The drama is starting to heat up on Secrets and Lies, and Eric is feeling the pressure.
The season 2 premiere brought up questions about Eric’s (Michael Ealy) past, after Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) revealed that he spent six months in a detention center for killing a man. What little benefit out of the doubt Cornell gave Eric appears gone.
In an exclusive sneak peek of episode 2, Cornell drops by to lay into Eric — without a lawyer — about his alibi two weeks prior. Eric reveals he tailed his late wife, Kate, to a dinner with her ex, Shane. She was seeking legal advice, nothing more, in his view.
“I trust my wife,” Eric tells Cornell. “I don’t trust Shane Campbell.”
Eric confronts Cornell after she brings up that Kate and Shane had met multiple times, shooting down the inference he was jealous or suspected infidelity. “No matter how much you dig,” Eric seethes, “you’ll never find anything to prove I killed my wife.”
See the full clip above. Secrets and Lies airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.