After falling off the roof at a New Year’s Eve house party, Owen decides that it’s time to make some wholesale changes in his life. Over the next year, he quits drinking, re-enters his estranged son’s life, reignites old friendships, and falls in love with Vera, a bank teller and fellow divorcee…all in an attempt to replace members of his family who he’d lost prematurely.
The tragedy-to-triumph story of Roosevelt Jackson (Robbie Tate-Brickle), a seventeen-year-old honor student coping with the sudden death of his mother (Tami Roman), his tumultuous relationship with his previously estranged father (Chad Coleman), and his own journey to manhood. It’s the story of a young man who loses everything and triumphantly finds himself.
Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.