“Bernie Madoff … anxiety and regret.”
Dr. Lightman is surprised.
It’s the ex-wife!
Two stories: A home is burned down. Who did it? A member of a rapper’s entourage was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Who did it?
Using projection to magnify fleeting and micro-expressions.
And we get the first triptych of the episode.
Gillian has a new haircut. Does that signify anything? (Not revealed in this episode, but I’m sure women viewers understood that completely!)
Check this out. Gillian busts out with some urban flashing:
Center guy was murdered. Can you tell why?
One of the rappers. Camouflage.
Gillian’s new hair …
… compared to her previous hair:
An emotional sequence:
They should call this room the Face Command Center.
A palette of faces. Does the guy in the center belong with the two on the left or the right? And why?
Do they call this the Lightbox? Check out camera at upper left pointing downward.
Shit. A blithe yet level-headed and clear-eyed gangstah rapper, hustler, entertainer. Sham image to rake in the dough. (But what does all that fakery do to his listeners?)
Paper books. Well, it’s doubtful the reference works Lightman uses could really become electronic. Although sequential animated tutorials would help students.
Hmmm … what cellphone does Dr. Lightman use?
The other gangstah rapper. The murdered guy quit the other rapper to work with him. What does his face tell you?
And what is his cousin’s face now saying?
“Caidin, you don’t get any of this if they know the truth about you.” A very touching line.
The second triptych of the episode.
Look at this emotional sequence:
Fear, betrayal, resentment, helplessness, anger.
What do you think she’s thinking?
And what is his face saying? (Tim Roth has tats. What’s that sentence inscribed on his shoulder say?)
Very interesting interplay between Gillian, Zoe (the ex-wife), and Lightman. A lot of little bits thrown out in dialogue that hint at something.