Lie to Me

Season 1 Episode 6

Do No Harm

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 11, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Gillian and Cal investigate the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl who is believed to have been murdered. Meanwhile, Eli and Ria must determine whether a renowned peace activist is really who she claims to be and if her novel is factual. However, Eli's attraction to the woman gets in the way of his ability to clearly do his job.moreless

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  • I really loved this one!

    This episode was a thoroughly enjoyable one of Lie To Me. There were two cases in the episode, and I really loved both of them, which was a nice change from the last episode.

    The storylines were extremely interesting in both cases, which was really great, but I didn't find the episode to be too suspenseful and interesting, which was a little disappointing.

    Overall, I highly recommend this episode over the previous couple and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it. It is a very interesting one, and I hope there will be more episodes like this in the future.

    A great episode of Lie To Me!moreless
  • Much better episode than the last 2.

    I found this episode much better than the previous 2 mainly because there was a lot more character development, particularly with the 4 leads. Cal had plenty of witty dialogue, reminiscent of the first couple of episodes this time round which was lacking in the more recent ones. The story of the kidnapping was well done and even though the Ugandan woman's was less interesting it did help to develop Eli which was a good thing. Much was revealed about Gillian which also rounded her character out. I hope this is the way forward for this show as I certainly found this episode pretty enjoyable.moreless
  • Better and Better

    Okay I'm loving this show more and more every week. There was so much about tonight's episode it's hard to know where to start. I loved watching the conflict between Eli and Ria. I really appreciated the fact that it was shown that the team is human and their personal emotions and feelings can both help as well as hurt when they have a job to do. I liked the creative twist of making Dr. Knowlton the kidnapper of not one but two girls. I can understand Farida's motives but I also agree with the philosophy that a lie of that magnitude will have major repercussions.moreless
Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali

Detective Hughs

Guest Star

Madeline Carroll

Madeline Carroll


Guest Star

David Gore

David Gore


Guest Star

Kristen Ariza

Kristen Ariza


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Mrs. Burch: You don't know what it's like. You're not a mother.
      Foster: No, but I was. (pauses) My husband and I adopted a baby girl last year. We brought her home from Delaware and we bathed her and rocked her to sleep, built a nursery. In Delaware the birth mother has 60 days to chance her mind. We made it to day 57.

    • (Lightman is telling a made up story to the press)
      Lightman: It's my understanding that Samantha Burch was seen with an unidentified male leaving a restaurant called the Happy Dragon. Right now the police are searching Chinatown.
      Reporter: All right. Thank you. Let's go. (The reporters leave and Foster gives Lightman a look.)
      Lightman: Well, the Burches could use some privacy and the Happy Dragon could definitely use the business.

    • Farida: Do you bring all your dates here?
      Eli: Just the Ugandan peace activists.

    • Hughs: It's been two hours. You think we can trust that pervert?
      Cal: Yeah. In my experience, self-castrating pedophiles generally tell the truth.

    • Cal: (to Gillian) You know, you were very good back there, with Mrs. Burch. Very nurturing. Maybe you should get a puppy. I could talk to Obama's people.

    • Eli: She wanted to sign my book. I think we had a connection.
      Ria: Oh yeah. I guess Ugandan women can't resist a guy with a girly drink.

    • Ria: You have an incredible story.
      Farida: Thank you.
      Ria: I mean, everything you've done.
      Eli: Changing the world through peaceful resistance. You're like Gandhi. Except you don't look like a malnourished old man.
      Farida: You're too kind.

    • Eli: (to the barman) Cranberry Spritzer, please.
      Ria: You'd get your ass kicked if you ordered that where I'm from.
      Eli: I'd get my ass kicked where I'm from.

    • Cal: Girl goes missing. Supermodels in rehab. Obama gets a new puppy and you guys, make free with the oppressive first amendment.
      Gillian: I don't think this is what our founding fathers had in mind.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Příběhy utajeného násilí (Stories of Concealed Violence)

    • Featured Music:
      Wonderwall by Ryan Adams

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 17, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Belgium: April 6, 2009 on 2BE
      United Kingdom: June 18, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: August 24, 2009 on FOX
      Finland: March 22, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: April 11, 2010 on Prima
      Germany: April 14, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: September 23, 2010 on JOJ
      India: October 20, 2010 on Star World


    • Episode Title: Do No Harm

      The episode title, Do No Harm, refers to a part of the Hippocratic Oath, which all medicine practicioners are tied to in order to exercise their profession.