Joanna tries to hunt down a murderer in The CW’s Burden of Truth season two episode seven. The episode titled “Never Face the Hangman” and directed by Doug Mitchell from a script by Eric Putzer will air on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT.
The second season stars Kristin Kreuk as Joanna Chang (formerly Hanley), Peter Mooney as Billy Crawford, Star Slade as Luna, Jessica Matten as Gerrilyn, and Sarah Thompson as Molly.
The “Never Face the Hangman” Plot – JOANNA RACES AGAINST TIME TO PROVE HER CLIENT’S INNOCENCE – On the eve of the murder trial, Joanna (Kreuk) 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 (Mooney) attempts to get help for Shane (Andrew Chown), but is forced to make an agonizing choice.
Burden of Truth is a serialized investigative drama about life-altering legal cases, the helpless plaintiffs searching for answers, and the boots-on-the-ground lawyers fighting incredible odds to deliver justice.
Attorney Joanna Hanley (Kreuk) leaves her picture-perfect legal career as a partner in a corporate law firm to solve the case of a mysterious illness affecting the female high school students of her hometown Millwood in Manitoba – a prairie town with an industrial past and an uncertain future. She joins her former high school nemesis, local attorney Billy Crawford (Mooney), to find the source of the illness and win justice for the girls.
Billy and Joanna will have to put aside their resentments and opposing legal styles to find the answers they seek. Joanna also realizes there’s not just a legal investigation waiting for her in Millwood, but a personal one. She starts investigating herself just as she would a case, beginning with her darkest family secret: the reason her family was forced to suddenly leave town.
Burden of Truth explores human relationships in the context of a legal mystery, highlighting the stress and impact on the investigators fighting a case that might come to nothing, and the danger of a growing illness that they may never be able to identify or cure.