Jackson Brooks is a successful attorney who seems to have it all. His world is suddenly turned upside down when his long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly reappear after 25 years. Jackson, Gil Harris, Shawn Polk and Boots always stuck together. They spent their boyhood summers in the small town of Dalton, Texas, but their idyllic world turned chaotic one fateful summer afternoon when a well-intentioned and heroic attempt ultimately cost the 13-year-old boys nine months at Quitman Youth Detention Facility, where their lives were changed forever. Now 25 years later, the nightmare of the worst nine months of their lives has resurfaced, uprooting a mystery even deeper than their buried past. The brotherhood must now band together to right the wrongs of their shared past - a journey that will push the limits of their loyalty and ignite in them an unquenchable thirst for revenge.
Jackson strikes a deal with Det. Winters, forming an unlikely alliance. Gil sets out for the ultimate revenge, but it could cost him everything. Meanwhile, the friends make a discovery that could put the warden away for good.
With their respective relationships on the rocks, Jessie and Jackson go looking for clues at Ray Carroll's hunting ranch and are stunned to find him having a mysterious meeting. Shawn finds himself in the middle of a racially charged situation. Meanwhile, Gil goes on a wild bender.
After discovering the awful truth about what happened to the guys at Quitman years ago, Jessie decides to get involved and secretly volunteers at the campaign of Ray Carroll, the corrupt former warden at Quitman. Meanwhile, a shocking secret about Det. Winters is revealed.
Shawn uses his street smarts in an attempt to get justice for Boots' killer. Jackson grows suspicious of a larger conspiracy involving Diana Stockman, who convinces Marina to finally confront Jackson about his buried feelings for Jessie.
Jackson, Gil and Shawn make an emotional return to Quitman in search of answers about the disappearance of a former inmate. Meanwhile, Marina is excited to land a big new client Diana Stockman at the law firm.
Gil confronts the pictures of himself found at the warden's ranch. Determined to take matters into his own hands, Jackson makes a purchase that could be deadly. Terry decides he is ready to be free from the Warden, but soon realizes it won't be that simple. Meanwhile, Det. Liz Winters makes a discovery that could put Gil back in jail.
Gil goes rogue and takes matters into his own hands during a surprise visit to an old guard from Quitman. Gil's rash decision causes Jackson to question whether or not he can be a part of the revenge plan.