Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review - Lie to Me Season 2 Episode 19 Pied Piper

Last week, I talked about Shawn Ryan's deemphasis on plot and emphasis on characters and dramatic moments this season and how it hurts the show in certain instances, as in last week's episode where the plot was thin and the twists had no payoff. In return, Lie to Me can switch gears easier, as we've seen a wide variety of scenarios this season.

Tonight's Shield-laden episode, "Pied Piper," was one of those, starting with a death row inmate--who was prosecuted by Zoe with help from Cal--executed. Right before the execution, however, Cal notices that the inmate, Jason, is telling the truth about the murdered boy--he didn't take him--but the execution goes through as planned. We see Cal and Zoe struggling to come to terms with their deed, possibly condemning an innocent man to death. There are some creepy phone calls, a trip to the psych ward, and a threat to Emily before Cal finds the truth. Jason's brother, nicknamed the Pied Piper, was his accomplish and did the kidnapping while Jason did the killing.

Score: 8.8/10
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