Lie to Me Review: "Beyond Belief"

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If you’re a self-help evangelist with a lot of skeletons in your close, it may not be a good idea to provoke the sleeping bear inside Cal Lightman. However, if you do, it can have some dramatic and humorous results, as evidenced by "Beyond Belief." 

We all know that Lightman has a soft spot for those who attempt suicide and that showed through loud and clear this week, as he was like a shark chasing the scent of blood in the water while going after John Stafford. 

Beyond Belief Scene

Then again, Stafford effectively chummed the water when he had his goons leave a pamphlet at Lightman’s house as a warning that he knew where he lived. There were at least two points after when Lightman got into Stafford’s face that actually made me flinch.

Is anyone else picking up on the subtle tug-of-war between Gillian and Lightman at the office?

The latter asked Ria and Eli to keep digging instead of going for coffee and then Gillian told them to go get the coffee they liked.  Maybe I am reading more into it than is really there, but it's something I'm going to keep an eye on. Given last week’s glimpse into how much Gillian and Lightman care for each other, it should make for a fun contrast.

Of course Lightman is now getting it from two women in his life. Emily is clearly holding her own and even gained a few steps with her new beau, Liam, when Lightman sat down to discuss semicolons. I have said it before, but I will say it again: I love Emily. She clearly has her father’s gift and has begun harnessing her powers for the forces of good.

Ironically, Lightman is not immune to her gift, but that’s not to say it works all the time. If you watch closely, you'll see Emily succeed at things with Lightman that nobody else would have.

What did you think of this week’s episode? How is your work with semicolons?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.3 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (22 Votes)

Jim G. is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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I loved this episode. I have always loved this show from the day it first aired. Cal can be such an ass, but he's always right. Just like House.