“American Crime” Season 1 Episode 8 “Episode Eight” aired last Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. In this episode, emotions and tensions ran high as Aliyah Shadeed (Regina King) protest in support of her brother was organized, which led the main characters to decide firmly as to where they stood. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with a reporter interviewing Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco), who then left as the reporter started to ask questions about his sister, Aliyah Shadeed (Regina King).
Meanwhile, Aliyah was told by Timothy Little (Cedric Duplechain) that things might be getting out of hand as they were expecting more than two hundred people to show up at the march.
While this happened, Alonzo Gutierrez’s (Benito Martinez) lawyer told him to get Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz) to give them something that they can work with to get a plea deal so that he wouldn’t be tried as an adult. However, Tony’s friend in juvenile hall told him that it was alright to take three years in prison as it would make him tougher than he was before.
Meanwhile, as Barb (Felicity Huffman) began to go home from the supermarket, a projectile was launched at her window. She then complained to the police who weren’t of much use, and to top it all off, the District Attorney informed her that they were going to go for a plea deal with Carter.
However, Carter, who did want to take the plea deal, decided not to, as Aliyah told him that if he took it, it meant that he was giving up.
Meanwhile, Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton) decided to apply for another job, and didn’t lie about his criminal past. He then went over to his son’s place, where he met his future daughter-in-law, Richelle (Gwendoline Yeo). After Mark Skokie (David Hoflin) arrived, Russ told him that he wanted him to ask Tom Carlin (W. Earl Brown) if he could fix up Matt’s and Gwen’s house in exchange for staying there for free, as he needed do something for the moment, and because he refused to leave the family again. Later, Tom agreed to let Russ stay there.
At the headquarters of Aliyah and her group, they were suddenly told to go out of the building, as the police had received a bomb threat meant to scare them. Aliyah then refused the Deputy Mayor’s offer that they hold their march at a park outside Modesto, as Aliyah did want to send a message- that her brother was being treated unfairly.
At the hospital, Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard) was recovering well, but her mother could not understand why she would want to put her brother through all the humiliation, as the police were now investigating his life due to her statement. She then told her that she would sell out her entire family if it meant that she wouldn’t turn on Carter.
Meanwhile, Barb tried to rally supporters so that she could have a march to counter Aliyah’s. Eve Carlin (Penelope Ann Miller) refused to drag a recovering Gwen through the media circus, and Barb realized that she was attracting the wrong kind of people- racists such as Jessie (Jennifer Sydney). In the end, she decided to stick just with Nancy Straumberg (Lili Taylor), and didn’t invite Jessie to the march. She also bought a gun just in case, for her own protection.
Inside prison, Sofia Nunez (Kattia Ortiz), Hector Tonz’s (Richard Cabral) girlfriend came, and told him that he should be ashamed of running from his daughter. He then offered to let her come with him when he went under the Witness Protection System, but she decided to leave.
Meanwhile, Alonzo told Tony to lie and tell the cops that he knew Carter, but he told his father that he could take care of himself.
The next day, Aliyah and her supporters peacefully marched through the city without permits, and Jessie and her racist friends came, while Nancy and Barb stood watching. Then, all of a sudden, a shot rang out, and all chaos broke loose.
Later that day, Mark and Richelle dropped Russ off at Matt’s house, where he began to fix things. However, as soon as he got to the master’s bedroom, he sat down and cried.
And that was all for the recap of “American Crime” Season 1 Episode 8 “Episode Eight”. For more news, updates and recaps on “American Crime” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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