Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Mar 5, 2015
Though the suspects fit a profile, they and their situations are far more complicated than anyone would have initially believed... as is true for the victims themselves. As Russ and Barb Skokie - divorced and estranged - arrive to both bury their son Matt, and seek a measure of justice for his killing, they discover their son may have been far from an innocent bystander in his own murder. Told from the points of view of all those involved, this new drama examines preconceptions on faith, family, gender, race, class and other aspects of our social experience with an approach and perspectives historically underserved in media.
Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Mar 12, 2015
Thirty-six hours have passed and reality is starting to sink in for all sides. Barb and Russ must come face-to-face with the suspects, Carter and Aubry, for the first time at the arraignment hearing. For Aubry and Carter, the hearing is their first opportunity to see one another since being arrested. Elsewhere, Tony finds himself terrified and alone as he gets placed into juvenile detention. The gravity of the situation weighs heavy on his father, Alonzo. Hector's legal troubles are compounded when the investigators discover an existing warrant for his arrest in Mexico. With more unsettling facts being uncovered about Matt and Gwen, relations between Barb and Russ, and Tom and Eve grow increasingly strained as they disagree on where Matt's body should be buried.
Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2015
Nearly a month after the arraignment of the accused, the emotional complications of all involved continue to deepen. Carter's sister Aliyah, a devout Muslim, arrives to support her brother despite their strained relationship, and her stark disapproval of his involvement with Aubry. Simultaneously, Alonzo receives an update about Tony's case that sheds light on his family life which makes him question himself as a good father. Hector's troubles compound when he's recognized by a fellow gang member and his loyalty is tested. Barb continues her relentless fight for justice and works with Nancy Straumberg, who is the head of a Victim's Rights Group to try and get another hate crime charge added against Carter.
Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Mar 26, 2015
Russ and Barb's youngest son, Mark, arrives in Modesto in support of his estranged parents. At the same time, the families of both victims begin to lose control of their emotions as they hear that Carter's defense team has been granted a bail hearing due to new information. Carter's sister, Aliyah, makes it clear to Carter that he must follow her conditions and stay away from Aubry, whose parents pressure her to attend an NA meeting. Meanwhile, Tony is processed out of juvenile hall on a probationary release and into Alonzo's care
Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Apr 2, 2015
Soon after Carter is released from bail, he and Aubry reunite. In a desperate attempt to keep him from facing trial and possible execution, she cuts his ankle bracelet and forces him to make a run for the Canadian border. Meanwhile, after Matt's funeral in Oakland, Mark finally has the courage tell Barb that he is engaged to a woman she may not approve of. Alonzo continues his struggle to rebuild his relationship with his son after Tony is released from juvenile hall.
Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Apr 9, 2015
Following Carter and Aubry's failed attempt to flee the country, Barb becomes more dogged in her fight for justice and turns to media outlets to bring more attention to her son's case. Aubry is held in hospitalized care and continues to push her family and the authorities away. Back behind bars, Carter's situation worsens and Aliyah is desperate for contact with him. Elsewhere, Tony takes drastic measures to find out who attacked his sister and make him pay. With pressure mounting, Detective Palmer and DDA Soderbergh turn to Hector for the damning testimony they are looking for. However, a significant piece of evidence is uncovered that changes everything for the prosecution.
Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Apr 16, 2015
While Carter sits in solitary confinement, Aubry blindsides her family when asked to testify against Carter in order to stay out of jail. Meanwhile, an incriminating video leads to Tony being re-arrested and sent back to juvenile detention. Elsewhere, Mark's fiancé Richelle arrives in Modesto and meets Barb, who unashamedly questions her plans to marry Mark. Aliyah meets with a new investigator who provides her with damaging information that could help Carter. Once the prosecution refuses to hear this new evidence, she becomes determined to hold a peaceful demonstration in support of her brother.
Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Apr 23, 2015
As news of Aliyah's organized march for Carter's cause spreads, tensions and emotions within the community rise. The city tries to stifle the demonstration and the DA attempts to offer Carter a plea deal. Demonized and the target of violent threats, Barb refuses to back down and desperately rallies her own group of supporters to attend the march. Once again placed in juvenile detention, Tony could be charged as an adult. Alonzo urges him to testify against Carter to gain some leniency. Hector reconnects with his girlfriend and promises to turn his life around for her and their daughter. Unemployed and out of options, Russ turns to Mark for help in allowing him to move into Matt and Gwen's house.
Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Apr 30, 2015
Following the march in support of Carter that erupted in violence, Aliyah and her lawyer use the turn in public opinion to leave the court no choice but to move up Carter's preliminary examination date. Emotions felt by the families on both sides of the case come to a head when Aubry's mother, Ruth, sets up a meeting with Aliyah. Meanwhile, Russ continues to work on Matt and Gwen's house as a means to fill a void created by his regretful decision to abandon his family years previously. Desperate to do everything he can for a now fearful Tony in juvenile detention, Alonzo turns to an unlikely source for help. After Aubry receives news from Carter, she is left feeling emotionally distraught. She makes the decision to completely change the course of the case by going on record with an incendiary statement.
Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: May 7, 2015
Revelations from Aubry's recent statements have far-reaching implications as new and damaging allegations against Matt Skokie's role in the incident come to light. This setback is finally one that from which Barb will be unable to recover, leaving Russ to pick up the fight. Carter is handed a new lease on life while Hector's prospects turn for the worst after Aubry's account renders his testimony regarding Carter and the murder weapon inconsequential. Hector's immediately deported and turned over to the Mexican authorities. Elsewhere, though Alonzo struggles to find character witnesses for Tony's upcoming hearing, his family unifies.
Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: May 14, 2015
In the provocative, heart stopping season finale, the criminal case comes to a shocking close for all those involved as we see each life forever altered by this incident. Charged with emotions and unexpected twists, certain journeys will end while others begin.
Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2016
Season 2 is set in the U.S. Midwest at two high schools, one public and one private. Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when the boy accuses two players on an elite private high school's championship basketball team of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online.
Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jan 13, 2016
Anne calls 911 to get help for Taylor, but it's not easy getting the authorities to pay attention to the alleged crime. Meanwhile, Leslie makes sure the Leyland School is ready for the impending investigation; Terri has an intervention with Kevin; and Eric's truth comes out.
Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Jan 20, 2016
A news article goes online describing what happened at the captains' party and naming Kevin as a participant in the alleged assault on Taylor. Meanwhile, Anne is forced to defend herself after the item is published; and new evidence is revealed that paints a murkier picture of what really happened on the night in question.
Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Jan 27, 2016
Following the revelation that evidence was found on Taylor's clothing, the parents of the basketball players and faculty of The Leyland School prepare for invasive DNA testing on the team. The impending test forces Eric to make a painful revelation, while at the same time, Taylor attempts to return to normalcy as he matriculates back into a local public high school.
Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2016
In the hours after Eric is forced to openly discuss his sexuality, Taylor must defend his actions on the night of his alleged assault to the police; Anne struggles with the discovery that her son is gay; a critical decision by the detectives makes some involved feel as though the worst may be over; and at Marshall high school, Chris deals with the aftermath of a seemingly innocuous incident that begins to take on racial overtones
Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Feb 10, 2016
Against the school lawyer's advice, Leslie decides to take it upon herself to welcome Eric back to Leyland with a school-wide showing of empathy. But Eric soon discovers that his return does not sit well with some of his fellow basketball team members; Anne decides that she'd rather take the school to court over what happened to her son, Taylor, than accept a settlement, and Chris finds himself being vilified when students begin picketing Marshall high school after three Hispanic students are suspended for fighting with a black student, who received no punishment whatsoever
Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Feb 17, 2016
Feeling nothing but pain and conflict, Taylor continues to become emotionally undone as he tries to find a way to stop feeling like a victim; and Anne's private medical records are anonymously posted online in an effort to shame her. The act catches the attention of Sebastian, who makes another attempt to engage Anne. Meanwhile, Leslie offers a generous settlement to Evy's father in order to protect the school from litigation, and Eric tries to find some misguided solace with a stranger.
Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Feb 24, 2016
Leslie's job is in jeopardy in the aftermath of the tragic loss of one of Leyland's own. Meanwhile, Curt thinks his estranged wife has run off with their son Peter; Dan is shocked by Becca's confession; and Sebastian wants to help Anne get revenge on the people responsible for Taylor's condition.
Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Mar 2, 2016
The aftermath of the murder of a Leyland student changes the entire community's perceptions of the events since Eric and Taylor's encounter. Meanwhile, Sebastian goes after Leyland by posting damaging material online, forcing Leslie into a defensive position; leaked information could hurt Kevin and Becca; and Chris is grilled by a school review board at Marshall High.
Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Mar 9, 2016
Sebastian is blindsided when he learns that someone else is releasing damaging information about Leyland families. Meanwhile, Becca's arrest for delivering drugs to Taylor on the day of the murder has her parents reeling; Michael takes drastic action to protect Kevin; and Chris mulls his future at Marshall High.
Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Mar 12, 2017
An undocumented worker, Luis Salazar, travels from Mexico into the United States in search of a job, only to discover that modern servitude is thriving in the farmlands and agricultural communities.
Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2017
While Luis finds himself sinking further into servitude on the farm, Isaac tries to protect Coy from abusive conditions in the fields. Meanwhile, Jeanette begins to wonder if her family is down-playing a trailer fire, which killed a number of their undocumented workers. Kimara tries to transition Shae from being an underage victimized prostitute to sustaining herself as she tries to convince Shae to testify against her former pimp.
Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Mar 26, 2017
Luis gets to the Hesby Farm and learns important information about his missing son, while Coy's outlook on life is forever changed when he witnesses a terrible accident. Elsewhere, Shae reconsiders her decision to stay in a shelter; Kimara hears difficult personal news; and Jeanette and JD decide to attend a rally for workers.
Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Apr 2, 2017
Luis learns his son's fate as Coy devises a plan to get himself off the farm. Meanwhile, Jeanette pleads her case to Laurie Ann about the working conditions in the field; and business owner Nicholas Coates struggles to make a profit in a difficult market as his wife decides to hire a Haitian woman to be their son's nanny.
Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Apr 9, 2017
Shae mulls another abortion as Dustin introduces her to online sex work. Meanwhile, Jeanette makes a life-altering decision; Kimara finds a new troubled girl to help; Nicholas and Clair's world continues to crumble; and Gabriella has a scary incident that makes her realize how dangerous her new life is.
Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Apr 16, 2017
Nicholas is distraught with the reality of his failing business and takes his frustration out on Clair, who becomes increasingly controlling over Gabrielle. Elsewhere, Jeanette looks for a job while continuing to live with her sister Raelyn; Kimara faces a moral dilemma; and Shae feels she's being shortchanged for her work in the Webcam house, which leads to a tragic confrontation.
Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Apr 23, 2017
Dustin's life is in danger following a fatal altercation at the Webcam house, so he reaches out for help from Kimara, who is struggling with a difficult moral dilemma and decides to take time off from work at the shelter. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Clair's marriage continues to unravel, prompting Gabrielle to act impulsively out of self-preservation; and Jeanette is alarmed by Raelyn's overreaction to a random drug test request.
Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Apr 30, 2017
Kimara counsels Dustin to tell the police about the crime that occurred in the Webcam house. Meanwhile, Clair and Nicholas profess their innocence to detectives and claim Gabrielle is the one to blame; and Jeanette is forced to consider the cost and sacrifice of social change.