Secrets and Lies Recap: A Murder in the Series Premiere

Secrets and Lies Recap: A Murder in the Series Premiere

Welcome to Neighborhood Watch for the series premiere of Secrets and Lies! If you've missed the latest most talked-about episode, here you'll find highlights and recaps. *Warning: There WILL be spoilers!

In the series premiere, "The Trail," Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) finds the body of 5-year-old Tom Murphy while on his morning run.

Number One Suspect: After being questioned by the tough and snarky Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis),it's quite clear that Ben is her main suspect in the murder.

Where's the Murder Weapon?: When Cornell comes over looking for a specific flashlight thought to be the murder weapon, Ben is more than happy to oblige. He gets quite the surprise when he opens his toolbox to show Cornell, only to discover his flashlight has gone missing, giving Cornell even more ammo against him.

Kicked Out of the House: After yet another visit from Cornell, Ben takes her to the woods where he initially found Tom that fateful morning. Frustrated by her endless and seemingly pointless questioning, Ben takes a dig at her lack of maternal ways. Upon returning home, he sees Cornell's officers swarming his house and realizes their trip to the woods was just a diversion. When he discovers Cornell got permission to search by his wife Christy (KaDee Strickland), Ben orders Cornell and her people out.

Ben Has a Breakdown: Although Cornell has been relentless in questioning Ben, he's remained quite collected for the most part. When his young daughter Abby (Belle Shouse) has a meltdown in front of the hounding press, he even agrees to a Cornell-requested DNA test. However, after a summons from Cornell and a sweet flashback of Tom, he's unable to hold it together and breaks down in tears for the first time.

SURPRISE!: Meeting with Cornell, Ben finds out the result of his DNA test. While it doesn't quite clear him from being a suspect in Tom's murder, it reveals something even more shocking: Ben is Tom's father.

Read the full detailed recap for "The Trail" here.

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