Perception

Perception – Prologue

by Alan Rapp on August 7, 2014

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Perception - Prologue

The discovery of the body of Special Agent Anne-Marie Bishop (Jessica Collins) brings Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) full circle to the last case he worked for the FBI before being pulled back into the fold by Kate‘s (Rachael Leigh Cook) return in Season One. Flashbacks showcase Daniel’s theory about a serial killer targeting those with mental illnesses and killing them with heroin which quickly spun out of control leading to full-on paranoia eventually causing Haley (LeVar Burton) to have his friend committed for six months.

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Perception – Bolero

by Alan Rapp on July 31, 2014

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Perception - Bolero

In a reversal of the show’s regular formula Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) brings what he believes was a cleverly disguised murder to the attention of Kate (Rachael Leigh Cook) and the FBI. After witnessing the death of an art gallery owner whose photosensitive epilepsy was taken advantage of leading to his untimely death, Pierce and Kate also discover someone cleverly used the disruption of the man’s epileptic seizure (which wouldn’t have been life-threatening if he hadn’t hit his head on a bench on his fall to the ground) by replacing one one of the paintings in the gallery with a well-made forgery.

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Perception – Inconceivable

by Alan Rapp on July 24, 2014

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Perception - Inconceivable

Kate (Rachael Leigh Cook) calls in Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) to help work an unusual case involving a grieving mother and the woman (Sadie Stratton) who stole her fake baby doll. Where one woman was a grieving mother who had the doll made to resemble the son she recently only to lose him when the dollmaker (John Hans Tester) sold him to another customer the other would-be mother honestly believes the baby doll to be completely real. When one woman turns up dead, with the baby missing and the other woman with an ironclad alibi, one of the show’s more unique murder investigations begins and only gets stranger when they discover a real missing baby is at the heart of the entire sordid mess.

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Perception – Eternity

by Alan Rapp on July 17, 2014

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Perception - Eternity

While being forced to take in his father (Peter Coyote), who was already difficult to live with before his onset of Alzheimer’s, Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is brought in by Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) on a locked room mystery involving a neuroscientist (Paul Cassell) who was murdered inside his own safe room. Leaving Lewicki (Arjay Smith) to deal with a father he never could, Pierce dives head first into a case that will test his distrust of technology and force him to reevaluate just how big a problem his father’s mental illness has become (and not just the “humorous” moments like walking around the house naked).

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Perception – Possession

by Alan Rapp on July 10, 2014

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“Time-out, Daniel Pierce is standing here telling me not to believe the crazy person?”

Perception - Possession

Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook) brings Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) an unusual case where the only suspect in a murder is a hallucinating woman (Rya Kihlstedt) whose husband and priest believe has become possessed by the Devil (John Glover, who shows up as Daniel’s weekly hallucination). Properly identifying her symptoms as caused by a Teratoma tumor, Dr. Pierce saves the woman’s life although Kate’s intervention unintentionally cause problems with her marriage plans as the priest she has to get surly to stop an impromptu exorcism (Timothy V. Murphy) is the same one in charge of ruling on the annulment of their first marriage and greenlighting their second ceremony in the church.

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