Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 19

Pied Piper

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions