Limitless/Season One

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Season One
Season Premiere September 22, 2015
Season Finale April 26, 2016
Episode Count 22
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Season One of Limitless premiered on September 22, 2015.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 Pilot Craig Sweeny Marc Webb September 22, 2015 4.771M 0.6% 101
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.
2 2 Badge! Gun! Craig Sweeny &
Marc Webb
Marc Webb September 29, 2015 9.734M 1.9% 102
Brian risks his new FBI job when he disobeys orders to stay out of the investigation into a renowned journalist's murder.
3 3 The Legend of Marcos Ramos Matthew Federman &
Stephen Scaia
Guillermo Navarro October 6, 2015 9.574M 1.7% 103
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.
4 4 Page 44 Mark Goffman Douglas Aarniokoski October 13, 2015 8.03M 1.2% 104
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.
5 5 Personality Crisis Sallie Patrick Joshua Butler October 20, 2015 7.895M 1.4% 105
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.
6 6 Side Effects May Include... Jenna Richman Douglas Aarniokoski October 27, 2015 7.453M 1.4% 106
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.
7 7 Brian Finch's Black Op Taylor Elmore Aaron Lipstadt November 3, 2015 7.863M 1.5% 107
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.
8 8 When Pirates Pirate Pirates Kari Drake Peter Werner November 10, 2015 7.094M 1.5% 108
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, who reveals a family secret Naz is keeping from the FBI.
9 9 Headquarters! Frances Brennand Roper Douglas Aarniokoski November 17, 2015 7.519M 1.4% 109
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.
Teleplay by Craig Sweeny
10 10 Arm-ageddon Dennis Saavedra Saldua Leslie Libman November 24, 2015 6.53M 1.3% 110
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.
11 11 This Is Your Brian on Drugs Sallie Patrick Steven A. Adelson December 15, 2015 6.626M 1.3% 111
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.
12 12 The Assassination of Eddie Morra Matthew Federman &
Stephen Scaia
Christine Moore January 5, 2016 7.303M 1.4% 112
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.
13 13 Stop Me Before I Hug Again Jenna Richman Ed Ornelas January 19, 2016 6.333M 1.2% 113
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.
14 14 Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture Sallie Patrick &
Craig Sweeny
Guy Ferland February 9, 2016 6.391M 1.3% 114
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.
15 15 Undercover! Taylor Elmore Peter Werner February 16, 2016 6.009M 1.2% 115
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.
16 16 Sands, Agent of Morra Geoff Tock &
Gregory Weidmann
Rich Lee February 23, 2016 5.867M 1.1% 116
When Sands, 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, scrambles to cover up his abrupt side mission with Sands when the FBI can't reach him regarding a new case.
17 17 Close Encounters Kari Drake Maja Vrvilo March 8, 2016 5.396 1.1% 117
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.
18 18 Bezgranichnyy Matthew Federman &
Stephen Scaia
John Behring March 15, 2016 5.627M 1.1% 118
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.
19 19 A Dog's Breakfast Jenna Richman Lexi Alexander March 22, 2016 6.644M 1.3% 119
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, Sands.
20 20 Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris... Mark Goffman Holly Dale April 5, 2016 6.068M 1.1% 120
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.
21 21 Finale: Part One! (1) Sallie Patrick &
Taylor Elmore
Paul Edwards April 19, 2016 5.632M 1.1% 121
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.
22 22 Finale: Part Two!! (2) Craig Sweeny &
Taylor Elmore
Douglas Aarniokoski April 26, 2016 5.631M 1.1% 122
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.