Dr Cal Lightman - Forensic Psychology Online
On Lie to Me, Dr. Cal Lightman, played by Tim Roth, is considered an expert and consultant His amazing skills have offered advice to a variety of federal agencies to the show is his relationship with his colleague and friend Gillian Foster. Dr. Gillian Foster is a psychologist who is Dr. Lightman's colleague in The Alec and Gillian had a loving relationship, even attempting to adopt a baby before is lying to Gillian about something, and that Cal knows, much to Torres' dismay. Lie to Me is an American television midseason replacement that premiered Gillian Foster: You could have just told me what this was for. Cal: No. You're Cal Lightman: As in, 'I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss .. ( smiling and waving to the camera mounted on the wall) I'm sure he'll appreciate the tip.
You know, it's not just frat houses. Initiation rites can be found in all major cultures. You're defending these guys? Hazing can serve an important psychological function. I don't remember reading any articles in the APA Journal on 'swirlies. Initiation for you MIT mathletes was pretty hard-core, huh? You know, you make fun, but you try waking up in a shower stall with a killer hang over and a quart of macaroni salad shoved up your-- Ria Torres: Oh, that is the kind of emotionally-detached scientific analysis we value around here.
Violent people are violent. Nothing is real or a lie; it all depends on the color of the glass you're looking through. He's a fantastic liar. He's an appalling liar.
You need to stop making this personal. I'm not making this personal. Your procerus doesn't move, which means you had your nose fixed, right? You don't strike me as particularly vain, so what is it then? Was it your dad?
You dad smack you around? I know violent people. You said so yourself: I'm sorry about before. Ria raises her eyebrows at him Sometimes I see so much, I don't know how not to tell people. Yeah, I get that. You're right; most people don't change.
I've been there, waiting for it, hoping for it, and then they just Ria takes an unsteady breath. But there are a few, I think, who can. Any other life lessons? We adapt to survive. Your abuse made you a natural. He made you what you are. Cal laughs and sits back in his chair Ria Torres: So what about you? Nah, I'm not a natural. I had to learn this. Why did you want to learn? What, you all of a sudden became obsessed with facial expressions? So who was it? Who made you who you are?
Do No Harm[ edit ] Cal Lightman: You going to be okay? No, 'cause I can do this one on my own. No, not a chance. Look, I know what you're thinking and it's not going to be a problem. Yeah, off the record. It's my understanding that, uh, Samantha Birch was seen with an unidentified man leaving a restaurant called the Happy Dragon.
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Gillian gives Cal a look. Well, the Birches could use some privacy. And the Happy Dragon could definitely use the business. Fortunately, I won't have to. Ria and Eli walk up to the bar. Get your ass kick if you ordered that where I'm from. Oh, I got my ass kicked where I'm from. Ria and Eli talk to Farida Mugisha.
We should go hear her speak. Yeah, she wanted to sign my book. I think we had a connection. Oh, yeah, 'cause Ugandan woman can't resist a guy with a girly drink. You know, you were very good back there with Mrs. Maybe you should get a puppy! I could talk to Obama's people. That's not what it's about. Walking away sadly into her office. Cal is intently staring at a suspect being taped from another room.
He's got something for us. No, I'm telling you. In my experience, self-castrating pedophiles generally tell the truth. Yeah, there she goes. She got nervous when you told her what we do here. She touched her face.
Oh, now you're an expert on manipulators. Ria huffs in disgust Because six weeks ago, you didn't even know what that was! I'm bringing this to Foster. You do whatever the hell you want.
He walks out of Ria's office. I haven't talked to Foster yet. Birch is too afraid to approach her daughter. You reach out to her and then she rejects you. And you can't help but recoil. You don't know what it's like.
You're not a mother. No, but I was. My husband and I adopted a baby girl last year. We brought her home from Delaware and we bathed her and rocked her to sleep and built her a nursery.
In Delaware, the birth mother has 60 days to change her mind. We made it to day You know, I didn't get to keep my baby, but yours is right there. You know, you need to talk to her. What was your daughter's name? You touched your ear. Does that mean I'm lying? Every lie has consequences that you can't see coming. And the funny thing is, she went out with me even after she found out what I do for a living.
I think on some level she wanted to get caught. Or maybe she just liked you. Well, I don't really care. Eli gets up and begins to walk out of the room. Eli turns around You just lied. Gillian is standing alone on the roof of the Lightman Group building when Cal walks up. I just needed a minute before I went home. You know, she's probably walking now.
Yeah, Emily started around that age, I think. She's probably changing so fast. Every now and then, I'll see a little girl on the street and I, uh, I think it's her. And I have to fight so hard not to run up and hug some stranger's little girl. It's just, uh, Alec doesn't want to talk about it.
He says he can't, you know. No, I'm all right. Cal puts his arm on her back to comfort her. How many times has he lied to you? Well, he said you were a natural, so you must have caught him in some big, fat ones.
Oh, he's mellowed out. Back in the day, he was pathological. That boy lied, cheated and stole his way through Oxford. I'm going on Larry King to talk up the new flu vaccine, so this is just, you know, saving time. Does your missus know how much you spend on make-up? Not unless you want Larry King to know how you got drunk and talked your way past White House security-- Cal Lightman: Oh, that never happened?
Well, this never happened, either. Peters at the State Department: Where's the chia pet? Yeah that guy definitely needs a shave and a haircut.
He monitoring the closed circuit cameras so we can do a stress analysis on the Yeminis. We hired you to focus on the other side of the table, not ours. Well, we catch the lies wherever they come from. Cal and Ria are arguing about Gillian and her problem with her husband.
Fine, pretend like you don't give a damn what's going on with her. I know you do. Look, in case you haven't figured it out yet, it's different when you're one of us. Everybody has things they don't wish to share Ria Torres: You're not listening to me. In this workplace, with everything that we see, we have to be very clear on the rules.
You and Foster have rules? If there's something she wants to tell me, she will.
Everything else, everything else I see, I ignore. I trust her to take care of herself. How many people in this is world do you trust? I don't know, ten. Cal stares at her. Well, when you get to my age, it'll be three.
Jeffrey Buchanan tells Cal that A'isha Walker was paid for selling the formula, which makes her guilty. I'm not easily fooled, Jeffery. That makes her one hell of a liar. Cal and Torres go to visit A'isha Walker in jail. What do you want?
Well I love being duped. It doesn't happen often, but you know, I'm intrigued. So we can either chit-chat or you can tell us the truth.
I gave you the truth and you ran right back to Vandeman. You know, it's not hard to find a good liar, but a truly great one, that's rare. The walls of the FDA have ears. Yeah, well, then I'm sure they could tell that you were lying, too. He's almost comical with the sound off.
I'm trying to concentrate here. Well, he's got the best posture I've ever seen. He's trying to make himself looks bigger. Men, gorillas, blowfish, when they want to appear dominant they puff themselves out.
This guy is definitely compensating for something. Cal accuses Jeffrey Buchanan of conspiring with Vandeman.
For somebody who's studied emotions their entire life, you really don't understand them, at all. I prefer to get the truth in person, but sometimes you just have to make do. Depraved Heart[ edit ] Emily Lightman: I'm just saying, you know, you need to stop dwelling in the past. You know, forge on. Fight the good fight.
Where'd you get this crap? You really should try, you know, opening up to me. Eh, it might be. Still overcharging the city and everyone else for stuff that's unusable in court? You still offering my wife unsolicited martial advice? Didn't you used to study suicides? I understand how you feel. If there's anyone to blame for this, I'll find them.
So what, we, uh, we get back in with the Devil's Spawn and we see what she knows? What is with you on this one? This pompous douchebag flies around the country on his private jet, he gets people to give him their hard-earned money -- steals it-- and then they act like we are are persecuting him. Where have you been? Can I talk to you for a minute? I'm a little busy right now. I could have used you a couple of hours ago. I called you, I think, twice.
I'm on my way to meet with Carolyn Holland. But I just wanted to make sure that you were okay. You know, because I can put Holland on hold for a while until things quiet down around here. No, I told you. You didn't make it to your meeting with the mayor.
No, actually, you didn't, and it's been on the books for three weeks. Well, I meant to cancel it. Go mother someone else. Everyone back to work, please. Yesterday he was watching some video of an old British woman when I walked into his office. Lightman probably spent about a thousand hours watching that film. Her name was Louise Mason. She was a patient of one of Lightman's professors when he was in grad school. She had been in the psych ward about a month when that was recorded.
She told the professor she was fine. No one could see she was actually in agony. Lightman finally got the idea to slow down the film and that's when he saw the agony on her face. That's what led him to discover microexpressions in the first place. Well, I hope they didn't let that woman off the psych ward.
Well, she got a pass home for the weekend and killed herself. They didn't know to look for microexpressions then. Nobody knew they existed. I just figured that if his daughter was guilty, a man like Holland wouldn't hesitate to eat his young.
Look at a man like he's the devil and you'll never understand his motives. You shouldn't think about that stuff, love. What am I supposed to think about? There must be some reason why they killed themselves. I know you don't want to hear this again, but I'm going to say this to you anyway.
It doesn't matter how many you find a reason for. It wasn't your fault. The worst lies we tell are out of love. You have to put these people away or they will keep coming back like a cancer. You cannot let them think they can do this and not get punished. When you're the boss, make whatever call you want. Gillian closes the door on Eli. He walks away angrily. About Zoey encouraging her to help Cal She's a lot more forgiving then I would ever be.
Well she's the mother of my daughter, we've all got things to forgive. But we can't actually charge him with depraved heart. We'd have to be able to prove he knew those women were gonna commit suicide.
When he asked how he could have known those women were gonna jump, his eyebrows went up. Eyebrows up means you know the answer to your own question. His eyebrows went up? Did he also click his heels three times? Vital information on a case is leaked to the SEC. Gillian suspects Eli of leaking it.
It was very convenient for you. Why would I lie about this, Gillian? This job means everything to me. You think I wanna lose it? Did you leak it? Eli calls Ria into an empty room. Yeah, what is it? It's about the case I'm working on with Foster.
I heard the Feds found out about the daughter. I called Justice and told them about Carolyn Holland.
You're not telling me this. Eli nods You lied to Foster? You stopped those people from getting their money back, their retirements? We cannot let people like Carolyn Holland get away with this. Are you out of your mind?! Why did you tell me this? I don't trust anybody else. You shouldn't trust me, either. They didn't catch you? I took a sedative to relax my face. And I know-- Ria Torres: I don't believe this. You gotta tell them. It's the only chance you have of not getting fired.
They won't find out. They look at each other for a few seconds before Ria walks out and leaves Eli alone in the room. Yeah, just for a second. Cal walks into his inner room in his office. Did you see the agony she was hiding? Never be sorry for something you see. Cal pushes her away from him without saying a word.
They look at each other for a few seconds. Get some sleep, all right? She nods and leaves. Emily walks into her room to find Cal in there.
What are you doing in my room?
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So, how was school? Cal has set up the projector and the film of Louise Mason up in Emily's room. I want to show you something. Emily sits down in a chair while Cal starts the projector. Oh, where's the popcorn? Cal sits down beside her. The film begins to play. Emily looks at his face, then to the film, beginning to understand, while Cal continues to look at Emily. Life is Priceless[ edit ] Lots of people are shouting at each other. Suddenly feedback from a megaphone pierces the area.
What the hell is that? Is this thing on? Who the hell are you? I've got an early meeting tomorrow that I need you and Loker to take on your own.
Did you find Dr. FEMA confirmed he's at the disaster site. I'm heading out there now while there's still one or two people he hasn't had time to alienate. She walks off Ria Torres: Long and short is, I'm about to ask my girlfriend, Nadia, to marry me. It's a good thing you're starting young. It took my dad five times to get it right. Affair, alcohol, green card problems Eli and Ria turn down a client's offer for a job. But, thanks for coming in. Your website is incredibly useful for reconnecting with girls who rejected me in middle school.
Loker looks at the amount on the check and his jaw drops. That's the microexpression for 'holy crap. My men need engineers and rescue workers, not a couple of freakshow shrinks pointing fingers. We normally wear labels. Cal and Gillian provoke a response from someone they are interviewing by staging an argument which culminates in Gillian slapping Cal across the face. Later, as they're walking away You almost didn't sell it. I'm going to have to hit you harder next time.
You know, you take a little bit too much pleasure in that one. Give me a second. What was that, a job? Want to tell me what it is? That depends on the case, doesn't it, really? That usually means I'm getting screwed.
Yeah, well, it's not always so easy to be open about money. I always tell women exactly how much money I have in the bank on the first date. Ria stares at him. And you wonder why you never get a second. When told that Jason's girlfriend loves his money as much as she loves him. But she lied to me. Well, why are you in love with Nadia? She's charming, she's intelligent, and, oh, wait for it, she's beautiful. How is her beauty any different from your money? Just be honest with her.
Why do people always think they're the only one with a secret? Human nature, I suppose. Better Half[ edit ] Cal and Ria walk into Cal's office to find a woman sitting at Cal's desk holding a ceremonial mask over her face. She removes it to reveal her face. Could you put that down? What, you don't like women in masks anymore? Zoe is playfully holding the mask by her fingertips and playing with it. Wha-- No-- 'Cause it's one-of-a-kind. Yeah, could you put that down?
I do so like it when you get flustered. It's rare, but highly enjoyable. Why are you here? You have such a gift for small talk. Really you should have just gone into the hospitality business, opened yourself up a bed-and-breakfast somewhere.
Zoe looks from Ria to Cal and back again. It's easier for him to try to mold in his You want to hire me? Well, I don't want to remarry you! Cal looks at her in astonishment Why, do you have a problem working for your ex-wife? Cal huffs out a breath, but doesn't say anything.
My place or yours? I want Foster to evaluate AJ. I didn't say anything. Cal leans even closer to look at her. Let's talk to the accused. And get you some medication. Cal puts up pictures of an emotion on the screen Zoe Landau: I'm familiar with that one.
She smiles blandly at Cal, who just looks back at her without saying a word. Gillian walks over to shake Zoe's hand. Zoe grunts and Gillian grunts back. Gillian turns to give Zoe a look. Do you not remember what it was like after she left? When you wore the same shirt to the office every day for a month.
Cal and Gillian walk into the rest room together. I'm in completely control of myself, which is more than I can say for you following me into the men's room. A female exits a stall, looks at Cal and leaves the rest room. No, you're going to have to learn to lie better than that if you want a real career in front of the camera.
What, are you losing your touch? Who are you talking to? I told you, be quiet. Cal knocks the empty chair over from under the table where AJ can't see. Cal picks up the chair and sets it right. You're making that up. Now, that's not fair. There's no one there. She told me that she thought you were super cool. Cal and Aj look at each other AJ: You're imaginary friend, Penelope? Yeah, she's the only girl I know who tells me the truth.
Zoe walks into Cal's office unannounced. We still have a receptionist here, don't we? Because of our daughter. Sex was never the problem. Zoe lets out a surprised breath. Well, you wanted to know why I never cheated on you.
You would have known. Besides I wanted to kill you. I've never wanted to hurt you. People change and then they move on? Are you saying that I'm the one that changed? Yeah, I left because of you. Oh, it's my fault now! No, I'm saying you should take a hard look at what happened before you start blaming me! Hey, I saw what happened. I saw what was happening. Yeah, I could see the doubt, I see the doubt when you were standing on the bloody alter! Everyone has doubts, Cal, everyone!
At the altar, with their friends, in the maternity ward, during the very best thing that's ever happened to them But that doesn't mean that it's the only thing that they feel. You know, you saw every doubt, ever fear. By the end, that was all you could see. You couldn't let go of anything. I was trying to be honest. But I can tell you, sweetheart, that there really is such a thing as too much honesty in a marriage. You'd rather be with someone who doesn't really know you, then?
How about someone who doesn't need to know everything about me? Who I can surprise on his birthday, who doesn't need to point out whenever I'm even remotely attracted to another man. Someone with his head up his ass? Someone who doesn't study my eyebrows when I'm standing in a thong. You really used to be so charming, back before you became God. Zoe tells Cal that her boyfriend proposed to her. He's in shock and doesn't say anything. Zoe gathers her things to leave. Zoe kisses Emily goodbye and leaves.
Emily looks at the still-surprised Cal. She was finally able to convince the hospital doctors that she was well enough to enjoy a weekend pass away from the facility to spend with her husband and children.
It was then that she committed suicide. He could see that she appeared to be happy on camera, when obviously she was anything but.
Lightman became compulsive at studying her facial expressions to determine exactly what her doctors had missed. Many viewers believe that he continually feels guilty for the death of his mother. His Current Relationships Another important component to the show is his relationship with his colleague and friend Gillian Foster.
Gillian and Lightman team up before creating the Lightman Group. This happens when Gillian serves as his therapist. Aside from founding the Lightman Group with his associate Gillian Foster, he is currently divorced from Zoe Landau, who makes appearances in every few episodes.
Zoe tends to expose her feelings of jealousy when Gillian is around.