A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s
South Central street entreprenuer Franklin Saint takes a leap into the cocaine game. Disgruntled CIA officer Teddy McDonald allies with a Contra soldier. Luchador wrestler Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata makes inroads with a Mexican cartel family. Series premiere of a drama series set against the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic.
Franklin struggles with the reality of his new enterprise. Teddy’s distrust of Alejandro escalates. Gustavo confronts his new partners.
Franklin enlists help to retrieve his stolen property. In the midst of a weapons deal, Teddy receives an unexpected visitor.
Franklin and Leon deal with the thief. Teddy goes to extreme measures to protect the CIA. Lucia and Gustavo connect in the aftermath of the previous night.
Franklin’s indecision causes issues at Jerome’s 4th of July BBQ. Teddy and Alejandro are stranded. Lucia’s family vets Gustavo.
Franklin turns to Jerome for guidance, resulting in an unexpected encounter. Teddy contemplates a different future for his family. Gustavo and Lucia enlist business partners from Gustavo’s past.
Franklin, Leon and Kevin take a game‐changing road trip. Teddy deals with a sin from Alejandro’s past. Lucia makes Gustavo’s partnership official, much to Pedro’s dismay.
Franklin’s business ramps up, causing a rift in his inexperienced crew. Teddy pulls out all the stops to protect Alejandro. While visiting her dying father, Lucia has a realization.
Franklin suffers the cost of his business. As Teddy’s situation deteriorates, so does his mental state. Gustavo and Lucia struggle with how to proceed.