Lie to Me: Season 2 (2009 - 2010)

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Season 2
Lie to Me

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Air date: Sep 28, 2009

Season 2 premiere: A woman with multiple personalities (Erika Christensen) could be either a witness to a murder---or the killer. Meanwhile, the government hires the Lightman Group to question a possible Supreme Court nominee.

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Air date: Oct 5, 2009

Zoe (Jennifer Beals) enlists the Lightman Group to probe a college-football star accused of statutory rape; Foster and Loker visit a religious compound to determine if it's a dangerous cult.

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Air date: Oct 12, 2009

While vacationing in Mexico, Cal and Emily get involved in the case of a missing American woman. Back in D.C., Foster and Cal's rival, Jack Rader (Marc Blucas), investigates tainted blood in area hospitals.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2009

A man (Garret Dillahunt) is determined to prove that he didn't murder his wife, and his effort to do so puts the Lightman Group in danger.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2009

An old friend of Cal's (Lennie James) attempts to pull him into a criminal conspiracy. Meanwhile, the Lightman Group probes a high-school student's murderous threats.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2009

Cal and Gillian probe the murder of a witness in a government case and discover that Agent Reynolds (Mekhi Phifer), the star witness in the case, is hiding something in his past.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2009

A troubled teen who believes he was abducted as a baby wants to learn about his past. Meanwhile, Loker investigates a deadly stampede at a megastore the day after Thanksgiving.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2009

Cal spends the holidays in Afghanistan, where he relies solely on an American expatriate to help a mission to find a pair of missing Marines.

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Air date: Nov 30, 2009

Cal, Foster and Reynolds go all in to find a missing finalist from the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, where Cal must determine if the other players are being straight with him about the disappearance. Meanwhile, an analysis of Loker's latest relationship allows him and Torres to get better acquainted in the process.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2009

A protesting farmer parks his explosives-packed tractor near the U.S. Treasury building. Meanwhile, Loker plays babysitter to third-graders stuck in the Lightman Group offices.

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Human lie-detector machine Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) is back for Season 2. Mekhi Phifer (FBI agent Ben Reynolds) and Hayley MacFarland (Cal's daughter, Emily) join the cast of regulars, and "The Shield" creator, Shawn Ryan, is the new showrunner. Jennifer Beals guest stars in the season premiere episode "The Core of It" as Cal's ex-wife, Zoe Landau. Meanwhile, a woman with multiple personalities (Erika Christensen) says she saw a murder. Whodunit? Maybe one of her personalities. Also: Max Greenfield ("New Girl") and Melissa George ("Alias" and "In Treatment) guest star in the mid season episode "The Whole Truth."

Critic Reviews for Lie to Me Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The second season...has fluctuated wildly in quality since the day it hit the air, a fact that was underlined when the great Shawn Ryan...came on-board and seemed to find the program's personality, only to leave it and watch it drift again.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

"The Core Of It" doesn't reinvent the Lie To Me wheel so much as it tightens and strengthens the spokes.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Though the writers still drop far too many hints and come up with some ridiculously contrived confrontations, they at least keep us guessing, and that's a good thing.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

We've seen some amazingly written episodes this summer. Conversely, we've also suffered through some rushed and fractured episodes. I'd classify [season finale] "Black and White" as a mixture of both.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A refreshing start to the season is always a good sign of things.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Roth is riveting. He plays Lightman with a combination of inscrutable intensity and loose-limbed nonchalance that elevates the entire show, even when the plots are a bit predictable or the story arcs uneven.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The premise still intrigues me, and the writing has toned down the "explain as we go" moments, which got mighty annoying in the previous season.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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