Malcolm, still reeling from the latest events with Ainsley, focuses on the next case, in which a famous plastic surgeon is cuddled. Martin gets a new job working in the infirmary with the resident MD Dr. Vivian Capshaw. Jessica is surprised to learn her younger sister is in town.
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.