Lie to Me

Season 3 Episode 12


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 24, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Lightman investigates the kidnapping of a child. As he digs deeper in the investigation, he finds out the mother hides a few secrets of her own.

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  • I continue to catch episodes of this program, when I can; I like Tim Roth, so I want to like this show.

    I find that the premise for Lie To Me, requires a suspension of disbelief. How this firm could turn a profit is beyond me - what they do is basically pseudo-science, but their services are seen as widely sought after. Occasionally, I have been rewarded with what I call "Tim Roth tour de force episodes"; you get so caught up watching Mr. Roth, that what he is saying or doing, doesn't matter much. This was such an episode. I enjoyed the dynamic that took place between Dr. Cal Lightman and the protagonist. The actor playing the father of a kidnapped baby was Doug Hutchinson; I've been following his career since I first saw him on the X-Files - he doesn't appear often (in movies or television) but he is always compelling. The two performances were well worth watching and made this a pretty good episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cal: The police told us to stick our noses into that family's business.
      Gillian: Stick our noses into their business... that's exactly how they put it, yes.

    • Emily: Same time tomorrow?
      Liam: Sure, if it's cool with your dad.
      Cal: Why did I have to have a daughter?
      Emily: Uh, you know, actually, come over an hour earlier.We can make out.
      Cal: A lippy daughter.

    • (Cal finds Emily and her boyfriend studying.)
      Cal: The Federalist Papers. Really? Is that what you two get up to behind my back?
      Emily: Oh, no. We make out.
      Cal: Thanks for that.
      Emily: You asked.

    • Cal: You notice anything unusual about the cops in this photo?
      Loker: Not really.
      Cal: (To Anna) You notice anything unusual about the cops in this photo?
      Anna: Um, they're pretty much all kind of hunks.
      Cal: Oh, that's what Loker said.
      Loker: Hilarious.

    • Cal: Never disrespect your opponent, Em. Or your dad, for that matter.
      Emily: So, I should just bully them, then?
      Cal: I shake people up until they lose control and forget to hide their emotions. Not the same as bullying at all.
      Emily: You really think I'm disrespectful to you?
      Cal: You can't help it. I'm the authority figure. It's in your blood. Don't argue.
      Emily: Bully.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Ztracené dítě (Lost Child)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 24, 2011 on Global
      Latin America: May 16, 2011 on FOX
      United Kingdom: July 21, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Finland: December 2, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: January 9, 2012 on Prima family