sweeny Directed By: Marc Webb
Rating: 1.9 Audience: 9.86
Brian Finch’s life takes an extraordinary turn when he uses a mysterious drug, NZT, that allows him to access his full brain capacity. However, when an NZT-related murder lands Brian on the FBI’s radar, he uses the drug in an attempt to stay ahead of the authorities long enough to clear his name
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