Reagan is a genius; there’s no other way to say it. But it appears she got her intelligence from dear old dad, who’s arguably the most intelligent character on “Inside Job,” at least from what we’ve seen so far in Season 1.
Reagan may be able to create any gadget with whatever spare parts she has lying around, but Rand definitely edges her out when it comes to emotional and social intelligence. Reagan just doesn’t really know how to talk to anyone, so she often runs into trouble getting her way. Meanwhile, Rand is a master manipulator, as evidenced by where he winds up in Episode 10. He successfully maneuvers himself into being the head of Cognito, Inc. once again, stealing the position away from his daughter. Now he’s the top dog, and Reagan will have to work twice as hard to supersede him.
Plus, Rand always seems to be two steps ahead of the competition. He wiped Reagan’s memories so that she wouldn’t remember her best friend and would dedicate herself to learning as much as she could about science and robotics. It may be evil, but it’s pretty ingenious. This is, after all, a ranking for the smartest “Inside Job” character, not the most morally just. We’re not sure who would come out on top of that list.