Сезон 1 | Эпизод 07 | "The
Best Policy" (Наилучшая политика)
A brother and sister drive out into the desert
in Yemen. Marcus shows his sister Nicole that he has a bag of marijuana,
but she tells him to put it away. A convoy of military vehicles
pass their vehicle and stop them. The soldiers get out of the car
and have the brother and sister lay face down on the ground. The
soldiers find the marijuana and put the siblings into the truck.
Later, they are forced to make an apology tape for drug trafficking.
The parents of the siblings hire Cal's group to watch the body language
of the Yemen officials during the negotiation for the sibling's
release. Eli tells the parents that they negotiated the release
of two other people.
Ria meets with Jeffrey Buchanan, a friend of Cal.
He tells Ria that Cal used to be a pathological liar when he was
younger. Cal arrives and gives Jeffrey a hug. He tells Ria that
Jeffrey used to be the Surgeon General. Jeffrey asks Cal for some
help and introduces him to Erika, a woman who runs a pharmaceutical
company called Ribocore. He says that someone stole the formula
for Priox, an insulin medication. Erika tells Cal that if Priox
is made incorrectly, the users will become sick. Cal meets with
three employees who he says he suspects might be the person who
sold the formula to a rival company. Cal says that they found fingerprints
on the keyboard of the computer that had the formula. A female chemist
says that they can check her for fingerprints. Cal tells the other
two employees that they can leave. Cal and Ria tell the woman that
the thief used gloves and would know that her fingerprints would
not be on the keyboard. The woman admits to accessing the computer.
She says that she didn't want to leak the formula. She says that
she wanted to access data about Priox. She says that the drug that
is on the market and hurting people is the real Priox.
Cal meets with Jeffrey as he gets ready to go on
Larry King Live. Cal gives Jeffrey a data sheet that he got from
the chemist that shows Priox is dangerous. Jeffrey says that he
doesn't think that Erika would release a harmful drug. Jeffrey says
that he has known Erika for years and that he shouldn't trust a
chemist that he just met. He tells Cal that he will take care of
Gillian goes to her husband Alex's office at the
State Department. Alex's secretary nervously tells Gillian that
he is out for lunch. Gillian sits down with the State Department
official and the Yemen Ambassador Hassan. Gillian says that she
would like to talk to Deputy Ambassador Rafik. Later, the official
says that they are wasting their time with Rafik. Gillian says that
from her study of Arab culture, she knows that Rafik is the most
important person from the delegation. Eli plays a tape of the conference
and says that he sees that the official is trying to hide something.
Gillian says that she knows that he wants Nicole released more than
Marcus. Gillian asks Eli to examine Marcus's tapes to see what he
can pick up.
Cal finds that Gillian is going to go out to dinner
with Alex. Ria tells Cal that Gillian is covering for her husband.
Cal tells Ria that they shouldn't use their abilities on each other.
Ria tells Cal that Gillian is his friend. Cal says that if Gillian
wants to say anything, she will go to him. Cal asks Ria how many
people she trusts and she says six. Cal says that when she gets
to his age, there will be only be three. Cal's secretary walks in
and shows him that the chemist has been arrested. Cal meets with
Jeffrey and tells him that he can't believe that she had the chemist
arrested. Jeffrey tells Cal that he was hired to find out who accessed
the file and not to investigate the company. Jeffrey says that the
chemist had a large sum of cash wired to her offshore account and
it appears that she sold the formula to another company.
Cal meets with the chemist in jail. She says that
she sold the formula, but when she found out that the drug was hurting
people, she had a change of heart and wanted to make the information
public. She tells Cal to go to the company that tested the drug.
Cal and Ria go to the lab of the drug testing company.
The director tells Cal that Ribocore fired his company when they
found that the drug hurt people. Later, Ria tells Gillian that she
found that a person who was hurt by Priox just had a stroke. Gillian
tells Cal to watch a video of Nicole and Marcus. Cal sees that Nicole
is slurring on purpose. Gillian brings Nicole's parents to the building.
They show them a video of a soldier that was forced to apologize
when he was captured during the Gulf War. Gillian says that the
military are trained to speak slowly to signal that their captors
haven't broken them yet. Gillian tells the parents that she thinks
that Nicole was a spy.
Gillian meets with the State Department official
and says that she knows that Nicole is a spy. The official says
that the Yemen officials called and told them that they will release
one prisoner. He says that Nicole has information that they need.
Gillian sees that Nicole's father is in her office. A friend of
the father, that works for the Red Cross, shows Gillian photos of
Marcus who was severely beaten. The father says that Marcus is going
to be sentenced then executed. He begs Gillian to get Marcus out
of the country.
Cal and Ria meet with Erika at the Ribocore office.
Cal says that he was contacted by a reporter and he wanted to run
some things by her before the interview. Cal asks Erika what the
difference is between the real and fake drug. Erika tells Cal that
the difference is proprietary and that she will contact the reporter
herself. Ria asks about the study that the testing company produced.
Erika tells them to leave her office. Later, Cal tells Ria that
Erika bit her lip everytime he went after her. Cal calls and makes
an appointment with an FDA official. The official tells Cal that
Jeffrey pushed for the approval of Priox. Cal tells Ria that he
wants to make sure Jeffrey was aware of the drug's side effects
before he tries to bust him.
Gillian and Eli watch video of Rafik when he was
at the conference. Gillian says that Rafik is very concerned that
he is seen as the leader. She says that they might be able to use
his personality to their advantage. Gillian meets Eli at his office.
He tells her that Jeffrey was there for him in the past. Ria walks
in and says that she found a video of Erika when she spoke about
the study of the drug. Ria sees that Erika bites her lip everytime
she speaks of the study. They see Jeffrey look down during the presentation
and figure that he feels guilty. Cal thinks that Jeffrey knew about
the harmful side effects of Priox.
Cal meets with Jeffrey in his office and tells
him that the FDA knows about the study that the company tried to
cover up. Cal tells Jeffrey that he knows he is involved with the
release of the drug. Jeffrey says that he feels guilty because he
is having an affair with Erika. Cal tells Jeffrey to stay away from
Erika because she is going to jail. Jeffrey thanks him for his advice,
The State Department official and Gillian meet
with Rafik. The official says that in exchange for the release of
Nicole and Marcus, they would like to invite him to an event. They
tell him that the President will honor his country and that he will
be seated right next to him.
Jeffrey and Erika meet while Cal and the FBI photograph
and listen in on their conversation. Jeffrey tells Erika that they
need to talk. Erika says she didn't doctor the report. Jeffrey tells
her that the report doesn't seem like it was real because there
are no reports of any side effects. Erika admits that she was in
a rush and pushed out the drug. Cal and the authorities enter the
room and arrest Erika. Cal shows Jeffrey that he placed a bug on
him when he was in his office. Later, Jeffrey tells Cal that he
should have told him what he was going to do. Jeffrey says that
he could count on one hand how many people he can trust. Jeffrey
says that Cal was one of them.
Gillian and Cal watch Yemen's announcement that
they are going to release Marcus and Nicole. Gillian gets a phone
call from her husband. She tells him that she understands that they
will not be able to meet for dinner. Gillian tells Cal that she
spends her day at the State Department while he spends his nights
there. Gillian asks Cal if he wants to go out for dinner. He says
that he has to take care of something. Cal goes to the State Department
and sees Alex go into a car with a woman and give her a hug.
This was one of the better Lie to Me episodes of
the season, but this is not saying much. The case involving the
Yemen prisoners was ridiculous. Citizens of the United States can
expect to be held if convicted in the country for drug trafficking,
but the U.S. would never allow them to execute one. It would be
an international disaster if they actually went through with it.
The other case involving Cal's friend was just as unbelievable.
No court would allow the audio evidence obtained by a private citizen
placed on a person who was unknowingly bugged. In real life, if
the authorities would take Erika to court, they would have to throw
out the evidence and possibly have her walk. Good job Cal.