Maureen Ryan of The Chicago Tribune went on the Lie to Me set last week and spoke with new showrunner Shawn Ryan.
Said the creator of The Shield of his plans for season two:
"Within each standalone episode, we want to really delve into the emotional lives of these characters. Last year, a lot of episodes started with 'What’s the cool science?' and worked the episodes around that. This year, I think the approach is, 'What is the great character story we can tell in this episode - the mystery - and we will figure out the science at the end.'"
Viewers can also look forward to these second season developments:
- Garret Dillahunt guest stars in the second episode;
- Fans will learn more about Lightman's past, about what he was like "before he became a respectable scientist," Ryan said.
- The Foster/Lightman relationship will be explored further. Ryan said: There’s a very kind of sweet, non-sexual yet love affair I think going on between the two of them that’s very deep and meaningful, and we want to pursue that more."
- Foster will be be trying to pursue the adoption process she started with her ex-husband.