Lie to Me (2009–2011)
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A Perfect Score 

An investigation into the death of a judge's daughter leads Dr. Lightman to the girl's prep school, while Dr. Foster investigates a NASA pilot who crashed on a test flight.


Eric Laneuville


Samuel Baum (created by), Steven Maeda (teleplay) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli Williams ... Dr. Gillian Foster
Brendan Hines ... Eli Loker
Monica Raymund ... Ria Torres
Anthony Ruivivar ... FBI Agent Dardis
Isabella Hofmann ... Judge Kathleen Stark
Sasha Roiz ... Captain David Markov
Matt Malloy ... NASA Director Schaumburg
Hayley McFarland ... Emily Lightman
Steven Flynn ... Keith Berenson
Sarah Ramos ... Riley Berenson
April Parker Jones ... Head Mistress Jonas
Kristen Ariza ... Heidi
Mekenna Melvin ... Stefanie Fife
Michelle Christian Corp Michelle Christian Corp ... Hilary Markov (as Christian Corp)


The gang again split into two teams to tackle two more cases. A very sensitive case of a murdered teenager at a prestigious school involves Cal and Torres investigating a judge appointed by the President. In the other case Dr. Foster and Loker investigate a NASA test pilot who appeared to black out and ejected seconds before he crashed his top secret SCRAM jet into the ground. Written by Mark Smith <>

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Release Date:

4 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The X-48 that Capt. Markov supposedly was the pilot of is actually a subsonic UAV prototype developed by Boeing to test the blended wing. It can neither reach the speeds or altitude claimed in the show. See more »


Early in the show, they refer to "Commander" Markov; later in the show they refer to him as "Captain" Markov, and later in the show "Commander" Markov again. (The IMDB cast list lists him as "Captain" Markov as well.) Commander is a Navy O-5 rank; Captain is O-6. See more »


Ria Torres: You never told me about the eyebrow plucking thing. Where have you written about that?
Dr. Cal Lightman: Nowhere.
Ria Torres: Why not?
Dr. Cal Lightman: 'Cause it's complete crap.
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Written by Dan Auerbach (uncredited) and Patrick J. Carney (uncredited)
Performed by The Black Keys
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Many Plot Points, Perfect Conclusion
30 September 2017 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the daughter of a judge is found dead, Dr. Lightman and his team are hired by the FBI to investigate the murder case. Meanwhile, his office is also hired by NASA to investigate the the pilot that crashed an expensive airplane during the test phase. Along their investigation, they come up to surprising discoveries.

"A Perfect Score" is great episode of "Lie to Me", with many plot points and a perfect conclusion. The screenplay is very well written and there are witty moments, such as when Dr. Lightman discovers the use of Botox in one of the suspects or the dialogues of Dr. Lightman and his daughter. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Perfect Score"

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