1963 – North Carolina
It’s 1963, a new year has just begun. What’s Best For Them picks up the story of newly-orphaned Ransom and his sister, Emma, trying to adjust to small town life in Black Rock, North Carolina. This after spending the entirety of their lives growing up in the woods. While things in their new home with Theresa are going very well, almost nothing outside the home is. Deputy Bud Ellison steps in to help Theresa but challenges are springing up from every direction. Her family’s objections, bullies—even at church, a rigid school system unwilling to bend, and the worst and potentially most dangerous challenge is this lingering stranger who keeps visiting Black Rock diner, asking all kinds of questions about the kids.