|Relationships:|| Frank Bryce, father|
Quinn Baxter, friend
|TV Show:||"Twelve Days of Krampus"|
Not long before Christmas, Derrick and his friend, Quinn Baxter, smashed the window of a car and stole the presents inside. As they made their escape, they were wished "Merry Christmas" by a Santa on the streets. Delighted by their success, they rifled through their loot before being attacked by Krampus, who was in a Santa suit and declared, "You've been naughty!" The creature caught hold of Quinn, hitting him mercilessly with a whip before stuffing him into a sack. Derrick managed to hide in a car but was discovered by Krampus. It slashed at him with claws, leaving two long cuts down his cheek, before leaving with Quinn slung over his shoulder.
The next morning, Nick and Hank were called to the crime scene of Quinn's abduction, where someone had found the body of Derrick. They found the stolen presents, a jacket with "QB" written on it, and a piece of coal. An officer walked up to them and showed them the body of Derrick. Wu entered the car to see if he could find a wallet for identification, but when he tried to search Derrick, he woke up and freaked out, proving to not be dead after all.
At the hospital, Nick and Hank briefly discussed with Derrick's doctor how Derrick could have gotten the scratches on his face before they questioned Frank Bryce, Derrick's father. He expressed disappointment in his son and suggested that the jacket at the crime scene could belong to Quinn, Derrick's friend. The duo attempted to question a dazed and unwilling Derrick, learning that someone attacked Derrick and Quinn and abducted the latter, before Derrick caught sight of a man in a Santa costume outside his room. He started screaming and freaking out to not let Santa get him. Nick and Hank questioned the man in the Santa costume, but he had an alibi, as he was in the hospital "spreading Christmas cheer" at the time Derrick and Quinn were attacked.