Сезон 2 | Эпизод 01 | "The
Core of It" (Суть)
A woman has a vision of a man running through the
streets. He beats someone with an ashtray in a hotel room. He then
leaves and washes the blood of his hands in a dirty faucet.
The next day, a promoter introduces Cal to a crowd
at a bookstore. Cal tells the crowd that he can tell when someone
is lying, but he is more interested in is why. Later, Cal signs
books. A woman named Trisha asks Cal to believe her. She says that
she saw a murder in a psychic vision. Cal looks in Trisha's eye
and sees she is telling the truth.
At the Lightman building, Gillian tells Cal she
is depressed since her divorce, but he thinks she is happy. Cal
tells Gillian about Trisha. Gillian believes they are too busy to
work with Trisha since they have to vet a Supreme Court nominee.
Trisha says she saw a man in Room 202 of a hotel kill someone with
an ashtray. She says that she remembers the hotel had a devil logo.
Cal tells Gillian Trisha needs help and nobody else believes her.
Cal meets with Ben who introduces him to Judge Simon. Cal tells
Simon that Ria Torres will tell him if he is a lying son of a b****.
Ben tells Cal that the president specifically asked for him to vet
Simon. Ben says that his a** is on the line. Zoe meets with Cal
and tells him that she is going to move to Chicago to work at a
law firm. Zoe asks her to be happy for her. Cal figures that Zoe
wants to take Emily to Chicago with her.
Cal looks for Trisha and finds that she has left
the building. Cal searches for a hotel with a devil logo. He asks
the clerk for a room, then steals the key to room 202. Cal calls
Ben and he sees that there is blood on the wall. Ben tells him that
if there is no body, there is no crime.
Ria meets with Simon. He expected to be vetted
by an expert and asks how old she is. She asks him if he cheated
on his wife Celia. He says no and that he was never interested in
any woman other than his wife. Ria sees that he is uncomfortable
with her because of her age. Simon says that the idea that she stands
between him and a seat on the Supreme Court bothers him.
Cal spots Trisha dressed like a prostitute enter
the hotel room. She says that her name is Jesse. Cal pays and asks
her to meet some friends of his. Cal brings Trisha/Jesse to the
institute. Eli plays video taken from the institute that shows Trisha
transform into her new personality. In the video, she let her hair
down and walked out of the building. Eli says that the handwriting
of the two personalities are completely different. They suspect
Jesse committed a murder and ask her. Gillian wonders how Jesse
feels about hypnosis.
Ria goes through the court cases that Simon ruled
on and sees that he is uncomfortable about a case involving a rapist.
Ria asks if he had a personal relationship with the victim, a woman
named Nicole. Simon tells her to move on.
Gillian puts Jesse under hypnosis and asks about
Trisha. Jesse says that Trisha thinks she is perfect. She says that
Gavin likes Jesse better. Gillian asks to speak to Trisha. She switches
personality and wonders what she is doing there. Gillian asks Trisha
about Gavin. Trisha says that another personality, a man named RJ,
protects them. Gillian asks Trisha to be herself. She wakes up,
starts to panic, and tries to leave. Gillian tells Trisha that she
is safe, but she says that her name is Sophie.
Cal introduces himself to Sophie. Sophie says her
other personalities stole her life. She asks if she did anything
wrong. Cal tells Sophie that Trisha went to him for help. Sophie
tries to escape and says that no one can help her. Gillian says
that there is a murderer out there who may know who she is. Gillian
asks her if she knows Gavin. Sophie says that Gavin is her brother.
She says that she doesn't see him, but Jesse does.
Ria plays a press conference video showing Nicole
after Simon presided over her rape case. Ria says that when Nicole
talks about Simon, it appears like she has feelings towards him.
Ria says that Nicole died a while ago. Ria shows still shots of
other women who had affairs with men including Bill Clinton and
Jon Gosslin. She says that Nicole is giving Simon the same face
the mistresses gave.
Cal and Gillian take Sophie to Gavin's house. He
instantly recognizes his real sister's personality. He says that
their grandfather did evil things to Sophie. Gavin says that Jesse
visits him often, but he hasn't seen Sophie in months. They go to
the back shed where Gavin says Jesse crashes at. While they walk
around, Cal sees that Gavin is holding his breath, which makes it
appear that he is hiding something. Cal lifts a floorboard and finds
a wallet with the ID of a man named Kyle. Cal goes to Kyle's house
and shows him the wallet. He asks where he got it as he tries to
grab it. Cal says that he is investigating a murder and sees that
he is not a murderer. Kyle says that two working girls robbed him
downtown. Kyle's wife comes out to find out what is going on. Cal
tells her that she should get herself tested since Kyle like to
have unprotected sex with hookers.
Gillian tells Cal that she suspects RJ of murder.
Cal says that RJ could have protected them. They figure that they
can get the truth by talking to RJ. Sophie says that she wants to
be herself. Emily walks in to talk to her dad. Cal says that something
has come up with her mom. Ben barges in and tells Cal that they
found the body of a prostitute named Amber who is known to work
at the hotel. He says the police want to talk to Sophie. Cal tells
Emily that they will talk later.
Cal takes Sophie into his office and locks the
door. He tells Sophie that he is sorry and asks her to take her
clothes off. He grabs Sophie's neck and tells her that she is going
to kill her. Gillian and Ben try to break down the door then run
off to get the master key. Sophie transforms into another personality
and starts to beat Cal. The team get in and handcuff Sophie. Cal
asks RJ to tell him who killed Amber. Gillian tells Cal that since
RJ is the protector, he never needed to talk.
As the police load Sophie into the squad car, Cal
asks for one minute with her. He gets in the car and says he knows
she showed Trisha a little of what happened. He says he knows he
can't tell him, but can show Trisha everything. She changes into
another personality and tells him she knows who killed Amber.
Cal meets with Simon and asks him why he had sex
with Nicole. He says that he didn't. He says that Nicole met with
him everyday. He says that there were inappropriate feelings which
resulted in a kiss. He says that his behavior was unethical, but
it didn't affect the sentencing. Cal tells him that he believes
him. Simon says that he would withdraw his name as a nominee. Ria
asks Cal why he put her on the case. Cal tells Ria that she is on
the way to be being the world's leading expert on lying. He tells
her to get herself out of the mindset of thinking of herself as
a baggage screener.
Later, Sophie goes to hotel clerk and tells him
that she thought he would be in jail by now. In a van, the team
listens to Sophie through a bug. Sophie tells the clerk that she
knows he killed Amber and has a wallet with blood and his fingerprints
on it. The clerk gets into Sophie's face and demands the wallet.
Cal coaches Sophie into remaining in her personality. The clerk
admits to the murder. Cal signals the team to move in the hotel.
The police arrests the clerk.
Later, Cal meets with Zoe as she packs up her stuff.
Cal gives her a check to buy her out of the Lightman group. He tells
her to use the money to start her own firm so he can be close to
The next day, Cal watches the news as Simon withdraws
himself as a nominee. Gillian tells Cal that she is angry that he
is jeopardizing the finances of the company because of the check
he wrote to Zoe.
This episode was much better than any episode last
season. It seems like the cases were a lot more focused, which makes
it more enjoyable to watch. The only thing that bothers me is the
entire premise of the show. I hope I get over it and just accept
the idea that this institute operates. I hope they detail the financial
side of the business in future episodes.