Lie to Me

Season 1 Episode 9

Life Is Priceless

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 08, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Dr. Cal Lightman and his colleagues investigate a construction site building collapse. They attempt to save three men trapped inside the building.

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  • Emotional and suspenseful!

    Once again, I felt that the show took another two steps forward, in this episode, by providing a really interesting case, in which The Lightman Group attempt to help get three trapped workers out from a collapsed building.

    I thought that the case was really different from anything that the show has attempted so far, and that is why it was so great. Also, I felt that the secondary case in this episode was a little different from the usual, which also added a lot to it.

    There were even a few funny moments from the episode, which the show has lacked in the past, and I felt that that was a big bonus.

    I recommend this one extremely highly, as it is a sensational and fantastic episode! Sensational!moreless
  • Stupid mistake

    I think this is the best episode I have seen from this show. I like the passion that Tim Roth gives his character. He did a great job analizing the people's reactions. the way he observes someone and how easy it is for him to just cut to the chase. I've never been a fan of Kelli Williams but I am becoming one. She has enough chemistry with Mr. Roth that makes me want to keep watching.

    What a sad episode, a guy who was so afraid of telling the truth about his disease that ends up making a mistake that cost his life.

    On the other case, I like how Christina and Loker give the man the best advice.moreless
  • Love this show.

    I was wondering how the connection to lying would be ichildren" n Cal and Jillian's case involving a collapsed building but as it played out it really made sense. Throughout this case there were plenty of twists and turns but from the mayor's appearance I had her nailed. But one of the things that I loved about the primary case was that the field work was very low tech and found it very creative. I was interested to see "kids" on their own with the nervous bridegroom wondering about his intended. I was actually really impressed but also puzzled. I'll be interested to see Looker's next move.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Gillian: Why do people always think they're the only ones with a secret?
      Cal: Human nature, I suppose.

    • Gillian: I thought you could use a real drink.
      Cal: And a bath.
      Gillian: Well, I can't help you with that.

    • Torres: She loves you, and your money. You're lying to yourself if you think you can separate the two.
      Mr. Kachini: She lied to me.
      Loker: Well, why are you in love with Nadia? She's charming, she's intelligent and... oh, wait for it... she's beautiful. How's her beauty any different from your money?
      Mr. Kachini: I don't know.
      Torres: Exactly. Just be honest with her.
      Loker: And yourself. And get a prenup.

    • (Gillian hangs up her phone and looks upset)
      Cal: How's your husband?
      Gillian: How'd you know...? Don't do that.

    • Loker: Look, I don't care if she's into him for his money, as long as she's up front about it from the beginning.
      Torres: Yeah, well, it's not always so easy to be open about money.
      Loker: I always tell women exactly how much I have in the bank on the first date.
      Sylvia: And you wonder why you never get a second.

    • Loker: The female hanging fly.
      Torres: What?
      Loker: The female hanging fly. She'll only mate with a male when he brings her a caterpillar as a food offering. The bigger the offering, the more time she will have intercourse with him. For insects it's food, for us it's money. She's a female hanging fly.
      Torres: Okay, you need to get out more.

    • Gillian: You almost didn't sell it. I'm going to have to hit you harder next time.
      Cal: You know, you take a little bit too much pleasure in that one.

    • (Talking to a potential client)
      Torres: Dr. Lightman does deception detection for the FBI, TSA, police... We don't snoop into people's personal lives.
      Loker: But thanks for coming in. Your Website is incredibly useful for reconnecting with girls who rejected me in middle school.

    • Mr. Kachini: I'm about to ask my girlfriend, Nadia, to marry me.
      Loker: Oh, mazel tov. It's a good thing you're starting young, it took my dad five times to get it right. Affair, alcohol, green card problems, affair...

    • Ria: Did you find Dr. Lightman?
      Gillian: FEMA confirmed he's at the disaster site. I'm heading out there now while there are still one or two people he hasn't had time to alienate.
      Ria: Better drive fast.

    • Cal: What was that, a job?
      Gillian: Yeah.
      Cal: You wanna tell me what it is?
      Gillian: I don't need your permission to take on a case.
      Cal: Well, that depends on the case, doesn't it, really?
      Gillian: It'll be fine, I promise.
      Cal: That usually means I'm gettin' screwed.
      Gillian: Usually.

    • Warren: My men need engineers and rescue workers, not a couple of freak show shrinks pointing fingers.
      Cal: She's the shrink. I'm the freak show.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Bezcenný život (Priceless Life)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Belgium: April 27, 2009 on 2BE
      Australia: April 28, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: July 9, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: September 14, 2009 on FOX
      Finland: April 19, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: May 2, 2010 on Prima
      Germany: May 5, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: October 14, 2010 on JOJ
      India: October 26, 2010 on Star World

    • Featured Music:
      "This is the Thing" by Fink