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Lie to Me: Secret Santa

Christmas Time and everyone is in the Christmas spirit with a Secret Santa drawing. That is until Lightman gets news that he is going to have to go to Afghanistan where 2 Marines are kidnapped and to interograte a captured prisoner who claims to be Franco Vincent an American. Lightman doesn't tell Emily and leaves for Afghanistan. A lot of secrets are revealed about Franco's past and motivations. The team is watching via satellite to assist Lightman. After all of it, Lightman uncovers the truth and tries to make the best of a bad situation.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Monday November 23rd, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 26, 2009
NL (RTL 5) Jan 02, 2011

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (22 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
April GraceApril Grace
As Mrs. Lennox
Homie DoroodianHomie Doroodian
As Mohammed
Jason GedrickJason Gedrick
As John Parks
Mark RolstonMark Rolston
As Ed Kominsky
Michael GoorjianMichael Goorjian
As Franco James Vincent / Special Agent Welsh
Myra TurleyMyra Turley
As Mrs. Perriman

Co-Guest Stars
Carter JenkinsCarter Jenkins
As Rick Massey
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 episode opens in the middle of a desert in Kabul, Afghanistan and there is a group making weapons of some sort. Posing as a thirsty “friend”, US. Forces sneak in. They find an American in the group that knows what they are looking for. Back in the Lightman Group, it is Christmas time and Emily brings in a big Christmas tree. She also brings Rick Massey, who is a “friend” of Emily’s. Lightman tries to hang around and make small talk but Emily tells him to leave. Deputy Assistant to the President Lennox needs their help with a top secret task that involves 2 marines that have gone missing in Afghanistan. She tells that the U.S. Forces found a man, Franco Vincent, who claims to know where the Marines are being held. The broadcast that Lightman takes a crack at is distorted and hard to read. He has a feeling that he is going to have to be sent to Afghanistan to get a proper read on Franco he is right. ..

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Episode Notes
Rating: 7.27 million (2.7/7)

Episode Quotes
It's not an exact science. If it was, you'd have Bin Laden by now - Cal Lightman

Warning: Lie to Me season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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