When a young couple -- war veteran Matt and his wife, Gwen Skokie -- are attacked in their Modesto, Calif., home, Matt dies and Gwen is left unconscious, barely clinging to life. As news of the brutal crime makes its way through the media, both sets of parents sit vigil by Gwen's bed, hoping for a miracle to keep her with them. The police investigation begins to close in on four suspects in the case, and shock waves radiate through the community, stirring up tensions along ethnic and racial lines.
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When Luis Salazar travels from Mexico into the United States in search of his missing son, he soon discovers the servitude agricultural laborers face as they live in poverty, forced to pay their meager earnings back to their employers for food and other essentials. It's a system that doesn't only target undocumented workers, as American Coy Henson gets sucked into the world after meeting a farm crew chief and taking what he thinks is an opportunity to get his life back on track. Other lives orbiting this situation are social worker Kimara Walters, furniture supply business owner Nicholas Coates and farm owner Jeanette Hesby - who is shocked to learn just how the business remains profitable. See more
The first season of the series takes place in Modesto, California but was filmed mostly in Texas. There are scenes when police vehicles have their lights on without a steady red light present. All police and emergency vehicles in California are required to have at least one steady red light on when the police/emergency lights on the front of police and emergency vehicles are on. See more