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Return to Thunder Bay - Criminally Responsible

Season 2, Ep. 3

The verdict arrives in the trial that everyone’s talking about. Can there be justice? As Thunder Bay grapples with the truth about itself, people are still dying. Kids are still dying. 

So where do we go from here?

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