But as she works with lead investigator detective Nick Knight (Geraint Wyn Davies) she sees the memories in his mind. Nick is an 800 year old vampire so he has a lot of memories and there are many extremely disturbing ones in there. She doesn't pick up right away on what she is seeing because it is entirely impossible. But it throws her off her game just having him in the same room. She just doesn't know what is real.
For the most part Nick has been able to skate by with mortals under the very logical belief any sane person has that vampires are a myth. He has honed his skill as vampire denier over centuries and we have seen him use his vampire's hypnotic power of suggestion on the series. That power worked like a Jedi mind trick. But, as we see depicted in flashback, it didn't always work the way he wanted it to.
The corpse of the kidnapped wife is found but the daughter remains missing. Hedges then disappears along with the ransom money he offered. Police Captain Stonetree (Gary Farmer), Nick's boss, is edgy and so are the cops in his unit. Nick's partner Detective Don Schanke (John Kapelos) has shown contempt for the utilization of the psychic from the very beginning and wants to do the by-the-book kind of police work process any good cop would trust over the use of a psychic. Stonetree can offer Schanke no reasonable objection.
Nick however, doesn't give up on Denise. He respects her power noting her results from the early stages of the case. He has matured, can see when he is going to have to confront the truth and find a resolution. The times are also different than they were in his flashback and it involved a very different kind of person. It might not pan out. She might not be able to handle the truth. But he doesn't think it'll come to that and it is his best shot at getting his job done.
John Kapelos reprized the role of Detective Don Schanke from the TV movie Nick Knight (1989) and the production was better for it. What Kapelos did was ground the show in aspects of police procedurals by giving us an interpretation of what a real police detective who unknowingly had to work with a vampire might be like. Schanke, for all the boorishness was an above average to excellent cop when it came to trusting the process and following up. He served as an excellent contrast to the psychic character.