DARK SECRETS PLAY A MAJOR PART IN BOTH THE HOMICIDE INVESTIGATIONS OF
A BOXER'S FIANC�E AND THE COLD CASE OF A FATHER TRYING TO DO
THE RIGHT THING FOR HIS FAMILY, ON ABC'S "DETROIT 1-8-7"
Boxing Legend Tommy Hearns, Who Grew Up in Detroit, Guest Stars as Himself
"Beaten/Cover Letter" - The devastating blows come left and right as Fitch, Washington, Stone and Sanchez invade the boxing world to investigate the death of Vanessa King. King's fianc�, Tommy Westin, is preparing for a big match against Dap "The Detroit Hammer" Fields. The detectives discover Vanessa, an ex-girlfriend of Fields', was hiding a closely guarded secret which could have thrown the fight and its payday into question. Meanwhile, Longford and Mahajan are forced to give a cold case a fresh look: It's been five years since James Lakeland died. Now Lakeland's mother brings new evidence to the squad. A love triangle is uncovered and the detectives must piece together Lakeland's two lives, the one with his wife and daughter and the other with his married lover who has hidden a crucial piece of the puzzle all these years. The detectives are confronted with tough ethical issues in order to bring a resolution to the case, on "Detroit 1-8-7," TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This episode was originally scheduled for February 1, but was replaces by "Road to Nowhere."
"Detroit 1-8-7" stars Michael Imperioli as Detective Louis Fitch, James McDaniel as Sergeant Jesse Longford, Aisha Hinds as Lieutenant Maureen Mason, D.J. Cotrona as Detective John Stone, Jon Michael Hill as Detective Damon Washington, Shaun Majumder as Detective Vikram Mahajan, Natalie Martinez as Detective Ariana Sanchez and Erin Cummings as Dr. Abbey Ward.
Guest starring in "Beaten/Cover Letter" are Tommy Hearns as himself, Megan Dodds as Jess Harkins, John Beasley as Joe King, Deanna Dugan as Helen Lakeland, Chadwick Boseman as Tommy Westin, Jocko Sims as Gimel Hooper, Rebecca Lowman as Adrienne Fontaine, Russell Richardson as Lavelle, Erin Way as Wendy Chapin-Lomeister, Rebecca Spence as Dierdre Spence and Abigail Droeger as April.
"Beaten/Cover Letter" was written by Rob Hanning and directed by Andrew Bernstein.
"Detroit 1-8-7" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
This episode of "Detroit 1-8-7" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online. For more information on "Detroit 1-8-7" please visit ABC.com.