Twenty five years ago Ben Sherman's wife* has twin boys**. One is kidnapped, a ransom is paid but the baby is never recovered. The truth comes out when they are twent-five.***
*I checked IMDB and she is listed as Mrs. Sherman, no first name.
**I know the timeline is off for them to be the same age but wth :b
***or there abouts. I'm assuming Ben, Jr. is around that age when he becomes a cop.
Twenty five years ago Ben Sherman's wife* wanted a baby but couldn't have one. It just so happens that one of his client's wife just had twin boys. The client, Frank Atwood, is looking at a long stretch in prison and all of the evidence is against him. Ben and Frank make a deal in exchange for getting him off free and clear of all charges, Frank gives Ben one of the baby boys**. The truth finally comes out when Ben, Jr. and Ryan are twenty-five.***