It's mind over murder, as an eccentric neuroscientist with a unique view of the world teams up with the FBI to crack difficult cases in TNT's new drama series, "Perception." Eric McCormack stars, with Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan.
Neuroscience professor Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is recruited by a former student, FBI Agent Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook), to help out on a case involving the death of a pharmaceutical executive. But Daniel's schizophrenic hallucinations could potentially derail the investigation. LeVar Burton guest-stars.
Moretti enlists Pierce’s help to solve a murder that looks to be a man who killed his mail-order bride. The case takes an interesting twist when they find out he has a condition that makes him unable to recognize faces. Meanwhile, a handsome new professor (guest star Jamie Bamber) catches Moretti’s eye.
Pierce and Moretti race to find clues when a serial killer from 1986 begins killing again. They catch a break when they learn that one of the victims is actually alive.
Pierce tries to crack a coded message left in a newspaper by someone who may be connected to a murder. But time isn’t on his side as another victim’s life could be in danger. Neal McDonough and Cary Elwes guest-star.
When a young man in a cult claims to be hearing the word of God, Pierce must determine if it’s actually the word of God or a life-threatening neurological condition. Pierce and Moretti must also figure out if his murder is linked to his drug past or his new life with an organization that may be scamming people out of their life savings. Roger Bart guest-stars as Ethan Kendrick, a high-powered IRS agent looking into the finances of the organization. Meanwhile, the university gives Pierce an award for his research.
Pierce is called upon to help the FBI investigate the murder of a therapist. Moretti spends more time with Professor Hathaway (guest star Jamie Bamber). And Dean Haley (guest star LeVar Burton) uses Pierce as bait to get a wealthy alumni’s widow (guest star Krista Allen) to fund a new building.
Pierce must take a deep look into his own life when he is brought into a case involving a schizophrenic. Meanwhile, Moretti stops at nothing to impress her new boss at the FBI. Guest star Tom Sizemore plays a top-level Irish mobster, while guest star Edward Furlong plays a would-be tough guy who may have played a crucial role in the crime.
Moretti and Pierce are called upon to solve a crime in their own backyard when a college student is killed in her dorm room. Pierce is forced into the uncomfortable situation of interacting on a personal level with more than one of his students, which forces him to confront difficult truths about his own past. The case comes just as Moretti is beginning to re-evaluate her relationship with Dr. Hathaway (guest star Jamie Bamber).
In part one of the two-part finale, Pierce is tipped off by a former student (guest star Freddy Rodriguez) about a potential conspiracy to cover up the murder of a U.S. Senator. But the situation soon spirals into a nightmare in which the people Daniel should be able to trust might instead be working against him.
In part two of the season finale, Moretti learns there may be some truth to Pierce’s conspiracy theory when new evidence shows up online. Meanwhile, Pierce's new doctor forces him to face the truth about Natalie. Freddy Rodriguez and Jimmy Bennett guest-star.