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American Crime

American Crime

ABC 2015

John Ridley's groundbreaking anthology drama series explores issues of race, class and gender in America. The show has met with critical acclaim, receiving ten Emmy Award nominations in 2015 for its inaugural season and four for its sophomore season.

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The 10 Best Episodes of American Crime

American Crime - S2E7

#1 - Episode 7


Season 2 - Episode 7

Feeling nothing but pain and conflict, Taylor continues to become emotionally undone as he tries to find a way to stop feeling like a victim; and Anne's private medical records are anonymously posted online in an effort to shame her. The act catches the attention of Sebastian, who makes another attempt to engage Anne. Meanwhile, Leslie offers a generous settlement to Evy's father in order to protect the school from litigation, and Eric tries to find some misguided solace with a stranger.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of American Crime from 450 votes.

American Crime - S3E8

#2 - Episode 8


Season 3 - Episode 8

Kimara advises Dustin to inform the police about the crime that took place in the webcam house, which leads to an unforeseen outcome. Meanwhile, detectives open up a troubling investigation into Clair and Nicholas, who maintain their innocence and contend that Gabrielle is the guilty party. Jeanette must confront and consider the costs and sacrifices of social change.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of American Crime from 430 votes.

American Crime - S1E11

#3 - Episode 11


Season 1 - Episode 11

The criminal case comes to a shocking close for all those involved as we see each life forever altered by this incident. Charged with emotions and unexpected twists, certain journeys will end while others begin.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of American Crime from 421 votes.

American Crime - S2E8

#4 - Episode 8


Season 2 - Episode 8

In an episode that features interviews with real-life Columbine teachers, along with parents and victims of LGBT bullying, Leyland High School mourns the loss of one of their own, while Leslie finds her job on the line in the aftermath of the tragedy; Curt tries to file a missing person’s report with the police when he suspects his estranged wife, Lilah, has run off with their son, Peter, after she blames him for son Eric’s sexuality; Becca makes a startling confession to Dan; and Sebastian reaches out to Anne in an attempt to help her bring retribution to those who caused her son Taylor’s downfall.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of American Crime from 434 votes.

American Crime - S3E6

#5 - Episode 6


Season 3 - Episode 6

Nicholas is distraught with the reality of his failing business and takes his frustration out on Clair. Upset about her deteriorating marriage, Clair becomes increasingly controlling over Gabriella. Jeanette attempts to find a job while continuing to live with her sister Raelyn, and Kimara is faced with a difficult decision that will test her morals. Meanwhile, Shae begins to feel as though she’s being shortchanged for her work in the webcam house, which leads to a tragic confrontation.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of American Crime from 466 votes.

American Crime - S2E3

#6 - Episode 3


Season 2 - Episode 3

A news article goes online describing what happened at the captain's party and naming Kevin as a participant in the alleged assault on Taylor. Meanwhile, Anne is forced to defend herself after the item is published; and new evidence is revealed that paints a murkier picture of what really happened on the night in question.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of American Crime from 443 votes.

American Crime - S2E9

#7 - Episode 9


Season 2 - Episode 9

Following the on-campus murder of a fellow Leyland student, the entire community is forced to re-examine all of the choices they have made in the wake of the sexual encounter between Eric and Taylor; leaked personal information implicates both Kevin and Becca to the shooting; Sebastian targets the Leyland school by releasing its most sensitive information online, which causes Leslie to take drastic measures; and at Marshall High, Chris finds himself at a career crossroads when he faces a school review board.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of American Crime from 413 votes.

American Crime - S2E6

#8 - Episode 6


Season 2 - Episode 6

Against the school lawyer's advice, Leslie decides to take it upon herself to welcome Eric back to Leyland with a school-wide showing of empathy. But Eric soon discovers that his return does not sit well with some of his fellow basketball team members; Anne decides that she'd rather take the school to court over what happened to her son, Taylor, than accept a settlement, and Chris finds himself being vilified when students begin picketing Marshall high school after three Hispanic students are suspended for fighting with a black student, who received no punishment whatsoever.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of American Crime from 470 votes.

American Crime - S2E4

#9 - Episode 4


Season 2 - Episode 4

Following the revelation that evidence was found on Taylor’s clothing, the parents of the basketball players and faculty of The Leyland School prepare for invasive DNA testing on the team. The impending test forces Eric to make a painful revelation, while at the same time, Taylor attempts to return to normalcy as he matriculates back into a local public high school.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of American Crime from 448 votes.

American Crime - S3E5

#10 - Episode 5


Season 3 - Episode 5

Consequences of forced labor continue to roil, as Shae contemplates having another abortion while Dustin introduces her to the world of online sex work. Jeanette makes a decision that results in a disheartening situation, as she struggles to accept the value of her self-worth. Meanwhile, Kimara tries to help another troubled girl while Nicholas and Clair’s troubles worsen, and Gabriella experiences an unsettling incident that makes her realize her new life isn’t exactly what she hoped it would be.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of American Crime from 475 votes.

American Crime - S3E4
#11 - Episode 4
Season 3 - Episode 4

Luis learns about the fate of his son, as Coy devises a plan to get himself off the farm. Jeanette tries to plead her case about the working conditions in the fields to Laurie Ann while Shae comes to a decision that will affect the rest of her life. Meanwhile, business owner Nicholas Coates struggles with making a profit in a market that continuously demands lower prices while his wife, Clair, decides to hire and provide a working visa for a Haitian woman, Gabrielle, to be their son’s nanny.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of American Crime from 471 votes.

American Crime - S2E10
#12 - Episode 10
Season 2 - Episode 10

Sebastian gets a taste of his own medicine and is stunned to discover that someone is usurping his cause and releasing emails, texts and other pieces off personal information about numerous Leyland families, initiating a chain reaction that could cause the downfall all of those involved with the events of the alleged sexual assault on Taylor, and everything that has transpired since; Dan and Steph must deal with the fallout of their daughter Becca being arrested for supplying drugs to Taylor the day of the murder; Michael goes to extreme measures to ensure that son Kevin won't be implicated as being complicit in the beating of Taylor, which doesn't sit well with Terri; and Chris makes a decision about his future with Marshall High School.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of American Crime from 437 votes.

American Crime - S3E3
#13 - Episode 3
Season 3 - Episode 3

Luis arrives at the Hesby Farm and receives important information about his missing son while Coy witnesses a horrific incident that changes his entire perception about life in the field and confirms his dark new reality. Meanwhile, Shae begins to reconsider her decision to stay in a shelter, and Kimara receives difficult personal news. After a deep and revealing conversation, Jeanette and JD attend the workers’ rally.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of American Crime from 509 votes.

American Crime - S1E10
#14 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10

Revelations from Aubry's recent statements have far-reaching implications as new and damaging allegations against Matt Skokie's role in the incident come to light. This setback is finally one that from which Barb will be unable to recover, leaving Russ to pick up the fight. Carter is handed a new lease on life while Hector's prospects turn for the worst after Aubry's account renders his testimony regarding Carter and the murder weapon inconsequential. Hector's immediately deported and turned over to the Mexican authorities. Elsewhere, though Alonzo struggles to find character witnesses for Tony's upcoming hearing, his family unifies.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of American Crime from 431 votes.

American Crime - S3E7
#15 - Episode 7
Season 3 - Episode 7

In the days following a fatal altercation in the webcam house, Dustin reaches out to Kimara for help, realizing he is no longer safe. Kimara struggles with the burden of a difficult moral choice and decides to take time off of work at her shelter. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Clair’s volatile marriage continues to unravel, which in turn makes Gabrielle commit an ill-conceived act based on fear for her life. Jeanette becomes alarmed when Raelyn overreacts to a random drug test request.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of American Crime from 436 votes.

American Crime - S2E5
#16 - Episode 5
Season 2 - Episode 5

In the hours after Eric is forced to openly discuss his sexuality, Taylor must defend his actions on the night of his alleged assault to the police; Anne struggles with the discovery that her son is gay; a critical decision by the detectives makes some involved feel as though the worst may be over; and at Marshall high school, Chris deals with the aftermath of a seemingly innocuous incident that begins to take on racial overtones.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of American Crime from 455 votes.

American Crime - S1E8
#17 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8

As news of Aliyah's organized march for Carter's cause spreads, tensions and emotions within the community rise. The city tries to stifle the demonstration and the DA attempts to offer Carter a plea deal. Demonized and the target of violent threats, Barb refuses to back down and desperately rallies her own group of supporters to attend the march. Once again placed in juvenile detention, Tony could be charged as an adult. Alonzo urges him to testify against Carter to gain some leniency. Hector reconnects with his girlfriend and promises to turn his life around for her and their daughter. Unemployed and out of options, Russ turns to Mark for help in allowing him to move into Matt and Gwen's house.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of American Crime from 450 votes.

American Crime - S1E9
#18 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9

Following the march in support of Carter that erupted in violence, Aliyah and her lawyer use the turn in public opinion to leave the court no choice but to move up Carter's preliminary examination date. Emotions felt by the families on both sides of the case come to a head when Aubry's mother, Ruth, sets up a meeting with Aliyah. Meanwhile, Russ continues to work on Matt and Gwen's house as a means to fill a void created by his regretful decision to abandon his family years previously. Desperate to do everything he can for a now fearful Tony in juvenile detention, Alonzo turns to an unlikely source for help. After Aubry receives news from Carter, she is left feeling emotionally distraught. She makes the decision to completely change the course of the case by going on record with an incendiary statement.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of American Crime from 445 votes.

American Crime - S1E5
#19 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5

Carter and Aubry are reunited after his release, but she convinces him to make a run for Canada to keep him from facing trial and a possibility of the death penalty. Meanwhile, Mark tells Barb about his fiancée after Matt's funeral in Oakland; and Alonzo tries to repair his relationship with Tony.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of American Crime from 502 votes.

American Crime - S2E2
#20 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2

Annie calls 911 to get help for Taylor, but it's not easy getting the authorities to pay attention to the alleged crime. Meanwhile, Leslie makes sure the Leyland School is ready for the impending investigation. Terri has an intervention with Kevin and Eric's truth comes out.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of American Crime from 469 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



There's some undeniable sense of truth in this show, those events and those characters, that is impossible to not relate to.


Like it!!! Really like watching American Crime. Like how cast has different role & look in each season. i still don't get the rating, it is one of the best series running. no cheap tricks, no "unexpected but seen a million times" turns and twists. each episode is just another brick in the wall for all the characters. and they are not black or white, they are grey. like everyone in real life. when they move to a darker or lighter shade of grey it is just life as it is. highly recommendable!!! My score: 7/10.


what can 1 say about this one ?! well i'm hooked great programming gritty and there is integrity that runs through this 1 great work. thumbs up on this one !


Good show must watch culture drama show


Just finished season 1, at times it was good however all too often the story and characters just aren't believable. We were spite watching and asking ourselves is it over yet for the final 3 or 4 episodes. Although each season is a new story I doubt we will try season 2 as season 1 was a disappointment right down to the lackluster conclusion.


American Crime is an intense ABC tv series that aims to portrait, as the name states, crimes in the USA. The first season follows the aftermath of a brutally attacked young couple in Modesto, California. It follows an unusual perspective, focusing on the lives of the parents and attacker of the couple instead of focusing mainly on the couple itself. Besides the emotional impact, American Crime addresses everyday problems like race and discrimination. Not everyone will enjoy its different approach but it’s definitely a fresh and well done tv series. And I feel it doesn’t have enough recognition or even enough people watching it, I’m not quite sure why. It has everything to be a big hit: an excellent cast performing brilliantly, a rich script, plot twists and character development. Its slow pace might not be for everyone, but it’s worth it because there is such an evolution through out the season. It’s a true portrait of the real life, with real people and real problems. Season two follows a different story with almost the same cast. Tackling also difficult subjects like race, sexuality, rape and power, it doesn’t lose any of its good qualities from the previous season. It still has strong performances and a insightful and well written script. I can't wait for the third season. For more reviews please check secretsanddoors.wordpress.com :)

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