American Crime Recap: A Protest Turns Violent in "Episode Eight"

By Patty Gopez | Apr 24th, 2015

Welcome to the Riveting Moments recap for the "Episode Eight" episode of American Crime, which aired April 23, 2015. If you've missed the latest most talked-about episode, here you'll find highlights and recaps. *Warning: This contains spoilers.

Who Wants to Hurt Barb?: With her eyebrow-raising comments broadcasted on the local news, Barb (Felicity Huffman) has made a number of enemies. The anger toward her is so intense, it drives some to want to hurt her. Even a simple grocery shopping errand is difficult for her without being assaulted by a flying brick. 

 

Bomb Threat: Preparations for the march for Carter (Elvis Nolasco) are well underway when Aliyah (Regina King), Timothy, and the others at the rally office are evacuated by the police due to an apparent bomb threat. When they discover there's no bomb, they realize someone just wants to scare them. 

Jessie Gives Her Support: A fragile Barb is looking to get supporters to march with her and finds it in her new friend Jessie. But when Jessie states she believes in the segregation of races, Barb is surprised. She's even more shocked when Jessie thinks she shares in the same belief. 

Reality Check: Barb and Nancy voice their concerns over the discouraging number of people on their side for the march. Nancy expresses that she refuses to be involved if the likes of Jessie are invited. Barb asks her point-blank if she thinks she's a racist; when Nancy doesn't answer, it speaks volumes. 

A Peaceful Protest Turns Violent: The day of the big protest arrives and all sides have gathered to demonstrate. Carter's supporters are met on the opposite side by the authorities who order them to disperse. Tensions rise and what was supposed to be a peaceful protest erupts into violence. 

Read the full detailed recap for "Episode Eight" here.

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Check out the previous Riveting Moments recaps:

Riveting Moments: "Episode Seven" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Six" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Five" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Four" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Three" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode Two" Recap

Riveting Moments: "Episode One" Recap

 

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