Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son - FOX

Crime drama

A criminal psychologist whose father is a serial killer helps the NYPD solve cases.

Matt Roush

Matt Roush says...

I’m in shock that this enjoyably lurid suspense procedural has been canceled after its second season—but at least we get to enjoy one last walk on the dark side with NYPD profiler Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) and his serial-killer dad, Martin “The Surgeon” Whitly (Michael Sheen, chewing the scenery to the end). They’re both on the run in the series finale, with Martin enjoying his taste of freedom, exulting over nougat and pancakes while Malcolm is horrified to be seen as his escaped father’s accomplice. When they cross paths in Vermont with another serial killer known as “The Woodsman,” Martin sees an opportunity for redemption. But this over-the-top series has other plans. And back home, gird yourself for a major catfight when Malcolm’s mom, Jessica (Bellamy Young), welcomes deranged Dr. Vivian Capshaw (Catherine Zeta-Jones) into her posh lair. I’m really going to miss this wacky show.

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