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Lie to Me: Unchained

Ria and Cal question a former gangster. Meanwhile, Eli and Gillian investigate when a firefighter is killed on the job.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Wednesday March 04th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jun 11, 2009
Poland Oct 22, 2009
NL (RTL 5) Dec 04, 2009

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (34 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Andre Kincaid
As Eric Mitchell
Antonio Fargas
As Mr. Mitchell
Brad Beyer
As Lieutenant Tom Clayton
Brett Rice
As Chief Jack Morrow
Carlos Lacamara
As Inspector Mike Adams
Christie Ann Burson
As Kerry Morrow
Deirdre Lovejoy
As Holly Sando
Luis Moncada
As Inmate
Mamo Yashima
As Parole Board Member
Matt Bushell
As David Caddick
Michael Bofshever
As Gov. Matt Goldin
Paul Calderon
As Manny Trillo
Ross Thomas
As Doug Donovan
Troy Winbush
As Wallace

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 Lightman and Torres arriving at a prison in Virginia. Former Latino Gang Member, Manny Trillo has written a book and is up for a Nobel Peace Prize and parole. However, he is stabbed by another convict. He survives the attack and tells that it is the second attack on him since he said that he has reformed. Lightman and Torres are there to make sure that the “reformation” is true and not a lie. Meanwhile, Foster and Loker investigate the death of an African-American fireman named Eric Mitchell. He died fighting a fire that supposedly killed him before the blaze was even set. Eric’s grandfather tells them that there is something going on and wants to know if his son’s death was an accident or if it was murder. Eric’s grandfather is a retired fireman too and would like to know the truth no matter what. ..

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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 5 guide may contain spoilers
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