LIE TO ME “Delinquent” Review

LIE TO ME - Delinquent

In this week’s episode of LIE TO ME, titled “Delinquent”, Torres has some family drama when her sister calls and leaves her a frantic message. Torres, who is normally tough as nails and always knows what to do, is suddenly at a loss and goes running straight for the one person she knows can help – Cal.

Once Cal gets involved, things get even more complicated as Eva’s best friend turns up murdered. As everyone works on trying to figure out who did it, they find out that the murder is part of a bigger picture. The deputy warden has been running a breaking and entering operation from the center and using the kids as her personal crew of thieves.

My favorite bits…

Emily catching her dad actually praying while giving her a driving lesson…right before she hit a fire hydrant. Oops, poor girl.

I loved how Cal felt the need to clarify that when he said “grow a pair” , he meant testicles.

Pretty brilliant of Torres to turn on the fake tears and threaten to take them to the press so she could see her sister.

I laughed so hard at “what’s with the old white guy?” – then I laughed about ten times harder at the “you’re super sexy, wanna make out?” and “absolutely, climb on board darling”. Seriously, can this man get any cooler??

Eli being completed insulted that everyone left him alone and didn’t fill him in on the case all day.

This bit between Cal and the doctor – such classic Cal.
“You’re kind of a jerk.”
“Yeah, I have been told that.”

The entire scene where Torres showed up at Cal’s place (as he put it) drunk off her face.

The way Cal took one look at Foster after the attack, immediately went and gave her a hug and then later let her cry on his shoulder a little bit and called her “darling”. He tries to play the big bully but it’s little moments like that which show me that he’s really a big softie.

After being freaked out by the attack, the way Foster was able to crank up the toughness when she was questioning one of her attackers. Way to go, Foster.

When Cal flipped the switch on the interrogation room and turned the glass clear so that the deputy warden could see the faces of all the kids she had betrayed, and then the way they all got to cheer as she was taken away. That was awesome.

A nice little montage at the end – Torres seeing her sister off to her new school, Foster getting flowers from the cute doctor and Emily passing her driving test. That was super sweet.

Overall I really liked this episode of Lie To Me for giving us a nice bit of backstory on Torres. I only wish we’d seen a little bit more of Eli. It seems like he’s been in the background a lot recently so I hope that means we’re going to see more of him soon.

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Michelle is a freelance writer, editor and blogger who is a self-proclaimed geek and fangirl. She has always loved tv, especially action driven dramas and sci-fi. It all started when she was a little girl with shows like Tales From The Gold Monkey and the original Battlestar Galactica. She and her friends used to act out their favorite episodes using lawn furniture and stuffed animals as props. These days she still loves action driven dramas and sci-fi, with a little bit of comedy and horror thrown in the mix as well.

  • jen

    Hi,
    Last night’s ep was a,azing, as usual. This cast is just perfect. I wasn wondering if anyone knows the song that played at the end of the ep. I killed my iphone and it’s out to be repaired so i couldn’t shazam it.

    Thanks!

    • will

      The song is First Light by Matt Pond PA off the Auri Sacra Fames album.

  • LeMol

    Hey !
    I would like to know if anybody has the name of the song played at the 39th minute (the piano part).

    Thanks !

  • Irene

    I liked the last few lines with the Lightman’s and Cal refusing to let his daughter drive because she “crashed the car” even though it was his fault in the first place. That made me laugh.