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Perception: 86’d

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 is actually alive. Moretti’s dad, 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.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Monday July 23rd, 2012

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (13 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dan Lauria
As Joe Moretti
Paul Ganus
As Assistant S.A.I.C. Tanner
Jonathan Scarfe
As Special Agent Roger Probert
Patrick Cassidy
As Kenny Strand
Pete Gardner
As Simon Kaydee
Sheryl Lee
As Lacey Pinderhall
Pamela Reed
As Mrs. Pinderhall
Armin Shimerman
As Dr. Cutler
Richard Edson
As Keith Trevoy
Bobby Hosea
As Coach Parker
Pat Millicano
As Eddie Russell

Co-Guest Stars
Sola Bamis
As Nurse Hannah Edwards
Jayme Lynn Evans
As Melinda Davis
Phil Jones (3)
As 70 Year Old Pierce
Angie Simms
As Goth Girl
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 posing a question to his class: What comes first, yesterday or tomorrow? They have a discussion. Next, Lewicki is discussing Pierce’s schedule with him and just then he sees Moretti arriving. He hands over a book of puzzles to the professor and tries to stop Moretti from talking to Pierce. But Pierce sees Moretti and is interested in knowing about the next case. Moretti tells him about the case where a girl would go missing every Friday for five weeks around afternoon and land up dead by Sunday morning in the year 1986. But then the killing stopped, but the guy was never caught. Now he seems to have reappeared; the same MO. ..

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Episode Notes
Paul Ganus is listed as both Guest Star and Co-Guest Star in the credits of this episode.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMike Sussman  |  Kenneth Biller
ProducerMark Ovitz
CastingMary Jo Slater
Warning: Perception season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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