Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 16

Delinquent

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jul 19, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Torres's troubled half-sister, who resides at a juvenile detention facility, re-enters Torres life when one of her fellow inmates disappears. The Lightman Group must investigate the facts surrounding the disappearence, forcing Torres to revisit her past.

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  • Strong performance from Roth, but occasional terrible writing ends episode on disappointing note.

    5.0
    I *like* this show, in general, and there were parts of this episode that I liked as well. The introduction of a new family member for one of the principle characters was done well (better than some other shows I could mention), but the writing... oh my, the writing (the ending, specifically).



    Without giving away spoilers, the episode ends with no solid proof against the villain, no confession, and a case that would be laughed out of court before it even got to a jury. And then "spontaneous" applause from the kids. It was so out of place, and so cheezy, my eyes rolled right out of my head. I have no eyes anymore. I'm blind now, thanks to this show.moreless
  • Great Torres-based episode!

    8.0
    Spoilers ahead. I really liked this episode. It is an interesting case with a twist; as Lightman so delicately puts it: "Your sister's missing, Foster has been attacked, I've committed a fellony, you set a horrific example for my daughter and tried to stick your tongue down my throat."



    I love how this episode revolves around Torres' emotional life. In previous episodes I've often been irritated by her and her proud teenage behaviour of knowing everything better when clearly don't. Now we get to see her off her balance and I immediately like her much better. I loved how Lightman dragged her into an icecold shower, the power of this show is his slightly insane, slightly violent behaviour. Foster is once again getting pounded on, but it is a great way to reassure viewers how important Lightman and Foster are to each other.

    Although this case wasn't so hard to figure out, it's the emotionality behind it that is the important drive of this excellent episode. We all know someone or something that completely wacks us out of balance and what we do then, may not be what defines us, but it tells you a whole lot about yourself. This episode told me a lot about Torres, and guess what - I liked what I saw.moreless
  • Without a doubt, one of my all-time favoriets!

    10
    This was perhaps the best episode of this show that I have seen, because it found a way to connect a great case into the lives of the characters of the show. This made the case more interesting, and we learnt a lot more about Torres in this episode.



    I was also quite scared and it was certainly quite suspenseful when the robers broke into Jillian's place. That was freaky, and thankfully, she was OK.



    I'd definitely recommend this episode, because it is interesting, different and an episode with a great ending!



    The storyline with Emily trying to get her Driver's License was a great back-up storyline, adn this was a great theme to have along the back onf the episode!



    Keep it up, gusyu! Lovely!moreless
Alyssa Diaz

Alyssa Diaz

Ava Torres

Guest Star

Jessica Tuck

Jessica Tuck

Deputy Warden Lane

Guest Star

Max Martini

Max Martini

Dr. Dave Burns

Guest Star

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  • QUOTES (15)

    • (After Lightman has helped Ava escape from juvie.)
      Foster: You could be charged with aiding and abetting. Or kidnapping.
      Lightman: Yeah. Well, I've been charged with worse.

    • Dr. Burns: I'm a psychologist. My conversations with the kids are confidential. It's important that they trust me.
      Cal: Ethics. That's always so inconvenient.

    • Ria: Lightman means well, but he's slightly insane.
      Ava: Yeah, I noticed.

    • Ava: Me and Tyrel weren't doing anything wrong.
      Cal: Yeah, well, you weren't doing anything right, either, were you?

    • Ria: (to Cal) Look, Ava's a liar, and a manipulator, and she works every angle she can. It doesn't matter who she hurts. Actually, she's kind of just like you.

    • Cal: Look, you'll get your license when you're good and ready.
      Emily: But I've been 16 for months.
      Cal: Which is my point exactly.

    • Ava: What's with the old white guy?
      Cal: I'm your sisters boss.
      Ava: The lie guy?
      Cal: Yep.

    • Loker: I mean, all day not one of you thought to say, hey, let's just call Eli and tell him why nobody's in the office.
      Foster: Loker, a girl was murdered.
      Loker: Well, that's exactly my point. It's a scary world. Bad things happen. I worry. And apparently you have a sister.
      Ria: Half-sister.

    • Cal: You got the hots for Foster?
      Dr. Burns: I cared about Marly and I wanted to help her.
      Cal: Now, tell the truth Burnsy. I mean, assuming that you're not the father, I can put in a good word for you with Foster.
      Dr. Burns: You're kind of a jerk.
      Cal: Yeah, I have been told that.

    • Cal: (to Ava) You know, you remind me of your sister 2 years ago. A completely open book, but trying desperately to be inscrutable.

    • Ava: (to Cal) You're super sexy. You want to make out?
      Cal: Absolutely. Climb on board.
      Gillian: (to Dr. Burns) She's testing him.
      Dr. Burns: Ya think?
      Gillian: Sorry... I'll hold the condescension.

    • Ria: (about Ava) I'm petitioning for custody.
      Cal: Well, once again you're fired.
      Ria: You can't just always threaten to fire people all the time!
      Cal: Yeah, I can actually. Especially when they prove to be complete idiots.

    • (A group of people has just broken into to Foster's house and attacked her and Ava.)
      Cal: Where the bloody hell are the cops, then?
      Gillian: No, they're just gonna take Ava back to juvie and then they'll arrest you for taking her from there. We can take care of this on our own.
      Cal: Well, yeah, but... Well, you're supposed to be the sensible one, you know?
      Gillian: Yeah, and you're supposed to take unnecessary risks.
      Cal: Not when it comes to you.

    • Ria: 20 buck says those cops are here for Ava.
      Cal: Ah, sisterly love.
      Ria: Half sister. The degenerate paternal half.

    • Cal: (to Ria) Grow a pair.
      Deputy Warden: Excuse me?
      Cal: I was just telling her to grow a pair, you know... of testicles. Metaphorically speaking, you know, cause you're stonewalling.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Mladí delikventi (Young Delinquents)

    • Featured Music:
      "First Light" by Matt Pond PA

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: July 19, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: July 22, 2010 on Sky One
      Australia: July 28, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: August 16, 2010 on FOX
      Finland: October 1, 2010 on MTV3
      India: November 24, 2010 on Star World
      Germany: January 19, 2011 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 17, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: August 22, 2011 on Prima

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