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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (19,930)

Intelligence from CBS is a high-stakes action thriller that follows the adventures of Gabriel Vaughn, a high-tech intelligence operative, brilliantly played by Josh Holloway. He is the right-hand man of Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger), the head of the fictional United States Cyber Command agency.

Gabriel has a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to access and control any computer system around him. This implant enables him to process data at unparalleled speeds, analyze situations instinctively, and predict potential breaches in national security. As a result, Gabriel becomes a one-man army, a formidable warrior who can take on enemies with deadly precision.

The show focuses on Gabriel's attempts to protect the United States from cyber-attacks, espionage, and terrorism. His missions take him to various locations around the world, from China to Russia, as well as to the dark corners of cyberspace. Along with his colleagues, including stalwarts such as the medical expert Dr. Shenendoah Cassidy (John Billingsley) and fellow agent, Riley Neal (Meghan Ory), Gabriel goes on dangerous assignments, battles terrorists, and prevents disasters that could cripple the country.

The show doesn't shy away from the personal lives of the main characters either. There are romantic relationships that develop, past secrets that come to light, and familial obligations that threaten to derail the operations. Gabriel, for instance, has a complicated backstory that involves his ex-wife, Amelia (Kathryn Morris), and their daughter, Hayley (P.J. Byrne). Lillian has her own demons to deal with, including a son who's serving time in a prison.

One of the essential aspects of Intelligence is the camaraderie between the agents. They function like a well-oiled machine, exchanging quips, and offering support to each other when situations get tough. They are also not infallible, with each facing their own set of vulnerabilities and foibles. Despite the frenzied pace of the show, the characters are given enough time to develop, allowing the audience to become invested in their lives and their struggles.

The show is replete with thrilling action sequences, which always leave the audience on the edge of their seats. Every episode has at least one set-piece, featuring gunfire, explosions, car chases, and martial arts battles. The production values are top-notch, with the makers going all-out in creating an immersive and believable world. Whether it's showcasing the neon-lit streets of Tokyo or the austere interiors of Cyber Command, Intelligence leaves no stone unturned in creating a visceral experience for its viewers.

The cast of Intelligence is one of its biggest strengths. Josh Holloway, fresh from his successful stint as Sawyer in Lost, brings a calm intensity to his role. He's equally adept at handling dialogue-heavy scenes as he is with action scenes, effortlessly switching between the two. Marg Helgenberger, best known for her role in CSI, is perfect as the stern Lillian Strand. Her chemistry with Holloway is one of the highlights of the show. Meghan Ory, who plays Riley Neal, is another standout. Strong, intelligent, and capable, she's more than just a damsel in distress. John Billingsley, who plays the quirky Dr. Cassidy, is a scene-stealer, offering comic relief when needed.

The show doesn't shy away from exploring ethical questions around the use of technology either. Gabriel's implant, while powerful, is also a bonafide privacy concern. There are constant debates about the safety and integrity of the chip, as well as the moral implications of using it. The show also examines the impact of technology on relationships, with Gabriel's ex-wife and daughter struggling to come to terms with his powers.

Overall, Intelligence is a thoroughly entertaining show that will appeal to fans of action, espionage, and science fiction. It's fast-paced, smart, and well-crafted, with excellent performances from its cast. While it has its share of flaws, the show succeeds in providing viewers with an engaging and exciting experience.

Intelligence is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on January 7, 2014.

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Being Human
13. Being Human
March 31, 2014
Gabriel and Riley are stunned to find out the identities of the sleeper agents within the U.S. government.
The Event Horizon
12. The Event Horizon
March 24, 2014
Gabriel is framed as a murderer, so he and Riley investigate to determine who the mastermind is. Meanwhile, Lillian is relieved of duty and Tetazoo takes charge with a full-scale manhunt for Gabriel and Riley.
The Grey Hat
11. The Grey Hat
March 17, 2014
Gabriel and Riley search for an infamous hacker known to create cyberworms, but soon discover the whole thing may have been a set up and a much more sinister group has something even bigger in mind.
Cain and Gabriel
10. Cain and Gabriel
March 10, 2014
A possible terrorist threat against the witness protection program leads Gabriel to San Francisco. Lillian conceals motivations for following Gabriel and Riley during their investigation.
9. Athens
March 3, 2014
When Gabriel's memory is wiped clean after CyberCom is attacked by an aggressive virus, he assists Jin Cong in finding a top-secret document.
Delta Force
8. Delta Force
February 24, 2014
While Gabriel and Riley are in Bolivia protecting a presidential candidate from an assassination, Gabriel is shocked to learn the identity of the suspect.
Size Matters
7. Size Matters
February 17, 2014
Gabriel and Cybercom are concerned for Cassidy's safety when they discover microscopic robots are infecting and killing leading artificial intelligence scientists. They search for who's delivering the boxes which contain the malicious nanites before it's too late.
Patient Zero
6. Patient Zero
February 10, 2014
Gabriel and the Cybercom team head to Texas to help contain an outbreak of a deadly, rapidly spreading virus, and are shocked to discover Patient Zero might be a criminal believed to have been executed a week earlier.
The Rescue
5. The Rescue
February 3, 2014
Gabriel and Riley are desperate to find the kidnapped daughter of a senator in Mexico being held hostage by a Mexican cartel demanding the end of the sale of a U.S. spy satellite. Meanwhile, Lillian discovers a connection between the drug cartel and her father.
Secrets of the Secret Service
4. Secrets of the Secret Service
January 27, 2014
Gabriel and Riley go undercover as Secret Service agents in Syria to save two American journalists being held hostage. Riley is forced to work with her ex, and the truth behind their past is revealed.
Mei Chen Returns
3. Mei Chen Returns
January 20, 2014
Gabriel discovers Mei Chen is still alive and also has a more powerful chip than his own.
Red X
2. Red X
January 13, 2014
CyberCom investigates a terrorist suicide bombing at a U.S. Marine base and learns a new, chemically undetectable bomb material is being consumed. Meanwhile, Riley is forced to make a drastic decision after Gabriel fails to complete a task.
1. Pilot
January 7, 2014
In the series premiere, Gabriel and Riley are desperate to find the kidnapped member of CyberCom who invented the chip implanted in Gabriel's brain. Meanwhile, Gabriel utilizes the chip to search for his wife who disappeared years ago.
Where to Watch Intelligence
Intelligence is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Intelligence on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 7, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (19,930)