Teresa Randall had a brother Sam and a younger sister. She also had an Uncle that bullied everyone in the family. When Terry was 16, her father raped her, resulting a pregnancy. Although Terry tried to tell that she was raped but no one would listen and she couldn't tell who it was as it would've killed her mother. Her mother forced Terry to have the baby rather than getting an abortion because she didn't like blood out of the family. Terry gave birth to Darius but refused to raise him, so her mother did while Terry was treated as an Aunt. Terry never liked Darius, she couldn't stand to look at him as he looked a lot like their father and it made her sick. She would dread seeing Darius at family functions and whenever he came over to see her son Ken, as they were very close despite Terry's misgivings.
About 3 years after giving birth to Darius, Terry met and married Odafin Tutuola and had their son Kenneth on February 18, 1984. Fin started to work for Narcotics and warned Terry that he would be working undercover for many months. He was gone so much that it put a strain on the marriage as Terry couldn't teach Ken direction and how to be a man by herself as Ken turned to Darius as a father-figure. As a child, Ken liked playing toy cars.
When Darius was 12, Terry wasn't thrilled with him hanging out with Ken that she would either threaten bodily harm or have her cop husband beat him up.
When Ken was 10, Fin came home after busting drug dealer Tyrone Hart instead of taking his assigned take-home car with the glove department filled with Tyrone's drugs and guns to log them into evidence. He did that a day later. Fin woke up the following morning to find Ken in his car holding the gun, Fin screamed at him. Ken later told the story to Darius (who would later use it against Fin 10 years later at his double murder trial).
When Ken was 16, a female friend of his wanted to prove that he wasn't gay and attempted to have sex with him. Ken pushed her away, causing her to bruise. When her father saw it, she lied and Ken was arrested for sexual assault. But the case was dropped when the girl recanted. Fin wasn't aware of this until some years later (Fin and Terry could've divorced before, it was never said)
Terry and Ken used to live across the street to Steve and Nina Steinfield (and their baby son Stevie). Their baby sitter was Andrea Boden who dated Darius. He wasn't in love with her but liked how she treated him with gifts and money. She used to complain to Darius about Nina's treatment towards little Stevie and would have him over until Nina discovered the sculpture knife that Andrea gave to Darius as a gift, firing Andrea. During that time, Terry lost her mother to cancer- on her deathbed, Mrs. Randall confessed to Darius that Terry was his biological mother. Terry later saw Darius drunk at the hospital as well as at the funeral and gravesite. Two days later, Nina and Stevie were missing and believed dead after massive amount of blood was found at her apartment; her husband was the prime suspect. Sometime afterwards, Terry and Ken moved to their respected apartments:
Terry: 167 W 131st St.
Ken: 543 W 122nd St. Apt. 14D New York City, New York 10006
Darius was feeling ill and wanted to postpone his trial but Judge Donnelly denied his request. If Darius felt that he was entitled to a speedy trial and was going to defend himself by sitting second chair, then he'll get his day in court.
On Darius' first day of trial, Terry didn't attend and was attempted to leave the city but was stopped by John, Elliot, and Olivia. At court, Terry instantly plead the 5th but Judge Donnelly said no- it wasn't applied to the case- so Terry refused to answer any questions. Judge Donnelly had no choice but to hold Terry in contempt until she can comply.
Fin was next to testify. He was a police officer for 22 years. During his Narcotic days, Fin was tested dirty twice but never used. Darius used the Tyrone Hart case against Fin to show that he's a dirty doped-up cop; that case was overturned. Darius and his lawyer Matt Braedon also had access to Olivia's illegal money-wiring to her then-fugitive half brother Simon Marsden and Elliot's cover up of Kathleen's DUI. Fin and Chester wondered how Matt got access to the files and discovered that he was meeting Chief of Detective's Executive Officer Lt. Allan James, who had a grudge against Don after 15 years. However, Judge Donnelly had to recuse herself during Darius' trial as she had personal knowledge about Kathleen's DUI to Matt's surprise. Casey still needed Terry to testify- she can give motive as to why Nina was killed.
The next day, Terry testified. She explained that Darius would come over to her apartment against her wishes to see Ken as they were very close as he was bad news with drinking, drugging and getting into trouble with a record as long as her arm. She testified that Terry had him when she was 16 after being raped and was forced to have him but wasn't forced to raise him. Her mother died two days before Nina and Stevie went missing. The final question that Darius asked Terry was who his father was. Terry didn't want to answer and told Darius to leave it alone but he insisted. Terry told him that it was her father. He refused to believe her. Terry told him that it was the truth- no matter how much she hated Darius, she also hated herself. It may have been unfair and not right, but it was true.
Darius was found not guilty. After court, Fin and Ken were waiting. While Fin doesn't have to worry about Darius ever again but warned him that he didn't get a free pass. Ken stuck by Darius but after being told to feel nothing about the outcome, Ken couldn't take it anymore and walked away.
For the last 6 years, Sam had been in more times than he had been out of jail. This time around, he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Fin and Amanda spoke to Sam who was guilty for being black. He admitted being in a fight but was trying to save the Priest and saw the little girl running away. Sam didn't want to go back to prison, he had to get home for Christmas.
Fin and Amanda investigated the case with Olivia and Nick. A surveillance camera tape proved Sam's story but the assault itself was off camera. An ADA refused to help Sam's situation because carjacking is not a sex crime and the suspect is family- something they should've kept quiet. Father Shea insisted that Sam saved him.
While in court, Sam pleaded not guilty. Fin and Nick told the ADA about Father Shea's statement but he wanted to talk to the arresting officers, pointing out that Sam was arrested while on parole. He asked for remand, which the Judge granted. Sam's son Dante didn't want his father to go but Fin consoled him that Sam was indeed innocent. Terry told Fin and Nick that all Dante wanted was his father for Christmas; she took Dante home while Fin and Nick continued to investigate the case for more witnesses and find the real attackers. Eventually Father Shea ID'ed his attackers.
Fin and Amanda brought Sam home to see Dante. Amanda was about to leave but Terry and Fin insisted that she would stay for dinner with the family gathering around.
Presumed Guilty (the back of his head was seen on the dinner table)