Six graduate students studying the childhood home of a notorious serial killer get to spend some quality time with their murderous subject when he escapes from custody and returns to the place where his reign of terror began. James Bennett (Silas Weir Mitchell) claimed numerous lives before being locked away in a maximum security mental hospital, and when he senses an opportunity for escape, he takes it. Meanwhile, a group of college students working on their thesis papers arrive at James' childhood home in hopes of discovering just what could have turned a normal young boy into such a ruthless killer. As the killer makes his way home, Dr. Green (Gail O'Grady) leads the FBI and U.S. Marshals on a frantic race to track Bennett down, and stop him from claiming any more lives.