Perception (2012–2015)
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Moretti enlists Pierce's help to solve a murder of a mail-order bride.


Greg Beeman


Kenneth Biller (created by) (as Ken Biller), Michael Sussman (created by) (as Mike Sussman) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric McCormack ... Daniel Pierce
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Kate Moretti
Kelly Rowan ... Natalie Vincent
Arjay Smith ... Max Lewicki
Jamie Bamber ... Michael Hathaway
Katherine Boecher ... Olena Marchenko Prentice
Winter Ave Zoli ... Paulina
W. Earl Brown ... Frank Prentice
Jason Gerhardt ... Jake
Tessa Munro ... Jolene Grey
Dimitri Diatchenko ... Alexi Topaloff
Zeljka Cvjetan ... Marriage Broker (as Zeljka Gortinski)
Zoran Korach ... Yuri Petrovich
Kinga Philipps ... Daniel's Hallucinatory FBI Agent
Jonathan Scarfe ... Roger Probert


Frank Prentice reports his Ukrainian mail order bride Olena Marchenko missing, but becomes the prime suspect when she's found murdered. After Pierce diagnoses him unable to remember faces the suspect list grows with mobster Alexi Topaloff and his henchmen who sold the 'abused' bride, a maid, adultery suspects... The dean meanwhile orders unwilling Pierce to bond with an admiring but inferior new academic colleague to be recruited, Michael Hathaway. Written by KGF Vissers

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Release Date:

16 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Characters refer to the interstate highways in Chicago by their numbers - 90, 94, 290, 55. Chicagoans refer to those highways by name: Kennedy (90 north of downtown), Edens (94), Eisenhower (290) Stevenson (55) and Dan Ryan (90/94 south of downtown). Even relative newcomers, if they do any driving in the metro area, quickly pick up on the names rather than the numbers. See more »


Daniel Pierce: If I was a better liar I'd have a huge advantage, studies show the most convincing liars land the best jobs, make the most friends, and get all the hot women. So if I was really good at it, would there still be a way for you to bust me? A polygraph maybe. Polygraphs not a bad tool but it only measures stress response. In this class we're interested in what goes on in the brain, and if we where to put someone in FMRI machine and watch what happens when they make up a lie we'd see their ...
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