“American Crime” Season 1 Episode 10 “Episode Ten ” aired last Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. In this episode, because of the new evidence presented by Aubry Taylor (Caitlin Gerard), Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco) was released. However, this affected her adoptive family, and the Skokie family, as her confession forced them to face the new allegations about Matt Skokie. This also caused Hector Tontz (Richard Cabral) to lose his credibility and his chance to be reunited with his own family. However, not all was lost as the Gutierrez family finally came together to stand up for Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz) in Family Court with the hope that he would finally be sent home. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Hector Tontz (Richard Cabral) being woken up in the middle of the night. He was then asked more questions about the night in question,. It was revealed that his statement contradicted the new evidence brought to light because of Aubry Taylor’s (Caitlin Gerard) confession. He was then told that the deal for him was now off the table, and was deported to Mexico, where he would face only a judge in court. What made it hard for him was the fact that his little girl, Adela, would probably never see him again as he would just be another prisoner lost inside the justice system of Mexico. However, his girlfriend and the mother of his child told him that she would go back to Mexico as well.
Meanwhile, at the hospital, Aubry insisted on having a public defender instead of some big shot lawyer, and asked to have a competency evaluation, where she revealed that she had been abused before the Taylors had adopted her and had taken her out of the foster care system. She also told her evaluation facilitator that she just wanted to own up to what she had done.
Afterwards, she was found to be competent, which meant that her confession would be admissible in court, but would be put under observation while she was in prison as they still had to diagnose her.
At the District Attorney’s office, Barb Hanlon (Felicity Huffman) and Russ Skokie (Timothy Hutton) discovered that according to Aubry’s testimony, that Matt was a not just a drug dealer, but a rapist and a wife beater.
Afterwards, Barb informed her husband that she was leaving Modesto as she couldn’t take it anymore, especially as Mark Skokie (David Hoflin) didn’t want to talk to her or be around her anymore. She then handed Russ the gun that she had bought to protect herself. Russ then confronted Mark, who told his mother that he appreciated everything she had done for him and Matt.
Meanwhile, Tony Gutierrez (Johnny Ortiz) and his father, Alonzo Gutierrez (Benito Martinez) met up with their new lawyer, who told them that they would have a better chance at getting Tony released if they appeared before Family Court and if they had good character witnesses for Tony.
Alonzo then approached Tony’s teacher, who refused to testify as the boy that Tony had beaten up was also in one of his classes.
Alonzo then visited Jenny Guiterrez (Gleendilys Inoa) at his brother’s house. His brother then reassured him that they would help Tony out during the hearing, which they did. Jenny then revealed that Tony had beaten up the other boy, Joaquin, as he had beaten her up, and put some of the blame on herself as she hadn’t realized that by asking Tony to lie to their father for her, Tony had somehow felt that it was his duty to protect her no matter what.
He was then released into the custody of his father, who, as he had sold his shop, went to work at another garage.
Meanwhile, Carter Nix (Elvis Nolasco) was released, and Aubry pled guilty at her arraignment hearing.
And that was all for the recap of “American Crime” Season 1 Episode 10 “Episode Ten”. For more news, updates and recaps on “American Crime” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch the season finale of “American Crime” at 10:00 p.m. next Thursday night on ABC.
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