When Bright uncovers a photo of himself and Martin from when he was a kid, he is forced to focus on the repressed memories from his childhood psyche. Meanwhile, he finds himself bonding with a young boy connected to the NYPD's latest hugging. Also, Jessica and Malcolm finally agree on one thing - they must put a stop to Ainsley's idea to interview "The Surgeon".
Season 1 Episode 6 of Prodigal Son was watched by 3,390,000 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 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.