“Secrets of the Secret Service” was yet another fantastic episode for the CBS freshman drama Intelligence. In addition to allowing us a glimpse into Riley’s former life as a Secret Service agent and revealing to Gabriel and to the viewers that President Finnegan was the one who ordered the creation of ‘Clockwork’, this episode of Intelligence also kept us on the edge of our seats with a ‘Mission Impossible’ style op in Syria that featured more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride. And all of that wasn’t even the highlight for me.
For me, the highlight of the episode was what I felt was the escalation of what is sure to be an epic battle: CyberCommand vs. the CIA, more specifically, Lillian Strand vs. Jeffrey Tetazoo. The exchanges between Lillian and Tetazoo throughout the episode are just electric — the intense stares, the fierce dialogue, the hints from Lillian regarding their professional history together: “We both know where the bodies are buried and who put them there. Are you sure you want to threaten me?” I think it’s safe to say that regardless of what DNI Adam Weatherly says about it being time to kiss and make up, that’s just not in the cards. In fact, it appears to be quite the opposite when, under the guise of the President wanting “checks and balances,” Tetazoo and Weatherly attempt to back Lillian into a corner regarding Gabriel’s unpredictable behavior. I sure hope Lillian comes out swinging in the next episode.
Don’t miss the new episode of Intelligence, “The Rescue”, which airs Monday, February 3, at 10PM ET/PT.