‘Shots Fired’ Episode Guide (May 24): The Truth Behind Each Shooting Revealed

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+-
‘Shots Fired’ Episode Guide (May 24): The Truth Behind Each Shooting Revealed

“Hour 10: Last Dance” Season 1 Finale (05/24/17) – The hearings for both cases are held and, as Preston presents the facts to the jurors, the truth behind each shooting is revealed. Meanwhile, Pastor Janae and other petitioners gather outside the courtroom in anticipation of the results, hoping for a better future.

After the Sheriff’s Department loses one of its own, it becomes clear who is really to blame in the season finale episode of “Shots Fired” airing Wednesday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SF-110) (TV-14 L, V)

Guest starring in this episode are Helen Hunt as Governor Eamons; Jill Hennessy as Alicia Carr; Angel Bonanni as Javier Cano; Beau Knapp as Deputy Caleb Brooks; Laila Lockhart as Kai Cano; Edwina Findley as Shirlane; Manny Perez as James Ruiz; Kylen Davis as Shawn Campbell; Marqus Clae as Cory; LaParee Warren Young as Eddie Beck; William Leinbach as Jesse Carr; Liam Dance as Christian Beck; Jahlil Muhammad as Jeremiah Beck; Anthony O. Dalton II as Anthony; Antonique Smith as Kiana; Brett Cooper as Tess Breeland; Markice Moore as Lyndon; James Wesley McGee as Sergeant Derkin; John Beasley as Mr. D; Nalini Sharma as Ms. Hadad; Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Joey Campbell; Erin Beute as Sandra Breeland; Ian Casselberry as Rivera; Greg Sproles as Deputy Ecklund; Matthew Cornwell as Reed Wyatt; Britt Rentschler as Pierce; Tammy Christine Arnold; as Mrs. Russell; Sheldon Frett as Tai; Terry Allen Jones as Abraham; Tequilla Whitfield as Myrtle; and Zachariah Rogers as Mikey.

A sports announcer once said he aimed to give his listeners a view from every seat in the house. What if an event series exploring race relations in this country and the policing of African-Americans did just that? What if a 10-hour film was created that asked the difficult questions and sparked real conversation and change? “Shots Fired” is that “What if?”

From Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” “New York Undercover,” “Get on the Bus”), “Shots Fired” is a 10-hour event series that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.

When Joshua Beck (Mack Wilds, “The Wire”), an African-American Sheriff’s deputy, kills an unarmed white college student, a small town in North Carolina is turned upside-down. Before the town has a chance to grapple with this tragedy, the neglected murder of an African-American teen is brought to light, opening wounds that threaten to tear the community apart.

Leading the Department of Justice’s inquiry into these shootings is seasoned investigator Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan, “The Perfect Guy,” “Love and Basketball”) and a young Special Prosecutor, Preston Terry (Stephan James, “Race,” “Selma”), both of whom are African-American. As they start to peel back the layers of both cases, they suspect a cover-up that may involve some of the state’s most powerful people, including fiercely political North Carolina Governor Patricia Eamons (guest star Academy-, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Helen Hunt, “As Good As It Gets,” “The Sessions”).

She’s in a tough re-election fight, and the recent shootings in her state are making it even tougher. Meanwhile, real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison Arlen Cox (Academy- and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, “The Goodbye Girl,” “Jaws,” “Madoff”), is pulled into the volatile debate over policing in the town, and Lt. Calvert Breeland (Stephen Moyer, “The Bastard Executioner,” “True Blood”), a seasoned veteran in the Sheriff’s Department, gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

As Ashe and Preston navigate the media attention, public debate and social unrest that come with such volatile cases, “Shots Fired” tackles the racial divide from every seat in the house.

“Shots Fired” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, in association with Imagine Television and Undisputed Cinema. The series is created and executive-produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo also serve as executive producers.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 11/13/17 - 11/19/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC7.0021.06 million
Thursday Night FootballNBC4.2013.52 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.7011.40 million
This Is UsNBC2.6010.05 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.6013.44 million
American Music AwardsABC2.409.15 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 2NBC2.407.52 million
Young SheldonCBS2.0011.83 million
EmpireFOX2.006.05 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.009.98 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC6.7719.04 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.7314.75 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.2514.48 million
This Is UsNBC3.1811.42 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.5010.72 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4010.62 million
Will & GraceNBC2.137.69 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.178.07 million
The Good DoctorABC2.1010.86 million