The world’s leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his skills also make it easier for him to deceive others.
Season 1 – Episode 12
A copycat rapist has just abducted another woman. FBI Special Agent Ben Reynolds sends Cal undercover to obtain any information he can from Andrew Jenkins, the serial rapist the copycat is emulating. The team races against the clock to uncover the copycat’s identity and figure out where he’s taken his victim.
The episode was rated from 484 votes.
#2 – Pilot
Season 1 – Episode 1
Cal and Gillian recruit Ria Torres, a young woman with a natural ability to read people. The DA wants Cal and Gillian to interview a teen, charged with murdering his teacher, before deciding whether to try him as an adult. Meanwhile, Gillian and Ria investigate the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee following rumors that he is paying for sex.
The episode was rated from 888 votes.
#3 – Killer App
Season 3 – Episode 13
Series finale Cal takes a wicked pleasure in wiping the arrogant smirk off the face of a computer entrepreneur who Cal believes murdered one of his partners and framed his other partner in order to gain full ownership of a successful social networking site the three created together.
The episode was rated from 400 votes.
#4 – Beat the Devil
Season 2 – Episode 11
While giving a talk to some college students, Cal matches wits with a dangerous sociopath who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Meanwhile, Eli and Ria get the run-around from the government when they look into a UFO sighting.
The episode was rated from 434 votes.
#5 – The Whole Truth
Season 2 – Episode 13
Cal is hired by the DA to be an expert witness at the trial of a beautiful, young woman charged with murdering her high-powered, and much older, billionaire husband… and Zoe is representing her. Meanwhile,Ria lets Eli in on a little secret.
The episode was rated from 402 votes.
#6 – Darkness and Light
Season 2 – Episode 21
A distraught father comes to Cal for help finding his 18 year old daughter who disappeared and then turned up in a porn movie. Meanwhile, Cal pits Eli and Ria against each other as they vie for the same promotion.
The episode was rated from 388 votes.
#7 – Tractor Man
Season 2 – Episode 10
A farmer, angry about being foreclosed on, protests by parking his tractor, packed with explosives, right in front of the US Treasury building. Meanwhile, a group of third-graders are brought in by their teacher to find out who stole the class turtle.
The episode was rated from 431 votes.
#8 – Grievous Bodily Harm
Season 2 – Episode 5
When Cal’s old pal, Terry Marsh, comes to town, he brings plenty of trouble with him. Meanwhile, the rest of the team meets with some students from a prep school to determine if any of them are responsible for a threatening tape that was sent to the headmaster.
The episode was rated from 448 votes.
#9 – Pied Piper
Season 2 – Episode 19
Cal and Zoe attend the execution of a man they helped put on death row. Moments before dying, the murderer claims to be innocent… and Cal believes him. Racked with guilt that he might have sent an innocent man to his death, Cal defies orders from the FBI to stay out of it and goes in search of answers.
The episode was rated from 399 votes.
#10 – Unchained
Season 1 – Episode 5
Before pardoning a notorious gang leader, who has been nominated for a Nobel Prize for his anti-gang work while in prison, the Governor wants Cal and Ria to assess whether he has really changed. Meanwhile, Gillian and Eli investigate after an autopsy reveals a firefighter who supposedly died in a fire, was already dead.
The episode was rated from 548 votes.