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Lie to Me

Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

13 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth), an expert in how facial expressions and body language betray emotions, solves cases for law-enforcement agencies and whoever else hires him in the inaugural season of this FOX network whodunit. In the pilot, a high-school teacher is murdered and one of her students is caught running from her house; and the chairman of the House Ethics Committee is accused of patronizing a prostitute. The series is based on the real-life experiences of psychologist Paul Ekman. Kelli Williams costars as Dr. Gillian Foster.

Episode 1

Pilot

Wed, Jan 21, 2009 63 mins

Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth), an expert in how facial expressions and body language betray emotions, solves cases for law-enforcement agencies and whoever else hires him in this whodunit. In the pilot, a high-school teacher is murdered, and one of her students is caught running from her house; and the chairman of the House Ethics Committee is accused of patronizing a prostitute. Dr. Gillian Foster: Kelli Williams.

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Episode 2

Moral Waiver

Wed, Jan 28, 2009 60 mins

While Cal tries to determine the truthfulness of a female soldier's rape accusation against her sergeant, basketball fan Gillian probes a charge that an influential college alum bribed a promising inner-city prospect to attend his school.

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Episode 3

A Perfect Score

Wed, Feb 4, 2009 60 mins

The murder of a federal judge's teen daughter leads the Lightman Group to her highly competitive prep school. Meanwhile, a NASA test pilot is accused of intentionally crashing a plane.

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Episode 4

Love Always

Wed, Feb 18, 2009 60 mins

The team is assigned to protect the South Korean ambassador, a presidential candidate in his country and the object of death threats, during his son's wedding. The ambassador isn't shot but his son is, and Cal doesn't think it was the result of bad aim. Besides, everyone in the wedding party seems to have something to hide.

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Episode 5

Unchained

Wed, Mar 4, 2009 60 mins

A governor weighing a pardon for a reformed gang leader imprisoned for killing a cop hires Cal to determine if the guy has really reformed. Meanwhile, the death of a black probationary firefighter in a burning building might not have been accidental. Gillian must find out if it was murder and, if it was, who did it.

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Episode 6

Do No Harm

Wed, Mar 11, 2009 60 mins

While Lightman and Foster probe the disappearance of an 11-year-old adopted girl, Loker and Torres must determine whether a Ugandan peace activist is who she claims to be. One problem: Loker is a fan of the woman, and they become attracted to each other when they meet.

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Episode 7

The Best Policy

Wed, Mar 18, 2009 60 mins

Lightman is hired by an old friend (D.W. Moffett) to find a corporate spy at a pharmaceutical company, then gets mixed up in a conspiracy surrounding a new drug that could put thousands of lives at risk. Meanwhile, the State Department hires the team to assist with negotiations for the release of two U.S. citizens imprisoned in Yemen.

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Episode 8

Depraved Heart

Wed, Apr 1, 2009 60 mins

Cal becomes obsessed with the suicides of three young Indian-immigrant women, and Loker takes an unusual interest in the Ponzi scheme he and Foster are investigating. The scheme's operator (Daniel Benzali), who's dying of cancer, insists that he is solely responsible for it, and that all the money is gone. But Foster---and especially Loker---aren't buying either assertion.

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Episode 9

Life Is Priceless

Wed, Apr 8, 2009 60 mins

When a building under construction collapses, Cal and Gillian must determine if someone on the scene might have sabotaged it and how. The safety of workers still trapped inside could depend on it. Meanwhile, an Internet entrepreneur planning to propose to his girlfriend wants to know if she really loves him or if she's after his money.

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Episode 10

Better Half

Wed, Apr 22, 2009 60 mins

Cal's ex-wife (Jennifer Beals), an assistant U.S. attorney, hires him to get to the bottom of an arson case in which the victim accuses a childhood friend, who's now a famous TV reporter, of burning down his house. He bases the charge on the word of his 5-year-old son. Meanwhile, Foster and Torres investigate a drive-by shooting tied to a feud between rival rappers.

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Episode 11

Undercover

Wed, Apr 29, 2009 60 mins

An undercover cop chasing a drug suspect mistakenly shoots an innocent teen, and Cal is hired to determine the man's intentions. Meanwhile, Loker's lie during a recent Ponzi-scheme investigation could come back to haunt him (and Torres as well) when Cal tells them that they'll be deposed in a lawsuit over the matter; and Cal's suspicions that Foster's husband is having an affair are raised anew when he sees him again with the woman he had seen her with before.

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Episode 12

Blinded

Wed, May 6, 2009 60 mins

An FBI agent (Mekhi Phifer) enlists the Lightman Group in the hunt for a serial rapist. Cal's assignment: infiltrate a prison and befriend a convict (Daniel Sunjata) whom the suspect appears to be copycatting.

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Episode 13

Sacrifice

Wed, May 13, 2009 60 mins

Season 1 finale: Following a terrorist attack outside Washington, D.C., FBI agent Reynolds (Mekhi Phifer) enlists the Lightman Group to find the perpetrators. Then the case becomes personal for a member of the team. In addition, Cal and Zoe (Jennifer Beals) fear that their daughter could be in danger.

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