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Perception: Faces

Pierce is enlisted to help crack the case of a murdered mail-order bride. A twist marks the investigation when it's discovered the prime suspect suffers from an unusual condition. Elsewhere, Moretti is drawn to a handsome new professor.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 102
Airdate: Monday July 16th, 2012

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Dr. Michael Hathaway
Jonathan ScarfeJonathan Scarfe
As Special Agent Roger Probert
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
As Paul Haley
Katherine BoecherKatherine Boecher
As Masha / Olena Marchenko Prentice
Winter Ave ZoliWinter Ave Zoli
As Paulina
W. Earl BrownW. Earl Brown
As Frank Prentice
Tessa MunroTessa Munro
As Jolene Grey
Dimitri DiatchenkoDimitri Diatchenko
As Alexei Tupelov
Zeljka GortinskiZeljka Gortinski
As Marriage Broker
Zoran KorachZoran Korach
As Yuri Petrovich
Kinga PhilippsKinga Philipps
As FBI Agent (Hallucination)

Co-Guest Stars
Ted MattisonTed Mattison
As Jolene's Husband
Andrew C. LimAndrew C. Lim
As FBI Security Guard
Main Cast
Eric McCormack
As Dr. Daniel Pierce
Rachael Leigh Cook
As FBI Agent Katherine Rose "Kate" Moretti
Kelly Rowan
As Natalie Vincent / Caroline Newsome
Arjay Smith
As Max Lewicki


The episode begins with Pierce telling his class about lying and how to figure out how to catch someone lying. He tells them about the polygraph. Alongside, we see that Moretti has hooked someone on to a polygraph and is questioning this man about an intruder who broke into his house last night. In the class, Pierce says that it is not a bad tool but it only measures stress response. But he poses a question to the class: Can the brain ever lie to itself? At a café, Moretti bumps into a man and spills tea on his jacket. He buys her a new tea and then tells her that she could buy him a real drink. She thanks him for the tea and leaves. She then meets Pierce. She is actually there for a case; she shows him a picture of Frank and Olena Prentice. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorMike Sussman  |  Kenneth Biller
ProducerMark Ovitz
CastingMary Jo Slater
Warning: Perception season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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