Lie to Me Season 2 Episode 20 “Exposed”
Gillian Foster’s boyfriend, Dave Burns, is kidnapped in this week’s episode of Lie to Me.
Back at the Lightman Group office, tensions are running high as microexpressions expert Cal Lightman gives Foster the combination to his office safe. After opening it, Foster finds a file on her boyfriend, which includes an image she pulls out. Ria Torres sees the picture and mistakenly labels it as “fear”.
The expression which she wrongly labels can be seen in the opening seconds of this Youtube preview of yesterday’s episode:
Although the viewer only sees the expression for a split second, Burn’s expression shows his brows down and together, which is indicative of anger or contemplation. In contrast, the emotion of fear are the brows drawn up and together, often forming wavy lines in the forehead.
You can contrast the 2 expressions by looking at them here:
As you can see, the picture on the left shows the brows drawn down and together, while the expression on the right shows the brows moving up and together. The eyes in the left expression are narrowing, while in the expression on the right, the eyes are wide and open. Often in fear, you see a lot of white above the eyes as you can see in the expression on the right.