Сезон 1 | Эпизод 04 | "Love
always" (Вечная любовь)
In a Korean Embassy, Cal plays a video showing
the assassination of a mayor in Colombia. He zooms on the assassins
face and tells the staff the signs on a person's face when they
are about to commit a premeditated murder. Cal plays a video of
a girl about to go on a shooting rampage at her school and a clip
of a man that Cal says is a Basque separatist just before he detonated
explosives strapped to his chest. He tells the team that the expressions
on the people's faces are similar.
Secret Service Agent Paul Aronson introduces himself
to the Korean Embassy staff and says that he is assigned to protect
Ambassador Park Jung Soo. He says that Park announced that he will
run for president in South Korea. He says that they received chatter
about an assassination attempt that might take place during Park's
son Won He's wedding. Paul tells the staff that Cal is there to
help them with analyzing people's micro expressions.
A Korean employee tells the Lightman group that
Koreans usually don't show emotion because it is undignified. Gillian
explains that Koreans believe that it is rude to look people in
the eye when they talk to them. Gillian says that the expressions
on people's faces are involuntary and culture plays no role. Cal
tells the staff that they must react if they see a person with an
expression similar to what is on the videos.
Gillian introduces her husband Alex to Paul. Alex
tells Gillian that he has to leave after the ceremony to cover a
meeting. Cal tells Eli and Ria to go to watch people at the metal
detectors. Ria tells Cal that Alex is lying to Gillian. Cal tells
Ria that it is none of her business.
Han Yong-Dae, the ambassador's assistant, brings
Cal and Gillian to Park's office. Park asks Cal if he is sure that
they can find the assassin. Cal says that the only way to make sure
is to cancel the wedding. Park says that he doesn't want to. Cal
sees that Park becomes uncomfortable when he talks about Han being
armed. Park tells Cal that he needs him to keep his wife and his
Ria and Eli see a man walk through the metal detector
with a scared look. They pull him aside and ask him what he is hiding.
The man tells Ria and Eli that he knows that they are part of the
Secret Service. An agent steps forward and tells the man to do what
Ria and Eli ask. The man shows the team that he brought drugs to
the party. Later, Eli tells Ria that he thinks the agent likes her.
Cal asks Gillian if he caught Park's expression
when he spoke about Han. Cal says that he doesn't like weddings.
The wedding couple is introduced then enter the reception room.
Gillian watches Han bow to Won He and tells Cal that it looks like
it was off. Cal's team watches the party goers as Park gives a speech.
A man gets up out of his seat and Cal tells the Paul that he was
just angry and not intending to hurt anyone.
During a slideshow, Cal notices a man get up and
reach into his jacket. Cal points him out and the Secret Service
act to subdue him. A shot rings out and Won He is hit.
Won He is loaded into an ambulance and taken to
the hospital. Cal and a Korean employee question the man. The man
says that South Korea should not join the North. Cal tells Paul
that he doesn't believe that the man shot the Won He. Paul says
that he didn't find a gun. Gillian sees that the Korean only had
a lighter and a water bottle. Cal smells the liquid in the bottle
and realizes that it is gasoline. Gillian says that she thinks that
the man was about to burn himself as a protest.
Gillian tells Cal that she thinks the man who shot
Won He probably has a long repressed anger. Carl, a Service Agent,
meets with Ria and tells her that Paul assigned him to her. Ria
sees that he is lying and tells him that she knows that he requested
to work with her himself.
Cal and Gillian meet with the bride Phoebe at the
hospital. Gillian asks Phoebe if her husband told her about anyone
who wanted to hurt him. Cal watches Phoebe's eyes flutter before
she says anything and asks her what she was just thinking. Phoebe
says that she does not know. A nurse arrives and tells Phoebe that
she can see her husband. Cal tells Gillian that he thinks Phoebe
is hiding something. Gillian says that Phoebe might just be freaked
Eli meets with the videographer and asks for the
video. The videographer says that his contract forbids him from
handing over the video. Eli tells the man that he thinks he is lying.
He says that he thinks he is going to try to sell the video if it
contains the shooting. The videographer finally gives Eli the tape.
Cal and Gillian meet with Park. While shaking his
finger, Park tells them that politics was behind the attack. After
Park leaves, Cal tells Gillian that Park was lying.
Eli gives the Lightman team the videos and tells
them to find smiles containing either fear, anger or contempt. Ria
questions the best man, Garret and thinks that he is hiding something.
Alex meets with Gillian and asks her to walk him
out of the building. Gillian says that if she walks him out, other
people will try to leave to. Alex tells Gillian nevermind. Ria meets
with Cal and Gillian and tells them about Garret. They examine a
video shot during a dinner and see that Garret is scratching his
eye with his middle finger during his toast. Gillian tells the team
that it is a gestural emblem, a unconscious gesture with a specific
meaning. Gillian asks Eli to load up videos of Obama when he speaks
of McCain and Rumsfield when he is asked by a reporter about his
legacy. Cal tells the team that the gesture is a sign of hostility.
Cal meets with Garret and asks him if he is angry
at Park's son. Gillian asks him to help them find the person who
hurt Won He. Garret says that Won He owes him money and has a gambling
problem. Garret says that he was angry when he gave Won He money
that he thought was going to debts, but later found that Won He
gambled it away.
A man tries to leave the building but is stopped
by Carl. Ria watches the man tell Carl that he can have his job
because he is a special counsel for the White House. Ria asks the
man to give her his contact number at the White House. Ria tells
the man that she knows he is lying.
Cal asks Phoebe about Won's gambling problem. Phoebe
says that Won has not made any debts in a while. Park, who is accompanied
by Han, tells Cal that he paid Won's debt. Cal loudly describes
Won as a spectacular son. Cal walks by Han and pats him on the shoulder.
Cal tells Gillian that Han has contempt for Won. Gillian says that
Han gave Won a shallow bow, which is a sign of disrespect. Cal tells
Gillian to gather Han and Park at the reception hall. Cal passes
Alex, who is talking on his phone, in the hallway. Alex tells Cal
that he needs to get out of the building. Alex says that his job
will be on the line if he doesn't leave. Cal tells Alex that he
doesn't believe him.
The guests at the reception start to lose control.
Cal asks Carl to bring Paul to the reception hall. Cal arrives at
the reception hall and shoots a gun in the air. Cal tells Park that
the gun is full of blanks that he got from the Secret Service. Cal
tells Park that after he fired the gun he saw him move in front
of Han. Cal asks Park if Han is his son. Cal figures that Han is
his son. Han tells Park to admit the truth. Cal asks Park if he
thinks Han tried to kill Won. Park tells Han that he knows that
he always hated Won. Han says that he didn't shoot Won He. Han says
that he does his job to protect Park, Won he and Phoebe. Han says
that he took Phoebe to meet a man and made him swear not to tell
The team examine the video taken at the wedding
dinner. Cal tells Carl to bring Phoebe to the room. They watch the
wedding vows and see Phoebe shrug her shoulder when she states her
name. They figure that Phoebe is lying about her name. Ria tells
the team that no one really knew Phoebe more the three years. They
figure that Phoebe might be hiding a secret life. Gillian figures
that someone might be have threatened Phoebe. Carl and Paul arrive
and tell the team that Phoebe has left the building. Cal examines
the photos of the guests and figure that none of them are the shooter.
Cal tells the team to let the guests go.
Cal brings the camera team into the conference
room. He tells them that they were not the only people not in the
video. Cal confronts Howard, the director of the camera team, and
says that he can see in his face that he is angry about the wedding.
Howard tells Cal that he was married to Phoebe. Later, Paul tells
Park that Howard was in the military and that he tracked Phoebe
down a few months ago. Phoebe arrives and tells the team that she
had no idea Howard was at the wedding. She says that she never meant
to lie to anyone. She tells Park to tell Won He that she is sorry.
Park tells Phoebe that Won He is awake and is asking for her. Park
and Phoebe walk down the hall. While passing by Han, Park stops
and bows to him.
Later, Carl meets with Ria and asks her if she
wants to get a drink. Ria says that she doesn't think it would be
a good idea. Carl says that he knows what she is capable of. Ria
says that she likes him and knows that their relationship will become
complicated. Carl says that he is fine with what they might get
Gillian tells Cal that she had to tell Alex that
she could not get him out of the building. Gillian says that she
has to make it up to Alex.
I have a problem with the motivation of the team.
They were contracted to examine the guest that are arriving. After
the ceremony was abruptly ended, there was no reason for the team
to stay. I'm sure that Cal doesn't have anything better to do, but
to keep his staff on the clock to investigate who shot Won he doesn't
make sense. If the show would elaborate on how Cal's group was being
paid, I think that it would be a little more enjoyable. As it is,
I think I would rather watch a circular saw cut into my eye. This
is one of the more painful shows to watch. The combination of the
arrogance, ridiculousness of the situations, unrealistic authority
given to the group and the constant accusations made by the group
that the tertiary characters are lying makes my head hurt. I find
myself wanting to not believe any expertise that the group has.
I question every analysis that the group makes. At the beginning
of the episode, Cal shows a video of a Basque suicide bomber and
a teenage Columbine-like gunwoman to explain his theory on facial
expressions given by people that are about to harm others. In reality,
I seriously doubt there was ever a case of these two examples. Another
doubt that I had during the episode is when Gillian, with a sense
of authority, claims that Koreans don't like to look people in the
eye. A few seconds later, the Korean ambassador addresses Cal and
Gillian directly in their eyes. The '*' that they show at the beginning
of the show should give the disclaimer that everything that will
be shown during the next hour comes from the writer's a**.