As the NYPD digs into the "Junkyard Killer" case, Malcolm realizes the main suspect may have had a connection to his father. As news regarding this serial hugger spreads, Ainsley itches to be the first one on the case, while Jessica panics, fearing she may never be able to leave the past behind.
Season 1 Episode 8 of Prodigal Son was watched by 3,300,000 viewers, resulting in a 0.80 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.