“American Crime” Season 1 Episode 6 “Episode Six” aired last Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. In this episode, the Gutierrez family became even more distant from each other as Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz) resorted to drastic measures in order to defend his sister. Meanwhile, Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard) is forced to get cleaned up after landing herself in the hospital while Barb Hanlon (Felicity Huffman) resorted to the media in order to get justice for her own son. As more and more evidence is compiled against Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco), Aliyah Shadid (Regina King) began to regret how she handled things, and Hector Tonz (Richard Cabral) took a deal that would change his life forever. Read on to learn more about this episode.
After Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco) was arrested for fleeing bail, Barb Hanlon (Felicity Huffman) took out her frustration on the local District Attorney’s. Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton) tried to put extra locks all over his son Mark’s (David Hoflin) rented unit in order to ensure his safety, which resulted in him getting kicked out.
Meanwhile, Carter’s apartment was searched, and Aliyah Shadid (Regina King), Carter’s sister, realized that this might have not happened if she had stayed with him that afternoon, as he had wanted to her as Doreen Nix, his sister.
At the hospital, Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard), woke up. It was only to discover that she was in the hospital and that she was being purged of all the drugs in her system. Because of this, she refused to listen to her father. He told her to take a deal and to testify against Carter so that she could get her life back again.
After kicking her father out of her room, her foster brother came in, and told her to listen to their father, and to take the deal. It was because the only thing that they all wanted was for her to come home to them.
Meanwhile, Barb went on television in order to show the world that the local detectives and the District Attorney’s office weren’t doing their jobs enough to ensure that justice was going to be served.
Afterwards, Barb went out with a friend for lunch. Nancy Straumberg (Lili Taylor), the woman who had been encouraging Barb the entire time, met up with her husband at a particular bench in a park as it was the death anniversary of their son, who had also been murdered years ago.
At the hospital, as Gwen was awake, the detective in charge asked Gwen if she remembered anything about the day of the attack. He showed a picture of Carter to her and asked if she knew anyone named Carter Nix. She then revealed that she only could remember things that had happened to her three weeks ago, and nothing else beyond that. She also told them that she didn’t recognize any of the men in the photographs given to her and didn’t know anyone named Carter Nix.
Meanwhile, Jenny Gutierrez (Gleendilys Inoa) refused to tell her brother, Tony (Johnny Ortiz), and her father, Alonzo (Benito Martinez), who had given her a black eye.
During their counseling session, Tony got mad at his father for acting like nothing was happening and for talking about the past instead of concentrating on Jenny, who poured out her woes to her uncle, as she was close to him.
Afterward, Luis (Joseph Julian Soria) got Tony drunk and high. Together with Luis’ cousin, they hunt down and took a video of Tony beating up the kid who had punched Jenny.
Inside prison, Hector Tonz (Richard Cabral), who knew that the prosecutor now wanted to talk to him in order to gather more evidence against Carter told them that he would talk if they granted him immunity instead of letting him walk away free, as his new charge of theft might come back to get him in the future. For now, however, the District Attorney released Hector and granted his request that he be protected.
A little while later, the detectives held a press conference in which they announced that the attack on Matt and Gwen Skokie was now classified as a hate crime, after gaining more evidence and testimony from a white dealer that Carter had beaten up earlier.
And that was all for the recap of “American Crime” Season 1 Episode 6 “Episode Six”. For more news, updates and recaps on “American Crime” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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