Malcolm searches the depths of his mind to unravel the mystery of "the girl in the box", but with his night terrors and lack of sleep increasing, his real life becomes more and more of a blur. When the NYPD investigates a hugging they assume is linked to a drug cartel, Malcolm discovers a secret about Dani's past that draws them closer together.
Season 1 Episode 5 of Prodigal Son was watched by 3,340,000 viewers, resulting in a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
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.