Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 10

Tractor Man

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

An unhappy farmer threatens the U.S. Treasury Department building by parking his tractor full of explosives nearby. He is claiming to speak to the president for losing his three generation's farm. Lightman has to figure out whether the threat is real or not. Meanwhile, Loker has to bear down with a group of third graders in a field trip stuck in the Lightman Group offices, due to the possible bomb threat nearby.

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  • Interesting story

    of the farmer being the pawn and actually not knowing if he has the bomb or not.

    Loved that storyline, could have done without kids being stuck there, that was boring. Cant wait to learn more about Gillian though! Kelli Williams is one of my favourite actors, I wanna see more of her!!!
  • What a great episode! I loved it!

    This was perhaps my favorites episode of 'Lie To Me' ever, and i f not, it comes pretty close!

    The storyline to this one was impeccable. I was surprised that it became so serious, and I did not see any of the events coming!

    Loker was also very great with the children, and his song with the teacher was definitely a standout moment in this episode! Lovely to see!

    With the case, it was quite unpredicatable, and very fun to watch. I think it is one of the best ones that they have come up with, and I can't wait to see some more!

    Overall, definitely an episode that I would highly recommend, and I can't wait to see some new ones! Keep it up, guys!moreless
  • A must see for Lie To Me fans and their children to really get the real essence of what they don't want to do in life. With all the video games parents let their kids watch, there is only one bullet in a bad guy's forehead, with no splatter. No Biggie!moreless

    As a Lie To Me junkie, this episode is one of my favorites so far. I am definitely going to let my 10 year old son watch it and memorize the sing-a-long for campfire season. Great job to all involved!

    As well as grasping the struggle and frustration our indebted farmers are experiencing while losing their land that they've fed us from for generations, the writers have encompassed everything anybody walks down the video store isle or goes to a movie theatre for...Action, Comedy, Drama, Family (giving the kids an amazing lesson), 'Romance' (attaboy Will!), and Sci-fi in the Psychological category. Oops...I forgot Horror. Well then, it's a Horror if you don't watch it!!!moreless
  • A classic! What the series is all about!

    The Lightman Group is the only entity interested in saving the life of a guy that everyone thinks is a terrorist. Turns out he was a pawn, playing a bluffed hand only because his family was being held hostage. They save the life of the presumed terrorist, all the while teaching kids to not lie, saving the presumed terrorists family, and tracking down the real terrorists. We also get to see The Lightman Group argue with the establishment about what should be done. We are drawn to hope that there is a group like this in Washington. So, here's to that hope!moreless
  • A very good episode.

    A good episode showing what lightman and his group can do and putting focus on the extremley important issue of how hard the farmers of the world have beeen hit by the Global Financel Crisis yet have recieved little to know help in working through it.

    The lie detection was good and intresting as always although a felt the episode lacked a certain speed or intensity which would of made the audience feel more in touch with the pace.

    I loved the scene with cal and the real bomber in which we saw he was willing to side step his real motives for (forgive me for saying this) the greater good.

    On a lighter note the scenes with Locker and the third graders were good and provide nice relief to the episode.

    An over all good finish to the year.moreless
Miguel Ferrer

Miguel Ferrer

FBI ASAC Bill Steele

Guest Star

Sean Bridgers

Sean Bridgers

Harold Clark

Guest Star

Jennifer Irwin

Jennifer Irwin

Mary Clark

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Fearing a huge explosion, FBI agent Reynolds directs that the visiting school children have to remain in Lightman's building and away from exterior windows. He also states that more people are killed from flying glass than by the actual explosion.

      The children are then put in the conference room which is surrounded by glass walls from ceiling to floor and each kid is seated within a foot or two of the glass. It isn't just the explosion that breaks glass; it is the shock wave and tremors that will shatter interior as well as exterior glass.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Steele: All right, we're good to go. Now you've got some semblance of a rapport with Harold. Keep him distracted while the snipers move in, okay?
      Lightman: Oh, that's nice. Remind me to renegotiate my contract with you.

    • Loker: Okay. Who knows the words to "Puff the magic dragon"?
      Boy: My mom said that song's about illegal drugs.
      Loker: I don't think that's ever been definitively proven.

    • (Lightman is talking to a group of students)
      Lightman: So, since you dragged me from my work, who can tell me what a lie is?
      Girl: When my mom tells my dad he's not getting a big belly?
      Lightman: Yeah. Right.

    • Agent Reynolds: Remind me what this guy looks like again?
      Steele: Let's get that out to all the units.
      Lightman: Yeah, but he's not gonna look like that, is he? I mean he's probably gonna be disguised or something. You need to look for the posture and the gaze of a... terrorist.(pause.) Why am I telling you this?
      Agent Reynolds: Why don't you just come with me?

    • Cal: Look, you asked me to make the call, right? Well, now, I'm making it. There is no bomb in that trailer.
      Steele: If you're wrong, it's your ass.
      Cal: Well, if I'm wrong, in 5 minutes, I won't have an ass, will I?
      Steele: Are you telling me you're 100% sure?
      Cal: Yes. But... I'd clear the area, you know, just in case I'm wrong.

    • Cal:(Telling the third graders that are visiting the office) Lying lands you right here smack dab in front of me, when it comes to lying I'm your man.

  • NOTES (5)