Lie to Me

Season 2 Episode 2

Truth or Consequences

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Zoe has the Lightman Group look into a college athlete accused of rape. Meanwhile, Foster and Loker head to a religious compound in order to determine whether or not it is actually a cult.

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  • My least favourite episode

    I love the show, but this episode is my least favourite so far (I just discovered the series now).

    I just don`t understand the concept of statutory rape (I am not from US). How can having consentual sex with an 16 yr old be criminal offence and called rape? What if they both were 16? Both rapists?

    Otherwise, it was interesting to see Cals emotions as he was thinking of his own daughter all the time. And I loved that Gillian saved the woman with her children, though it was so scary storyline of the cult were boys have to leave and women?ldren are basically kept as prisoners.moreless
  • Continues to improve

    This show has definitely picked it up this season. The first season I mostly watched because I thought it was such a cool concept, but now the stories are getting more interesting and personal, and the writing is definitely much tighter. I thought "Truth or Consequences" was a great episode.

    The episode involves Cal and company investigating a college football player for statutory rape. Unfortunately, this type of story seems commonplace out there in the real world these days, but the added twist of this episode is that the victim is a friend of Emily. We also begin to learn a lot of new things about Emily, such as how she has a fake ID and is on birth control, a far cry from the perfect girl she has been portrayed to be. Should set up some interesting future drama.

    One particular scene I loved in this episode was when Cal and Ria go to a college party - it was one of the more accurately depicted party scenes I've seen in a TV show or movie…it actually looked real, like it's a party you could stumble upon at the nearest frat house. Loved Ria's response to when Cal asked her if she was drunk – great little character interplay.

    Also, I was pretty stoked to hear Bijou's "Bang" bumping in the background – a perfect party track for the scene…its one of those dance/party tracks that gets pumps the adrenaline without being obnoxious. You can watch the whole party scene at :
  • Getting better and better with each episode.

    I started watching this series when it began because I found the concept behind it very intriguing. It was slow to pick up pace and had a few mediocre stories during season 1.

    Season 2 changes all of this though. Even though only two episodes have aired thus far it feels really smooth. The storylines are brilliant and the writing seems to have improved over season 1.

    In this episode Cal shows more of himself, being a very protective father who has a hard time to realize his daughter is growing up to be an adult. He is confronted with a situation which is directly related to his daughter and lets his emotions get involved as the story pushes forward.

    Foster also lets her emotions get involved in a different case with an outcome which may prove to have a negative effect on the Lightman Group.

    This has been a very good episode!moreless
  • Getting better & better.

    I love this episode, considering this is just the second episode, best of the season by far. I love how they involve the daughter with the fake ID and the birth control pills. It keeps you guessing till the very end. Like even in the last 1 minute of the episode, something big can happen like the father shooting the lawyer. I loved the new religion storyline. And how Gillian did something bad for once. It was good for the family. The religion creeped me out though. Anyways, I like how Torres pretended to be a college student to get answers. Hilarious. Really amazing episode & show.moreless
  • Terrible consequences

    I think Cal had to deal with one of the most terrible cases in his life: having his daughter in danger of one day becoming a victim like the one on the case he was working on.

    I understand his fear and his anger, but I wonder what would've happened had he not be a little blinded by the fact that it could've been his daughter the girl on the tape. I can't believe how some parents don't know the kind of children they have and act on whatever they tell them. Of course I know that as a parent you have to support your children, but you also have to know that sometimes they have to be responsible for their consequences.

    I like how Gillian helped that poor woman and I'm sure her maternal instinct had a lot to do with it.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Loker: Do you really believe that there's a man in the clouds who will solve your problems if you make a wish to him?
      Gillian: So being a scientist means I can't believe in God?
      Loker: Well, last I checked, talking to invisible people is usually diagnosed as schizophrenia.

    • Ria: Maybe you should let me talk to him.
      Cal: Maybe you should remember whose name is on the door.
      Zoe: She might be right.
      Cal: Oh, says the woman who's bringing up personal gripes from law school.

    • Loker: We're not here to judge, remember?
      Gillian: How can I not judge someone who creates their own harem, and tosses out the competition when they hit puberty?
      Loker: Judge him? How can I copy him?

    • (Cal is checking Emily's drawer)
      Emily: That's such a violation.
      Cal: Yeah? Well, your mom's a lawyer. Sue me.

    • Emily: You just read me. You swore you would never do that and you just did.

    • Gillian: Why did you do that?
      Loker: You gotta have faith in something and I'm putting mine in you.
      Gillian: Thank you.

    • Cal: I hope for your sake these are just Tic-Tacs.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Co přinese pravda (What Will Bring the Truth)

    • Featured Music:
      1. Bang! by Bijou
      The 1st song at the party that Cal & Torres go to to find out who made the video. (not the party at the beg. of the episode).
      2. Kingdoms of Rain by Mark Lanegan
      Scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) The girl's dad goes to the D.A.'s house. He tells the D.A. that someone has to pay and then he shoots him. The team watches the aftermath of the shooting as the scene is processed and the father is arrested. The team observes that he is at peace. Cal goes home and talks to his daughter. She is upset about Susan and how everything got so messed up. He tells her that you can't predict consequences and that when it comes to her, the unknown is what scares him the most. He gives her back her birth control pills and they hug. They say they love each other and as he walks out, he tells her to be good.
      3. "Hands Up" by Lloyd Banks

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 13, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: October 15, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      South Africa: January 15, 2010 on M-Net/M-Net HD
      Latin America: February 15, 2010 on FOX
      Finland: June 21, 2010 on MTV3
      Germany: September 15, 2010 on Vox
      India: November 4, 2010 on Star World
      Slovakia: November 25, 2010 on JOJ
      Norway: December 13, 2010 on TV2
      Czech Republic: May 16, 2011 on Prima