Lie to Me Season, 3 Episode 9, Part 1 “Funhouse”
After a brief hiatus, Lie to Me is back on the air!
In the first of two of this week’s episodes, “Funhouse,” The Lightman Group is approached by Emily’s friend, Amanda, whose father has been institutionalized in a mental hospital for 5 years. She is suspicious of the hospital, because of the fact that her father (Wayne) has been there for so long and is not getting any better.
We had hoped that, with the last episode before the break, Lie to Me was listening to its fans and incorporating more scientific information into their story lines.
However, the following clip shows Lightman and his cohorts acting more like psychics than scientists, similar to previous episodes of this season.
Even Dr. Grandon points out that they are acting as if they can read his mind. Quite a disappointing beginning for the show’s return.
The discovery at the end of the case is even more embarrassing. A sister going so far as to poison her brother, put her niece in danger, and send him to a mental institution for years, all in the name of horses? This seems a bit ridiculous; if the show is going to neglect the science altogether, they could at least write some decent plot lines.
Did you watch “Funhouse”? What did you think?
Overall, we think this episode is a little disappointing beginning to the second half of the third season. Will episode 10 make up for it? Check back with us tomorrow for our review of this week’s second episode!