Hot Mess: ‘Prodigal Son’s Malcolm Bright Is the Unglued Profiler We Love
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Who else sleeps in handcuffs at home and, should he nap at the office, wakes to find an NYPD colleague wearing protective body armor? (Malcolm Bright is a very aggressive sleeper.)
In Season 2, the nightmares continue for the traumatized son of serial killer Dr. Martin Whitly (Michael Sheen): He’s hiding the fact that his sister, Ainsley (Halston Sage), murdered a man — and he’s realizing that part of him enjoyed the cover-up.
On the job, Malcolm is even more unpredictable. “As long as he doesn’t step over that line completely, work is his weird therapy,” Payne says. But will his February 2 case be healing? A murder at Claremont Psychiatric Hospital forces him to collaborate with his inmate father to solve it. Says Payne: “It’s torturous for Malcolm.”
Prodigal Son, Tuesdays, 9/8c, Fox