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The Best Episodes of Limitless

Every episode of Limitless ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Limitless!

Brian Finch's life takes an extraordinary turn when he uses NZT-48, a neuroenhancing drug whose mystery and chaos lead him to working for the FBI and a senator who is not what he seems.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDramaAction & AdventureComedy
Network:CBS

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The best episode of "Limitless" is "Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris", rated 8.6/10 from 1110 user votes. It was directed by Holly Dale and written by Mark Goffman. "Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris" aired on 4/5/2016 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "This Is Your Brian on Drugs".

  • Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris
    8.6/10 1,110 votes

    #1 - Hi, My Name Is Rebecca Harris

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-04-05

    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.

    Director: Holly Dale

    Writer: Mark Goffman

  • This Is Your Brian on Drugs
    8.4/10 1,211 votes

    #2 - This Is Your Brian on Drugs

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-12-15

    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.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Sallie Patrick

  • The Assassination of Eddie Morra
    8.4/10 1,203 votes

    #3 - The Assassination of Eddie Morra

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-01-05

    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.

    Director: Christine Moore

    Writer: Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia

  • Finale (1)
    8.4/10 1,001 votes

    #4 - Finale (1)

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2016-04-19

    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.

    Director: Paul A. Edwards

    Writer: Sallie Patrick, Taylor Elmore

  • Headquarters!
    8.3/10 1,285 votes

    #5 - Headquarters!

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-11-17

    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.

    Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

    Writer: N/A

  • Pilot
    8.2/10 2,315 votes

    #6 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-09-22

    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.

    Director: Marc Webb

    Writer: Craig Sweeny

  • Side Effects May Include...
    8.2/10 1,294 votes

    #7 - Side Effects May Include...

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-10-27

    When Brian begins to experience the side effects of NZT again, Senator Morra demands he betrays 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.

    Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

    Writer: Jenna Richman

  • Sands, Agent of Morra
    8.1/10 970 votes

    #8 - Sands, Agent of Morra

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2016-02-23

    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.

    Director: Rich Lee

    Writer: Geoffrey Tock, Gregory Weidman

  • Close Encounters
    8.1/10 989 votes

    #9 - Close Encounters

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-03-08

    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.

    Director: Maja Vrvilo

    Writer: Kari Drake

  • Finale (2)
    8.1/10 919 votes

    #10 - Finale (2)

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2016-04-26

    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.

    Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

    Writer: Craig Sweeny, Taylor Elmore

  • Bezgranichnyy
    8.0/10 922 votes

    #11 - Bezgranichnyy

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2016-03-15

    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.

    Director: John Behring

    Writer: Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia

  • A Dog's Breakfast
    8.0/10 911 votes

    #12 - A Dog's Breakfast

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2016-03-22

    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.

    Director: Lexi Alexander

    Writer: Jenna Richman

  • Badge! Gun!
    7.9/10 1,736 votes

    #13 - Badge! Gun!

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-09-29

    Brian risks his new FBI job when he disobeys orders to stay out of the investigation into a renowned journalist’s murder.

    Director: Marc Webb

    Writer: Marc Webb, Craig Sweeny

  • Brian Finch's Black Op
    7.9/10 1,252 votes

    #14 - Brian Finch's Black Op

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-11-03

    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.

    Director: Aaron Lipstadt

    Writer: Taylor Elmore

  • When Pirates Pirate Pirates
    7.8/10 1,140 votes

    #15 - When Pirates Pirate Pirates

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-11-10

    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.

    Director: Peter Werner

    Writer: Kari Drake

  • Arm-ageddon
    7.8/10 1,061 votes

    #16 - Arm-ageddon

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-11-24

    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.

    Director: Leslie Libman

    Writer: Dennis Saldua

  • The Legend of Marcos Ramos
    7.7/10 1,448 votes

    #17 - The Legend of Marcos Ramos

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-06

    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.

    Director: Guillermo Navarro

    Writer: Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia

  • Page 44
    7.7/10 1,303 votes

    #18 - Page 44

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-10-13

    Brian's loyalty to the FBI is tested when Sands, Senator Edward Morra's representative, demands he steals 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.

    Director: Douglas Aarniokoski

    Writer: Mark Goffman

  • Personality Crisis
    7.6/10 1,229 votes

    #19 - Personality Crisis

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-10-20

    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.

    Director: Joshua Butler

    Writer: Sallie Patrick

  • Undercover!
    7.6/10 942 votes

    #20 - Undercover!

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2016-02-16

    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.

    Director: Peter Werner

    Writer: Taylor Elmore

  • Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture
    7.5/10 913 votes

    #21 - Fundamentals of Naked Portraiture

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2016-02-09

    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.

    Director: Guy Ferland

    Writer: N/A

  • Stop Me Before I Hug Again
    6.2/10 1,446 votes

    #22 - Stop Me Before I Hug Again

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-01-19

    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.

    Director: Edward Ornelas

    Writer: Jenna Richman