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Intelligence US - S01E06

Action . Science Fiction . Drama . Sci-Fi

Gabriel and the team go to Texas to help contain a deadly, quickly spreading virus and identify patient zero.

Episode Title: Patient Zero
Airs: 2014-02-10 at 10:00 pm
  • Jeff Korbelik

    The good thing about procedurals is you can come and go and not miss much. The bad thing about procedurals is you can come and go and not miss much. Holloway, though, should be enough to keep you coming back.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Tom Gliatto

    Intelligence is nicely done. [20 Jan 2014]

    People Weekly Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Holloway looks leaner than his Sawyer days and cleans up nice. Ory, such a spitfire on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as both Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf, seems tamed here, and unfortunately, a little dull.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    Breathlessly paced and festooned with some pretty groovy computer graphics--the chip allows Holloway to walk through scenes of past destruction in his mind--Intelligence isn't trying to be anything more than what it obviously is. The show is a panoply of familiar elements anchored by a new and attractive leading man.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • David Hiltbrand

    Cast, concept, execution--there's a lot to root for in Intelligence. But they'll be pushing a big rock up the hill week after week.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    For all the talk about tech, nothing here reinvents the wheel, but the action is crisp and the dialogue breezy.

    Variety Full Review
  • Jeff Jensen

    The pilot sets up some promising intrigue but plays like the lowest-common-denominator version of itself: muscular action, a cutout Chinese villain, a rote twist, lots of Josh. Get smarter, please. [10 Jan 2013, p.66]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    Intelligence may not be the most exciting show the new year will bring, but it is the kind of weekly adventure/mystery CBS does well--one that tells you what it is up front and is smart enough to deliver on most of what it promises.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    I want a show like this to be ridiculous and Intelligence is at its most enjoyable when it embraces the B-movie silliness of its concept. When it takes itself as seriously as it too often does, it ends up failing dramatically. Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    A proficient if initially perfunctory action thriller that benefits immeasurably from its star's gruff, bluff machismo.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    The producers provide plenty of action, much of it triggered by the understandable fact that every enemy on Earth would like to get hold of Gabriel’s microchip, or find one of his own. In keeping with CBS’ tradition of action procedurals, Intelligence will solve cases of the week as well as grapple with longer-term dramas.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    For his first Monday night face-off against those two dramas, Holloway strips down to a glistening muscular torso while taking out his frustrations on a heavy boxing bag. But any visual stimulus is countered by Helgenberger’s continued struggles with the clunky lines given her.

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    On the whole, Intelligence trafficks in the usual request to suspend your disbelief and then some, but it’s also mildly intriguing--especially in the idea that its macho lead character is also treated as a vulnerable prize who needs to be protected at all costs.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Margaret Lyons

    Let's just call Intelligence competently made.... It's just fundamentally impossible to care about.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    There are nice moments, especially from Holloway, whose quips are vastly more clever than the rest of the show.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Lori Rackl

    Intelligence feels more like a dumb action movie.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    It feels cobbled together, from the premise of “Chuck,” “Jake 2.0” and other shows to scenes and situations that recall better productions like “Person of Interest,” “Homeland” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

    The New York Times Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The show's special effects are relatively decent, especially when Gabriel activates his chip and can re-create events as his own personal hologram. But the stock prickly relationship between Gabriel and Riley, which will undoubtedly lead to trust and maybe something more, is tiresome as soon as it begins.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Lots of cartoon violence mixed with--irony alert--not enough intelligence.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Joanne Ostrow

    Both ["Killer Women" on ABC, Intelligence on CBS] feel like paint-by-numbers hours, unsatisfying offerings that are difficult to recall an hour after you've watched them.

    Denver Post Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    Gabriel's super powers are the thing meant to set the show apart, but the Intelligence writers frequently do a poor job of differentiating how he's any different from someone wearing Google Glass.... That said, Holloway's charm did not get chopped away with his long hair.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Lesley Smith

    Intelligence might probe these questions more, and so become richer than the latest show about a tortured male genius outsmarting the bad guys. Or it might just settle for flashy graphics, great action scenes, and underused actors looking good.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • Sohrab Ahmari

    The action sequences that ensue are intriguing enough. The trouble is that the show doesn't trust the viewer's capacity to infer. Nor does it tolerate the slightest ambiguity. Thus we get long, dull passages of dialogue.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Zack Handlen

    It’s always possible that Intelligence might warm to its subject, giving Holloway more to do than look morose and occasionally quip. As it stands now, though, Intelligence is a title that serves as a punchline.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Tim Molloy

    The attempt to ground the show in reality feels unnecessary and not fun, because nothing here is all that unbelievable.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    Maybe there’s an audience for this kind of thing--even though that audience would be better served watching Almost Human on Fox.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Networks want their shows to look like movies these days, but the Intelligence pilot makes the border of Pakistan and Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., both look like Vancouver, where the pilot was filmed. It's a minor but telling detail in this unimaginative rehash.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review