Lie to Me Season 2 Finale “Black & White”
While the episode was decent, it wasn’t great. The plot line involving the death of Cal Lightman’s reporter friend, millionaire Gordon Cook and Councilman Dale Anslinger was all a bit confusing and dry.
Perhaps the most powerful moment of the show was when FBI Agent Ben Reynolds (Mekhi Phifer) gets shot and viewers are left to wonder if Reynolds lived or survived. Unfortunately, the rest of the episode doesn’t focus on Reynolds at all. We only come to find out through brief dialog that he survived the shooting.
Worked in to the whole season finale was Lightman’s relationship with his daughter Emily. While this seemed to provide a lighthearted break from the heavy atmosphere of the show, the writers decided to end the episode with Lightman having a conversation with Emily in their home.
This really didn’t seem like a season finale at all, but rather another episode in the middle of the season. There was no feeling of climax at the end of the show, no cliffhanger and no insight into what the following season will bring.
We have done some research, however, that sheds some light onto what Season 3 of Lie to Me could bring to viewers.
Here is an excerpt from a write up from FOX News:
“Season 3 will shift Lightman & Co. into more of a private-eye role, (Executive Producer) Cary says. “They’re sort of thorns in the side to regular law enforcement,” he says. “We are leaning into his general conflict with power and authority. We make it clear in the very first episode that he has severed his ties with the FBI because he’s nobody’s lap dog.”
“But he still needs a badge sometimes,” Graziano adds, noting that the finale also introduces a new character, Detective Wallowski (Monique Curnen) who “shares the same disdain that Lightman has for authority.”
Cary also hints that Wallowski could be a possible love interest for Lightman. “She crosses into the gray areas now and again, and that suits Lightman,” he says. “So, it gives him somebody who has a badge, and somebody with whom he can operate on the street, but she also appeals to Lightman.”
And what does that mean for Lightman and Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams)? “He enjoys pulling her pigtails and aggravating her, but it’s all born out of his deep love for her and a professional respect,” Graziano says. “He needs a certain amount of handling, and she enjoys doing that, but sometimes it causes friction between them. But the core relationship is one of respect and love.”
Did you watch the season finale of Lie to Me? How did you like it?
Season 3 of Lie to Me begins Wednesday November 10, 2010 at 8/7 Central on FOX.