South Central street entreprenuer Franklin Saint takes a leap into the cocaine game. Disgruntled CIA officer Teddy McDonald allies with a Contra soldier. Luchador wrestler Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata makes inroads with a Mexican cartel family. Series premiere of a drama series set against the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic.
Franklin's troubles extend beyond the gangs, putting Cissy in jeopardy. Teddy and Gustavo seek revenge.
Franklin's missteps put Leon in the crosshairs, resulting in an unexpected reconnection. Teddy faces fallout from Tijuana. Irene’s investigation has a promising new lead. Franklin tries to appease Cissy, as her involvement in his business causes friction with Alton.
Franklin is torn between business and loyalty, as tragedy causes alliances to shift. Teddy bails out Gustavo. Irene’s investigation moves closer to the Saint family.
Franklin suffers the consequences of his choices. Jerome and Louie expand the business. Teddy is sent reeling. Irene delivers an ultimatum.