The BEST Episodes of Lie to Me
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2021
A cynical researcher who's made a profession of interpreting facial expressions and body language to determine whether someone is telling the truth heads up a consulting firm that includes a perceptive, optimistic female clinical psychologist on whom he harbors a secret crush, a former TSA screener who can spot smugglers and a young man unable to tell a lie. Together, they help solve mysteries for the police and the FBI as well as their private clients.
#1 - Killer App
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 31, 2011
One of Foster's former patients turns up dead shortly after expressing concern that she is being squeezed out by a business partner.
#2 - Beat the Devil
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 7, 2010
A psychopathic, albeit charismatic, graduate student tests Lightman's ability to unmask lies when everyone falls for his charms.
#3 - Teacher and Pupils
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 12, 2010
Lightman only has the eyes of a paralyzed man to aid him in solving an urban shooting.
#4 - Sweet Sixteen
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 14, 2010
Lightman has to grieve and investigate his own past simultaneously after one of his collaborators in the military is killed.
#5 - Blinded
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 6, 2009
Ben Reynolds, an FBI agent who's been pursuing a serial rapist terrorizing the Washington area, partners with The Lightman Group for its toughest case yet. Lightman infiltrates a prison to befriend Andrew Jenkins, a convicted criminal and a pathological liar who the serial rapist may be copycatting. Meanwhile, Torres and Loker search Jenkins' fan mail, and Foster questions one of the rapist's recent victims.
#6 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 21, 2009
The son of Jehovah's Witnesses is accused of killing his teacher after being caught leaving the scene of the crime. Meanwhile, the team is hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate a case where the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee is suspected of paying for sex.
#7 - Darkness and Light
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 30, 2010
Exposed flesh and hidden lies surround Lightman and his team as they track a missing woman through the adult film industry.
#8 - Pied Piper
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 16, 2010
Lightman examines the steps he used to help convict a recently-executed convict.
#9 - Funhouse
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 10, 2011
Discerning what bedevils a mental patient leads Lightman to confront his own personal demons.
#10 - Fold Equity
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2009
Lightman, Foster and Reynolds travel to Las Vegas to help locate a missing finalist in the World Series of Poker. Lightman uses his skills to read the other competitors' faces to figure out which one knows about the disappearance. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres analyze Loker's new relationship, and as a result, get closer to each other.
#11 - The Best Policy
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 18, 2009
When Lightman is hired to find a corporate spy at a pharmaceutical company, he discovers a high-level conspiracy surrounding a new drug that could put thousands of lives at risk. The team is also hired by the State Department to assist with negotiations for the release of two Americans imprisoned in Yemen.
#12 - Do No Harm
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 11, 2009
Lightman and Foster investigate the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl who may have been murdered. Meanwhile, Loker and Torres must determine whether a famous peace activist is who she claims to be and if her bestselling memoir is true, but Loker's attraction to the socially conscious woman may be clouding his assessment of her.
#13 - Grievous Bodily Harm
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2009
A face from Lightman's past pulls him into a dangerous criminal conspiracy, testing his friendship and loyalty. Meanwhile, The Lightman Group investigates a high school student's homicidal threats.
#14 - Tractor Man
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2009
During a political protest in Washington, D.C., a disgruntled farmer parks his explosives-packed tractor near the Treasury Department building, forcing Lightman and his team to make some crucial life-or-death decisions. Meanwhile, a third-grade field trip gets stuck in the Lightman Group offices and Loker has to play babysitter.
#15 - The Whole Truth
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 21, 2010
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.
#16 - Truth or Consequences
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2009
Zoe enlists the Lightman Group to investigate a star college football player accused of statutory rape. Meanwhile, Foster and Loker travel to a religious compound to find out whether it is actually a nefarious cult.
#17 - Black and White
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 13, 2010
Lightman tries to uncover the truth behind the murder of a crusading reporter.
#18 - Black Friday
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2009
A troubled teenager believes he was abducted as a baby and turns to the Lightman Group to help him uncover the secrets of his past. Meanwhile, Loker investigates the origin of a deadly stampede that occurred at a megastore the day after Thanksgiving.
#19 - Delinquent
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 19, 2010
Torres and her family reach back to the bad old days after a prison incident involving her sister.
#20 - Secret Santa
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 23, 2009
During the holiday season, Lightman goes to Afghanistan to assist in a mission to rescue two captured marines, and his only source of intelligence is an American expatriate.
#21 - Rebound
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 10, 2011
Lightman helps a woman uncover her boyfriend's past.
#22 - The Canary's Song
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 8, 2010
Lightman finds himself in a deep hole while getting at what really caused a tragic mining incident.
#23 - A Perfect Score
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 4, 2009
A powerful federal judge's daughter is murdered. The Light Man Group investigates a competitive college-prep school where everyone wants to be at the head of the class. The team also looks into a NASA test pilot accused of crashing a $250 million aircraft, on purpose.
#24 - Moral Waiver
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 28, 2009
A commanding officer is charged with sexual assault and brought to Fort Meade to find out if the accusations are true. Meanwhile, the young star of a college basketball team is suspected of accepting bribe money in exchange for playing for the school. The Lightman Group is hired to determine whether or not the young star took money for his cooperation.
#25 - Love Always
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 18, 2009
Lightman and his team try to prevent the assassination of a South Korean ambassador. But, when another member of the entourage gets shot, Lightman reveals family secrets and lies to identify the shooter.