I love Brian Finch.
In this week’s irresistibly entertaining episode, Brian, with a little help from his friends, manages to a) exonerate Naz from treason charges and rescue her from potentially indefinite imprisonment, b) track down a band of pirates on the other side of the world, c) rescue the girl they’ve kidnapped, d) procure the world’s rarest arcade game and e) make me laugh at a whole bunch of thoroughly juvenile but completely hilarious penis jokes.
All of this would be impressive enough but is even more of a delight because Brian’s so charming and sweet and funny and loyal (and did I mention charming?) with it. Not that I’m the only one who’s noticed. Naz and Boyle have both come round, Naz’s daughter Ava is properly smitten (and who can blame her?) and as for Rebecca? Well, if I needed any more incentive to love Limitless, the writers gave me it this week by setting off every shipper alarm at Unpopcult HQ. That ever-so-slightly pointed game of “Screw, Marry or Kill”? Rebecca’s far-from-relaxed reaction to Brian clasping Ava’s hand? And the prospect of a little honest-to-goodness romantic competition? Anchors aweigh, you guys. Or, in unpopcult-speak, squee!