Episode Guide

Season 1

Episode Guide

Det. Dave Russell vs Eric Fisher 1983

S1 E1
Feb 05, 2020
Series premiere. Eric Fisher (Kyle Gallner), a 17-year-old kid with addiction issues, is taken into custody after his mother is brutally murdered in her San Fernando Valley home in 1983. The lead detective on the case, Dave Russell (Peter Sarsgaard), interrogates Eric while Eric's devastated father, lawyer Henry Fisher (David Strathairn), tries to help his son.

I.A. Sgt. Ian Lynch vs Eric Fisher 2003

S1 E2
Feb 05, 2020
In 2003, twenty years after the murder of Mary Fisher, Internal Affairs Officer Sgt. Ian Lynch (Vincent D'Onofrio) is assigned to investigate Eric's claim of official misconduct against Russell, now a Lieutenant. Lynch confronts Russell with the allegation, but pressure from the department threatens to derail any chance of a re-investigation. Meanwhile, with the help of a troubled cellmate, Eric discovers a startling piece of overlooked evidence in his legal files.

Det. Dave Russell vs Kim Decker 1982

S1 E3
Feb 05, 2020
In the weeks leading up to Mary Fisher's murder, Eric meets Det. Russell for the first time to press charges against Kim Decker, a former girlfriend. Russell suspects the truth is murkier than Eric reported. As Russell investigates the complaint, Eric throws a party at his apartment complex with the help of his older friend and neighbor Trey Carano that quickly spins out of control.

L.A. County Psychologist Marjorie Thompson vs. Eric Fisher 1984

S1 E4
Feb 05, 2020
To receive a more lenient prison sentence, Eric pleads guilty and submits to an extensive psychological evaluation. Meanwhile, Det. Russell, convinced of Eric's guilt, does his best to make sure Eric receives the harshest sentence possible.

Det. Dave Russell vs Chris Keller 1983

S1 E5
Feb 05, 2020
Eric's friend from rehab, Chris Keller (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is interrogated about a crime he committed in New Mexico, which brings new information to light that may help Eric's defense. Eric is transferred from a juvenile facility to county jail, where dangerous adult inmates await him.

Henry Fisher vs Eric Fisher 1992

S1 E6
Feb 05, 2020
As riots erupt after the Rodney King verdicts, Henry Fisher (David Strathairn) pays an emotional visit to Eric in prison and confronts him with a very difficult question. Eric, entangled in a deadly prison feud, faces a tough decision and must decide where his loyalties lie.

Det. Carol Young & Det. Brian Chen vs Melanie Pruitt 2005

S1 E7
Feb 05, 2020
Two decades after the murder, a series of newspaper articles about the Fisher case sways public sentiment in Eric's favor. Eric prepares for an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a retrial with a new, elite lawyer, Bernard Poulos (Eric Roberts). LAPD cold case detectives begin building a new case against Eric, until a break comes in the form of Melanie Pruitt - a childhood friend of Eric's with a story that may shed new light on the Fisher murder.

P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Eric Fisher 1996

S1 E8
Feb 05, 2020
Thirteen years after the murder, Eric faces his first parole hearing and a real shot at an early release. Det. Russell is determined to keep Eric where he thinks he belongs: behind bars. In a last-ditch attempt to prove his innocence, Eric hires private investigator Charlie Shannon (Andre Royo).

P.I. Charlie Shannon vs Amy Harlow 2003

S1 E9
Feb 05, 2020
Private investigator Charlie Shannon (Andre Royo) travels to Mexico to track down Amy Harlow, an old friend of Eric's, who may be his last chance at getting out of prison. Behind bars, Eric learns that another inmate plans on killing him.

I.A. Sgt. Ian Lynch & Det. Brian Chen vs Trey Carano 2003

S1 E10
Feb 05, 2020
Series Finale. Twenty years after Mary Fisher's death, Internal Affairs Sgt. Lynch and Det. Chen fly to Texas to interview Trey Carano (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), a former friend of Eric's, who shares his account of Eric's whereabouts in the days and hours leading up to the murder.