Lie To Me 1.09 Life Is Priceless (2009, TV) – 6/10 review

Tim Roth: Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli Williams: Dr. Gillian Foster
Brendan Hines: Eli Loker
Monica Raymund: Ria Torres
Writer (Creator): Samuel Baum
Shea Whigham:
Fredric Lehne:
Lauren Bowles:
Cheryl White:
Richard Brooks:
Co-Executive Producer: Dustin Thomason
Writer: Dustin Thomason
Director: Clark Johnson

Lie To Me 1.09 Life Is Priceless (2009)

Lightman and Dr. Foster assist a FEMA rescue attempt to try and clear up the truth as to the locations of three missing men. Loker and Torres get an offer they can’t refuse from a billionaire businessman who wants to know if his fiancée knew about his wealth before she met him.

6/10

Two consulting producers that appeared last week, disappear this week and the opening credits return (Brand New Day by Ryan Star). Odd. While the Lightman / Foster side of the episode is pretty unconvincing this time (they seem horribly out of place), series’ morals are explicitly stated toward the end which reminds us of how unusually positive Lie To Me is: lies are found out, lies beget harder lies, lies cause damage. It is extremely unusual for Western television shows to evangelise such commendable traits. American shows, in particular, tend to advocate selfishness and power, particularly in the context of treating comparable bodies with disdain (for example, the CSI treat police as stupid or doctors will treat police as stupid or old women will treat police as stupid).

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