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Lightman is somewhat surprised to find a random teenage boy wander into his house and insist he confirm that the boy’s parents are lying to him when they tell him that they are his parents. Locher and Torres investigate a Black Friday stampede that resulted in the death of two people as the store seeks to reduce compensation payout by proving that they were not at fault.
Even by the standards of this season, this is a staggeringly unconvincing episode and it seems so unnecessary. Surely someone with the reputation of Lightman would get legitimate cases through normal means not through people randomly approaching him. Surely people wouldn’t tell Lightman and Foster deep personal secrets within two minutes just because he calls them on a lie or shouts at them. Surely Lightman’s abilities and research are just an indicator not the absolute be-all-and-end-all. Surely this show should be better.