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"Perception" review by Suzanne
Returns Tuesday February 25 on TNT

The second half of the 2nd season returns next week. The good news is that they've already renewed it for a third season! I'm very glad because I love this show.

TNT sent me two episodes to review ahead of time. "Curveball" airs February 25th. The FBI are called in when an autistic man is found to have run over someone with a train. I don't want to spoil it for you because there is a baseball angle to it. The only thing I would say bad about the episode is that the autistic guy seemed to have copied his style from Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man". Otherwise, they did a good job with it.  One of my favorite actors, Brad Beyer from "Jericho", "Royal Pains" and "NCIS" etc. plays one of Daniel's hallucinations. It looks like Kate and Donnie are still having a bit of flirting. I guess they want to back away from Kate and Daniel for now. There is a very silly subplot where a young genius is visiting the campus, and Lewickie has to help entertain him. It's pretty funny at the end with LeVar Burton's character Dean Haley.

The second episode "Brotherhood" is a much more serious episode involving race relations. We get to meet Lewickie's brother, who's been in many foster homes. He's accused of killing someone. I won't say it's the best written episode, but it has its moments. I look forward to seeing more of this season's episodes. I just love Eric McCormack and the rest of the cast.


TNT’s mind-bending drama Perception features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce’s mind may be brilliant, it is also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan and LeVar Burton.

Perception was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman. McCormack also serves as producer. Perception is produced by ABC Studios.

"Curveball" – Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
With the help of his hallucination, Hall of Famer Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown (guest star Brad Beyer), Pierce fights for an autistic teen under interrogation for murder. Meanwhile, Dean Haley turns on the charm in order to convince a neuroscience prodigy (guest star Kenny Ridwan) to attend CLMU.
Directed by Greg Beeman
Written by Jason Ning
Created by Ken Biller & Michael Sussman

"Brotherhood" – Tuesday, March 4, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Pierce and Lewicki are caught off guard when Lewicki's brother Kenny (guest star Chris Meyer) shows up unannounced. In an unwelcome turn of events, Kenny is named the key suspect in a homicide case, leaving Pierce torn between helping a friend and serving justice. Meanwhile, Lewicki is approached with a tantalizing offer that makes him question Pierce's loyalty to him.
Directed by Christopher Misiano
Written by Sean Whitesell
Created by Ken Biller & Michael Sussman

"Cobra" – Tuesday, March 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Tensions arise between the CIA and FBI after Pierce receives a tip that the CIA might be assassinating U.S. citizens. Things become more complicated when one of Pierce's close friends is murdered. Meanwhile, Moretti tries to overcome her trust issues with Donnie.
Directed by Christopher Misiano
Written by Jonathan Abrahams & Nicki Paluga
Created by Ken Biller & Michael Sussman

"Obsession" – Tuesday, March 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Pierce's mental stability is questioned and his job threatened when he is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend, Caroline Newsome. As the situation escalates, Moretti works to find the real stalker with help from a visiting inspector from Canada.
Directed by Christopher Misiano
Written by Raf Green & Charley Dane
Created by Ken Biller & Michael Sussman

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