American Crime Recap: Episode Five

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
American Crime Recap: Episode Five
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“American Crime” Season 1 Episode 5 “Episode Five” aired last Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. In this episode, the Gutierrez family dealt with people’s reactions towards them after Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz) was released from Juvenile Detention Center. Meanwhile, Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco) was released on bond, but ended up facing disastrous consequences after he and Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard) tried to escape and tried to go back to their old lives. Meanwhile, Matt Skokie was buried, and Mark Skokie (David Hoflin) revealed something to his mother. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton) and his son, Mark Skokie (David Hoflin) entering Matt’s house. They got some clothes for the mortician to dress him up in for his funeral service. Mark then took a video of Russ planting some flowers on Matt’s grave, which he later showed to Mark.

Afterwards, he told his mother that he was engaged to a woman of color, and that he had been reluctant to tell her because he knew that his mother was racist and because his family would never seem to be normal.

Meanwhile, Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco) was released on bond, and had an anklet slapped on him. He was then brought by his sister, Aliyah Shadeed (Regina King) to an apartment that he would pay for by going to work as an accountant on Wednesday. After a while, Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard), his girlfriend, who lied to her father that she was

In jail, Hector Tonz (Richard Cabral) informed the District Attorney that they needed his testimony against Carter, and told them that he wouldn’t say anything until they promised him that he wouldn’t be deported to Mexico.

Meanwhile, Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz) and Jenny Gutierrez (Gleendilys Inoa) became uncomfortable at church as everyone looked and whispered about them. Afterwards, Tony got mad at his father, Alonzo Gutierrez as he had wanted him and Tony to work on the car that Tony had gotten arrested in. In retaliation, he began to hang out with Luis (Joseph Luis Soria), a street smart gang member who was friends with Tony’s friend in the Juvenile Detention Center.

Meanwhile, Jenny got punched in the eye after punching a boy for insulting her brother, and Alonso received their parish priest, who told them to go to mass during Saturday night instead of Sundays, and told Alonzo that he didn’t like how he was ostracizing Hector by calling him an illegal, even though he was one.

At Carter’s apartment, Aubry took off Carter’s anklet and decided that they escape to Vietnam via Canada, which they would be able to reach as she had a rental car. However, on the way, she started to argue with him as she needed her fix. Because of that, they went back, despite the fact that Carter might get caught again, and got some money from her foster brother so that she could have her fix at their usual dealer. However, as one of the dealers recognized Carter as someone who had tried to rip him off before, he tried to punch him. Because of this, Aubry took her blade and killed him by nicking him in the neck.

At a motel room that she rented for them, she revealed that she had stolen some drugs, and told him that as soon as she got her fix, they would leave. However, Carter ended up calling 911 as Aubry overdosed, which landed him back inside a police car.

And that was all for the recap of “American Crime” Season 1 Episode 5 “Episode Five”. For more news, updates and recaps on “American Crime” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “American Crime” at 10:00 p.m. every Thursday night on ABC.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.