Lie to Me

Season 3 Episode 13

Killer App

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Lightman investigates Zach Morstein, the creator of a social networking site who becomes a murder suspect when one of the co-founders ends up dead, after expressing to Gill she is being extorted by her partner.

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  • Really Great episode!

    This episode was wonderful! The case was really interesting, Foster is so cute when she is broke. The scene with Emily moaning was really hilarious, Cal's face was priceless! And then we see Gill covered with blood, it was kind of chocking but I really liked it ! About the case, it was really inventive, I thinks it's my favourite case of Season 3, even if we don't get to see much of Ria and Locker. The scene with Lightman and Wallowski was also really funny even I don't like her. But the best moments were in the end: the Callian cuddle, the talk with Zack ( really impressive ) and then...this magic moment: THE L WORD!!!!moreless
  • Exactly why I love this show

    First of all I have to say that if FOX doesn't give us season 4 they are doomed. Bad things will happen to them ;)

    I have to say that Kelli Williams gave one of her best performances in the series if not the best. She was shaken, broken, serious, broken again, all in seconds. Hard to achieve, but she played it effortlessly.

    The case was pretty much like The Social Network but they made it interesting enough to keep watching. Cal came back to his roots, reading people, expressions, pointing out who did it even when the evidence said something else and defending his decision until he got the guy.

    One of the best things of this show is the wonderful relationship between Cal and Emily. When teenagers in other shows are pretty messed up, here you have an intelligent, mature, loving daughter whose parents are divorced and who's not slightly affected by it. She pretty much evolved from the beginning of the series and when you have a character grow, it's a win for the writers. Nobody wants to see a character stay the same forever.

    Finally Cal admitted that he loves Gillian. No surprise here, his eyes said it millions of times. Tim and Kelli's chemistry is unique and one of the strongest on TV right now. Summer or fall, I don't care. I want the show back.moreless
  • The (now) series finale of Lie To Me puts a deadly spin on The Social Network. The case is interesting but lacks any kind of intrigue.

    When relying on one case of the week, there's a decent level of intrigue and engagement necessary to carry the hour. In the finale, that in light of FOX' cancellation this morning bears much more weight, puts no effort into making a powerful episode, even if it has the ingredients.

    The story of friends betraying each other for money, ultimately ending in murder, lends itself perfectly for a touching story with various twists. Anyone can relate to the possibility of ditching friends if the price is high enough, yet, the episode barely focuses on the kind of friends the three guest stars had. There's no emotional bond with them and the resemblance to TSN doesn't help. Zach, for instance, looks too much like TSN' Mark only without Eisenberg's isolated performance. Gillian's relationship with the victim is touching and makes up for the most gripping part of the episode but hardly helps her objectivity when it comes to the case. If you don't buy into Lightman's wisecrackin', you're not convinced of Zach's fault. Micheal B. Jordan's presence is a nice escape from the case, so is Hayley's boyfriend, and his dynamic relationship with Lightman begs for more episodes. For a show that I never gave a chance, it was pretty good. Too bad I gave it a chance on the very finish line.moreless
  • Not all programmers are sociopaths

    I didn't like the focus on Zach. Yes, there was the good guy programmer who wasn't that insane, but I feel like this episode gives programmers a bad rap - totally absorbed in code and systems with no people skills. The industry is not like that. No one would hire Zach and his insanity would be an instant red flag. Most programmers I have come across are friendly, with a genuine interest in software, and frequently collaborate with their peers/coworkers to design and solve software problems. They do not need some daddy figure like Cal to lecture them.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Cal: 40 minutes it took you to get here.
      Wallowski: I was off duty and it's a big city.
      Cal: What, nice date, was it?
      Wallowski: You got a problem with that?
      Cal: No, I got a problem with a young girl's just been killed and the floor's just fallen out of Gill's world.

    • Zach: You know who's really nuts? Therapists. Your friend Foster must be a real hellcat.
      Cal: All that anger just over sex. You're Freud's wet dream, you are.

    • Cal: I've recommended to the judge you be sentenced to a mental hospital.
      Zach: Why would you do that for me?
      Cal: You framed an innocent man. You hacked my computers. You hurt a very close friend of mine. You murdered a wonderful young girl. Now, prison will only take your freedom. But at a hospital... the pills they'll give you, they'll take your mind. And make no mistake... Dr. Foster will make sure of that personally.

    • Zach: You're a shrink and Claire had emotional problems.
      Gillian: Inflection went down when you said her name. You want control.
      Zach: Ah. Vocal stress analysis. Awesome. Which one of you reads palms?

    • Gillian: Shafted? I ask you to be gentle and you open with shafted?
      Cal: I thought I was being exceptionally gentle.

    • Claire: Thank you for your help.
      Cal: You're welcome.
      Claire: Gillian... you've always been there for me.
      Gillian: Claire. I did try to warn you.
      Cal: And I thought we were best friends.

    • Claire: I don't want to fight Zach. He's my best friend.
      Cal: Who you sent me to suss out. You do that to all your best friends, do you?

    • Emily: I have a question.
      Cal: Uh-oh. What's that look mean?
      Emily: Gillian. Do you love her?
      Cal: Of course I do, darling. Of course I love her.
      Emily: No, I mean, really love her?
      Cal (pauses): Yeah.
      Emily: Well, what are you waiting for?
      Cal: I don't have an answer for that one, love.

    • Emily: Liam doesn't believe in sex before marriage (Cal stares at her) Are you laughing?
      Cal: No. No, I'm- no, no. I mean, you never know.
      Emily: All that exercise was just a substitute for something else.
      Cal: A total waste of a good pair of hamstrings.
      Emily: You know, you can be a real jackass sometimes.
      Cal: You're just finding that out now, are you?

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Vražedný program (Murderous Program)

    • Featured Music:
      "We Ain't Got Far To Go" by Kevin and the Octaves

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 31, 2011 on Global
      Latin America: May 23, 2011 on FOX
      United Kingdom: July 28, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Finland: December 9, 2011 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: January 16, 2012 on Prima family


    • The plot is quite similar to that of the film "The Social Network", where the founder of facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, dilutes the shares of his co-founder and partner just as he was about to make big bucks. Ashton Holmes, the actor that plays the CEO of the company Zach Morstein in this episode, even resembles Mark Zuckerberg.