Perception, a fairly new crime drama TV series by TNT, tells the story of Dr. Daniel Pierce, a schizophrenic neuropsychiatrist who finds himself constantly helping the FBI solve their most complex cases, despite him seemingly having an aversion towards the government. As a special treat, the show has decided to film its first episode of season 3 in Paris. Here’s a look at some of the amazing locations used for filming:
*Warning*: MAJOR spoiler alert! Plot and locations revealed!
The episode opens with Dr. Pierce and his girlfriend, Miranda, sitting at a café, enjoying their new life in Paris.
Of course, Miranda has to run off and only moments later, an FBI agent enters the scene, bringing along the usual remark, “You know, you’d be a lot easier to find if you carried a cellphone.” To which Pierce answers with his typical reply, “If I carried a cellphone, the government could track me.” So far, nothing out of the ordinary.
Agent Drexler tells Dr. Pierce about some huge scheme involving a “smart pill” and tries to convince him to help the FBI. Dr. Pierce is hesitant. Pierce, believing the agent to be a delusion, walks away from him and over to Miranda. She asks him who the man he was talking to is and he realises that the agent but actually be real. He runs back to him and says he’ll help with the case.
Pierce goes back to Miranda but finds her speaking to a man named Serge. He’s clearly a little jealous but they move on with their day.
Dr. Pierce gives his lecture at one of the many buildings of the prestigious Sorbonne, completing the task Agent Drexler asked of him.
Pierce then proceeds to the Notre Dame, where he was given instructions to hide the pen he has received.
Pierce then makes a phone call back to the States before he is abducted briefly, robbed of his American passport, and thrown out of a van into a pile of trash. His kidnappers warn him to give back the pen within the next 24 hours.
So, naturally, Dr. Pierce goes running off to speak to an associate from the Sorbonne to try to figure out where the man who gave him the pen has gone. He later finds the man dead and ends up being questioned by the police as a murder suspect.
Miranda, thinking that Pierce must be having a psychotic breakdown, decides to play her cello on tour around the Middle East, after all. Dr. Pierce, having put everything together, rushes down to Gare de Lyon, realising that Serge had hired actors to create a fake espionage scheme so that Miranda would be put off by Pierce and his schizophrenia. The doctor unveils Serge’s plan of using Miranda’s cello to smuggle technology for creating nuclear weapons into the Middle East and has him arrested. Miranda, though realising that Pierce hadn’t gone crazy, still says she can’t handle his schizophrenia and so, they break up.
Finally, the episode closes on Pont de Double with Donnie asking Kate to marry him…again.
A few of these locations (plus many, many others from films and TV series) are included in our new walking tours! Come on the brand new tour and discover them for yourself!