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Lie to Me: The Best Policy

Lightman's oldest friend, asks him to find the researcher that leaked a formula to fight diabetes. Foster and Loker helps the DOD in negotiations with the Sudanese authorities to get two Americans back who have been arrested for possession and are on the brink of being sentenced to death. Eli and Gillian realize that the DOD wants the woman more than her brother. There is only one explanation: she's a spy.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Wednesday March 18th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jun 25, 2009
Poland Nov 05, 2009
NL (RTL 5) Dec 18, 2009

Guest Stars
Tim GuineeTim Guinee
As Ron Foster
Alexa FischerAlexa Fischer
As Erica Vandeman
Brian NorrisBrian Norris
As Marcus Holmes
D.W. MoffettD.W. Moffett
As Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan
Deidrie HenryDeidrie Henry
As A'isha Walker
J.D. CullumJ.D. Cullum
As Dr. Dembeck
Jeanie HackettJeanie Hackett
As Diane Holmes
Jessie LandeJessie Lande
As Nicole Holmes
John DuganJohn Dugan
As P.O.W.
Lou RichardsLou Richards
As Robert Holmes
Marc VannMarc Vann
As Jim Gunderson
Matt ElliottMatt Elliott
As Christian Boyce
Rick HoffmanRick Hoffman
As Peters
Sharon BrathwaiteSharon Brathwaite
As Sarah Coleman
Taryn OTaryn O'Neill
As Heather
Tom YiTom Yi
As Morimoto
Waleed ZuaiterWaleed Zuaiter
As Deputy Ambassader Rafid
Wendi KenyaWendi Kenya
As Christine

Co-Guest Stars
Kristen ArizaKristen Ariza
As Heidi
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


The scene opens with a woman driving a Jeep. Her name is Nicole Bradin and she has her brother, Marcus, with her who has a bag full of hashish. Suddenly Yemen soldiers drive near them and block their path. They tell the couple to get out of the car and they search the car. They find the drugs inside and arrest the two Americans. Later, Foster and Loker meet with U.S. State official Peters. He shows them along with the parents of Nicole and Marcus, the tape that they have from the soldiers. Peters says that he called the Lightman Group into it to see which of the soldiers is serious so that they can get them released. Lightman and Torres are elsewhere visiting Lightman’s old friend, Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan. He now works as consultant for a company called Ribocore. He says that someone stole the formula for the new insulin pill, Priox. It is a knockoff version. He says that the major side effects are that it is causing strokes. ..

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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
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