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Lie to Me: Better Half

Cal is hired by his ex-wife, an assistant district attorney, to investigate an arson case which a childhood friend, now a famous TV reporter, has been accused as the suspect. His word is based on that of his 5-year old son. Meanwhile, Foster and Torres investigate a drive-by-shooting involving rival rappers.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: LTM-111
Airdate: Wednesday April 22nd, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jul 16, 2009
Poland Nov 26, 2009
NL (RTL 5) Jan 15, 2010

Guest Stars
Jennifer BealsJennifer Beals
As Zoe Landau
Kristen ArizaKristen Ariza
As Heidi
Adam DonshikAdam Donshik
As Aaron Craig
Al DamjiAl Damji
As Agent Cooper
Annalise BassoAnnalise Basso
As Maggie Ambrose
David HarbourDavid Harbour
As Frank Ambrose
Erik RondellErik Rondell
As Firefighter
Griffin ClevelandGriffin Cleveland
As AJ Ambrose
James MacDonald (1)James MacDonald (1)
As Detective Riley
Karis CampbellKaris Campbell
As Sarah Garcia
Kurt CaceresKurt Caceres
As Jack Garcia
Mireille EnosMireille Enos
As Cheryl Ambrose
Omari HardwickOmari Hardwick
As Benny "B" Davis
Shauna StoddartShauna Stoddart
As Laurel Craig
Main Cast
Tim RothTim Roth
As Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli WilliamsKelli Williams
As Dr. Gillian Foster
Monica RaymundMonica Raymund
As Ria Torres
Brendan HinesBrendan Hines
As Eli Loker
Hayley McFarlandHayley McFarland
As Emily Lightman


The scene opens with a house on fire. Frank Ambrose, the owner of the house, screams that his mother-in-law and daughter are inside. When a firefighter pulls the little girl out of the house, there is a big explosion. Meanwhile, Lightman finds his ex-wife, Zoe, at his desk. She is messing around with Lightman’s tribal mask and asks for help with the case about the house fire. Later, Frank and his family wait over their daughter, Maggie. Frank tells that he didn’t start the fire and says that Jack Garcia, a TV reporter, who ran out of the cellar was the one who started the blaze. However, the person who saw Garcia run out, is Frank’s son, A.J. Lightman listens to A.J.’s account of what happened and asks if he knows about the “Boy Who Cried Wolf”. He says that he does and Lightman tells Foster that he wants her to evaluate A.J...

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