|Season 1, Episode 1|
|Air date||September 29, 2013|
|Written by||David Zabel|
|Directed by||Patty Jenkins|
"Except When the Bear is Chasing You"
LOVE, SEX, MARRIAGE, AND TREACHERY SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL IN THE PROVOCATIVE AND GRIPPING NEW DRAMA, "BETRAYAL," PREMIERING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 ON ABC
Two lovers' worlds will collide, culminating in a powerful and compelling story of sex, love, loyalty, marriage and treachery.
A Chance meeting between Sara Hanley (Hannah Ware), a professional photographer, and Jack McAllister (Stuart Townsend), a top attorney, leads to an instant and undeniable attraction. Sara's husband, Drew Stafford (Chris Johnson), is a successful prosecutor with political aspirations, and the couple has a seven-year-old, Oliver. Unbeknownst to Sara, Jack is in-house counsel to a powerful but somewhat shady entrepreneur, Thatcher Karsten (James Cromwell), and is married to Thatcher's daughter, Elaine (Wendy Moniz). Sara and Jack both realize something is missing in their marriages, and fight against the realization that they've met their soul mates in one another.
As Sara and Jack struggle with their feelings and their guilt about their families, Thatcher's brother-in-law, Lou, is murdered, and all evidence points to Thatcher's mentally challenged son, T.J. (Henry Thomas). Sara discovers she's in the middle of a nightmare when she learns that Drew will be the prosecuting attorney in this high-profile murder case, which can secure his political future, and that Jack will be the lawyer for the defense. The lovers find themselves in an impossible situation - on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
- Hannah Ware -as- Sara Hadley
- Stuart Townsend -as- Jack McAllister
- James Cromwell -as- Thacher Karsten
- Henry Thomas -as- T.J. Karsten
- Chris Johnson -as- Drew Hadley
- Wendy Moniz -as- Elaine McAllister
- Elizabeth McLaughlin -as- Valerie McAllister
- Braeden Lemasters -as- Victor McAllister