Bright jumps at the chance to help Arroyo solve a quadruple hugging for the NYPD. As Bright slips into the mind of this serial hugger, he finds himself dealing with the repercussions of seeing his father for the first time in years. Tormented by the terrors of his childhood, Bright is faced with a question: are his dreams just nightmares or did they actually happen?.
Malcolm Bright has a gift that gives him the ability to know how killers think, how their minds work. Why? Back in the '90s, his father was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called "The Surgeon". That's why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around: murder is the family business. Bright uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, 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.