"The Best Policy"
Season 1, Episode 7
Air date March 21, 2009
Written by T.J. Brady and Rasheed Newson
Directed by Arvin Brown
Episode guide
"Do No Harm"
"Depraved Heart"

The episode "The Best Policy" originally aired in the U.S on March 21, 2009 on the FOX network.


Foster and Loker help the US government negotiate the release of two Americans about to be executed for possession of narcotics, while the US government attempts to hide their secrets from Foster and Loker.

Cal introduces Ria to his old college friend, Dr. Jeffrey Buchanan, who's now a consultant to a pharmaceutical company called Ribocore. Someone stole the formula for Ribocore's new insulin pill, Priox, and a knockoff version is flooding the market -- and the side effects are causing strokes.

Main CastEdit


Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli Williams as Dr. Gillian Foster
Brendan Hines as Eli Loker
Monica Raymund as Ria Torres

Featured MusicEdit

Episodes of Season 1
Season 2Season 3
PilotMoral WaiverA Perfect ScoreLove AlwaysUnchainedDo No HarmThe Best PolicyDepraved HeartLife Is PricelessThe Better HalfUndercoverBlindedSacrifice