"Grievous Bodily Harm"
Season 2, Episode 5
Air date October 26, 2009
Written by Alexander Cary
Directed by Eric Laneuville
Episode guide
"Lack of Candor"

The episode "Grievous Bodily Harm" is the fifth episode of Season 2. The episode originally aired in the U.S on October 26, 2009 on the FOX network.


Cal's old friend Terry Marsh (Lennie James) attempts to pull him into a criminal conspiracy after he settles Terry's gambling debts. The criminals abduct both Cal and Terry and try to recruit Cal to be their personal lie detector, forcing him to determine the validity of a client's counterfeit bills. Over the course of the episode, it is revealed that both Terry and Cal got into trouble with the police, and that Terry volunteered to take all the blame, allowing Cal to continue with his life. The event ends with an FBI raid, and Lightman tells Terry that they're even. Meanwhile, the Lightman Group probes murderous threats against a high school. They determine that the threats were made by an overweight girl, who is suicidal due to emotional attacks by her classmates and gym teacher. However, the gym teacher is arrested for obstruction of justice, while the overweight girl is in the hospital recovering from an attempted overdose.

Main CastEdit


Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli Williams as Dr. Gillian Foster
Brendan Hines as Eli Loker
Monica Raymund as Ria Torres
Hayley McFarland as Emily Lightman
Mekhi Phifer as Ben Reynolds

Guest CastEdit

Lennie James as Terry Marsh
Pavel Lychnikoff

Featured MusicEdit

Episodes of Season 2
Season 1Season 3

The Core of ItTruth or ConsequencesControl FactorHoneyGrievous Bodily HarmLack of CandorBlack FridaySecret SantaFold EquityTractor ManBeat the DevilSweet SixteenThe Whole TruthReact to ContactTeacher and PupilsDelinquentBullet BumpHeadlockPied PiperExposedDarkness and LightBlack and White

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