By Devan Coggan
January 05, 2016 at 03:51 PM EST
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Bradley Cooper, star of Limitless, the movie, will make his return to Limitless, the TV show, on Tuesday night as slacker-turned-senator Edward Morra, who finds his life in danger after an assassination attempt.

While the FBI looks into the attempt on his life, Morra recruits Brian (Jake McDorman) to sabotage their investigation and prevent them from discovering Morra’s connection to NZT.

In this exclusive clip from the episode, Brian comes face-to-face with Piper, Morra’s would-be assassin (guest star Georgina Haig, of Fringe and Once Upon A Time).

“Georgina, I’ve been friends with her for a while,” McDorman says. “So it was great that she got to play Piper because you could immediately snap into having those fun, exciting, deep conversations without having to get to know each other from scratch.”

While Brian has gotten used to always being the smartest guy in the room, this episode finds him facing off against an opponent who’s on NZT, too, which McDorman says was a fun challenge for both Haig and himself.

“She was really interested for me to pass on the notes that Bradley passed to me, just about your mannerisms and your behavior when you’re on NZT,” McDorman says. “So we had those conversations. Excluding Senator Morra, this is the first time where Brian has faced somebody who is in his same situation but is far more advanced. She’s just as many steps ahead of him as he feels as he is ahead of everybody else.” 

Limitless airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. 

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