Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 14

React to Contact

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 28, 2010 on FOX
out of 10
User Rating
191 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

The Lightman group uses all kinds of methods to save an Iraq war veteran and his family. While doing so Lightman must face troubling truths from his own past.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • another point of view to the war.

    It is good to see again Enver Gjokaj from Dollhouse and Alona Tal from Supernatural. Last year, we watched a lot of episodes about Iraq War. It is important to remember the loved ones who died while serving their country.

    There is a sergeant who has a mental issues. The story is not unique. The old same story that we can predict, something happened in war, one soldier comes back home and doesn't remember what happened there. And our team tries to make him remember. After last week's episode, there is more scenes and dialogues between Cal and Gillian. I love their on-screen chemistry and arguments. But the most funniest moment is the one that Emily gives to Cal a cactus. This made me laugh a lot. What a great moment.moreless
  • Absolute bollocks and American crap that should not be used for anything except wiping behinds.

    So let me get this straight; a mind of a hardened soldier could not stand the thought of his captain ordering an air strike so he went bonkers? Right.

    OK, let's say for the sake of argument that can pass the litmus test.

    Now, let's go a bit back: the same soldier failed to shoot at the enemy and as a direct consequence a friendly soldier was killed by friendly fire.

    This is where rage boils. Rage at all damn Die Hards and American movie supermen and wrong decisions which are crap for anything but the silver screen and the psyche.

    In a fire zone WHAT DIFFERENCE does it make if the one shooting at you is 10, 20 or 80? Shooting the kid would have meant the entire torching, lost eye and lost life of the other soldier would (probably) not have happened. Not to mention that if friendly fire is not a crime, the captain would hardly have made such an overstated decision.

    I get the same feeling when Bruce "McCain" Willis choses to "do the right thing" in a million to one odds and succeeds every time, obviously.

    I am amazed that still, after all this time, American television is trying to put a white picket fence and "we don't do some things" when everything in this situation dictated otherwise.

    Utter rubbish reminding me, at best, of romanticizing the expansion of the wild west with "how we feel it should be" but in reality - not even close.

    Good to see Gjokaj back - he is a marvelous young actor, and he gets a three. The episode itself gets a zero. Stop while you're behind with these kinds of TV decisions.moreless
  • Very interesting episode, where Lightman deals with an Iraqi war veteran who may be suffering from PTSD.

    This episode was one with an extremely interesting storyline. The whole episode was very interesting, and I thought it was very well written, and quite good.

    One criticism I have is that it didn't seem to be very unique, just seemed like every other episode of this show. It diedn't stand on out, in my opinion.

    Although it wasn't exceptional, I do have to say that the episode was still very interesting. I loved the case that they worked on, and I thought the ending to the episode was great. Really enjoyed the resolution adn the case finally being solved.

    Would highyl recommend this episode, and I can't wait to see more great episodes! Not the best episode of this show, but it does come close! :)moreless
Enver Gjokaj

Enver Gjokaj

Sgt. Jeff Turley

Guest Star

Alona Tal

Alona Tal

Becky Turley

Guest Star

Michael Irby

Michael Irby

Sgt. Ronnie Bacca

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Cal: It sounds a lot like PTSD.
      Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in physical trauma or psychological trauma.

    • Cal: Shepherd's pie.

      Shepherd's pie, synonymously known as Cottage pie refers to an English meat pie made with beef mince and with a crust made from mashed potato. A variation on this dish using lamb mince is known as shepherd's pie. Unlike standard pies, cottage or shepherd's pie does not include a bottom pastry crust.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Ria: (about Cpt. Renshaw) That's the kind of guy I'd follow into war.
      Gillian: That's because he was flirting with you the entire time.

    • Sgt. Turley: Listen, I-I know, I know what you're thinking.
      Cal: No, you don't.
      Sgt. Turley: I don't have PTSD.
      Cal: (sarcastically) Oh, excuse me, where did you do your post doctorate work?

    • Cal: (about Jeff) I have to agree. He's completely unstable.
      Gillian: Lightman has that effect on people.
      Cal: Try being her.

    • Cal: Gillian. Be the kid. Go on. Heels off, make yourself shorter. You know, shouldn't be too difficult.

    • Cal: And that's the official version.
      Ria: What do you think, there's more than one version?
      Cal: There's always more than one version.

    • Cal: What are you doing here?
      Emily: Nothing. I, uh, I got you a cactus.
      Cal: Why?
      Emily: Why not?
      Cal: What have you done?
      Emily: I haven't done anything. I just... It-it reminded me of you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Zapomenutá válka (Forgotten War)

    • Eric L. Haney and Michael Irby worked together on The Unit from 2006 to 2009.

    • Mekhi Phifer is credited but didn't appear on this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: June 28, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: July 1, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: July 14, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: August 2, 2010 on FOX
      Finland: September 17, 2010 on MTV3
      India: November 22, 2010 on Star World
      Germany: December 15, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: March 3, 2011 on JOJ
      Norway: March 7, 2011 on TV2
      Czech Republic: August 8, 2011 on Prima