‘The Family’ Episode Guide (April 24): Ben is Visited by Someone From His Past

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‘The Family’ Episode Guide (April 24): Ben is Visited by Someone From His Past

“Betta Male” (04/24/16) – Detective Nina Meyer searches for clues about Adam’s history as she watches his therapy sessions, while a guilty Claire attempts to keep a furtive eye on Ben after Hank’s dressing-down.

The family prepares to support Claire at the gubernatorial debate, as Hank’s guest leads him to find proof of who really kidnapped Adam. Meanwhile, Detective Meyer worries about her missing partner, Agent Clements, and Ben gets a visit from someone from his tortured past, on “The Family,” SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT).

Guest starring in this episode are Grant Show as Governor Charlie Lang, Michael Esper as Pock-Marked Man/Doug, Felix Solis as Gus, Armando Riesco as Detective Cory Sanchez, Matthew Lawler as Agent Gabe Clements, Zoe Perry as Jane, Jamie Jackson as Lyle and Alfredo Narciso and Jonah.

“Betta Male” was written by Mark K. Turner and Davita Scarlett and directed by Michael Offer.

A family is shaken to the core when a politician’s presumed dead son suddenly returns. After disappearing a decade earlier, Adam Warren’s homecoming to Red Pines, Maine, is initially met with astonishment and joy, but suspicions soon begin to emerge. Is he really who he says he is? The boy’s shocking reappearance forces the entire family to re-examine who they are and unearths long-buried secrets, betrayals and heartache, in the riveting new thriller, “The Family,” which will debut with a special premiere, on THURSDAY, MARCH 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), with a second, all-new episodeon SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST), for its regular time period premiere, on the ABC Television Network.

Leading a stellar ensemble cast, Oscar-nominee Joan Allen stars as Claire Warren, who not only has survived the heart-breaking loss of her son, Adam (Liam James), but has used her resiliency and surrounding adversity in the aftermath of this tragedy to fuel her own political aspirations and rise to power.

The unfolding mystery impacts the entire family: Willa (Alison Pill), Claire’s daughter and savvy political advisor; Danny (Zach Gilford), the Warren’s cynical eldest son; and husband John (Rupert Graves), whose relationship with Claire is about to come apart at the seams. Deceptions and indiscretions have taken the place of what used to be a happy, loving family.

The dark mystery surrounding the Warrens has major repercussions for others as well. Hank Asher (Andrew McCarthy), the Warren’s neighbor who originally was accused and convicted of abducting Adam, is still trying to claw himself back from the nightmare of the decade-old crime. Cracking Adam’s kidnapping made Detective Nina Meyer’s (Margot Bingham) career, but now the same case threatens to be her downfall. Bridey Cruz (Floriana Lima), an up-and-coming young reporter, is willing to do almost anything to rise from obscurity and make this story her first front-page byline.

As the election for governor heats up, is Claire able to keep her family together despite the roller coaster of emotions surrounding Adam’s return? It’s just the tip of the iceberg in this stunning, addictive family drama.

“The Family” stars Joan Allen as Claire (“Room,” “The Killing”), Alison Pill as Willa (“The Newsroom,” “Midnight in Paris”), Margot Bingham as Detective Nina Meyer (“Boardwalk Empire,” “Barbershop 3”), Zach Gilford as Danny (“Friday Night Lights”), Liam James as Adam (“The Killing,” “The Way, Way Back”), Floriana Lima as Bridey (“Allegiance,” “The Mob Doctor”), Madeleine Arthur as Young Willa (“Big Eyes,” “The Tomorrow People”), Rarmian Newton as Young Danny (“Nightmares & Dreamscapes”), with Rupert Graves as John Warren (“A Room With a View,” “Maurice”) and Andrew McCarthy as Hank (“Pretty in Pink,” “St. Elmo’s Fire”; director, “Orange is the New Black,” “The Black List”).

“The Family” was written by Jenna Bans. Executive producers are Jenna Bans (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” and “Scandal”) and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman (“The Fighter,” “The Proposal”), David Hoberman (“The Fighter,” “Monk”) and Laurie Zaks (“Castle”). “The Family” is produced by ABC Studios.

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