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Resurrection Preview: Omar Epps Reunites Boy Presumed Dead With Family

On the series premiere of ABC’s Resurrection, the shaken residents of Arcadia, Miss., are slowly starting to believe the impossible. Thirty-two years after an 8-year-old boy is presumed dead after falling into a river in an attempt to save a drowning family member, the child suddenly winds up in a Chinese province remembering his name, hometown and little else.

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Calling himself Jacob, the boy (Landon Gimenez) befriends immigration agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps) and urges Bellamy to return him to his hometown: Arcadia. As the preview video clip above illustrates, those supposedly close to the boy are stunned at the realization that this youngster just might be their relative.

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Thinking it’s a neighbor returning a borrowed tool, Jacob’s father, Henry Langston (Kurtwood Smith), hurries to answer his doorbell and is stunned to see Agent Bellamy on the other side. “Did your son go missing? I have him. He’s OK,” Bellamy explains to a skeptical Langston in the video clip. “That would be unlikely, because my son died 32 years ago,” Langston replies.

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Omar Epps reunites Jacob, a young boy presumed long dead, with his family on the series premiere of ABC’s Resurrection.

As Bellamy begins to backtrack thinking he’s offended Langston as the result of a horrible misunderstanding, the gentleman notices young Jacob peering through to the doorway. Later, in a shocking turn of events, the boy stuns Langston when asking him to provide the punchline to a joke only the two understand.

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Watch above as the family unexpectedly reunites ahead of the series premiere of Resurrection on Sunday, March 9 at 9 p.m. (EST) on ABC.