The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Aired on Apr 05, 2015
After her shocking 1893 acquittal for the brutal axe-murders of her parents in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden (Christina Ricci), ignores the scorn of neighbors to restart her life with her loving older sister, Emma (Clea DuVall). But renowned Texas Pinkerton agent Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser) shows up determined to find the real truth behind the murders. Their father's ex-business partner, William Almy (John Heard) demands payment of a colossal debt that will bankrupt the sisters. And their shiftless half-brother (Andrew Howard) blackmails them with a dark secret. Lizzie is forced to reappraise the tranquil life she had in mind, and may have to resort to old bloody ways to escape this treacherous bind.
Aired on Apr 12, 2015
Lizzie (Christina Ricci) and sister Emma (Clea DuVall) break out of their Victorian comfort zone at a debauched bohemian party in New York City. En route home, Lizzie saves a street prostitute (Kimberly-Sue Murray) from a vicious beating, then gives the scared young woman refuge in her own house. But her charity incurs the wrath of notorious local gangster, Mr. Flowers (Jonathan Banks). A surprise visit by a dashing New York playwright (Frank Chiesurin) is an amusing distraction as he plies his charm to convince Lizzie to finance his latest work. Pinkerton agent Siringo (Cole Hauser) turns up fresh evidence that further incriminates Lizzie, while a sordid encounter between the hooker and the writer leads Lizzie to mediate the problem in her unique way.
Aired on Apr 19, 2015
Lizzie (Christina Ricci) plans a lavish housewarming party in her new mansion, when a beautiful New York actress (Jessy Schram) shows up, distressed about her missing brother last seen with Lizzie. Local gangster Mr. Flowers (Jonathan Banks) twists the screws on Lizzie in an extortion scheme. Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser) finally meets his anonymous employer, bent on finding the truth about Lizzie, and it doesn't go well. Both Mr. Flowers and Siringo discover too late that their manipulations backfire. Meanwhile, Lizzie's party is a surprising success, and, as a bonus, it infuriates her spiteful neighbors. The only problem is that pesky actress... Ever resourceful, Lizzie finds an opportunity to quash two threats at once.
Aired on Apr 26, 2015
Pinkerton agent Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser) and stage star Nance O'Keefe (Jessy Schram), who grows more desperate in her search for her missing brother, have been outplayed by Lizzie. But now they join forces against her. The sleazy new boss of Fall River's underworld, Skipjack (Bradley Stryker), gleefully exploits a lethal secret Lizzie wants hidden. A haughty neighbor incites Lizzie's wrath by mistreating her dog. Worst of all, a romance threatens to come between Lizzie and her beloved her sister, Emma (Clea DuVall). When Nance uses her wiles to get Skipjack to spill his guts, her frenzied revenge against Lizzie spills blood... just not the blood Nance intended. Meantime, Lizzie mops up her animal-abusing neighbor with a spill of a different sort.
Aired on May 03, 2015
Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser) connects clues that could finally mean the end of Lizzie Borden (Christina Ricci). Together with Fall River's frustrated marshal (Jeff Wincott), Siringo strong-arms hoodlum Skipjack (Bradley Stryker) to help lock tight the case against Lizzie. But Lizzie exerts her own brand of influence on a witness. Lizzie is knocked off her footing, though, when sister, Emma (Clea DuVall), reveals that a man in her life may change their relationship forever. Meantime, a woman in Siringo's life (Olivia Llewellyn) becomes tempting forbidden fruit. Ultimately, Lizzie shows the would-be witness how hot she can make things, and reveals to Siringo's female friend the consequences of sticking your neck out when Lizzie is involved.
Aired on May 10, 2015
Lizzie (Christina Ricci) devises a strategy that finally stops Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser) cold. In the meantime, Lizzie's maneuvers elsewhere challenge Emma's (Clea DuVall's) trust in her. Fighting to keep her grip on all she holds dear, Lizzie unleashes an even more blunt, sinister side than ever before. A co-conspirator who fails her realizes his foolish mistake too late. And Emma looks past the deep, sisterly love that's colored her vision to see a very different Lizzie. Siringo summons the last of his resources to manage one more, vengeful attempt on Lizzie, but must face what he and we have already seen more than once in Lizzie Borden's Fall River--that you'd be well-advised to have eyes in the back of your head.
Aired on May 17, 2015
Months after her showdown with Charles Siringo (Cole Hauser), Lizzie Borden (Christina Ricci) has remade herself as a school teacher with a new name in a little town far from Fall River. Seeking peace in anonymity, she's here to be near her sister, Emma (Clea DuVall), whose reaction to ghastly events of the past has put her in an asylum, under the care of an egotistical but renowned doctor. Lizzie's unaware that two famed gunslingers, Bat Masterson (Matthew Le Nevez) and Tom Horn (Chris Bauer), are hunting her, driven to learn the fate of their friend, Siringo. When Lizzie helps a victimized student get justice Lizzie-style, she jeopardizes her cover. Worse, Emma makes a startling choice that leaves Lizzie devastated.
Aired on May 24, 2015
Lizzie (Christina Ricci) races to Boston, where Emma (Clea DuVall) has taken refuge in the luxurious home of Adele Trotwood (Michelle Fairley) and family, with whom she has a very special connection. Stunned to find a vastly different Emma than the cherished sister she knew, Lizzie unwittingly leads Bat Masterson (Matthew Le Nevez) and Tom Horn (Chris Bauer) directly into their path. However, the Trotwood family proves to be more than your average Boston Brahmins, posing an unexpected challenge to Bat and Tom. Trying to ease tensions, Emma makes an impetuous sacrifice. Lizzie plumbs the depths of her cunning to set out to ambush the gunslingers, and somehow pull the sister she dearly loves back from the abyss.