The BEST Episodes of Burden of Truth
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Network: CBC (CA)
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.
#1 - The Right Road
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.
#2 - Shelter from the Storm
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 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.
#3 - From Out the Gloomy Rack
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.
#4 - Cause in Fact
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - Scorched Earth
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.
#6 - River City
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#7 - Never Face the Hangman
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.
#8 - Hang Together
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.
#9 - Witch Hunt
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#10 - Ducks on the Pond
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 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.
#11 - Breaking Points
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 4, 2021
Joanna searches for her client's long-lost daughter to protect her client's legal interests and keep the case alive. Billy Crawford calls on an unexpected expert to help him examine the accident scene.
#12 - Crisis of Faith
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 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.
#13 - Desperate Measures
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.
#14 - No Fathers and Sons
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#15 - Name Your Ghosts
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 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.
#16 - Wherever You Go
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2020
Reeling from the sudden apprehension of Kodie's children by Millwood Family Services, Joanna sets out to win back custody, but in order to win in court, she must conduct a thorough and potentially revealing investigation into her old friend's life.
#17 - The Ties That Bind
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#18 - Manic Street Preacher
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#19 - Family Ties
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - The Milk of Human Kindness
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 23, 2019
Joanna struggles to control the narrative of Noah's case when Lovand starts a smear campaign against him. Billy and Gerrilynn wait for an answer in their civil suit, when an unexpected visitor turns up in Millwood with an offer.
#21 - Home to Roost
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 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.
#22 - The Devil in the Desert
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 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.
#23 - Crawford Chang
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2020
Joanna and Billy face a verdict in their first case in their new firm, but when they return to Millwood for a high school reunion, an old friend from Joanna's past suffers a devastating loss that forces Joanna to face long-buried demons from her past.
#24 - Still Waters
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#25 - Guilty by Association
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.