Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 19

Pied Piper

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 16, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Lightman and Zoe must re-visit a case from 17 years ago, when they are asked to witness Jason Wilkie's execution. With the help of Cal and Zoe, Jason was convicted of the murder of 8-year-old Rex Sheridan, but when the Sheridan family is targeted again they must face the possibility that they might have sent an innocent man to his death. Lightman becomes determined to uncover the truth once and for all.moreless

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  • Great episode! An all tieeme favorites!

    This was an amazing Lie To Me episode, which was definitely extremely enjoyable and very interesting to watch. The storyline was a fantastic one, an d definitely one that hit Cal close to home.

    It was a very spooky episode, with the telephone conversation/calls. They were very freaky and I really liked that aspect of it.

    I also enjoyed the suspense that this episode provided. Particularly, when Emily was 'in danger', that was really scary, and they created the suspense very well.

    Lastly, I'd highly recommend this episode. It was definitely one of my all-time favorites, and I really enjoyed it. Keep it up, Lie To Me, as there have been some great episodes recently, and I can't wait for some more just like it!moreless
  • The Shield reunion.Sort of.

    This was a great episode. Cal shows that his special brand of crazy can been seen differently in different situations. He is nuts, but the kind of nuts that makes the show so much fun to watch.

    What was distracting was the "Spot 'The Shield' cast member" game I had going on. I spotted six. For a moment I thought that in an ironic twist the bad guy would turn out to be Michael Chiklis. No dice there, but close enough.

    The relationship between Cal and Jillian has changed and evolved. In the first season there was romantic tension between the two. It has abruptly changed to a sort of 'just friends' mode. I wonder why?moreless
  • Lie to the Shield, with a British accent? - Fabulous!

    Took Shawn Ryan a while to do this, but I guess he had the right if anybody did.

    I missed Vic & Shane especially, but we got a good showing from the rest - Danni, David Aceveda, Corrine, Lem & of course Ronnie & Steve Billings as you've never seen them before. I was waiting for one of the others to be the actual villain, I was hoping for Vic, but it wasn't to be. Other than the 'spot a shield' game, Tim Roth was his usual irascible self. Over the top every minute, but the character plays well like that, Cal couldn't be played any differently. I like the move of British actors into main-stream American shows, even now being 'allowed' to play them with their real accents is a fabulous move. Breath of fresh air.

    Loved it. The Shield was one of my favourite ever shows. Enjoying Lie to Me too - a fabulous combination.moreless
David Marciano

David Marciano

Jason Wilkie

Guest Star

Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

Faye Sheridan

Guest Star

Benito Martinez

Benito Martinez

Charlie Sheridan

Guest Star

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Zoe Landau

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Most of the guest stars of this episode (Benito Martinez, Catherine Dent, David Rees Snell, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Kenneth Johnson and David Marciano) were regular cast members of the FX series The Shield.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Cal: What's the matter, Em?
      Emily: Did you only marry mom because you got her pregnant?
      Cal: No. No, of course not. I'm not that much of a gentleman.

    • Cal: You think I got the wrong person 17 years ago. Don't you?
      Gillian: Yes. I think you could have made a mistake. So do you. Zoe was a young prosecutor eager to get a conviction, and you wanted to help her. You still do.
      Cal: Do you charge by the hour for this?
      Gillian: (grumbling) Classic. Deflection. Classic Cal Lightman.

    • Zoe: So you're telling me, the woman who prosecuted Wilkie based in large part on your science, is that you got it wrong?
      Cal: No, I didn't get it wrong.
      Zoe: When? Last night or 17 years ago?
      Cal: (confidently) Both.

    • Reynolds: You know, speaking of lunatics, when I said you sounded insane, I didn't mean for you to check into a psych ward.
      Cal: I know.

    • (Loker is talking about leaving the Lightman group.)
      Torres: What about...what about loyalty?
      Loker: Well, you know, the way Lightman insults me on a daily basis, blind loyalty would just be self-loathing. And the best time to look for a job is when you already have one.

    • Loker: Do you expect us to share this delusion that Lightman is infallible? That Jason Wilkie might not have been innocent?
      Gillian: Without Lightman, you'd be in some university basement doing research,(to Ria) and you'd still be a glorified baggage handler. Maybe instead of polishing up your resumes you ought to think about what you can do to help Lightman.

    • Reynolds: Go home, Lightman. I'm serious. You try and do anything related to this case and the FBI will drop the entire Lightman Group. And quite frankly, you're starting to sound a little insane.
      Cal: Really?
      Reynolds: Really.
      Cal: I was hoping you'd say that.

    • Loker: Does Lightman seem weird to you?
      Torres: Uh, well, he's rude, impatient, distant. He seems pretty normal to me.

    • Emily: So, hey, congrats on making the paper.
      Cal: I thought teenagers didn't read newspapers anymore.
      Emily: They do when their dad gets nuts at an execution.
      Cal: Yeah, well, don't let it go to your head, all right?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Krysař (Rat-Catcher)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: August 16, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: August 19, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: September 6, 2010 on FOX
      Finland: October 22, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: February 9, 2011 on Vox
      Slovakia: April 7, 2011 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: September 12, 2011 on Prima