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Secrets and Lies (ABC)

Secrets and Lies (ABC)



Ben, a handsome and decent family man who works as a house painter, has his normal share of parenting problems with his teenage daughter, Natalie, and smart-as-a-whip 12-year-old daughter, Abby, as well as the usual marital struggles, which have lately come to a head. His wife Christy (KaDee Strickland), who he has dated since they were both 19, is a local realtor. She finds her feelings for Ben complicated by his deadly discovery and the relentless police and media attention on their family. Natalie is a typical 16-year-old with an attitude, who is upset by Tom’s death, a little boy she used to babysit. But is she hiding her own indiscretion? And Abby, upset by the state of her family, is deeply concerned but hides her feelings. She is fiercely loyal to her dad.

The unflappable and formidable Detective Cornell is the smartest person in the room – always. But that isn’t to say that she isn’t hiding something behind that slight hint of sadness in her eyes and a deceptive look of disconcerting calm. Once she has a suspect in her crosshairs, she doesn’t let go. Unfortunately for Ben, she has targeted him as Tom’s murderer.

Jess Murphy, the mother of four-year-old Tom who has suffered her own indignations in a broken marriage, is crushed by her son’s death. The one person Ben can unload on is Dave Lindsey (Dan Fogler), his childhood friend. A tenant in the Crawford’s guest house, he lives a cheerfully irresponsible life, but is basically a good guy who is very supportive of Ben and the girls.

Is Ben innocent or guilty? He is fighting to keep his marriage, kids, job and reputation, and he is barely clinging to his sanity. As the investigation progresses, the close knit community starts to come apart at the seams, unraveling until the jaw-dropping conclusion.

“Secrets and Lies” stars Ryan Phillippe (“Damages,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Flags of Our Fathers”) as Ben Crawford, Juliette Lewis (“August Osage County”) as Detective Cornell, KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) as Christy Crawford, Natalie Martinez (“Under the Dome,” “CSI: NY”) as Jess Murphy, Dan Fogler (“The Goldbergs,” “Hannibal”) as Dave Lindsey, Indiana Evans (“Blue Lagoon: The Awakening”) as Natalie Crawford and Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford. (Source: ABC)


Episode Info

Next: 1x08 -- The Son (Apr/19/2015)


Ben attempts to retrace his steps on the night of Tom's murder.


Prev: 1x07 -- The Cop (Apr/12/2015)


Ben (Ryan Phillipe) visits a prison inmate who provides information that might prove Detective Cornell (Juliette Lewis) is pushing the boundaries of the law. With the “help” of Arthur Fenton, Ben attempts to bring Cornell down, but an anonymous tip puts the spotlight back on Ben as the prime suspect, and the Crawford family finally collapses under the strain.


Available Episodes

The Cop
Apr 12, 2015
Season 1 episode 7

The Confession
Mar 29, 2015
Season 1 episode 6

The Jacket
Mar 22, 2015
Season 1 episode 5

The Sister
Mar 15, 2015
Season 1 episode 4

The Affair
Mar 08, 2015
Season 1 episode 3

The Father
Mar 01, 2015
Season 1 episode 2

The Trail
Mar 01, 2015
Season 1 episode 1

Cast
Juliette LewisJuliette Lewis
As Detective Andrea Cornell
Ryan PhillippeRyan Phillippe
As Ben Garner
Natalie MartinezNatalie Martinez
As Jess Mullen
Belle ShouseBelle Shouse
As Abby Garner
Charles S. DuttonCharles S. Dutton
As Kevin Haynes
Clifton Collins, Jr.Clifton Collins, Jr.
As Dave Carlyle
Indiana EvansIndiana Evans
As Natalie Garner
KaDee StricklandKaDee Strickland
As Christy Garner
Kate AshfieldKate Ashfield
As Vanessa Turner
Steven BrandSteven Brand
As Joseph Turner
Reviews

jimmider

Reviews: 5
Above average (I HOPE) 2 eps inRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

This only contains mild spoilers for the first two episodes.

first of, I have never seen the Australian version of this, so I have NO idea what they are doing different or anything at all. Read more

Review posted on Monday, March 2nd 2015 at 4:04 pm

1 review available
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Warning: Secrets and Lies (ABC) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: New Series
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 01, 2015
Episode Order: 10
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• Secrets and Lies (Alternate spelling), (Used In USA)
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