10 Best Episodes of Greenleaf

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity—greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values—that threatens to tear apart the very core of their faith that holds them together.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Greenleaf - S3E7

#15 - That Was Then (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Grace questions her involvement in the Coralie Hunter case when the D.A. threatens to reopen her case with Mac. The Bishop and Lady Mae disagree on hosting “A Day with Lady Mae” at Calvary.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 136 votes.

Greenleaf - S4E9

#14 - God's Justice (Season 4 - Episode 9)


Bishop moves to prevent Judee Whitmore's proposed governance structure; Jacob and Kerissa attempt to mend their wounds; a secret about Phil threatens his relationship with Charity; Grace realizes that what is right has never been less clear.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 101 votes.

Greenleaf - S4E5

#13 - Unwanted (Season 4 - Episode 5)

The fractures between Bishop and Lady Mae deepen and old wounds are reopened as he considers an invitation to preach elsewhere. Grace struggles to keep her secret and the church under compartmentalized control, the pressure mounting with every moment.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 114 votes.

Greenleaf - S5E8

#12 - Behold (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Grace and the Greenleaf family must lay the past to rest once and for all as God's plans for the future unfold.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 79 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E8

#11 - Dea Abscondita (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The Bishop struggles to maintain his place within the family after another Zora crisis hits the Greenleafs; Grace attempts to convince Coralie not to take the district attorney's plea deal.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 129 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E4

#10 - The Underdog (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Lady Mae visits world famous Pastor Maxine Patterson and endures the Bishop's final attempt to win her back at a Round Table party. Connie asks if Grace is interested in running Calvary.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 132 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E11

#9 - The End Is Near (Season 3 - Episode 11)

The Greenleafs' IRS issues escalate when the FBI raids both Calvary and Triumph on suspicion of embezzlement; Grace questions her paternity when Aaron tells her that his father, Lionel, died.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 116 votes.

Greenleaf - S2E8

#8 - And the Sparks Fly Upward (Season 2 - Episode 8)


In the Season 2 midseason finale, Jacob makes Triumph pastor Basie Skanks an offer to clear his debt and gain full control of Triumph II and Mac receives bad news from Skip Leonard that puts him in an explosive collision course with Grace.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 394 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E10

#7 - The Promised Land (Season 3 - Episode 10)

Grace discovers Rochelle Cross' true identity with Darius' help. Kerissa welcomes Triumph's new accountant and learns two hundred thousand dollars is missing.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 112 votes.

Greenleaf - S4E6

#6 - The Stranger (Season 4 - Episode 6)


Unable to keep her secret any longer, Grace confesses to her family. However, not all of the Greenleafs are on her side, the situation is further complicated by the police, lies, affairs, and the interests of Harmony & Hope.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 120 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E9

#5 - Runaway Train (Season 3 - Episode 9)

The Bishop wrestles with signing the divorce papers on the weekend of his Silver Jubilee celebration; Grace realizes her father will need help at Calvary when Lady Mae is gone.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 125 votes.

Greenleaf - S1E9

#4 - The Broken Road (Season 1 - Episode 9)



The episode was rated 8.14 from 326 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E13

#3 - The New Life (Season 3 - Episode 13)

After the success of her big day, Lady Mae is denied the right to run Calvary despite support from the Bishop; Grace takes over thanks to Connie and joins Harmony & Hope Ministries.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 114 votes.

Greenleaf - S3E12

#2 - Day of Reckoning (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Mae preaches beautifully at A Day With Lady Mae as the Bishop fears he may lose Calvary; Grace gets a paternity test with Aaron and works with Jacob to clear their family name.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 111 votes.

Greenleaf - S2E16

#1 - The Pearl (Season 2 - Episode 16)

The tensions in Zora and Isaiah's relationship come to a head at the Cotillion; Lady Mae makes an overture of peace to Mavis and the result is a revelation that sends Mae into a tailspin.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 262 votes.

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