After the first season spent almost all of its extraneous moments — I’m referring to the scenes that aren’t about serial killers — with Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), the second season took the focus off Holden. Instead, it gave those more personal scenes to his FBI teammates at the Behavioral Science Unit, Dr. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany).
For Bill, his personal story revolves around an incident with his son, Brian (Zachary Scott Ross), which threatens to tear the Tench family to pieces. Early in the season, the corpse of a toddler is found in a house that is being sold by Bill’s wife Nancy (Stacey Roca), who has started working as a realtor. After a fairly short investigation, the local police discover that the toddler was accidentally killed by some local boys — and Brian was present when it happened.