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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 KincaidAndre Kincaid
As Eric Mitchell
Antonio FargasAntonio Fargas
As Mr. Mitchell
Brad BeyerBrad Beyer
As Lieutenant Tom Clayton
Brett RiceBrett Rice
As Chief Jack Morrow
Carlos LacamaraCarlos Lacamara
As Inspector Mike Adams
Christie Ann BursonChristie Ann Burson
As Kerry Morrow
Deirdre LovejoyDeirdre Lovejoy
As Holly Sando
Luis MoncadaLuis Moncada
As Inmate
Mamo YashimaMamo Yashima
As Parole Board Member
Matt BushellMatt Bushell
As David Caddick
Michael BofsheverMichael Bofshever
As Gov. Matt Goldin
Paul CalderonPaul Calderon
As Manny Trillo
Ross ThomasRoss Thomas
As Doug Donovan
Troy WinbushTroy Winbush
As Wallace

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 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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