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Perception: Pilot

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.

Source: TNT press release

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Monday July 09th, 2012

Guest Stars
Jonathan ScarfeJonathan Scarfe
As Special Agent Roger Probert
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
As Paul Haley
Jeremy RatchfordJeremy Ratchford
As Detective
Colin CunninghamColin Cunningham
As Gerard Permut
Ravi PatelRavi Patel
As Dr. Harvey Kapoor

Co-Guest Stars
Laura CarswellLaura Carswell
As Stimulus Package / Karyn
Debra McCabeDebra McCabe
As Pamela Weilman
Rick Roberts (2)Rick Roberts (2)
As Philip Klane
Paul EssiembrePaul Essiembre
As Alan Dirk
Joanna DouglasJoanna Douglas
As Valerie Nelson
Paulino NunesPaulino Nunes
As Dr. Martin Bryant
Kevin HareKevin Hare
As Clark Weilman
Dylan RobertsDylan Roberts
As Timothy May
John MavroJohn Mavro
As Hippie Guy
Kate EtienneKate Etienne
As Female Classmate
Main Cast
Eric McCormackEric McCormack
As Dr. Daniel Pierce
Rachael Leigh CookRachael Leigh Cook
As FBI Agent Katherine Rose "Kate" Moretti
Kelly RowanKelly Rowan
As Natalie Vincent / Caroline Newsome
Arjay SmithArjay Smith
As Max Lewicki


The episode begins with Daniel Pierce asking his neuroscience class: What is reality? Well, he does not get the answers he is looking for. So, he tells the class that reality is a figment of our imagination. He then tells about dreams and nightmares; and says that if what we perceive is often wrong, then how do we know what is real and what isn’t! Next, we see Lewicki following Pierce and telling him to eat; well he is the guy who takes care of Pierce’s schedules, Food and puzzles. Just then a student approaches him and asks him if she could buy him a latte; she wants to discuss her term paper. But he tells Karen that discussing her term paper is a code for sex and so he declines it. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorMike Sussman  |  Kenneth Biller
ProducerMark Ovitz
CastingMary Jo Slater
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