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Burden of Truth

Season 2 2019

  • 2019-01-10T02:00:00+01:00 on CBC Television
  • 45 mins
  • 5 hours, 48 mins (8 episodes)
  • Canada
  • English
  • Drama

Joanna Hanley finds herself at a top law firm in Winnipeg ready to make a fresh start away from her previous firm. There, a new client draws her into the shadowy world of hackers, activists, and a political movement that won’t take any prisoners. The case leads Joanna through many twists and turns, until she eventually becomes a killer’s target. Her estranged father tries to assist her, which leads to an event that will change both their lives forever. Meanwhile, Millwood’s lifeblood has been left depleted following the bankruptcy of the mill. With rising unemployment rates, tensions in town are running high, leaving Billy to retreat further away from town, but when his reckless brother Shane shows up, Billy is forced to confront childhood memories.

8 episodes

2x01 Salesman, Cheats and Liars

  • Season Premiere

    2019-01-10T02:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

Joanna Chang is living a new life at a new firm with a new name when she's assigned a case of a brilliant young Internet privacy activist who will turn everything in her new life upside down. Meanwhile, back in Millwood, Billy Crawford is dealing with the aftermath of the Matheson Steel lawsuit.

2x02 The Rabbit Hole

  • 2019-01-17T02:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

Joanna deals with the aftermath of an invasion of privacy. Billy entertains Shane's idea to save the town.

2x03 The Milk of Human Kindness

  • 2019-01-24T02:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

Joanna struggles to control the narrative of Noah's case when Lovand starts a smear campaign against him. Billy and Gerrilynn wait for an answer in their civil suit, when an unexpected visitor turns up in Millwood with an offer.

2x04 Guilty by Association

  • 2019-01-31T02:00:00+01:00 — 42 mins

Back in Millwood after learning of a death of someone close to her, Joanna doesn't get a moment to mourn as the overzealous police are already zeroing in on Gerrilynn Spence. Joanna and Billy team up to halt a rush to judgment.

2x05 Hungry, Cold & Tired

  • 2019-02-07T02:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Joanna and Billy scramble to get Luna out on bail but a surprise witness comes forward with information that will change everything.

2x06 Manic Street Preacher

  • 2019-02-14T02:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

Sleepless and suppressing her grief, Joanna tries to maintain her job at Steadman Lavery while preparing for jury selection in Luna's trial. Billy uncovers evidence from Shane that may provide an alternate theory about the murder.

2x07 Never Face the Hangman

  • 2019-02-21T02:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

On the eve of Luna's trial, Joanna reaches out to an old client when she discovers a new piece of evidence that will lead her to the identity of the real killer. Billy attempts to get help for Shane but is forced to make an agonizing choice.

2x08 The Right Road

  • 2019-02-28T02:00:00+01:00 — 45 mins

As Luna's trial starts, Joanna and Billy defend against an avalanche of evidence. With things not looking good, Joanna risks everything by putting an unexpected witness on the stand.