An African-American Gulf War veteran is having terrible nightmares. He goes to the Morpheus Institute run by Bruce Greenwood.
This is about a team of medical scientists who explore patients' dreams. The team is led by Bruce Greenwood (Double Jeopardy). He is haunted by the ghost of his mentor, guest-star Ray Wise ( Robocop ).
This week the team try to help a young boy. Harry Groener (The Mayor from Buffy the Vampire Slayer ) plays the Trickster, a demon in his head.
A patient has nightmares in black-and-white. It turns out they are from the memories of an organ donor. You know, like in that movie.
The thrill-seeker bonds with the black guy.
The ending, shocking as it is, leaves us increasingly confused as to where the dreams end and reality begins.
A serial-killer is in a coma. Kate ( Naomi Watts ) must go into his dream so they can rescue his most recently kidnapped victim.
This plot was later used in a Jennifer Lopez film. And frighteningly, that J-lo effort was far superior to this. I mean, this hits every cliche.
Watts looks horrible in a red wig, but the miniskirt look kind of works on her.
Greenwood's coma-wife's deadbeat dad arrives. He wants to enter his daughter's dreams, to say goodbye. Greenwood overrules protocol, and allows him.
Things go wrong - surprise, surprise. Greenwood meets the Jester again! Yes, good old Harry Groener is back. Not for long, unfortunately, but hopefully he will get more screen time in the later eps.
A man contacts the team. He dreams about a woman being murdered, and thinks he is responsible for a real death.
Vince (the fat beardy guy)'s hero, a horror novelist, comes to the Institute. Tentacled monsters are invading his dreams.
The source of the nightmare is linked to a fan who sent a letter to the author.