Season 1 Episode 13
When Gabriel and Riley learn that sleeper agents are embedded in the U.S. government, they’re shocked when their identities are revealed...[button color="red" size="small" link="http://www.cbs.com/shows/intelligence/" target="blank" ]Official Site[/button]
The season 1 finale of Intelligence jumps right into the action of last week's episode. A hurt Gabriel is on the run with Riley and Mei Chin is in tow. Going to the hospital or a government safe house is out of the question, so they go to the only place where anyone would feel safe -- Gabriel's mom's house. The ex-army field nurse tends to his gunshot wound on her kitchen table and Mei Chin takes his mind to a render of Governor Christy Cameron giving a speech. Another primary win could send Cameron to the White House as president. Before Mei Chin high-tails it out of there, she tells Gabriel that the same government people who tried to kill them are going to kill the governor.
Even though Tetazoo didn't give the orders to shoot Gabriel, he has no problem hunting him down and bringing him in. Strand tries to get him to focus on the bigger picture: finding the real people who tried to kill Gabriel. He doesn't want to hear about that, at least not at first, and Lillian has no choice but to go it alone.
While Gabriel is recovering from the gunshot wound, he tells Riley about the plot to kill the governor. They have a hard time believing anything that comes out of Mei Chin's mouth, but she did have one thing right. She and Gabriel weren't safe and if someone was out to kill them, then the idea of a possible assassination of a potential presidential candidate wasn't that far-fetched. Mommy Vaughn barges in, putting any doubt they had about the whole thing to rest when she orders Riley to get to the governor and warn her. You can't argue with Mom, even if you're a super agent!
Riley calls up her Secret Service ex-boyfriend who just happens to be assigned to the Governor Cameron detail. He manages to get her 10 minutes and Riley makes the most of her time. She quickly tells her about the Hatcher murders and how they're tied to an assassination attempt being plotted against her. Cameron doesn't seem that bothered by it but puts in a call to Tetazoo and Adam Weatherly, the Director of National Security. Ugh, big mistake! At this point, we have no idea who's behind anything and she of all people should've thought twice about making that call.
Back at the Vaughn house, Gabriel's mom sees something move outside in her yard. She gives Gabriel a gun and he slowly makes his way downstairs, taking with him a hairspray can. Indeed, there is a gunman in the house, and as he moves around silently in the dark, the microwave in the kitchen catches his attention. Inside is a hairspray can exploding right on cue, sending him to the ground. Gabriel comes charging in and the two get into a scuffle, with Gabriel losing his gun. Thank goodness Mommy Vaughn isn't the type of woman to run and hide, instead taking the gun and firing off a shot to distract the intruder. Gabriel grabs his gun and shoots him dead.
Meanwhile, Strand calls in her people -- Nelson, Dr. Cassidy and Jameson -- to tell them about the program called "The Flood," where a group of American sleeper agents are trained by Iranians to infiltrate the highest ranks of government. The only way to find them is to find Gabriel, who obviously wasn't going to any kind of hospital. Dr. Cassidy remembers that Gabriel's mom was an ex-army nurse and Jameson gets moving to find them. He gets there just in time to find Riley and sees the dead guy on the kitchen floor. Gabriel sends his mother to her sister's house and the gang goes to the Cassidy house.
While they're filling each other in on what went on in the last few hours, Lillian gets a call from Tetazoo, who finally got hip to the bigger conspiracy. He tells her about a photo of six men he found among Hatcher's belongings and believes they are part of The Flood. He doesn't want to say any more on the phone but will send the picture to her over a secure network. Just when I was happy to see that he was playing for the right team, he turns around and gets shot a few times in the chest. With his dying breaths, he shoots his attacker and sends the photo from his phone.
When the director of the CIA goes down, it's time to move and there's no safer place to be right now than Leland Strand's house. Gathered around the laptop, they look at the 20-year-old photo, the faces of the six men blurred out and the names of tigers written on the back. Lelan fills them in on the story of the six tigers, the best of the best agents that gathered to take this picture in Canada.
The blurred faces pose a problem in finding these guys, but of course there's a quick solution to that (though it's kind of hard to believe). Because the photo blurring was done on an old 1980s computer, the blurs could be reversed as long as they can figure out the code using one of the faces as a baseline. Conveniently enough, the guy Gabriel shot in his mom's house was one of the six tigers. He gets his render on and starts decoding the six faces. The last one was Adam Weatherly.