Prodigal Son

2019
4.7
97 reviews
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Season 2 episodes (13)

0 Ouroboros
4/13/21
When world-famous Europol profiler Simon Hoxley (guest star Alan Cumming) shows up in New York and claims that Major Crimes’ current case is connected to the discovery of Endicott’s body overseas, Bright fears he and Ainsley’s secret is about to be exposed. Meanwhile, Martin gets to know Dr. Vivian Capshaw.
0 Alma Mater
1/26/21
When the headmaster of Bright’s alma mater is found murdered, 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 (guest star Christian Borle) and JT eagerly anticipates the birth of his baby.
0 The Last Weekend
5/18/21
The search for a serial killer known as “The Woodsman” might help the NYPD find one of their own.
0 Exit Strategy
4/27/21
As Malcolm distances himself from Martin, Jessica does the opposite, diving head-first into the past for the sake of her tell-all book. Meanwhile, Martin is desperate to get in touch with his son ahead of his imminent plans, as Dr. Vivian Capshaw grows increasingly suspicious. Meanwhile, the NYPD investigates a crime of passion.
0 Face Value
3/2/21
Malcolm, still reeling from the latest events with Ainsley, focuses on the next case, in which a famous plastic surgeon is murdered. Meanwhile, Martin gets a new job working in the infirmary with resident MD Dr. Vivian Capshaw (Zeta-Jones). Then, Jessica is surprised to learn her younger sister is in town. Catherine Zeta-Jones joins as series regular; Alan Cumming guest-stars.
0 The Killabustas
4/20/21
Despite Gil’s fatherly concerns, Bright throws himself into a new case involving an escalating killer that has Edrisa’s online vigilante group, known as the “Killabustas,” trying to stop him. Meanwhile, Jessica realizes that she must dive deep into her past traumas in order to write a book and may need Gil’s help to do it. Then, Martin’s relationship with Dr. Capshaw intensifies.
0 You Can Run...
5/4/21
After a terrifying incident at Claremont, Malcolm is in a race against time to track down multiple killers. The NYPD realizes someone close to home might be the key to finding them.
0 Speak of The Devil
1/19/21
When a priest is found murdered in his place of worship, Bright grapples with its effect on his own trauma. Martin, trying to help with the case, consults his fellow inmate, Friar Pete (guest star Christian Borle), whom he learns is keeping a secret of his own. Meanwhile, Ainsley grows worried that Jessica is keeping something from her regarding her relationship with Gil. And Dani, Gil and Malcolm rally behind JT, urging him to speak to his union rep about the discrimination he’s been facing.
0 Head Case
2/16/21
The team investigates the murder of an architect who was tasked with renovating a supposedly haunted hotel.
0 Sun and Fun
5/11/21
As the search intensifies for a serial killer on the run, so does Malcolm’s tenacity, causing U.S. Marshal Emily Ruiz (guest star April Hernandez-Castillo) to kick him off the case. However, Malcolm doesn’t back down that easily.
0 It’s All In The Execution
1/12/21
In the season two premiere, Bright finds his personal life in disarray after his sister’s shocking actions in last season’s finale. Now, he has to "take care" of her and protect his mother, Jessica, from a secret that could tear the family apart all over again. To distract himself, Malcolm takes on a new case and must find the killer behind a recent beheading in the city…and the only person he can turn to for help with the case is his father. Meanwhile, Martin returns to Claremont to a surprise new roommate (guest star Michael Chernus) and JT faces discrimination while on the job.
0 Bad Manners
2/9/21
Malcolm and Ainsley both race to find the killer in the so-called “Debutante Slayings,” but Ainsley’s persistence has Malcolm worried about what her actual motive might be. While Martin is thrilled to see his daughter’s passion in the field, Jessica suggests she and Ainsley take a vacation. Meanwhile, JT meets with his union rep to decide if he should file an official complaint against the cop who discriminated against him.
0 Take Your Father To Work Day
2/2/21
Martin is delighted when a murder at Claremont Psychiatric brings the NYPD into his territory, allowing him direct involvement with one of Malcolm’s cases. While working the same job, Ainsley’s suspicion grows when she feels Malcolm may be hiding something from her. All the while, Malcolm and Ainsley must dodge their mother, who’s wondering why they got rid of her favorite rug in the all-new.

About this show

Malcolm Bright knows how killers think and how their minds work. Why? His father is “The Surgeon,” a serial killer who has taken the lives of more than 20 people. PRODIGAL SON follows criminal psychologist Bright as he goes inside the minds of murderers to help the NYPD solve cases. He works with NYPD Detective Gil Arroyo, a seasoned lawman and Bright’s surrogate father; Detective Dani Powell, a headstrong cop; Edrisa Tanaka, an off-center coroner; and Detective JT Tarmel, who questions whether Bright is a psychopath himself. But Bright’s best resource for solving crimes is his homicidal-yet-oddly-loving father, Martin Whitly. As Bright helps track down dangerous criminals, he also battles his own demons — and it doesn’t help that his mother, former leading socialite Jessica Whitly, has an opinion on every aspect of Bright’s life. He has the support of his annoyingly normal sister Ainsley, a news reporter. Malcolm Bright isn’t a serial killer — he was just raised by one.
4.7
97 reviews
JoHN Smith
December 1, 2020
Not that my review matters much according to some people who think they're professional film critics. I've watched every episode of this show and love it. Its not a knock from other movies or shows. Its it own show The title explains it self. The son the main character who tries to catch murderers and other bad people by thinking like the muderer to solve the cases. Love his Dad the "Surgeon" his character that he plays is great. Funny but maniacal.
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Lisa Dietrich
January 22, 2021
I loved the show from the start. I saved the shows from pilot to the finale. I rewatched them over and over again til I was DONE. It was time to get into the 2nd season. Yep 2nd season has been up and running for a bit but we have Ruku and it's showing the 1st season.... so disappointed and it totally sucks. There are not a lot of shows out there whose characters bloomed from the beginning to the last page of season one. I was able to forget my life ~ even if it was for an one hour.
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Brian P.
October 1, 2019
Incompetent investigators, vapid sister, annoying mother, Hannibal Lector knock-off father... I often find myself rooting for the villains, considering the mostly vile cast. Even Lou Diamond Phillips can't save this trainwreck. Such a pity.
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