'Burden of Truth' Season 3 Finale Preview: Will Joanna and Billy's detective work on ClearDawn help them win?
It is finally time! After eight long weeks of watching Joanna Chang (Kristin Kreuk) endlessly toil for her close friend Kodie Chartrand's (Sera-Lys McArthur) custody battle against the City of Millwood, we are about to find out what the outcome of her persistent quest for justice is. With Joanna herself finding out she is about to be a mother, her heart hurts for all the mothers wronged by greedy interests of both Millwood Family Services and their co-conspirators ClearDawn Labs.
And by the looks of it, the Season 3 finale — Episode 8 titled 'Shelter From the Storm' — will see her dig up all of the science stuff the lab has been abusing to expose them once and for all. According to the official synopsis provided by CBC, the network 'Burden of Truth' originally aired on, Episode 8 will see "Joanna and Billy head to trial against ClearDawn labs while still desperately searching for a way to expose the fraudulent science used to wrongfully apprehend children."
The last we saw them in Episode 7, they were facing the dilemma of getting Mercer arrested right when they had been able to confiscate the blackmail papers and money he was hiding at his home. Mercer is quite possibly involved with Mayor Shepherd, who is definitely an aid of the ClearDawn CEO, working together for extra monetary profits by apprehending mothers with a past involving substance abuse.
ClearDawn has been issuing fake positives for drug tests once the mothers are sent into trial, and for every child apprehension, Millwood Family Services has been receiving extra payment from the office. Having found out that at least three other women have been similarly targeted as Kodie, Joanna was urged by many to file a class-action lawsuit, that was subsequently denied by the court.
Now ClearDawn is suing them for defamation and damages, agreeing to back down only if Joanna backs out of Kodie's case. That would never happen, so it's time for a much-needed battle of principles and integrity. The synopsis teases Joanna looking the scientific side of things so we can expect yet another break-in or ambush at ClearDawn labs.
The previous episode significantly left Kodie out of the picture but she has to be the pivotal focus for the finale because it was her tragedy that brought about a whole world of revelations for Joanna, and by extension, the Millwood township. Luckily, the pregnancy angle has been addressed after Joanna and Billy (Peter Mooney) avoiding it for two whole weeks so there's some closure on that front. As for when the Crawford-Chang baby will arrive, only Season 4 will tell.
'Burden of Truth' Season 3 finale will air this Thursday at 8 pm on The CW.