Here is the episode guide for Perception. Each episode has the title, writer, director, and a description listed. The descriptions are sourced from locations such as Wikipedia and official press releases
15 - Run
Written By: Ken Biller Directed By: Ken Biller & Jonathan Abrahams Rating: 0.3 Audience: 1.78 When Moretti goes missing the day of her wedding, Pierce and Donnie set off in pursuit of the runaway bride. They soon learn that Kate has been abducted by a dangerous person from Pierce’s own past. Now, Pierce and Donnie must risk everything to save Moretti before it's too late.
14 - Romeo
Written By: Amanda Green Directed By: Ken Biller Rating: 0.3 Audience: 1.68 After a student is found murdered, Pierce tries to find the killer while defending the victim's boyfriend, who is believed to be mentally ill and guilty of the crime. Meanwhile, Pierce must confront his feelings as Kate and Donnie prepare for their wedding day.
13 - Mirror
Written By: Katie Gruel Directed By: Elodie Keene Rating: 0.3 Audience: 1.74 Pierce and Moretti undercover an international scandal while investigating the murders of a Bangladeshi diplomat and a Chicago reporter. Distracted by the case, Moretti struggles with preparations for her upcoming wedding to Donnie and turns to Pierce for help.
12 - Meat
Written By: Nicki Paluga Directed By: Andrew Bernstein Rating: 0.3 Audience: 1.31 When the owners of a meat company are brutally murdered, Agent Kate Moretti goes undercover to investigate an animal rights group suspected of foul play. Meanwhile, as Pierce helps solve the case, he considers making a deeply personal confession to Kate.
11 - Brainstorm
Written By: Jason Ning Directed By: Andrew Bernstein Rating: 0.3 Audience: 1.61 After Dr. Daniel Pierce suffers a traumatic injury, his father, James (guest star Peter Coyote), and his friend Paul Haley have to make a difficult choice on whether to allow Pierce to undergo a high-risk surgery. Meanwhile, Pierce works to solve a different kind of murder case that has him questioning everything he sees and hears
10 - Dirty
Written By: Jonathan Abrahams Directed By: LeVar Burton Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.57 When Donnie finds himself in a compromising situation, he calls Pierce for help. As the evidence begins to stack against Donnie, Pierce and Moretti struggle with their own fears and doubts, as they work to solve the case. During the chaos, Pierce must deal with his father after he assaults someone at the assisted living facility.
09 - Silence
Written By: Raf Green Directed By: LeVar Burton Rating: 0.6 Audience: 2.87 Donnie and Moretti are caught in the crossfire when a sniper shoots up the lobby of the Federal Building. When Pierce determines that the shooter is afraid of Extreme Low Frequency radio waves, he and Moretti take a trip to the Quiet Zone in Virginia, where they think the shooter is hiding out. Meanwhile, an alluring woman named Shelby Buchanan courts Donnie to run for political office.
08 - Prologue
Written By: Michael Sussman Directed By: Alrick Riley Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.75 After a missing FBI agent turns up dead, Pierce is forced to face the one case he was never able to solve. When they discover that the killer is still out there, Pierce agrees to help Moretti, against the wishes of his therapist, Dr. Rosenthal (guest star Robert Curtis Brown), who believes it will only exacerbate Pierce’s condition.
07 - Bolero
Written By: Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol Directed By: Alrick Riley Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.79
After Pierce witnesses a gallery owner die during a seizure caused by a video installation, he convinces Moretti that it was actually a murder. Their search for the killer puts them in the middle of a brazen art heist. As Pierce works on the case, he is forced to re-examine his relationship with Natalie.
06 - Inconceivable
Written By: Nicki Paluga Directed By: Jeff Woolnough Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.85 When an infant is reported stolen, Moretti hunts down the kidnapper and makes a very bizarre discovery. As Pierce and Moretti investigate a related murder, they find that there might be another child out there who needs their help. Meanwhile, Donnie and Moretti discuss their future together when Donnie looks into buying a house in the suburbs. Featuring guest star Jeff Branson.
05 - Eternity
Story By: David Eagleman Directed By: Jeff Woolnough Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.58 When renowned neuroscientist Landon Jennings is found dead, Moretti and Pierce must figure out how someone could have gained access to his impenetrable study in order to kill him. Lewicki finds himself with twice the work when Pierce’s father James (guest star Peter Coyote) moves in with them.
04 - Possession
Written By: Warren Hsu Leonard Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.6 Audience: 2.58 Moretti calls on Pierce to examine Elena Douglas (guest star Rya Kihlstedt), a woman who has confessed to murder and claims to be possessed by the Devil. Meanwhile, Donnie and Moretti’s wedding plans hit a bump in the road.
03 - Shiver
Written By: Raf Green Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.6 Audience: 3.19 After a young victim with a developmental disorder is taken hostage in a bank robbery, Moretti brings in Pierce to interview the boy. When they finally track down the culprits, they discover the case is about much more than money. Meanwhile, Pierce’s estranged father James pays him a visit.
02 - Painless
Written By: Jason Ning Directed By: Eric McCormack Rating: 0.6 Audience: 2.55 When a prosecutor mysteriously drops dead in the middle of a courtroom, Pierce and Moretti go on the hunt for a killer. Meanwhile, Moretti and Donnie make some decisions about their future.
01 - Paris
Written By: Michael Sussman Directed By: Ken Biller Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.07 Dr. Daniel Pierce’s picture-perfect new life in Paris is suddenly turned upside down after he is approached by the FBI legat to help with a dangerous international case. Meanwhile, his assistant Max Lewicki and Dean Paul Haley plot to get Pierce to return to Chicago.
14 - Obsession
Written By: Raf Green & Charley Dane Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.76 Pierce's mental stability is questioned and his job threatened when he is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend, Caroline Newsome. As the situation escalates, Moretti works to find the real stalker with help from a visiting inspector from Canada.
13 - Cobra
Written By: Jonathan Abrahams & Nicki Paluga Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.36 Tensions arise between the CIA and FBI after Pierce receives a tip that the CIA might be assassinating U.S. citizens. Things become more complicated when one of Pierce's close friends is murdered. Meanwhile, Moretti tries to overcome her trust issues with Donnie
12 - Brotherhood
Written By: Sean Whitesell Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.4 Audience: 1.71 Pierce's mental stability is questioned when he is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend; Moretti works to find the real stalker.
11 - Curveball
Written By: Jason Ning Directed By: Greg Beeman Rating: 0.5 Audience: 2.02 Pierce fights for an autistic teen who is under interrogation for murder; Dean Haley attempts to convince a neuroscience prodigy to attend CLMU.
10 - Warrior
Written By: Amanda Green Directed By: Ken Biller Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.62 Moretti faces criminal charges after taking matters into her own hands on a dangerous case; Pierce and Donnie try to clear Kate's name.
09 - Wounded
Written By: Michael Sussman Directed By: Ken Biller Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.44 Donnie tries to help a war hero who suffers from a neurological disorder; Pierce is surprised by an old flame.
08 - Asylum
Written By: Jonathan Abrahams Directed By: Greg Beeman Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.25 Pierce investigates a stabbing at a psychiatric hospital and becomes convinced that the hospital is full of dark secrets
07 - Neuropositive
Written By: Sean Whitesell Directed By: Andrew Bernstein Rating: 0.6 Audience: 3.06 When Moretti receives a deathbed confession about the hit-and-run murder of a teenager from 1992, she calls on Pierce to determine the ailing man's credibility. The case becomes complicated, however, when the alleged killer's physician, Dr. Hutchins (guest star Reid Scott), reveals that his patient’s tumor has mysteriously disappeared. Pierce and Moretti must dig deeper into the past to uncover the truth behind a shocking series of apparent homicides.
06 - Defective
Written By: Raf Green & Charley Dane Directed By: Andrew Bernstein Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.40 A new brain device to control tremors seems to have a defect that turns out to be far more serious than a technical malfunction, and Pierce partners with Donnie to investigate. Their unlikely alliance is tested when the case escalates to murder. Meanwhile, Lewicki learns a valuable lesson about dating.
05 - Caleidoscope
Written By: Warren Hsu Leonard Directed By: Jeff Woolnough Rating: 0.8 Audience: 3.48 Pierce accepts an invitation to work on a case from a renowned environmental activist concerning a chain of abnormal neurological reactions in a group of young girls. However, upon examining the girls, Pierce discovers that a dark secret is at the root of their ailments. Meanwhile, Moretti questions Pierce’s motives in working on a case without her.
04 - Toxic
Written By: Nicki Paluga Directed By: Jeff Woolnough Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.23 When a series of bizarre public murders occur, Pierce realizes that the killer is trying to send a message about inattentional blindness, but Donnie doubts this theory. But Pierce has a trick up his sleeve that can prove his point, and they must scramble to piece together the clues before the clever killer can make any more examples out of innocent victims.
03 - Blindness
Written By: Jonathan Abrahams Directed By: Chris Misiano Rating: 0.7 Audience: 4.02 Pierce and Morretti plunge into virtual reality to solve the murder of Kurt Simpson, a man who spent most of his time in a massive multiplayer online game called Caleidoscope. After creating an avatar of himself to investigate the crime, Pierce struggles more than ever to distinguish between reality and fantasy.
02 - Alienation
Written By: Michael Sussman Directed By: Greg Beeman Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.51 Pierce and Moretti take on an extraterrestrial case when a woman reports that aliens have abducted her husband. When Pierce and Moretti arrive to investigate, however, they make a startling discovery. Meanwhile, things heat up between Pierce and his real-life girlfriend, Caroline, but his relationship could be jeopardized if he can't get his imaginary girlfriend, Natalie, out of his mind.
01 - Ch-Ch-Changes
Written By: Ken Biller & Jason Ning Directed By: Greg Beeman Rating: 0.8 Audience: 4.01
FBI Agent Kate Moretti asks Dr. Daniel Pierce to determine the mental competency of a man being retried for murder. But the trial takes a shocking and unexpected turn when Pierce’s findings question whether the person standing trial is the same person he was six years ago. Meanwhile, Moretti is unpleasantly surprised to discover that the Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting the case is her soon-to-be-ex-husband Donnie Ryan
10 - Light
Written By: Mike Sussman Directed By: Ken Biller Rating: 0.6 Audience: 3.49 New evidence found online has Moretti seeing Pierce's conspiracy theory in a new light. Pierce's new doctor presses him to face the truth about Natalie. (Part 2 of 2)
09 - Shadow
Written By: Mike Sussman Directed By: Ken Biller Rating: 0.8 Audience: 3.54 When a former student tells Pierce about a potential conspiracy regarding a U.S. senator's death, things soon spiral out of control. Pierce may not be able to trust those around him. (Part 1 of 2)
08 - Kilimanjaro
Written By: Amanda Green Directed By: Tawnia McKiernan Rating: 0.8 Audience: 4.21 When a college student is killed in her dorm room Moretti and Pierce are asked to help solve the crime. The investigation proves uncomfortable for Pierce and forces him to confront some truths about his past. Moretti begins to reassess her relationship with Hathaway.
07 - Nemesis
Written By: Amanda Green Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.98 A little introspection is called for when Pierce helps on a case involving a schizophrenic. Moretti does her best to impress her boss.
06 - Lovesick
Written By: Jason Ning Directed By: Greg Beeman Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.90 Pierce helps investigate the death of a therapist while Moretti spends time with Hathaway. Dean Haley is fund raising for a new building.
05 - The Messenger
Written By: Stephen Tolkin & Jason Ning Directed By: Christopher Misiano Rating: 0.7 Audience: 4.10 When Pierce and Moretti investigate the death of a young man they must determine if his murder is linked to his past drug use or his new life in a cult where a young man believes God speaks to him. Pierce receives an award from the university for his research.
04 - Cipher
Written By: Jerry Shandy Directed By: Deran Sarafian Rating: 0.7 Audience: 3.73 Pierce attempts to break a code that someone left in a newspaper.
03 - 86'd
Written By: Stephen Tolkin Directed By: Deran Sarafian Rating: 0.8 Audience: 4.54 When a 1986 serial killer resurfaces, Pierce and Moretti look for clues. Moretti gets some advice from her father.
02 - Faces
Written By: Kenneth Biller & Mike Sussman Directed By: Greg Beeman Rating: 1.0 Audience: 5.33 The prime suspect in the murder of a mail-order bride suffers from a malady that leaves him unable to recognize faces. A new professor attracts Moretti's attention.
01 - Pilot
Written By: Kenneth Biller & Mike Sussman Directed By: Alan Poul Rating: 0.8 Audience: 5.60 Neuroscience professor Dr. Daniel Pierce is recruited by a former student, FBI Agent Kate Moretti, to help out on a case involving the death of a pharmaceutical executive. But Daniel's schizophrenic hallucinations could potentially derail or solve the investigation.