Season 3 Episode 14

The Lying Game

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 24, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Danny is picking up Lindsay's note, you can clearly see a stain on the wrap. Yet, when we see a close-up of the wrap, there's no stain.

    • When Lindsay is in the lab with Stella, she is only shown from the chest up, but when she leans back to pass a sample to someone you can quite clearly see she is pregnant.

    • The note Lindsay left for Danny read:
      Handwritten: Dear Danny - I'm not good at long goodbyes. Or short ones for that matter. But Montana calls and the cows are heading home. MOO - See you soon - Montana.
      Printed: You're in my thoughts.

  • Quotes

    • Mac: (Enters his office to see Stella and Lindsay waiting for him) Something wrong?
      Stella: Lindsay's gonna take off for a little while.
      Mac: When?
      Lindsay: I leave tomorrow for Montana. A couple of months ago I got a call from the Bozeman's prosecutors office. They apprehend a suspect who was wanted in a multiple homicide ten years ago. Four girls. They were uh... they were friends of mine. I was the only witness.
      Mac: And the only survivor as I remember.
      Stella: They want her to testify.
      Lindsay: I still see their faces. My friends faces. The mothers' faces... I don't know what I'm more scared of. Standing in front of the monster who did this... or seeing those faces (She gets up as Stella gives her a hug)
      Stella: Hey, you take care of youself, kiddo.
      Lindsay: Thanks.
      Mac: (Gives Lindsay a hug) You're tough, Lindsay. You'll pull through this.

    • Hawkes: Hey. I thought you'd left. You okay?
      Lindsay: Yeah. Just, uh, tying up some loose ends. Have you seen Danny?
      Hawkes: Yeah, he's out in the field.
      Lindsay: (holding up a card) Could you, uh, make sure that he sees this?
      Hawkes: That's how you're going to tell him you're leaving? A card?
      Lindsay: It's not a big deal. I'll be back.
      Hawkes: At least call him. Give him a chance to say good-bye.

    • Danny: (about a skateboard being used as a weapon) My mother always told me those things were dangerous.

    • Stella: What would a woman be doing in the men's bathroom?
      Flack: I can think of several reasons. All with happier endings.

    • Steffen Gross: Some of these boards are crucial collector's items.
      Mac: And we're collecting them.

    • Flack: I usually wash my hands in the sink not the toilet.

    • Stella: Are we looking at a hate crime here?
      Sid: Transgendered showgirl drowned in a public toilet -- sound like love to you?

    • Hawkes: Our Jane Doe is heavier than she looks.
      Flack: (looks under the skirt) Better make that John Doe.

  • Notes

    • DaJuan Johnson, who plays Trey Williams, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Appendicitement.

      Willam Belli, who plays Candy Darling, also appears in the C.S.I. episode Code Blue Plate Special.

    • Spanish episode title: El Juego de Las Mentiras, meaning The Lies Game.

    • International Airdates:
      Turkey: Monday, May 28, 2007 on CNBC-e.
      Norway: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 on TVNorge.
      Belgium: Thursday, November 8, 2007 on VT4.
      First aired in Germany: Monday, December 10, 2007 on Vox (Alibi auf Rechnung).
      Greece: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 23.00 on SKAI.
      Finland: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 on MTV3.

    • This will be Anna Belknap's last appearance before her maternity leave. She will return towards the end of season 3, from episode #18 Sleight out of hand onwards.

    • Music Featured:
      I'm a Slave 4 U by Britney Spears.
      Each Moment New by Lou Rhodes.
      So Sexy by Shanice.

  • Allusions

    • Flack: Maybe you knew she was a guy all along. Maybe you liked it. Did you ever see Brokeback Mountain, Frank?
      Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 Ang Lee film about a long-lasting and secretive romance between two cowboys, played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

    • Episode Title: The Lying Game.

      This is a play on Neil Jordan's 1992 movie The Crying Game.