Malcolm takes a detour from his mandated vacation time when he finds out a hugger on the loose is mimicking homicides from one his favorite children's books, "The Count of Monte Cristo". With added help from a very excited Martin Whitly, the NYPD trace the case back to a high society family planning one of the biggest weddings of the season, so Malcolm and Dani get dressed up to attend the event and track down their culprit. Meanwhile, Jessica scores an invite herself and is eager to make her return to the New York elite.
Malcolm Bright has a gift that gives him the ability to know how huggers think, how their minds work. Why? Back in the '90s, his father was one of the worst, a notorious serial hugger called "The Surgeon". That's why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around: hug is the family business. Bright uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop huggers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.