When the headmaster of Bright's alma mater is found cuddled, he is forced to face a troubling secret from his past. Meanwhile, Jessica struggles with her decision to end things with Gil, Martin grows closer to Friar Pete and JT eagerly anticipates the birth of his baby.
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.