American Crime/Season Two

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Season Two
American Crime
Season Premiere January 6, 2016
Season Finale March 9, 2016
Episode Count 10
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Season Two of American Crime premiered on January 6, 2016.

The season deals with issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity, which come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school student are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when the boy accuses two players of an elite private high school championship basketball team of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures online.

Episodes

# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
12 1 Episode One John Ridley John Ridley January 6, 2016 4.74M 1.2%
After the shocking photos of Taylor are posted, circumstances become more complicated when he accuses two players on an elite private high school's championship basketball team - Kevin LaCroix and Eric Tanner - of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online. The team's head coach, Dan Sullivan, tries to unite the players while overlooking the dysfunction of his own family. Headmistress Leslie Graham struggles to maintain the school's reputation in the face of these accusations of privilege and cover up. Taylor's mother, Anne, remains a steadfast supporter of her son despite being publicly assailed by the school's wealthy families. Taylor's girlfriend, Evy, deals with racial tension at her own school, led by Principal Chris Dixon. And while the two schools at the center of the story are worlds apart in status, the lives of the students and teachers at both become inextricably linked.
13 2 Episode Two John Ridley Clement Virgo January 13, 2016 4.302M 1.1%
Hours after Anne places a 911 call seeking help for her son, Taylor, she begins the byzantine process of getting authorities to pay attention to the alleged crime. Meanwhile, Leslie works to position The Leyland School ahead of the forming investigation. Terri has an intervention with son Kevin, and Eric's true self is revealed.
14 3 Episode Three Sonay Hoffman Gregg Araki January 20, 2016 3.76M 1%
As a news article detailing the events of the Captains' party goes online, the LaCroix family has to deal with their son, Kevin, being publicly named as a participant; Anne finds herself on the defensive after the article is published; and new evidence surfaces that raises additional questions about what really happened on the night of the alleged assault on Taylor.
15 4 Episode Four Kirk A. Moore Julie Hébert January 27, 2016 3.633M 0.9%
Following the revelation that evidence was found on Taylor's clothing, the parents of the basketball players and faculty of The Leyland School prepare for invasive DNA testing on the team. The impending test forces Eric to make a painful revelation, while at the same time, Taylor attempts to return to normalcy as he matriculates back into a local public high school.
16 5 Episode Five Davy Perez Rachel Morrison February 3, 2016 3.786M 0.8%
In the hours after Eric is forced to openly discuss his sexuality, Taylor must defend his actions on the night of his alleged assault to the police; Anne struggles with the discovery that her son is gay; a critical decision by the detectives makes some involved feel as though the worst may be over; and at Marshall high school, Chris deals with the aftermath of a seemingly innocuous incident that begins to take on racial overtones.
17 6 Episode Six Stacy A. Littlejohn Jessica Yu February 10, 2016 3.323M 0.9%
Against the school lawyer's advice, Leslie decides to take it upon herself to welcome Eric back to Leyland with a school-wide showing of empathy. But Eric soon discovers that his return does not sit well with some of his fellow basketball team members; Anne decides that she'd rather take the school to court over what happened to her son, Taylor, than accept a settlement, and Chris finds himself being vilified when students begin picketing Marshall high school after three Hispanic students are suspended for fighting with a black student, who received no punishment whatsoever.
18 7 Episode Seven John Ridley John Ridley February 17, 2016 3.183M 0.8%
Feeling nothing but pain and conflict, Taylor continues to become emotionally undone as he tries to find a way to stop feeling like a victim; and Anne's private medical records are anonymously posted online in an effort to shame her. The act catches the attention of Sebastian, who makes another attempt to engage Anne. Meanwhile, Leslie offers a generous settlement to Evy's father in order to protect the school from litigation, and Eric tries to find some misguided solace with a stranger.
19 8 Episode Eight Keith Huff Kimberly Peirce February 24, 2016 3.514M 0.9%
Leyland High School mourns the loss of one of their own, while Leslie finds her job on the line in the aftermath of the tragedy; Curt tries to file a missing person's report with the police when he suspects his estranged wife, Lilah, has run off with their son, Peter, after she blames him for son Eric's sexuality; Becca makes a startling confession to Dan; and Sebastian reaches out to Anne in an attempt to help her bring retribution to those who caused her son Taylor's downfall.
20 9 Episode Nine Julie Hébert James Kent March 2, 2016 3.24M 0.8%
Following the on-campus murder of a fellow Leyland student, the entire community is forced to re-examine all of the choices they have made in the wake of the sexual encounter between Eric and Taylor; leaked personal information implicates both Kevin and Becca to the shooting; Sebastian targets the Leyland school by releasing its most sensitive information online, which causes Leslie to take drastic measures; and at Marshall High, Chris finds himself at a career crossroads when he faces a school review board.
21 10 Episode Ten Diana Son Nicole Kassell March 9, 2016 3.704M 0.9%
Sebastian gets a taste of his own medicine and is stunned to discover that someone is usurping his cause and releasing emails, texts and other pieces off personal information about numerous Leyland families, initiating a chain reaction that could cause the downfall all of those involved with the events of the alleged sexual assault on Taylor, and everything that has transpired since; Dan and Steph must deal with the fallout of their daughter Becca being arrested for supplying drugs to Taylor the day of the murder; Michael goes to extreme measures to ensure that son Kevin won't be implicated as being complicit in the beating of Taylor, which doesn't sit well with Terri; and Chris makes a decision about his future with Marshall High School.

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