While the series so far has very much focussed on Finch and Harris, this weeks’ episode of Limitless takes a closer look into lives of Mike and Ike..and all the trouble they find themselves caught up in.
Having been assigned to ‘babysit’ Finch when he first joined the team, Ike is now breaking out in stress rashes as a result of having him around all the time. Mike also can’t wait to be free of their latest ‘recruit’ as once he’s gone, he has a new position at the CJC waiting for him. Between them, the pair are responsible for collecting Finch’s NZT pill from the dispensary each day, but on this particular occasion, they head to do so and stumble upon a robbery in progress.
Holding the robber at gunpoint, bur forgetting the safety is on, Mike faces taking a bullet himself, but Ike dives in front of his partner – what a hero – and takes one to the chest. Ike is left in a coma but that’s not the biggest problem. That belongs to the fact there are now 6,000 NZT pills missing…
Switching to Harris’ point of view, we see her giving herself a pep talk, encouraging herself to break up with Casey. Unsurprisingly, that doesn’t go quite to plan and instead, she finds herself invited to stay with Casey at a cabin belonging to one of his friends, that is of course, before they’re called in on an assignment. It doesn’t take Casey long to work out that there’s something ‘different’ about Finch and, given the robbery that’s just taken place, he deduces that whatever was stolen is the cause.
Distracted and desperate for a way to end things with him, Harris proceeds to end their relationship via text message while in a hugely important meeting with Naz who informs them that the majority of the pills have been found, 80 are missing, she presumes in the hands of CJC members. She also informs Casey about what NZT is and what it does then while he steadfastly defends his team from any assumption of involvement…
Of course, he is involved and he and his friends who later take an NZT find themselves on a high until, thanks to the brain-boosting abilities of the pill, Casey’s colleague Nick discovers his wife is cheating on him with another of their team members, Russ. The morning after, Casey receives a call from Nick informing him that he’s strangled Russ, leading Casey to plan to pin everything that has happened on the dead man. He prepares his story for Naz as best he can, but by that time, Finch has realised he’s not the only one on NZT…oh dear.
Having only faced regular criminals who don’t take enhancement drugs, Finch subsequently finds himself up against, for lack of a better term, one of his own kind and he and Harris are taken hostage. The CJC is put on lockdown while in an effort to escape, Casey and his team, having donned gas masks, set of gas canisters and make a run for it. They almost make a clean getaway but are stopped by Boyle who, having been informed of the situation by Finch, dons a gas mask and blocks Casey’s escape. With Finch held at gunpoint, Boyle makes a decision and isn’t prepared to risk any further damage to the CJC and its colleagues. A quick shot later and Casey is down.
Reflecting on what has unfolded, Finch questions whether or not Boyle made the right call, which he insists he did as he followed what training had taught him. Walking away, he spots a single NZT pill on the floor, and breaking away from his usual ‘rule-book’ style, instead of handing it over, he casually slips it into his pocket.
The episode ends on a more positive note with Ike coming out of his coma and Brian calling him by his real name, which is Jason. However, after all the tension the episode has provided, we’re also left with a number of questions. What will be the fallout from Casey being shot dead? Will Boyle take the pill? And where the hell is Morra lately? I guess we shall all soon see. Leave your thoughts and comments below and I’ll be back next week.