'Lie To Me' 3.11 'Saved' Review - Starpulse

I have a sneaking suspicion that the impetus of tonight's Lie To Me was the tragic death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart; at least, it's the first thing I think of when the District Attorney brings Cal footage of a car accident in which a successful rookie pitcher is killed and three guys are joyriding in the car that hit him. However, that's just the start of his investigation, which leads him to a paramedic named Ilene (Annabeth Gish,Brotherhood), whom he quickly pegs as an adrenaline junkie. By the end of the first act, he finds himself in an eerily similar car accident, and Ilene just so happens to be there within moments. Is she saving people, or doing more harm than good?

"Saved" weaves an interesting web consisting of Ilene's tragic past and the psychological impact it has on her present. The plot moves at a fairly steady pace, showing us how one incident in her past affects how she thinks now, and what it did to the life of her brother. There's even a little caveat before the final act which turns the brother into more than just a victim. It's not the most complex of episodes, but for people like me who enjoy character studies, it's an entertaining hour that really digs in.  All the pieces fall together, one by one, and it all makes sense in the end. Read More...



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