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Lie to Me: Moral Waiver

Cal works on the claim that a sergeant raped a female soldier, while basketball fan Gillian investigates a case in which a college alum used bribery to get him to sign on with the school.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 1APW01
Airdate: Wednesday January 28th, 2009

Director: Adam Davidson
Writer: Josh Singer

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) May 21, 2009
Poland Oct 01, 2009
NL (RTL 5) Nov 13, 2009

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (42 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alicia Lagano
As Sheila Lake
Amy Rosoff
As Private Rebecca Metz
David Anders
As Staff Sgt. Russell Scott
Mario Cortez
As Army Polygrapher
Rob Brownstein (2)
As Secretary Adam Miller
Scott Alan Smith
As Jeremy Levine
Theodore Perkins
As Earl White
Vincent Corazza
As Deputy Whitmore
Virginia Louise Smith
As Platoon Mate #2

Co-Guest Stars
Kristen Ariza
As Heidi
Bob Bledsoe
As Truck Guy
Byrne Offutt
As DHS Deputy
Derek Hoxby
As Rosiello
Emerson Brooks
As Sgt. Scott's Lawyer
Lydia Castro
As Platoon Mate #3
Nicole Pettis
As Platoon Mate #1
Rachelle Leah
As Ms. Cooper
Rance Howard
As Joe Metz
Scott Atkinson
As Howard Taft
Sean Bunch
As Firing Range Lt.
Van Epperson
As Polygrapher
Main Cast
Tim Roth
As Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli Williams
As Dr. Gillian Foster
Monica Raymund
As Ria Torres
Brendan Hines
As Eli Loker


The episode begins with Lightman opening a box. Loker tells that the office of Homeland Security is there are they are testing out the new handheld lie detector test. Lightman pulls out an egg and takes it in the room where Tom Whitmore and Secretary Adam Miller are with Foster viewing the new handheld lie detector in action. Lightman gives him an egg. It is what the West Africans used it and tells that it is a flawed system the same as the new lie detector. A sexy Torres enters the interviewing room and the man looses focus and fails the polygraph. Foster tells that his new gadget is false. Whitmore makes the egg break and Lightman tells that he would have been found guilty. Miller is upset with Whitmore and asks how much money was spent. Whitmore tells that it is alright but Lightman picks up that he is lying. They show a video of Nixon taking a step back to show that he is lying...

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Episode Quotes
Ria: You drugged her so she could lie?
Cal: Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.

Cal: You been to the bathroom today?
Fast Food Guy: Uh, no. (he touches his ear)
Cal: Oh, great. Anyone else want a side of feces?

Cal: What do you see?
Gillian: I see a skeptical, emotionally distant scientist obsessing over facial twitches.

Tom: What the hell is this?
Cal: It's a lie detector. West Africans used them first. When you're on trial, you held the egg in your hands and if it broke, it's a sign of anxiety and you were found guilty.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSamuel Baum
Executive ProducerBrian Grazer  |  David Nevins  |  Samuel Baum  |  Steven Maeda
Co-Executive ProducerDustin Thomason  |  Adam Davidson
Supervising ProducerJosh Singer
ProducerJeffrey Downer
Consulting ProducerDavid Hemingson  |  Tom Szentgyorgyi
Warning: Lie to Me season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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