Episode 1.02 will feature various flashbacks with Lily Mae Brown, an African-American woman in her 40s who is said to be beautiful. We also meet Hannah Clearly, a British 30-year-old who works at Drew Academy as faculty advisor; Jack Shaw, a working class doorman; and Corey, a smart 5-year-old African-American boy.
Episode 1.04 will be titled "Honor." Amartya Vikram, an Indian supermodel, is raped and stabbed. Luckily, the woman survives. She agrees to help the police only if her name is kept secret. When the rapist is arrested and released on a technicality, she turns to Amsterdam to protect her. In flashbacks from 1813, we discover that one of Amsterdam's ex-girlfriend, Fanny, was raped.
A new recurring character that may become a series regular will be introduced around episode 1.05. Callie Barnett is a Detective sergeant. She has had a relationship with Amsterdam a long time ago. Since getting pregnant by the target of an undercover investigation, Barnett is keeping her private life extremely private which has everyone working with her speculate about who she really is. The baby is being raised by Callie's mother, Louise. Callie is set to be tough, intuitive, reckless at times and extremely competitive.