Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 3

Control Factor

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

While Cal is on vacation in Mexico, he's brought in to help investigate the bizarre case of a missing woman. Meanwhile, the rest of the team deals with reports of contaminated blood.

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  • Really great episode!!!

    Interesting cases and Cal on vacation spying on his office was hilarious!

    I was pleasantly surprised that Mike from Suits was in this episode:)
  • Perfect plots!

    The latest episode was A++. Dr. Cal Lightman goes to spend vacation with her daughter to Mexico, after six years of constant working, and he immediately faces a request for help from US embassy employee to find a missing woman. Dr. Cal Lightman does not hesitate long and decides to help, but he encounters many obstacles from Mexico Police and the locals. Dr. Gilliam Foster has to work side by side with Jake Rader, Lightman's enemy/former protégé who likes to draw attention on himself, to solve tainted blood cases.

    While being in Mexico Dr. Cal Lightman secretly spies on his employees and their work zeal through cameras to find out if it was a mistake to go on vacation.

    I am falling in love with this show more and more after every new episode. The first season was good, but the second season is great. Maybe, I needed time to get used to a quite different crime solving show or the second season simply rocks. I honestly think this is one of the best or even the best crime solving show on nowadays and I hope it will stay on the air as long as possible.moreless
Marc Blucas

Marc Blucas

Jack Rader

Guest Star

José Zúñiga

José Zúñiga

Detective Molina

Guest Star

Timothy Carhart

Timothy Carhart

Jerry Conway

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When Loker receives the second text from Cal he drags across the screen to open it. The iPhone does not provide this function as all texts from one sender appear in a continuous format in a vertical column. And when he opens the text it is on a blank background which should not have been the case.

      Not so much a goof as a fairly standard practice of using still images stored on a phone to get the needed or desired look for camera, and also to avoid repeated takes for mistakes by actors that may not be familiar with the phones OS

      This is also used for computers along with animations and digital replacement of screens.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Ria: So, you're setting me up on a blind date with a potential murderer?
      Cal: Yeah. Why? He's not your type?

    • Ria: Lightman just called. He needs me to fly down to Zulia right now.
      Gillian: What? He's on a case?
      Ria: Yeah. A woman's missing. I gotta go.
      Gillian: Ugh. He's on vacation.

    • Emily: You really need to learn how to relax, dad. People who can't relax, die younger. I learned that in health class.
      Cal: Don't worry about me, love, will you?
      Emily: What are you looking at anyway?
      Cal: Nothing. (He tries to hide the view to his laptop)
      Emily: You're spying on the office?
      Cal: Look, I'm my own boss. That's a 24/7 job!

    • Cal: You ever think that grown-ups are full of crap?
      Tyler: Yeah. Lots of times.
      Cal: Usually it's cause we've made a mistake, done something wrong but we don't want to talk about it, we don't want to admit it. Which makes us hypocrites.

    • Jack Rader: Where's Cal?
      Gillian: He's on vacation.
      Jack Rader: And hell didn't freeze over?

    • Emily: So you're saying that you can just treat me like a child whenever you want to.
      Cal: No, I'm not. I'm saying that on occasion, it's my right as a parent to be suspicious and overprotective.
      Emily: Ok. Then on occasion, I reserve the right to throw tantrums and spend all your money.
      Cal: Deal.

    • Ria: (about Emily) Welcome to the age when they need you but think they're smarter than you.
      Cal: Well, she always was.

    • Cal: How do you learn to live longer?
      Emily: Well, there's meditation and yoga, but for you I'd definitely say you need both.
      Cal: Yoga's that thing you do in a lounge chair with a mai-tai in your hand, right?
      Emily: Yeah. Yeah it is.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Důvěřuj, ale prověřuj (Trust, but Verify)

    • Music in this episode:
      1. "Sing a Song" by Donavon Frankenreiter.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: October 22, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      South Africa: January 22, 2010 on M-Net/M-Net HD
      Finland: June 28, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: September 22, 2010 on Vox
      India: November 5, 2010 on Star World
      Slovakia: December 2, 2010 on JOJ
      Norway: December 20, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: May 23, 2011 on Prima


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