Intelligence

Season 1 Episode 5

The Rescue

22
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 03, 2014 on CBS
8.3
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The Rescue
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When the daughter of a Senator is kidnapped, Gabriel and Riley are sent to rescue the daughter and her friend. Meanwhile, Lillian deals with her father who shows up with an interest to the case.

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  • Another average episode

    7.0
    Another average episode, saved only by the surprise move by Strand at the very end.
  • The episode to hold judgement for the show

    10
    When it comes to your government, secrets are like a part of their breakfast with a glass of corruption. What this episode shows how dumb the government can be and how it likes to endanger the people. I was about to give up on the show when I saw what they did close to the end but once I have watched until the very end, it was clear, I understood what this show lacked the last 4 episode and that was BADASSmoreless
  • Very good!

    10
    Another really intense and briliant case with a great series of events. Really enjoyed Riley's character today and I felt like she really came into her own, even thought her character was very interesting to this point even anyway.



    I liked how they tracked down the holding location - actually tha t was done REALLY cleverly! Superb work!



    I really enjoyed this one - i'd highly recommend it!
  • Must suspend reality. Must. Throw away reality. Must.

    8.5
    It takes time to get to know a show and what it's all about. Sometimes in order to fully enjoy something, viewers have to let go of reality and the constraints of the real world in order to accept the goings on on tv shows. When I finally let go of those reality constraints, I realized I really like this show. Good action, creative stories - good actors. (One of Gabe's lines makes me admit that I had a major Sawyer moment at one point which made me feel all warm and fuzzy) Son of a bitch! Instead of ripping apart the feasibility of the plots, I'm learning to just go with it. I too thought Lillian's father was her husband (or ex) - I just can't seem to grasp her character. She's in charge of something and I realized I really don't care of what. I prefer watching the action figures going about the crisis of the week. And as long as I look at those crisis of the week as situations I'd find on the X-files or Fringe - I'm good.moreless
  • The funniest episode so far.

    6.0
    Not a bad episode, written by Barry O'Brien (CSI:Miami, Hannah Montana, etc) and funny at times. I guess this is the best way to see the show: as a parody of other series like "24", "NCIS" "Person of Interest" and maybe even "The Blacklist", just like "Matt Helm" was a parody of "James Bond".



    When Leland talked with Lillian at first, I though he was her ex-husband but I couldn't help bursting out laughing when I heard her call him "dad"... I had to check online after the show. Well, they are 17 years apart ( 73 / 56 ) so... it's in the realm of possibility. Though I was surprised about Mag since I thought she was like 62-65. (Yes, I know that the characters are not necessarily the same age as the actors but it was still funny)



    The other funny thing is that Gabriel has a chip in his head but no shrapnel in his ass after being thrown down by an exploding grenade... Cool!



    Anyone noticed? No Dr. Cassidy & Son this week. Well, maybe he retired again and went fishing with his son.



    It was interesting to discover that not only the NSA, the CIA and maybe some other covert military special ops agency, and high end criminals organizations, but also the director of a cyber-research facility has access to some international "pay-per-hit" killers...



    Poor Marg Helgenberger. She probably tries very hard to play her character as a strong woman but she only achieves in creating a pathetic caricature of it.



    Another interesting thing is noticing that they see the same thing that we see, and from the same angle, on the facility's computer screen. Which mean they probably have a cameraman following Gab, like in the movies...



    But maybe the funniest part of the show was the ending. When I heard "tshook-tshook" I thought Hector had been shot by a sniper through the window. Then the naked girl drops a dagger on the floor as she walks away and I just had the best laugh I've had in a long time... The question being: Where did she hide the dagger when she got into the bath, naked, with Hector?



    Well, that's it. It's going to be a light humorous series where one just watch, relax, don't pay too much attention, enjoy Josh and Meghan, and, surely, don't break one's head to find consistency. Just as when watching a cartoon, like Road Runner or something. Because this is NOT the next evolution of Intelligence... but not a bad show either. Still somehow entertaining.moreless
Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway

Gabriel Vaughn

Meghan Ory

Meghan Ory

Riley Neal

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy

PJ Byrne

PJ Byrne

Nelson Cassidy

Marg Helgenberger

Marg Helgenberger

Director Lillian Strand

Michael Rady

Michael Rady

Chris Jameson

Tomas Arana

Tomas Arana

Adam Weatherly

Guest Star

Abbie Cobb

Abbie Cobb

Mackenzie Bradshaw/Mackensie Bradshaw

Guest Star

Alex Alegria

Alex Alegria

Ramon

Guest Star

Tomas Arana

Tomas Arana

Adam Weatherly

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lillian: We should be taking Hector down.
      Weatherly: It's not your call.
      Leland: If we had to stop working with murderers and drug dealers and despots, we'd never get anything accomplished.
      Lillian: After all he's done, you're still protecting him. You have any idea what it took to order my agent to stand down?
      Leland: For the greater good, Lillian.
      Lillian: According to who?
      Leland: You know, when I first got to Langley, the director said to me, "You think you know what evil's out there. You have no idea."
      Lillian: Did he tell you to get into bed with that evil?
      Leland: It's not a perfect world.
      Lillian: But we can make it better. A great man taught me that.

    • Gabriel: (about her new watch) What's with Big Ben?
      Riley: Like it? It's Swiss movement, accurate to the hundredth of a second.
      Gabriel: Four seconds slow. I chipped the maritime clock.
      Riley: Show-off.

    • Riley: (referring to the kidnapped girls) They came home last night, and their biggest problems were boys and midterms. Now it's Hector Villareal.
      Gabriel: Now Hector's about to meet his biggest problem.
      Lillian: Start in Arizona. See what you can learn at the scene. Let's find those girls and show the cartel what happens when you cross our border and harm our kids.

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