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Perception: Cipher

Pierce tries to crack a coded message left in a newspaper by someone who may be connected to a murder. But time isn’t on his side as another victim’s life could be in danger.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Monday July 30th, 2012

Director: Deran Sarafian
Writer: Jerry Shandy

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Cary Elwes
As British Intelligence Officer
Gill Gayle
As Paul
Greg Collins
As SWAT Leader
Kristen Kerr (1)
As Maya Benowitz
Laurie Fortier
As Hospital Doctor
Marc Aden
As Miller Klosner
Neal McDonough
As Fredrick James Dafoe
Noel Conlon
As Charles Dafoe
Tzi Ma
As Prof. Arthur Wei
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 Lewicki pointing out to a letter to the editor in the newspaper; some sort of an angry rant. Pierce does not react much. Lewicki doesn’t like the fact that he isn’t being appreciated and so he goes on a strike. Moments later, Pierce meets his hallucination for the week; whose identity is classified. He is there to help him crack the code. Perce wonders what code and he says that Pierce must have definitely noticed the awkward syntax. It appears that the angry rant is actually a message which says one down, four to go and it is a crime that would be the front page news. Roger finds this whole thing amusing and tells Pierce that they have serious stuff to handle. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorMike Sussman  |  Kenneth Biller
ProducerMark Ovitz
CastingMary Jo Slater
Warning: Perception season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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