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“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

In the small town of Walpole, New Jersey, a college student has gone missing in Lenape territory, creating tension between the two communities — the townsfolk and Native Americans. While local sheriff Harold Jensen investigates the student’s disappearance, his old rival Phillip Kopus, now an ex-con, returns to town. Meanwhile, Rachel (Harold’s older daughter) and Junior (a Lenape boy) are in the midst of a high school romance frowned upon by Jean, Rachel’s mother who — trying to track them down one night — injures a Lenape boy in a hit and run.

“the red road” recap: episode 6 (snaring of the sun)

“the red road” recap: episode 6 (snaring of the sun)

Harold listens to Brian’s final cassette, stolen from the police station. In a flashback, Brian and Harold hike to the lake and drink beer. After Harold passes out, Brian dictates a goodbye message to Jean. “I wanna be gone and not have to think anymore,” he says. He then swims into the lake and commits suicide.

“the red road” recap: episode 5 (the great snake battle)

“the red road” recap: episode 5 (the great snake battle)

Phillip asks his dad Jack he set him up in Florida. After taking Phillip’s gun, Jack says it was because Phillip disobeyed him. After Jack eventually returns the gun, Phillip wipes his own prints off it then bags it.

Phillip meets Harold outside the Jensen house. Jean sees Harold take an envelope from Phillip. Harold later tells her the envelope is from a neighbor. Inside the envelope, Harold finds a marked up map.

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 4 (The Bad Weapons)

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 4 (The Bad Weapons)

At the psychiatric hospital, Jean tells Harold she’s feeling better. They kiss.

Marie urges Chief Mac to start compiling evidence re: toxic dump sites. He says it’s futile until the tribe gets federal recognition. He sees Junior watching a TV report about a hijacked pharmaceutical delivery truck.

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 3 (The Woman Who Fell From the Sky)

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 3 (The Woman Who Fell From the Sky)

Phillip, Mike and Junior steal medication from a nursing home pharmacy. Outside the station, Chief Mac leads a protest against the hit-and-run case. Captain Warren inquires about Jean. Harold says she’s in the hospital.

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 2 (The Wolf and The Dog)

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 2 (The Wolf and The Dog)

At an auto salvage yard, Harold replaces the bumper of Jean’s SUV and finds a scrap of cloth from the hit-and-run in the process. At home, Jean tells Harold her car hit a dog and promises not to drink again, though Harold says she wasn’t drunk. She claims, Rachel told her to take his gun.

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 1 (Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream)

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Episode 1 (Arise My Love, Shake Off This Dream)

During a traditional Native American ceremonial dance in the woods, tribe member Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) watches as police officer Harold Jensen (Martin Henderson) circulates a “missing person” flyer to the crowd. Jensen later questions locals about a missing NYU student.