Lie to Me

Season 3 Episode 6

Beyond Belief

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 15, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Lightman tries to free a wealthy woman from the control of a cultlike leader.

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  • Pretty boring

    I thought this episode was much worse than a filler. The case was dull, some characters were unbelievable and I just think it was a waste of time.

    I don't understand why Cal has changed so much. Good I have watched the season finale because he really improved and was again the character he was in the early days of the show. His silly attitude, combined with simple arrogance and a drunk look, makes me dislike him.

    I love this show and I love Tim Roth, his chemistry with Kelli Williams and the great father-daughter relationship, so I hope it improves.moreless
  • When "Lie to Me" and "The Mentalist" are going to meet?

    This episode, as some of the previous ones, seems to be very close to "The Mentalist".

    Cal Lightman leads the investigation. Micro-expression analysis is no longer centrical to the plot-solving. Instead, basic psychology and common sense are used, as Ria Torres and Eli Lokerput it at the end:


    It's common sense dressed up, so people want to pay for it. [...]

    It sounds like Lightman. "

    On top of that, the scenario looks pretty much close to "The Mentalist" "The Blood On His Hands" episode, with a cult-like leader going rogue.

    Fortunately, Tim Roth excels as an actor and is even going better at each episode. He's the key and centre of this series.

    I hope next episode to bring plots he deserves.moreless
  • Lightman is back!

    Absolutely riveting episode...I was literally on the edge of my seat. My favorite episodes are when Lightman deals with sociopaths like John Stafford in this episode & Martin Walker in 'Beat the Devil' Season 2 Episode 11. The actors who portray these sociopaths are spot on in making their sociopath so real. I also think Julia Campbell who played Carol Ashford, the suicide attempt did a great job in her portrayal of someone who was being controlled yet projecting a self-assuredness that belied her great fear.

    One of the main reasons Season 1 was so good is they wove pictures & videos of the facial microexpressions to illustrate their science. Season 2 got away from that & I missed it. I'm glad they had a couple pictures in this episode - always makes it more interesting. Please keep writing like this and stay away from the soap opera stuff. I was getting rather wearing watching Lightman sucking face with all the female guest stars. ...thank you.moreless
David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

John Stafford

Guest Star

Kayla Mae Maloney

Kayla Mae Maloney

Danielle Ashford

Guest Star

Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell

Carol Ashford

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lightman: Oh, I think we're being invited backstage which, rumour has it, is a rare honour, you know what I mean? Re-pattern amongst yourselves!

    • Loker: Well, some of that S.R.P. stuff actually got me thinking. I mean, some of it makes sense.
      Torres: It's common sense dressed up, so people want to pay for it. There's whole shelves at mall bookstores dedicated to that.
      Loker: Right, well, the trouble is men like Stafford, they prey on you, they make you feel like you're lacking something and that only they have the answer.
      Torres: Yeah, it sounds like Lightman.

    • Cal: What about sport, eh?
      Emily: Dad, come on. Just because he looks like a jock doesn't mean that, that's all he is.
      Cal: All right, Mr. not jock, semicolons, go.
      Liam: Well, you can use a semicolon as a soft period. By using a semicolon instead of a period between two sentences, you show that those two sentences have a closer relationship to each other than they do to the sentences around them.
      Cal: As in, Emily's my daughter semicolon and I'm having a hard time adjusting to her being a grown up.
      Emily: Right.

    • Cal: So, you come to see us about your mum? But it's not just her.
      Danielle: I want to kill him.
      Cal: Well, it could cost you a little extra.

    • Gillian: Stafford's a narcissist. He's his own weak spot, and we just have to wait, and he'll trip himself up.
      Cal: There's no time for that. He had his thugs break into my house.
      Gillian: I called him a narcissist and you make this about you?
      Cal: Oh, that reminds me. I want a big wanky picture of myself to put up in my office.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Věřte, nevěřte (Believe It or not)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: November 15, 2010 on Global
      Latin America: April 4, 2011 on FOX
      Australia: April 6, 2011 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom:June 9, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Finland: October 21, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: November 21, 2011 on Prima