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Personality Crisis 

Brian learns a shocking secret about Rebecca's late father and accidentally meddles in her personal life while learning self-defense from her secret boyfriend, FBI Agent Casey Rooks.

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When a hunt for a meth lab becomes a hunt for terrorists targeting New York City with a dirty bomb, Brian collides and bonds with a concerned lad who doesn't realize his older brother's been recruited. Nasreen orders Brian, first, to take some fight training lessons, then to tell the boy whatever he wants to hear in order to gain his cooperation. Meanwhile, Brian struggles with video messages left to himself from "Pill Brian," warning against sharing with Rebecca what he's learned about her late father's deeper connection to NZT. Written by statmanjeff

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The liquid running into Brian's bladder diagram is red because, in Brian's mind's eye, his consumed cranberry juice is flowing directly there rather than to his stomach. The warning alert that follows reads: "Capacity threshold breached. Immediate evacuation mandatory. You will not win this!" See more »

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When Brian looks at the cell phone numbers, he states that 928 is the area code for Yuma. While this is technically true, the zip code actually covers an extensive area of western, northern, and eastern Arizona, so there is no way that Brian could conclusively know the number is from Yuma just by the 928 area code. See more »

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James 'Tech' Padgett: Bladder management's kind of a big thing in surveillance.
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References Silkwood (1983) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
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Terrorist Case
5 November 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Brian learns there's two of him now: the normal him and the NZT him. To prevent him from making stupid mistakes, the NZT part of him decides to film himself and transmit messages to the normal part. The reason for this is simple - NZT makes one see the world in a whole different way. A better way, in which all options and scenarios are carefully accounted, Brian realizes. It is also the time when the battle with himself is initiated. Acknowledging does not make it any easier, it is far from a step forward. Him filming himself in not safe. Were he not careful enough, anyone could watch those videos. Anyone could find things better left private. But, the way the show is going, it seems like this is one of the details that were chosen to be overlooked, or worse, not even considered in the first place.

The episode deals with a terrorist case. Brian uses manipulation to get what he wants and in the end he deeply regrets what he had done. The scenes when he corrupts the witness are smartly not shown, only inferred. In the end someone had to die; there are signs all over the episode. The way it is done, though, is completely unintelligent and makes the FBI look unprofessionally. Who goes to a future crime scene without an ambulance? Back to Brian, he is seen mourning and complaining about his deeds to the FBI at the end. The act brings the normal him to defy the skilled part once and for all. He decides to take a risk and do the right thing even if it involves the possibility of him ending up in a maximum security prison or in a coffin. Especially, since he earlier discussed his doubts with Eddie's helper.

It was nice to see that being high on NZT does not guarantee one an easy way out. One cannot know how to fight when has never fought. One cannot learn things just by looking at them. Research and experience are needed, just like in reality and just like normal people do proceed. However, one advantage of NZT is that it gets one past security. Seeing things other people don't, such as fingerprint traces, is a great advantage.


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