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Perception: Kilimanjaro

Moretti and Pierce are called upon to solve a crime in their own backyard when a college student is killed in her dorm room. Pierce is forced into the uncomfortable situation of interacting on a personal level with more than one of his students, which forces him to confront difficult truths about his own past. The case comes just as Moretti is beginning to re-evaluate her relationship with Dr. Hathaway.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 108
Airdate: Monday September 03rd, 2012


Guest Stars
Jamie BamberJamie Bamber
As Dr. Michael Hathaway
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
As Paul Haley
Lisa BanesLisa Banes
As Irene Reardon
Shane CoffeyShane Coffey
As D. J. (as young Daniel J. Pierce)
Aaron HillAaron Hill
As Brian Cahill
Azim RizkAzim Rizk
As Student
Carlie CaseyCarlie Casey
As Christina Lake
Christina SchererChristina Scherer
As Shannon Duquesne
Dov TiefenbachDov Tiefenbach
As Andre Lustig
Gabriel BassoGabriel Basso
As Billy Mitchell
Jazz RaycoleJazz Raycole
As Vicky
Jonny ReesJonny Rees
As Leighton Brevard
Molly HaganMolly Hagan
As Professor Allison Emmett
William MoseleyWilliam Moseley
As Prince Karl of Hesse-Brandenburg

Co-Guest Stars
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 Pierce telling his class about ambition. Towards the end of the lecture, he asks the class o submit their papers to Lewicki and Lewicki is supposed to read them all the same night. One of the students, Bryan is seen dozing in between the lecture. At home, Lewicki is frustrated that none of the students remembered to do a spell check; except one guy; Brian Cahill, the sleeping beauty. Pierce goes to the Principal and tells him that Brian’s paper is plagiarized and he feels that there is no way that Brian could have written that paper as it is too good. Brian is a football star. Pierce wants him thrown out, but Haley says that there is no proof that Brian cheated. ..

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Episode Quotes
Daniel: How bad do you want it?
Whether it be a 4.0 GPA, a million bucks, or just getting laid. Ambition drives us all. What William James called the worship of the bitch goddess Success. Now Freud would have us believe that all drives stem from the libido. Sorry Sigmund, success is neurologically determined by one's ability to stay focused on a task. And persistence is a function of an active limbic system.

Daniel: Take for instance grid-iron guy here. Clearly his limbic system isn't firing on all cylinders. Either that or his ambition to win the Heisman supersedes his desire to pass this class.

Daniel: Our ambitions and our dreams give us a glimpse of a beautiful someday and they can help us get through a sometimes less than beautiful today.
It's a tricky thing though--ambition. It can blind us to the price of success, it can consume us, leading to dangerous obsessions, or empty hedonism.
But no matter how much we're fueled by this natural neurological impulse, ambition isn't carved in stone.
Dreams change... and even if we don't get to climb mountains, there's still a chance that we can move them. In the words of those old English poets, you can't always get what you want but if you try sometime you might find you get what you need.

Brian Cahill: Since I was a little kid, football's been my life. If I wasn't playing I was training. I never wanted to do anything else. So what the hell am I if I'm not a football player?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorKenneth Biller  |  Mike Sussman
Executive ProducerKenneth Biller
Co-Executive ProducerAmanda Green  |  Stephen Tolkin  |  Mike Sussman
ProducerMark Ovitz  |  Eric McCormack
Co-ProducerJason Ning
Associate ProducerNicole Carrasco
Production DesignerStephen Storer
EditorAnthony Miller
CastingMary Jo Slater
Unit Production ManagerCleve Landsberg
First Assistant DirectorJerram Swartz
Second Assistant DirectorMaria Battle Campbell
MusicTree Adams
Music EditorMoira Marquis
Costume DesignerJulia Schklair
Key GripMarcus " Roo " Flower
Camera OperatorRichard Merryman  |  Kirk R. Gardner
Set DecoratorWanda 'Beau' Peterson
Location ManagerKristan Wagner
Transportation CoordinatorTim Abbatoye
Property MasterChristopher Amy
Construction CoordinatorJeff Goyer
Production Sound MixerClark King
Script SupervisorRebecca Poulos
Production CoordinatorPamela Jaeckle
Assistant EditorChristopher Petrus
Post Production SupervisorGerrit Furutani
Supervising Sound EditorMichael Mullane
Re-Recording MixerKevin Burns (1)  |  Rick Alexander (1)
GafferBrett Laumann
Director of PhotographyJeff Jur
Costume SupervisorScott O'Leary
Production AccountantChristina Lewis
Casting AssociateManny Fernandez
Production StaffDavid Malley  |  Katie Gruel  |  Zuzanna Cernik
Technical ConsultantDr. David Eagleman
Dept. Head Make-up ArtistBrigette Ellis
Dept. Head Hair StylistDennis Parker (2)
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