Season 01, Episode 01 – “The Summer Of Love”
Dr. Eldon Chance resolves to help Jaclyn Blackstone, a woman with a second personality, escape her abusive, crooked cop husband with the help of a dangerous, Nietzsche-quoting, antique furniture restorer known simply as D.
Based on Kem Nunn’s novel, Chance is described as a provocative psychological thriller that focuses on Eldon Chance (Hugh Laurie), a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse, who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. In over his head, Chance’s decent into the city’s shadowy underbelly, all while navigating the waters of a contentious divorce and the tribulations of his teenage daughter, soon spirals into an ever deepening exploration of one of mankind’s final frontiers — the shadowy, undiscovered country of the human mind.
A forensic neuro-psychiatrist reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.