Three episodes into “American Crime,” it has started to become at least fairly easy to understand much of what the show does right and wrong. It’s extremely compelling when it comes to creating complex, difficult characters that have a variety of different layers and bring a heck of a lot to the table. However, at the same time, it’s an extremely dark show, and sometimes it dips its toes into the drama almost too much that it makes it hard to watch. While “Scandal” before it is very dramatic in its own right, there is a sometimes-campy energy that makes it somehow feel a little bit lighter in tone.
As you would expect with the trial taking place, things are only going to get more and more complicated now between the families at the center of the story. Russ and Barb will receive a visitor, and a surprising hearing could turn everyone in surprise. Just in case you have not seen it already, take a look at the synopsis below:
“Russ and Barb’s youngest son, Mark (guest star David Hoflin), arrives in Modesto in support of his estranged parents. At the same time, the families of both victims begin to lose control of their emotions as they hear that Carter’s defense team has been granted a bail hearing due to new information. Carter’s sister, Aliyah, makes it clear to Carter that he must follow her conditions and stay away from Aubry, whose parents pressure her to attend an NA meeting. Meanwhile, Tony is processed out of juvenile hall on a probationary release and into Alonzo’s care.”