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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

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (28 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Tim Guinee
As Ron Foster
Alexa Fischer
As Erica Vandeman
Brian Norris
As Marcus Holmes
D.W. Moffett
As Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan
Deidrie Henry
As A'isha Walker
J.D. Cullum
As Dr. Dembeck
Jeanie Hackett
As Diane Holmes
Jessie Lande
As Nicole Holmes
John Dugan
As P.O.W.
Lou Richards
As Robert Holmes
Marc Vann
As Jim Gunderson
Matt Elliott
As Christian Boyce
Rick Hoffman
As Peters
Sharon Brathwaite
As Sarah Coleman
Taryn O'Neill
As Heather
Tom Yi
As Morimoto
Waleed Zuaiter
As Deputy Ambassader Rafid
Wendi Kenya
As Christine

Co-Guest Stars
Kristen Ariza
As Heidi
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 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
Warning: Lie to Me season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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