Dani Powell
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Biographical Information
Real Name: Dani Powell
Title: NYPD Detective
Current Location: New York City
Affiliations: NYPD
Physical Description
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6
Status: Alive
Character Information
First appearance: Pilot
Actor: Aurora Perrineau

Dani Powell a headstrong no-nonsense cop who quickly becomes impressed with Malcolm Bright's work. [1]

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Dani Powell was born and raised in the Bronx. [1]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Dani Powell is working a case with JT Tarmel when she is introduced to Malcolm Bright. He quickly comes to the realization that the woman was killed by a copycat of The Surgeon. [1]

Days later she accompanies Gil Arroyo, JT and Malcolm to the morgue office. They're a band formed by Dr. Edrisa Tanaka the women had engaged in consensual bondage. This leads them to the apartment of their Dom, Nico Stavros. They find him tied up, and someone fires at them. Dani chases him out only to lose him soon after. She runs into Gill who was arrived late when an explosion in the building goes off. She finds Malcolm outside, who has a severed hand in a cooler. Later Malcolm adds to his profile of the serial killer. Believing him to be, among other things, bald.

Later Malcolm crashes into Dani while suffering from a night terror. She goes with him to an up-scale New York party looking for Carter Berkhead. The two split up and she finds his wife. They go to a private room to talk, only to be attacked by her husband. Dani is knocked out, and before she can stab him Malcolm enters. He reveals he is the son of The Surgeon, and before he can be killed Gil and JT arrive. Outside Gil explains how the two met. [1]

Chasing down Liam Houser

JT and Dani were called to the crime scene, and surprised to find Malcolm. After visually overlooking the crime scene, Dr. Edrisa Tanaka snipped off the stitches holding the victim's mouth closed, only for multiple black mamba's sneaks to exit, but Malcolm was able to handle the situation. Back at headquarters, they all agreed to follow up on the estranged family member Liam Houser. Unfortunately, he ran into a warehouse that was housing many animals for the black market. Everyone chased after him, but the chase was cut short after Malcolm got bit by a poisonous snake. The next day Malcolm was back on his feet, and after finding out Liam had supposedly killed himself, now believed he was murdered and wanted to follow up with the family lawyer about suspicious payments. The two arrived at Jon Littman's who was making burgers for his family. Malcolm came to the conclusion that he was actually the estranged son of the murdered father. Dani suggested he come quietly, and not have to make a scene in front of his family. Unfortunately, he had already poisoned them, as well as himself. Malcolm ran to the car for the first-aid kit, giving everyone a boost of adrenaline to counteract the poison. That night Dani had to drive Malcolm home after having a bad reaction from his medication while drinking with Gil. [2]

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Dani and the rest of the team were called out to the forest to examine a murder victim. Malcolm showed up later and brought everyone lollipops. They quickly realized that the man had his entire brain missing. Soon finding out a lot of the victims were connected to the University's secret experiments using grad students and LSD. Malcolm and Dani were later contacted by one of the doctors, only to hear him attacked on the other side of his phone call. They ran over to the University, and Dani went after the assailant while Malcolm looked after Dr. They later find out the doctor was poisoned with immense amount of LSD. They then went to have a quick visit with Dr. Elaine Brown who gave them the suspect Dominic Render. he was later shot dead by the doctor after he poisoned her with a ridiculous amount of LSD and attacking Malcolm. [3]

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He enters a lavish New York apartment to find the dead model. JT is a fan and reveals her body was laid out in the same style as her first major advertisement magazine spread. With her now-boyfriend, Axel X as the photographer. Upon hearing Axel X is outside, Malcolm & Gil confront him. The next day at work, Malcolm talks to Dani about how horrible of a son he has been to his parents and sister (who he hangs up on). Everyone discusses the case, and realize she saw her killed. Malcolm recognizes this intense stalking behavior and head back to her building. Back at the police station, JT brings up the boyfriend will be leaving for Europe soon. Malcolm insists they go to the party to head them off, but they can't get a search warrant in time. Malcolm goes to the party alone and soon able to coax Ajax outside with. They are then confronted by the real killer, a friend of Ajax. He tells Ajax to leave, and despite Malcolm's taking heat beats him to die. But before he shot, the rest of the NYPD show up and arrest them both. [4]

Deni was surprised to find Malcolm at the crime scene, inside of a speakeasy was a dead bodyguard and a high ranking drug dealer named Jacques Desir from Haiti with his tongue cut out. Dani was confident that Estime didn't do it, and went with everyone to a church for an impromptu meeting with the drug dealer named Saulo. He insisted that as a Catholic man, he didn't kill anyone and certainly didn't cut out anyone's tongue. Back at HQ Gil demands Dani stay quiet while he and TJ work on getting a warrant for Saulo and Estime. Ignoring her boss's demand she goes to the club, only to be followed by Malcolm. They are instantly spotted by Estime who calls them into talk.

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He also insists he had nothing to do with any recent deaths, but the conversation was short-lived when the club got shot up with an AK-47. With all the gunfire a box of cocaine explodes, and Malcolm inhales a good portion of it. Too high to function, Gil sends her to babysit him, for disobeying his orders. Back at Malcolm's she makes him a grilled-cheese before he starts tripping out, and she punches him, and his head knocks against the bathroom wall. She apologizes the next day, but he isn't bothered by it. During the stakeout she does admit she used to work undercover, and knows Estime personally, she even got addicted to cocaine for two years, and when she OD he brought her back to life. Inside the shop they find Estime and Trini. Malcolm was able to deduct that it was Fabiola’s mother, Trini Cadichon who killed Jacques Desir. Felling trapped she put the knife to Estime’s throat. But Dani was able to talk her down, and even goes outside to tell Saulo that he died. Giving him a fresh start, Dani wishes him well. [5]

The team was working on the case after finding a body in the forest that had been stabbed over one hundred times. They suspected the mother's boyfriend, but after Dani & JT following her to the scene of the crime, she attacked Dani and was arrested on charges of murder. It was soon discovered she was trying to cover up her young son, Isaac Parker's crime after he murdered his own father in a semi-organized fit of rage. He later tried to kill the boyfriend, but was stopped by Malcolm and arrested.[6]

Dani and the rest of the team were able to go over Malcolm's profile about the recently deceased victims they found inside a junkyard. They were able to determine most were previously abusing drugs and/or alcohol before they went missing. The case was interrupted when Malcolm went to Claremont Psychiatric Hospital and was involved in a locked-down after a patient stabbed his therapist. They were on the phone with him while they fed him information about Tevin Standish. Malcome was soon able to subdue the man in order for paramedics to enter the building. [7]

Dani was called to Malcolm's house after he received a phone call from his father sealed off office. Malcolm awkwardly pointed out a couple of things in the foyer rather embarrassed at his rather luxurious upbringing. Later they went over the profile for Hall and soon both Dani and Malcolm went to question Father Leo who had housed multiple victims. Unfortunately the next day they were sent Father Leo's hand in a box. She was in the room when Paul Lazar called on the phone to talk to Malcolm until Malcolm got angry when he brought up a dead woman in the box. Before he left. [8] Weeks later, JT works a case about a sex cult with the rest of the team. [9]

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Dani along with everyone else was called to a luxurious hotel to find a dead police officer and Hooker. She was sad that such a prominent and good police officer had apparently committed a murder-suicide. After Bolcom arrived he insisted it was a double murder. Before he could go too much into his spirit he was interrupted by an old colleague Colette. finishers personally requested to work along the case with her, and her boss Gil agreed. It wasn't long before she realized she had been requested in order to relay information about Malcolm, but she adamantly refused. Later she accompanied killed when they found out Malcolm had found out that their location of Paul and was at his childhood home. [10]

While listening to a quick summary of the last 12 hours Dani and JT were annoyed to be stuck doing grunt work by FBI Colette Swanson. while going over the scrapbook from Matilda's house Dani recognized the cabin and connected it to the one Malcolm had always been trying to locate. She convinced Colette that that is where Paul Lazar would be holding Malcolm and they assembled a SWAT team. However it was in vain because neither were there. [11]

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As part of a sting operation, Dani gave her personal testimony to an internal investigator of the NYPD looking into Malcolm's mental behaviour. Wanting to determine if he was fit to return to work after being kidnapped and cutting off part of his own hand. Later, she watched Malcolm and Gil have a argument at work before Malcolm locked himself in an office, followed immediately by a blackout across part of New York. The next day she tried to confront him about his behavior but he insisted he was fine. Though still worried about him she decided it was nothing. [12]

While investigating elaborately set up attempted murders in the style of the classic book The Count of Monte Cristo. After a quick and awkward introduction to the serial killer The Surgeon, Dani accompanies Malcome to the incredibly famous familie's wedding reception, where they arrest the groom's father and the son's childhood girlfriend who he let drown. [13]

The entire team is discussing the carousel murder when Martin Whitley calls in with information, and Malcolm puts him on speaker. He immediately begins his own sly inquiry about the team before his son hangs up on him. [14]

The team investigated a serial killer who embalmed her victims so perfectly they looked real. They all accompanied Edrisa two a mortician's convention in the hopes of flushing out the killer. Unfortunately, Edrisa was later held at gunpoint but saved herself and Malcolm. [15]

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The entire team is called into a high-end jewelry robbery that left the manager murdered with a single gunshot wound. Malcolm shows up last and they explain the entire event, and he profiles that the shooter was a rogue team member. They are interrupted when Vijay Chandasara, an insurance agent who happens to be Malcolm's childhood. Back at the precinct, they are once again interrupted by Vijay, who is very adamant about wanting the return of the jewels for the company he represents. Gil, though insisting they are after whoever is behind the murders, as a second one is called in. The next day after setting up a drop with the criminals, Gil and Dani are to lead as both Malcolm and his friend are taken to a second location. But with the help of Vijay, they are able to track them down, though Vic had already managed to save Malcolm. [16]

While trying to determine who killed the husband of a famous mommy blogger, they originally suspect the nanny, but are surprised to find out it was her husband and she is a runaway of domestic abuse.[17]

Dani and the team are called to investigate a ballot dancer who dropped dead during a private performance at a banquet hall. After another is left blind, the trail briefly leads to wealthy businessman Nicholas Endicott. However he is found innocent when they arrest the real killer, after he holds the lead ballerina hostage. [18]

Malcolm is informed his girlfriend killed herself, only to determine it was murder. Gil visits an old mob friend, and track down the professional killer in the area, who points them in the direction of a more intimate killer with a closer connection. They quickly realize, Eddie, Martin's new attendee, is the killer and attempted to kill Martin too. The entire team accompany each other to Malcolm's apartment, where he is arrested for the murder of Eddie. [19]

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Malcolm makes bail, despite his DNA found under the victim's fingernails. His mother has hired him a team of lawyers, and he has to wear ankle monitor at all times. The team confront Malcolm if he had escaped, as his father's lawyer was randomly murdered. Malcolm admits he did, and they bring him in for questioning. While there he pleads this case, that Nicholas is behind everything. Gil agrees to let him go, citing they don't have enough evidence to hold him. Later the team is called down to the hospital after Gil was stabbed by Nicholas. [20]


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Was addicted to cocaine for two years. She over-dosed and almost died. [5]
  • Her dad died when she was 16. [15]

References[edit | edit source]

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