Lie to Me

Season 1 Episode 11


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 29, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The group investigates a controversial case about a cop who shot an innocent teenager. Meanwhile, The Lightman Group is sued.

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  • This is for Tochimo and Amen23

    I'm a bit late to the party here, I've only just started watching the show. I Just thought that I'd say to Amen23 and Tochimo that the writers made no mistake here. If you watch the opening sequence more closely you'd realise that the guy who was being chased with the back pack and the guy that got shot were two different people. Andre, the guy who was shot was just innocently having a cigarette on the roof and was mistaken for the criminal. I thought that was pretty obvious but if you need hard proof you'll notice that the guy who was being chased had dread locks and Andre didn't .moreless
  • This is for the last reviewer - TOCHIMO - plus some more

    How dumb ARE you? seriously!!! The kid said he threw away his gun. He NEVER said he threw it away the DAY he got shot! He was ashamed to have got himself a gun in the first place. So he threw it away sometime. He never had a gun on himself the day he was being chased. That's what the episode ending clearly says. The cop Duke who shot him, THOUGHT he saw the kid pull out a gun, when in fact the kid was only pulling out his cellphone. That's why Cal figured Duke was telling the truth about the incident. Coz Duke firmly BELIEVED he saw a gun. And then they show Kuransky (the other cop) PLANT a gun near the kid and take away his phone.

    But I honestly found Kuransky's motives incredulous. Totally not believable. Whatever. The other episodes are good. This one's excusable.moreless
  • The continuation of the season 1 plot with the accompanying side stories that drive the show toward an eventual finale.

    So I have been watching this show recently and found this episode to be quite a bit worse than any of the others so far. Granted this show is highly fictitious, but in this episode "Antwon" is being made out to be the victim for being shot by a police officer. While he claims he threw the gun away, if you watch the opening sequence of events it never shows him throw away his gun. And he certainly doesn't throw it away when he tosses his backpack - 10 seconds after he throws his backpack off while running he shoots at the cops coming up the stairs. So what happened to his gun? We see a gun being planted on him after he falls, but he also brought the gun to the roof with him. Too many inconsistencies and "lets just hope that the audience doesn't actually pay attention" moments in this episode to make it "good".moreless
  • Lazy writing and directing.

    I completely agree with Tochimo on this. The kid shot at the police in the opening sequence! I knew this from the beginning, was expecting them to find it out when he woke up but that didn't happen. How can they write an episode so close to finale so badly?

    After the episode, I went back and watched - the kid did shoot at the police. So what happened to that gun?

    If nobody else has noticed this huge 'f-up' by the writers, the episode is currently available on Netflix. Watch the opening sequence.

    I'm very dissapointed, the show was going along very well. I hope this doesn't put me off of the show..

    On a side note, spicegal_myth - I don't know if you're an idiot or have attention deficit disorder that you didn't notice the shot in the opening sequence. But either way, I feel sorry for you.moreless
  • Gotta love Cal...

    LOVED the return of Karl Dupree as well as Loker's issue with the ponzie scheme decision. I loved the twist that one of the cops Cal & Gillian are investigating is actually undercover FBI. The intricacies of lies on top of lies was really neat to see unfold. The conflict between Gillian and Cal over going forward with the investigation was interesting to watch play out. Cal knows all. The twist that Cal faked the lawsuit to test Ria and get Loker to fess up was GREAT. The final scene between Gillian and Cal was very revealing, not only in regards to their relationship but how they approach their jobs as lie detectors.moreless
Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas

Karl Dupree

Guest Star

Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

Alec Foster

Guest Star

Currie Graham

Currie Graham

Eric Kuransky

Guest Star

Kristen Ariza

Kristen Ariza


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode we find that the woman Alec was meeting with was, supposedly, not a woman he was having an affair with but, rather, his sponsor in a 12-step drug program (either AA or NA). All such programs strongly discourage members from choosing sponsors of the opposite gender because of the risk of romantic or sexual complications.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Cal: I was afraid you were going to get hurt.
      Gillian: You were protecting me?
      Cal: Something like that.
      Gillian: You know... the line we talked about? You know, the line we have to draw because we see things people are hiding. Things they don't want us to know. I think we should respect the line. I think it's best for both of us.

    • Gillian: Loker isn't the only one who lied.
      Cal: Oh yeah?
      Gillian: That woman who came in yesterday, that's Alec's sponsor. He had a problem with cocaine before we were married. But he's been in recovery every since. A couple of months ago, he started using again, and he's just trying to stay clean.
      Cal How's he doing.
      Gillian: Some days are good, some... not so good.

    • Loker: Before you say anything, it was me. I blew up the deal. I went to the SEC, I lied to Foster about it. I still think it was the right thing to do, but no one else was involved. It was just me. Cal: I knew that. Loker: You did? Cal Yeah. Yeah, I've known that all along.

    • Loker: The lawsuit. That was a test? You lied to everyone in the office so you could treat me like a lab rat?
      Cal: No. No, I was testing Torres.
      Loker: Why?
      Cal 'Cause I could tell she knew what you'd done. I mean, there's no surprise there, but, you know, we have a lot of secrets here. So, I wanted to see if she could keep one under pressure.
      Loker: Are you gonna fire her for not turning me in?
      Cal: No, I'd have fired her if she had.

    • Cal: You got your head up your ass.
      Hoopes: Excuse me?
      Cal: You've got your head... up your ass.
      Hoopes: Great. Mayor brings in a guy to investigate, and he's already on your side.
      Cal (points to the mayor's assistant): No, he's got his head up his ass, too.

    • Cal: Loyalty's crucial here. But you, on the other hand, what you did is inexcusable. And involving her is selfish, disrespectful, and just plain stupid.
      Loker: I'll empty my office.
      Cal: No, you can stay. You can stay. But from now, you'll be paid what you're worth, which is nothing. You're an unpaid intern. It's that, or you can leave.

    • Dupree: (about Loker) So... he did something that could get him fired, and he told you all about it?
      Ria: He was scared.
      Dupree: He made you a part of his mess?
      Ria: He just needed to talk to somebody. I mean, isn't that what friends do? Confide in each other?
      Dupree: You know what a real friend does when he's got a secret? He keeps his mouth shut.
      Ria: So do you have secrets you're not telling me?
      Dupree: Lots of 'em. Because I am a very good friend.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Featured Music:
      "Walk Away" by Joseph Arthur

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Tajný agent (Secret Agent)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Belgium: May 11, 2009 on 2BE
      Australia: May 12, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: July 23, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: September 28, 2009 on FOX
      Finland: May 3, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: May 16, 2010 on Prima
      Germany: May 19, 2010 on Vox
      Slovakia: October 28, 2010 on JOJ
      India: October 28, 2010 on Star World

    • The scenes inside the FBI building were shot on the set of another FOX show, Bones.