228 votes
Burden of Truth

Burden of Truth

CBC Television 2018

A big city lawyer returns to her hometown to take the case of a group of girls suffering from a mysterious illness.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Burden of Truth

Burden of Truth - S2E8

#1 - The Right Road


Season 2 - Episode 8

As Luna's trial starts, Joanna and Billy defend against an avalanche of evidence. With things not looking good, Joanna risks everything by putting an unexpected witness on the stand.

The episode was rated from 178 votes.

Burden of Truth - S3E8

#2 - Shelter from the Storm


Season 3 - Episode 8

Joanna and Billy head to trial against ClearDawn labs while still desperately searching for a way to expose the fraudulent science used to wrongfully apprehend children.

The episode was rated from 116 votes.

Burden of Truth - S1E10

#3 - Cause in Fact


Season 1 - Episode 10

Using the law to her advantage, Joanna herself reinstated on a technicality and plays her trump card. When it isn’t enough to elicit a settlement offer, Joanna makes things personal. She blackmails her father with incriminating evidence and threatens to expose him if he refuses to negotiate. Once she strong-arms him into a settlement, she must choose whether to expose his dirty little secret or not, but doing so may cost her more than she’s prepared to pay.

The episode was rated from 270 votes.

Burden of Truth - S2E7

#4 - Never Face the Hangman


Season 2 - Episode 7

On the eve of Luna's trial, Joanna reaches out to an old client when she discovers a new piece of evidence that will lead her to the identity of the real killer. Billy attempts to get help for Shane but is forced to make an agonizing choice.

The episode was rated from 183 votes.

Burden of Truth - S1E8

#5 - Hang Together


Season 1 - Episode 8

New leads bring Joanna and Billy to make the horrific discovery of a massive dumpsite on farmland near the school. Joanna's father takes over as lead counsel and it becomes clear that they're running out of time.

The episode was rated from 273 votes.

Burden of Truth - S1E7
#6 - Ducks on the Pond
Season 1 - Episode 7

Stuck in Millwood without a case and no firm to return to, Joanna is at loose ends on what to do next until a whistleblower comes forward.

The episode was rated from 295 votes.
Burden of Truth - S1E5
#7 - Witch Hunt
Season 1 - Episode 5

Anger over the claim against the mill pits the sick girls and their families against employees of the mill who worry that their jobs are on the line. When the local Pastor’s daughter becomes afflicted with the illness, he blames the girls themselves. Parents begin keeping their healthy kids home from school, so to quell the mounting hysteria, the High School Principal cracks down on the affected girls and prevents them from attending their prom. Joanna fires back at the school, but victory eludes her. When the kids decide to throw a prom of their own, Billy and Joanna are made honorary prom king and queen. However, the moment is over-shadowed by the mill’s answer to her claim – they’ve hired her father’s law firm to represent them and they plan to annihilate her.

The episode was rated from 339 votes.
Burden of Truth - S3E4
#8 - Desperate Measures
Season 3 - Episode 4

Kodie snatches her kids and goes on the run. With Millwood Police looking for her and with the imminent threat of a province-wide Amber Alert, Joanna must track Kodie down to have any chance at saving her custody case.

The episode was rated from 121 votes.
Burden of Truth - S3E5
#9 - Crisis of Faith
Season 3 - Episode 5

With more potential cases of wrongful child apprehensions, Joanna and Billy investigate Millwood Family Services and discover a potential error in the custody hearing evidence that will change everything in the case and in their lives.

The episode was rated from 116 votes.
Burden of Truth - S3E3
#10 - No Fathers and Sons
Season 3 - Episode 3

After losing at the custody hearing, Joanna is desperate to help Kodie and recklessly launches an emergency challenge to the court-appointed custodian. The case brings Billy face to face with the last person he wanted to see.

The episode was rated from 131 votes.

Last updated: jun 14, 2021



I really enjoy this show! There's definitely an element of crime and crime solving but really this show revolves aorund Kristin Kreuk's character and her return to her small hometown to take on a big case and also just her relationships in this town. There's an awesome young f/f couple on this show with one of them being an indigenous girl and I'm just very invested in their relationship omg.


This series is airing on the CW Network starting July 25, 2018.


This is an outstanding Canadian (CBC) series (picked up by the CW in the US). Kristin Kreuk (Executive Producer and Actor) was the draw but the writing and the performances build the audience. Made in Canada:flag_ca: and set in Manitoba (western Canada), it tells stories unique to the area with personal stories that are without borders. The supporting cast bring great performances, especially some new young talent. The stories and casting reflects the demographic of Manitoba featuring some very talented native performers. This series is unique, with great drama and Kristen Kreuk and Peter Mooney have some lovely chemistry. Each season gets better and better. I give this series a 9 (unique) out of 10. [Drama]


Season 2 airs on CW starting June 2, 2019

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