Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 18

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 02, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Lightman finds himself in a complex situation when his interest in illegal fighting risks him being exposed as a gambler, as one of the fighters from the underground fight club that he frequents is found dead. Meanwhile, Foster's romance with Dr. Burns gets complicated when she uncovers a troubling secret.
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  • Just another day when Lightman is a prime suspect for a murder, and Gillian has problems with a man.

    10
    OK, this episode amused so much that I can't be really impersonal judging it but for me it was Fantastic. I had never seen so many emotional scenes in one episode of Lie to me, so I can say that it's the best one for now. During the first thirty five minutes while guessing how Cal is going to get out of this hole I just couldn't stop thinking why Gillian can't be happy, why everybody whom she loves screw her up and I was really crying because of brilliant job Williams's done on the screen. And than came the relief, joy and incredibly hilarious talking between Dave, Gill and Lightman. The scriptwriters has surpassed themselves by writing all this. It reminds me of good ER and M.Crighton whom I admire.

    To sum up, if wonderful episodes like that continue there would be no such a series on TV.moreless
  • Good, but lacked that special effect.

    8.5
    This was a decent episode of Lie To Me, although I won't pretend that it was aone of my favorites. I thought the case was pretty bland, oto be honest, but Cal's involvemnt in tht gambling was what made it interesting for me.



    The case seemed interesting to begin with, but it dimmed down and it failed to successfully develop, in my opinion. Foster and the doctor's love turns interesting, which Foster discovers a seceret about him - one that could potentially make for a great season finale.



    Overall, nice little developments, but overall, the episode does not stand up well, on its own. Didn't really enjoy it, and it scertainly did not have that special flair or kick that it usually does have!.moreless
Max Martini

Max Martini

Dr. Dave Burns

Guest Star

Tommy Flanagan

Tommy Flanagan

Ron Marshall

Guest Star

Yolonda Ross

Yolonda Ross

Simone Askew

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Reynolds: Lightman, what are you doing? I mean, what does this kid mean to you?
      Cal: He was a good boy. You know, he was a little misguided, perhaps, but... yeah.
      Reynolds: Kind of like you at one point, huh?
      Cal: What, you my shrink now, are you?

    • (Cal and Ria are looking at a video about the fight)
      Ria: Right there. Raul flashed fear.
      Cal: Yeah. He's... looking at something to his left, right?
      Ria: Yeah. That would be you.
      Cal: You know, park your mouth, Torres. All right? Put your brain in gear. Let's look at the other people there, preferably behind me.

    • Cal: I didn't kill Raul, if that's where this is going.
      Dillon: How can I be 100% sure?
      Cal: Find the real killer?
      Dillon: How do you explain the fight outside the bar?
      Cal: He was drunk. I was gettin' his keys.
      Dillon: Don't take me for a fool. Do you have any idea how overwhelming the evidence is against you?
      Cal: Look, I'm not taking you for a tool.
      Dillon: Fool!
      Cal: Whatever.

    • Cal: Are you out of your tiny mind?
      Ria: Hey, not that tiny. I just cut you out of an incriminating video.

    • Cal: Look, I go to those fights just to look at the faces.
      Ria: Right. And you read Playboy just for the articles.

    • Cal: Bernerd bloody Dillon. Well, I suppose he was always gonna crawl out from under his rock, right?
      Gillian: Assistant special agent in charge Bernard Dillon.
      Cal: Oh. Oh, so he's Reynolds' new nanny, is he?
      Gillian: And all things Lightman group. In this country we say "Bernard", you might wanna get that right.
      (Cal goes to meet Dillon)
      Cal: Bernerd!

    • Reynolds: We need your help with a murder case.
      Cal: Sure. Who do you want me to kill?

    • Gillian: (About Dave) He's a good man, Cal.
      Cal: Yep.
      Gillian: That's all you need to know. That's all I'm gonna share.
      Cal: Okay.
      Gillian: Okay?
      Cal: Yeah. No,I got it. No, no more questions, right?

    • Cal: (To Gillian) Just talk amongst yourself for a minute. (Cal leads Dave away from her) Dave, do me a favor, all right? She's my best friend, all right... She's my best friend and is probably the only reason this place hasn't gone under, so you do me a favor and, you know, just... handle with care, you know?
      Gillian: (Coming up from behind them) Don't let him scare you off.
      Cal: I thought I told you to...
      Gillian: Talk amongst myself.
      Cal: Right.
      Gillian: Yeah. I got bored.

    • (Talking to Gillian and Dave)
      Cal: It's been donkey's years since she's had a bit, you know... of anything special in her life, right? I mean, you know, not that there's anything wrong with her. Far from it. I mean, she's just a little bit...
      Gillian: Awkward.
      Cal: Awkward is good. Yeah.
      Gillian: Heh. Okay, so you've had your fun, Cal.

    • Gillian: Illegal underground fights, Cal? You could have told me.
      Cal: You know, just because you share all your dirty little secrets, all right, doesn't mean I have to.

    • Gillian: What's wrong?
      Cal: Nothing. I was just checkin' in, you know.
      Gillian: Why don't you just come right out with it?
      Cal: I didn't wanna...
      Gillian: Intrude?
      Cal: Yeah. That's it, yeah.
      Gillian: Because that is not like you at all.
      Cal: Yes.
      Gillian: I'm seeing someone. There. You happy now? So you've got my back, knowing my... my luck with men as you do. Is that what you wanted to check in about?
      Cal: No.
      Gillian: Huh.
      Cal: (pause) Well, mostly yes.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Ilegální zápas (Illegal Game)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: August 2, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: August 5, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: August 30, 2010 on FOX
      Finland: October 15, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: February 2, 2011 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 31, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: September 5, 2011 on Prima

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