Perception (TNT) “86’d” Episode 3

Perception (TNT) 86'd Episode 3

Perception (TNT) “86’d” Episode 3 airs Monday, July 23 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

Episode Synopsis: 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 (guest star Sheryl Lee) is actually alive. Moretti’s dad (guest star Dan Lauria), one of the investigators on the original case, offers his daughter advice. Pamela Reed also guest-stars as the mother of the surviving victim, while Armin Shimerman is the victim’s psychologist.

Show Summary: In Perception, McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Pierce has an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. He also has an uncanny ability to see patterns and look past people’s conscious emotions to see what lies beneath.

Pierce’s mind may be brilliant, but it’s also damaged. He struggles with hallucinations and paranoid delusions brought on by his schizophrenia. Oddly, Daniel considers some of his hallucinations to be a gift. They occasionally allow him to make connections that his conscious mind can’t yet process. At other times, the hallucinations become Daniel’s greatest curse, leading him to behave in irrational, potentially dangerous ways.

Daniel’s mental condition and offbeat manner make it difficult for him to achieve the close friendships and intimate relationships he craves. He’s in his element when solving an intricate puzzle or a coded message. But in unfamiliar situations, he can quickly become overwhelmed, and only his favorite music and a crossword puzzle have the power to make things right again.

Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who asks him to consult on certain cases. Unlike her colleagues, Kate is willing to look past Daniel’s peculiarities. Also in Daniel’s life is Max Lewicki (Smith), who serves as his teaching assistant. His primary job is to keep Pierce in line and on task, whether that means grading midterms or laying out Pierce’s wardrobe for the day. And Natalie Vincent (Rowan) is Daniel’s best friend and every bit his intellectual equal. In addition, award-winning actor LeVar Burton (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation) will play a recurring role as Paul Haley, a dean at the university and Pierce’s friend.

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  • Cindy

    “Monkl” redeux

  • Brandikeller29

    I absolutely LOVE the show!!!!!!  I am in my third year as a psychology major and have been waiting for a show of this magnitude.  I am even more excited to see McCormick acting again.  I followed the Will and Grace series only because of McCormick.  I cannot wait to see what the future of this show has to offer.  Perception is not only a show for people who have an interest in the mind like for example myself being a psychology major but also for those who like a nice mystery.  Perception is the BEST show I can honestly say that I have seen.  I repeat myself once again by saying I cannot wait to see what Perception has in store for the future!!!!!!
    Thank You to McCormick, the writers, producers, and everyone else who has had a hand in making this show possible.
    Sincerely a McCormick Fan
    Brandi Keller