CBS’ new show “Intelligence” was screened last week at Comic Con. The pilot episode was presented as part of the “Intelligence” panel, which featured actors Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, Marg Helgenberger, and Executive Producers Michael Seitzman and Tripp Vinson.
I really enjoyed the pilot. I find myself wishing it was February so I can watch the rest of the season!
The episode begins with Josh Holloway’s character, Gabriel Black, recreating an event from the past using his internal technology. Right away you get the sense that the show is going to break new ground on television with the visual effects they will use to demonstrate Black’s technical capabilities.
As the episode progresses you are introduced to each main character and how they fit into the show. You also get a small glimpse into the possible story arc for the series. I really enjoyed Meghan Ory’s character Riley O’Neil. I don’t want to give away her role, but I will say this: she is not to be trifled with. Her mission to protect Black is clear, and she is the perfect candidate to do it.
Gabriel Black (Josh Holloway) is not a typical character either. He is a trained operative with incredible combat skills and a chip that allows him to hack into any technology near him. His passions, on the other hard, are very personal. The last scene of the pilot sets up what I believe will be the driving force of the show: Black’s quest to discover the truth about a person he lost. This surprised me. I can see that “Intelligence” will have a deeply personal and emotional arc to it as well.
Holloway, Ory and Helgenberger make a great team, and the ensemble cast and guest stars are some of my favorites in television, such as John Billingsley and Rosalind Cho from Star Trek, and Eldon Henson from The Mighty Ducks.
“Intelligence” premires February 24 2014, at 10/9c on CBS.