Burden of Truth

The BEST episodes of Burden of Truth

Every episode of Burden of Truth ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Burden of Truth!

A mysterious illness targets high school girls and brings lawyer Joanna Hanley back to her hometown. In a town that's as familiar as it is foreign, Joanna seeks to convince the locals that her family's hurried departure when she was a teenager wasn't her doing. She is drawn into the shadowy world of hackers, political movements, and activists. When Joanna becomes the target, someone from her past shows up to try and alter the course of the events.

Last Updated: 11/18/2022Network:CBC (CA)
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The Right Road
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7.84
198 votes

#1 - The Right Road

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/2019

As Luna's trial starts, Joanna and Billy defend against an avalanche of evidence. With things not looking good, Joanna risks everything by putting an unexpected witness on the stand.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
Writer: Brad Simpson
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Cause in Fact
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7.80
312 votes

#2 - Cause in Fact

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/4/2018

Using the law to her advantage, Joanna herself reinstated on a technicality and plays her trump card. When it isn’t enough to elicit a settlement offer, Joanna makes things personal. She blackmails her father with incriminating evidence and threatens to expose him if he refuses to negotiate. Once she strong-arms him into a settlement, she must choose whether to expose his dirty little secret or not, but doing so may cost her more than she’s prepared to pay.

Directors: Grant Harvey
Writer: Brad Simpson
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Shelter from the Storm
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7.80
142 votes

#3 - Shelter from the Storm

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/26/2020

Joanna and Billy head to trial against ClearDawn labs while still desperately searching for a way to expose the fraudulent science used to wrongfully apprehend children.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
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Hang Together
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7.77
308 votes

#4 - Hang Together

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/28/2018

New leads bring Joanna and Billy to make the horrific discovery of a massive dumpsite on farmland near the school. Joanna's father takes over as lead counsel and it becomes clear that they're running out of time.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
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Witch Hunt
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7.75
399 votes

#5 - Witch Hunt

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/28/2018

Anger over the claim against the mill pits the sick girls and their families against employees of the mill who worry that their jobs are on the line. When the local Pastor’s daughter becomes afflicted with the illness, he blames the girls themselves. Parents begin keeping their healthy kids home from school, so to quell the mounting hysteria, the High School Principal cracks down on the affected girls and prevents them from attending their prom. Joanna fires back at the school, but victory eludes her. When the kids decide to throw a prom of their own, Billy and Joanna are made honorary prom king and queen. However, the moment is over-shadowed by the mill’s answer to her claim – they’ve hired her father’s law firm to represent them and they plan to annihilate her.

Directors: James Genn
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From Out the Gloomy Rack
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7.73
98 votes

#6 - From Out the Gloomy Rack

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/11/2021

Joanna becomes the target of a mysterious criminal investigation. Luna rushes back to Millwood to aid her sister. Beckbie helps Kip deal with a personal problem. Taylor makes a shocking discovery as she continues her investigation.

Directors: Kelly Makin
Writer: Eric Putzer
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Never Face the Hangman
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7.72
204 votes

#7 - Never Face the Hangman

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2019

On the eve of Luna's trial, Joanna 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 attempts to get help for Shane but is forced to make an agonizing choice.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
Writer: Eric Putzer
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Ducks on the Pond
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7.70
333 votes

#8 - Ducks on the Pond

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/14/2018

Stuck in Millwood without a case and no firm to return to, Joanna is at loose ends on what to do next until a whistleblower comes forward.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
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The Homecoming
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7.69
89 votes

#9 - The Homecoming

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/4/2021

With the return of her client's missing daughter, Joanna sees an opportunity to restart the case against the mine, but as she and Billy investigate further, it's clear nothing about the Oro North mine is as it seems; Luna and Stevie's promise to provide legal help to Dee leads her to a surprising potential defendant.

Directors: Madison Thomas
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Spirits in the Material World
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7.67
85 votes

#10 - Spirits in the Material World

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/25/2021

Joanna and Billy are blindsided when their injunction against the mine is overturned. Luna tries to find a legal avenue to help a victim of trafficking. The Millwood Police raid a safehouse where Taylor makes an important discovery.

Directors: Madison Thomas
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Standing by Peaceful Waters
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7.64
90 votes

#11 - Standing by Peaceful Waters

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/18/2021

Joanna begins to chart a new path for the future. Billy gets some unexpected help in his pursuit of a new client. Dee's legal case is at a dead end. Luna is unsure where to turn.

Directors: Michelle Latimer
Writer: Brad Simpson
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River City
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7.59
112 votes

#12 - River City

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/28/2021

With Millwood divided over a proposed mining project, lawyer and new mother Joanna Chang takes on the case of a landowner whose farm is standing in the way of the mine.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
Writer: Brad Simpson
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The Ties That Bind
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7.57
482 votes

#13 - The Ties That Bind

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/2018

A fish out of water in a town that's as foreign as it is familiar, Joanna battles with questions over her family's hasty departure when she was a teenager and attempts to convince the locals that she has in fact switched sides.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Brad Simpson
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Name Your Ghosts
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7.56
135 votes

#14 - Name Your Ghosts

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/19/2020

Coming off the loss of class certification, Joanna and Billy decide to go after ClearDawn alone with an unreliable whistleblower as their only lead. Luna goes to extreme lengths to save another child from a wrongful apprehension.

Directors: Douglas Mitchell
Writer: Eric Putzer
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Family Ties
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7.56
431 votes

#15 - Family Ties

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/2018

Joanna and Billy are convinced that the local steel mill and its owner Ben Matheson are responsible for the barrels. A shocking revelation in Joanna's personal life leads her to question everything her father had told her.

Directors: Jordan Canning
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Pilot
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7.55
556 votes

#16 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/2018

When it's suspected that her big-pharma client's vaccine has caused a mysterious illness affecting a handful of teenaged girls, high-powered attorney Joanna Hanley returns to her hometown to quickly and quietly settle the case.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Brad Simpson
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Devil in the Desert
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7.55
345 votes

#17 - Devil in the Desert

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/7/2018

As threats against Joanna and Billy escalate, Joanna digs her heels in on the case. Relying on the expert testimony of a respected neuropsychologist, Joanna expects he'll prove once and for all that the girls have been poisoned.

Directors: James Genn
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Still Waters
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7.55
456 votes

#18 - Still Waters

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/2018

Joanna uses her esteem as partner at CTS to convince a hydrologist to test Millwood's soil. With reluctant permission from the mayor, Joanna and Billy narrow their list of suspects to a handful of industrial sites in the community.

Directors: Jordan Canning
Writer: Lynn Coady
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Scorched Earth
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7.55
104 votes

#19 - Scorched Earth

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/18/2021

Joanna races to find evidence to dismiss the charges against her before her end-of-day hearing. Her relentless pursuit of evidence will lead into conflict with her legal team. Billy's searches for a lead in the case against the mine.

Directors: Kelly Makin
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Home to Roost
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7.54
303 votes

#20 - Home to Roost

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/4/2018

With Joanna disqualified and the clock running out on Billy who’ll have to face Joanna’s father alone, Joanna must think outside the box if they want to win this. She must face the one person who may be able to help her defeat her father, her mom. Not only does she learn the truth about her father, she gains the critical piece of evidence that ties the mill and their parent company to the dumping. Regrettably, Joanna returns too late and finds the case in shambles, her named plaintiff removed and the class de-certified.

Directors: Grant Harvey
Writer: Lynn Coady
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Desperate Measures
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7.54
144 votes

#21 - Desperate Measures

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/29/2020

Kodie snatches her kids and goes on the run. With Millwood Police looking for her and with the imminent threat of a province-wide Amber Alert, Joanna must track Kodie down to have any chance at saving her custody case.

Directors: Kelly Makin
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Crisis of Faith
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7.54
137 votes

#22 - Crisis of Faith

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/5/2020

With more potential cases of wrongful child apprehensions, Joanna and Billy investigate Millwood Family Services and discover a potential error in the custody hearing evidence that will change everything in the case and in their lives.

Directors: Sherry White
Writer: Laura Good
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Guilt by Association
star
7.54
212 votes

#23 - Guilt by Association

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/30/2019

Back in Millwood after learning of a death of someone close to her, Joanna doesn't get a moment to mourn as the overzealous police are already zeroing in on Gerrilynn Spence. Joanna and Billy team up to halt a rush to judgment.

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No Fathers and Sons
star
7.53
154 votes

#24 - No Fathers and Sons

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/22/2020

After losing at the custody hearing, Joanna is desperate to help Kodie and recklessly launches an emergency challenge to the court-appointed custodian. The case brings Billy face to face with the last person he wanted to see.

Directors: Kelly Makin
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Manic Street Preacher
star
7.53
188 votes

#25 - Manic Street Preacher

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/13/2019

Sleepless and suppressing her grief, Joanna tries to maintain her job at Steadman Lavery while preparing for jury selection in Luna's trial. Billy uncovers evidence from Shane that may provide an alternate theory about the murder.

Directors: Michelle Latimer
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