LIE TO ME “Black and White” Review

lie to me  "Black and White" Review

Cal’s whole world is falling apart in the season 2 finale of LIE TO ME, called “Black and White”. First off Cal’s friend is murdered, a reporter who was working on a story about a politician who’s also the focal point of an FBI investigation. She was meeting with a source, a man who had evidence that he’d been hired to kill the Councilman’s sworn enemy. Cal finds out that the man who is the supposed target is actually the one behind it all. He wanted revenge for having his fiancé stolen twenty years ago, back when the Councilman was just a beat cop. Along the way, Cal steps all over the Bureau’s toes and he and Reynolds go head to head right before the agent is shot and seriously wounded.

While Cal has a murder to solve and a friend in the hospital, duties of fatherhood vie for his attention as well when he stumbles on Emily and her boyfriend alone in the house. Never one to lie to her dad, she comes right out and admits she’s been having sex, making his life even more complicated.

My favorite bits…

Cal rightly pointing out that Emily should know how her boy takes his tea.

Emily saying “it’s just sex” to Cal because she was mad, knowing that saying something like that to her father would send him over the deep end. No matter what, he’s still a dad and dad’s do NOT like to know about their daughters doing that stuff.

The way Cal went completely still when he saw his friend’s body on the floor. It was very noticeable as Cal is hardly ever still and I thought it was a great way for us to see just how shocked he was by it.

This bit:
Bo: “You ever break into a man’s house in the middle of the night, put a gun in his mouth, his wife sleeping next to him?”
Cal: “Only on weekends.”

Cal describing one of the cops as “the slow fat one”

Torres listening in on Cal’s conversation with the cop.

Cal’s little sing-songy “love youuuuu” after telling Emily that Foster was coming over to discuss everything.

Kind of enjoying the fact that Cal maced the cop after they broke into his house.

Being a little shocked when Bo was taken down, but then again not too surprised. But I was completely floored when Reynolds got shot. Having Bo shot first was a clever distraction and I totally fell for it.

Finding out that Jones chose to wear a wire to prove to Bernard that Cal’s decisions about him were based on science.

Cal reading two people in two separate rooms, at the same time. Damn, he’s good.

Finding out that Eli referred to Anslinger’s condo as the “fornicatorium” – Nice!

Cal locking the two enemies into the box together and telling them he wanted a good, dirty fight.. and then getting it.

Emily admitting to her dad that she and her boyfriend never actually slept together, but that she’d already had sex with someone else.

Overall a very tense episode that has left a lot of questions for the next season of Lie To Me. What’s going to happen to agent Reynolds? Will Bernard come through on his threat and cancel the FBI’s contract with The Lightman Group? Okay the truth is that if anyone’s been reading any news about this show, we already know some of that but still, it’s going to be interesting to see how it all pans out. I’m just glad that we don’t have to wait that long for the new season.

What did you think of the episode? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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