begins, by the Florida seaside, Will (William Petersen) perches on a piece of sun-bleached driftwood with a man in a suit. Deeply tanned, face scruffy, clothed in a sleeveless T-shirt and short-shorts, Will lights up a cigarette as FBI agent Jack Crawford (Dennis Farina) petitions him to assist in the puzzling case of the so-named Tooth Fairy, a sharp-toothed murderer who executes whole families in one go, striking first in Alabama, then Georgia. Crawford gives Will a hard-and-fast deadline, for the Tooth Fairy kills with the phases of the moon. Then he shows Will photos of the two happy, smiling families that were slaughtered. As he does so, Will's own happy, smiling family meanders up the beach-golden-haired Kevin and Molly, Will's wife, her head covered in springy blond ringlets. Later, Molly and Will discuss the decision to essentially risk Will's hard-won sanity in their bedroom, bathed in blue light from the moon's reflection on the sea, shimmering just outside. Molly acquiesces, and Vangelis-esque music plays as they embrace in bed.