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Secrets and Lies: The Son (ABC 19 Apr 2015 with Timothy Busfield)



USA / ABC / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 19 April 2015 @ 9.00pm

Writer: Andrew Wilder / Director: Laura Innes

Series: Secrets and Lies / Season 1 Episode 8

All alone on Christmas Eve, Ben must face the fact that Detective Cornell has uncovered damning video evidence that practically guarantees he will be charged with Tom’s death – unless he can remember what happened that fateful night.

Along with Dave, a desperate Ben retraces his steps, searching for any clue that might jog his memory and clear his name. Meanwhile, the Crawford’s marriage is falling into total disarray, and Natalie and Abby are caught in the crossfire of Christy and Ben’s increasingly nasty verbal battles. Ben’s lawyer, John Garner, comes up with an alternative theory of the murder, which leads to a shocking discovery.

Meanwhile, Detective Cornell pays a last minute visit to Christy and the girls to tie up loose ends and is reminded once again of what a huge presence Tom Murphy was in the Crawford household, in original digital series offshoot “Cornell: Confidential,” which picks up where “Secrets and Lies” leaves off.

The weekly digital series is available at and immediately following the East Coast broadcast of each week’s episode.

regular cast
Ryan Phillippe as Ben Crawford
Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell
KaDee Strickland as Christy Crawford
Natalie Martinez as Jess Murphy
Dan Fogler as Dave Lindsey
Indiana Evans as Natalie Crawford
Belle Shouse as Abby Crawford

guest cast
Timothy Busfield as John Garner
Aiden Malik as Tom Murphy
Denise Dowse as Elaine Williams
Meaghan Ruth as Nicole
Mary Mara as Barfly