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When a young man in a cult claims to be hearing the word of God, Pierce must determine if it’s actually the word of God or a life-threatening neurological condition. Pierce and Moretti must also figure out if his murder is linked to his drug past or his new life with an organization that may be scamming people out of their life savings. Roger Bart guest-stars as Ethan Kendrick, a high-powered IRS agent looking into the finances of the organization. Meanwhile, the university gives Pierce an award for his research.
The episode begins with Daniel being informed that he has won this year’s Davenport Prize for exploration in science. Daniel though is clearly not comfortable with all the attention being showered on him. Kate meanwhile comes in and asks for Dean Haley’s help, in identifying some tattoos on a murder victim’s body. She asks him to closely look at the tattoos, and see if they can help her ID the victim. Kate on some pretense also manages to get Daniel on the case, so he can avoid the hoopla regarding his award. Later, Daniel does a better job of identifying the tattoos than Haley, and this helps Kate get an ID. Turns out, the victim’s name is Jared and he was an addict. Later, his mother is informed about his death. ..Read the full recap