Lie to Me Premiere
Cal and Foster go to visit James' parents, and they explain that James loved photography, hated violence, and that they protected him for as long as they could from the big, bad world. Having noted a fist-clench when the teacher is mentioned, Cal casually asks how far Mr. Cole would go to protect his son from the world. Mr. Cole doesn't like that, and flashes a scornful look that is echoed by pics of the skinhead and Kato.
In Cal's office, which has an entire wall of pictures of him, with microexpressions and muscle groups indicated by hand-drawn arrows, Foster tells him that Mr. Cole fought with fellow churchgoers about their not being strict enough, and posits that maybe James is covering for his violent father. Mrs. Cole is hiding something, as well. Loker walks in and asks if he's ever told them that Cal's office looks like the home of a serial killer. Cal says, "Several times." Turns out that girl Jaclyn may be pregnant, according to a hinty school nurse. Cal can't dwell on it, though, because he needs to get home -- he has his daughter for the weekend, and she's going on a date with a boy. Foster says Ellen is smart and he should trust her -- Cal says that Ellen's mother was smart, and he trusted her, and look what happened. Is he talking about the divorce, or an unexpected pregnancy?
At Casa de Lightman, which has a nice pond in the backyard, Ellen calls her mom's new boyfriend a loser, and says she knows her dad agrees, despite his protests, because his eyes did the thing. Like father, like daughter! When Cal starts to inquire into her plans for the night, Ellen makes Cal swear that he won't use any covert science to find out what she and Dan are doing tonight. So while she goes to finish getting ready, Cal swings open the door and asks Dan point-blank, "You gonna try to have sex with my daughter tonight?" He seems pretty proud of himself for that one. We don't see Dan's answer.
Foster questions Congressman Weil about the club, which he denies ever going to, and his activities the night in question, which he totally makes up, as proved by the fact that he can't recite them backwards. The team reviews the tape later, and sees the hand-to-the-head shame gesture we saw earlier on Clinton. None of them can figure out why he's so ashamed, since he has no wife, and he isn't religious. Then Cal gets a flash of insight, and calls up the footage of James from his questioning. James rubs his forehead, for shame, then they zoom in on his very dilated pupils, which indicates lust. Cal and Foster go to ask the Coles if James had a sexual relationship with Susan, but they continue to deny everything. Cal loses his cool, but Foster steps in and convinces them to help in her psychiatrist way. Finally, Mrs. Cole goes and gets the photographs they removed from James' room before the police searched it. They're all photos of Susan, mostly taken from the bushes outside her home. Cal asks Mr. Cole if he ever talked to James about sex, and Mr. Cole says he told James it was a major sin, right before they read Bible verses together. ...Great. Way to create a ticking timebomb.