Burden of Truth

10 Best Episodes of Burden of Truth

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

Written by Sophie and last updated on mar 08, 2022.

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Burden of Truth - S1E3

#15 - Still Waters (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Joanna uses her esteem as partner at CTS to convince a hydrologist to test Millwood's soil. With reluctant permission from the mayor, Joanna and Billy narrow their list of suspects to a handful of industrial sites in the community.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 392 votes.

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#14 - Manic Street Preacher (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Sleepless and suppressing her grief, Joanna tries to maintain her job at Steadman Lavery while preparing for jury selection in Luna's trial. Billy uncovers evidence from Shane that may provide an alternate theory about the murder.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 168 votes.

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#13 - Family Ties (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Joanna and Billy are convinced that the local steel mill and its owner Ben Matheson are responsible for the barrels. A shocking revelation in Joanna's personal life leads her to question everything her father had told her.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 366 votes.

Burden of Truth - S3E7

#12 - Name Your Ghosts (Season 3 - Episode 7)


Coming off the loss of class certification, Joanna and Billy decide to go after ClearDawn alone with an unreliable whistleblower as their only lead. Luna goes to extreme lengths to save another child from a wrongful apprehension.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 111 votes.

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#11 - Wherever You Go (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Reeling from the sudden apprehension of Kodie's children by Millwood Family Services, Joanna sets out to win back custody, but in order to win in court, she must conduct a thorough and potentially revealing investigation into her old friend's life.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 132 votes.

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#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 7.67 from 131 votes.

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#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 7.70 from 116 votes.

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#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 7.70 from 121 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 7.71 from 339 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 7.75 from 295 votes.

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#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 7.81 from 273 votes.

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#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 7.84 from 183 votes.

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#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 7.84 from 270 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 7.94 from 116 votes.

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 7.94 from 178 votes.

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