8.3
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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

A&E 2016

Leah Remini, along with high level former Scientology executives and Church members, explores individual accounts from ex-Church members and their families through meetings and interviews with Leah. Each episode features stories from former members whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices, even well after they left the organization.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S3E1

#1 - Emotional Aftermath

7.59

Season 3 - Episode 1

How does it feel to lose your entire belief system? How does it feel to come to believe everything you’ve been told—the foundation of who you are isn’t based in truth? How do you let go of the anger? The guilt? The grief? How do you begin to get over it and move on? In this very special episode we’ll see Leah, Mike and their closest family members, in ways we’ve never seen before as they share—for the first time—the emotional toll leaving Scientology has taken on them and their families and the challenge of unlearning the systems and practices that were engrained in them for decades.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 128 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S3E7

#2 - The Collection Agency

7.70

Season 3 - Episode 7

Over the past two seasons, we've shown how Scientology is a "pay-as-you-go" organization, but what tactics does the church use to get the money? What about those who can't afford to pay? In this "Aftermath" special -- Leah and Mike sit down with former Scientologists who share the different ways they claim they were made to give the church money they couldn't afford. Their stories range from those who are thousands of dollars in debt, to those who were left financially and emotionally bankrupt. We'll also hear from a former member of the church whose job it was to solicit money from parishioners by what she describes as "any means necessary" -- leaving Mike and Leah to question: is this a church or is this a collection agency?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 103 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S1E1

#3 - Disconnection

7.72

Season 1 - Episode 1

Actress and Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini begins her journey with a trip to Seattle to visit former Scientology executive Amy Scobee. After hearing Amy’s tragic story of being disconnected from her mother, Leah is determined to reveal the truth of what’s really going on in her former Church.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 1207 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S3E11

#4 - Church and State

7.74

Season 3 - Episode 11

Leah and Mike speak with Jay Wexler, an expert in constitutional law, to discuss the remarkable story of Scientology’s journey to tax-exempt status. Mike and Leah also talk with Lt. Yulanda Williams, a police officer, about law enforcement's community engagement strategies.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 101 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S3E4

#5 - Unlikely Pairing

7.75

Season 3 - Episode 4

In recent years the head of the Nation of Islam, Minister Louis Farrakhan, publicly embraced Dianetics and the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and supported their use in NOI Mosques. This formed what many are describing as an unusual bond between The Nation of Islam and The Church of Scientology. In this "Aftermath" special--Leah and Mike have a candid conversation about this strange alliance as they sit down with two special guests--a former and current member of the Nation of Islam--who share their personal feelings about this collaboration. They reveal what they witnessed first-hand since the two controversial organizations came together and in an unexpected twist--Leah reveals the important part she played in introducing the Nation of Islam to the Church of Scientology.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 114 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S3E8

#6 - Gilman Springs Road

7.75

Season 3 - Episode 8

In a remote corner of Riverside County, Calif., lies Scientology's International Base, a compound that houses the church's most dedicated members. In this episode, Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, a former occupant of International Base ("Gold Base"), speak with four other former high-ranking residents who reveal their shocking stories behind the locked gates.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 107 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S2E8

#7 - The Greatest Good

7.76

Season 2 - Episode 8

In Scientology's elite Sea Organization, nothing is considered more important than clearing the planet. Leah and Mike sit down with Mimi Faust and Christi Gordon, whose mothers dedicated much of their lives to the Sea Org. Mimi and Christi share their harrowing stories of neglect and abandonment, having both paid the highest price for "the greatest good."

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 291 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S2E12

#8 - Propaganda Arms

7.81

Season 2 - Episode 12

Leah and Mike lead a round-table discussion about the church's funding of groups that manufacture a positive perception in the public eye and forward a Scientology agenda.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 216 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S1E2

#9 - Fair Game

7.81

Season 1 - Episode 2

Leah visits the spiritual headquarters of Scientology – Clearwater, Florida – to hear Mike Rinder's personal story. As the head of Scientology’s Office of Special Affairs, Mike Rinder was expected to discredit and destroy critics of the Church. But after leaving the Church, Rinder himself became fair game.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 899 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S3E2

#10 - Star Witness

7.81

Season 3 - Episode 2

The heavily guarded Scientology compound known as Gold Base in Riverside County, California, houses up to 1,000 members of the church's elite inner core; Valerie Haney tells how conditions at the base led her to contemplate suicide.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 135 votes.

#11 - Buying a Town (1)
7.82
Season 3 - Episode 9

In 1974, operating under an alias, the Church of Scientology moved into Clearwater, Florida, and proceeded to make the city its spiritual headquarters. In 1977, an FBI raid uncovered the Church's secret plans to take over the city. In this episode, Leah and Mike visit Clearwater and speak to some of the city's most prominent Scientology critics.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 114 votes.

#12 - The Ranches
7.82
Season 2 - Episode 7

The Mace-Kingsley Ranches were promoted by Scientologists as educational camps for troubled kids, but former students say they were actually hard labor camps for children. Leah and Mike sit down with two former students who talk about the hardships they endured there, from corporal punishment to challenging living conditions, and for the first time, give voice to the generation of kids in Scientology who were sent away to these ranches.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 327 votes.

#13 - The Business of Religion
7.84
Season 2 - Episode 9

Scientologists are constantly pressured to pay money to the Church based on a promise of spiritual salvation. But what happens when parishioners ask for their money back? Ex-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder will lead a roundtable discussion, examining the contracts that all Scientologists must follow, and how these contracts lock them into financial burdens that can lead to hardship and ruin. Mike and Leah will be joined by ex-Sea Org Member Matt Pesch, leading Scientology blogger Jeffrey Augustine, along with ex-Scientologist Luis Garcia, and his attorney, Ted Babbitt, who are embroiled in a major lawsuit with the church regarding refunds.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 275 votes.

#14 - Ideal Orgs
7.85
Season 3 - Episode 6

Under the leadership of David Miscavige, Scientology has been purchasing large buildings to use as upgraded church locations, celebrated as “Ideal Orgs.” The church claims that the new buildings signal the rapid expansion of Scientology, but former members and critics say otherwise. In this episode, Leah and Mike interview Paul Burkhart, a former Ideal Org architect, and Bert Schippers, a former Scientologist who was a major Ideal Org donor.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 120 votes.

#15 - Ask Me Anything Season 2
7.86
Season 2 - Episode 14

Leah answers viewers' questions about the series' second season.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 189 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S1E4
#16 - A Leader Emerges
7.87
Season 1 - Episode 4

After the death of Scientology’s founder L Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige emerged as the leader of the Church of Scientology. Leah uncovers the story of Scientology before and after David Miscavige, as told by three former long-time Church members – including Miscavige’s father.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 717 votes.

#17 - Spies Like Us
7.88
Season 3 - Episode 3

Cierra Westerman was recruited out of a Florida private investigator school to spy on critics of the Church of Scientology.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 130 votes.

#18 - Where is Shelly?
7.89
Season 3 - Episode 5

In 2006, Leah Remini attended the star-studded nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, an event Scientology dubbed "The Wedding of the Century." After Leah remarked on the absence of church leader David Miscavige's wife, Shelly, the question set off a chain of events that ultimately led to her leaving Scientology. More than a decade later, Shelly still has not been seen in public. In this episode, Leah and Mike interview Shelly's childhood friend Janis Gillham Grady, a fellow Commodore's Messenger serving L. Ron Hubbard, and Tom DeVocht, who worked closely with both David and Shelly Miscavige. Together they attempt to explain the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady of Scientology.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 116 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S2E2
#19 - The Ultimate Failure of Scientology
7.91
Season 2 - Episode 2

Scientology promises relief from all of life’s ills, but those suffering from depression and suicidal ideation often feel they have nowhere to turn. Hearing the tragic stories of Aaron Poulin, a member of the Sea Org who committed suicide at 21, and Tayler Tweed, who died at only 27, only strengthen Leah’s commitment to continue challenging Church practices.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 399 votes.

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath - S1E3
#20 - The Bridge
7.92
Season 1 - Episode 3

Mary Kahn was an everyday parishioner who ascended to the Church of Scientology’s highest levels of spiritual enlightenment. But as she shares with Leah, the price tag of her experience was extreme – eventually including the relationship with her youngest son.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath from 786 votes.

Last updated: jan 10, 2021

Comments

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Amazing show! What an eye opener into the church of Scientology this is. Honestly, I wouldn't even it call it a church. It's more of a brainwashing cult than anything.... and the amount of money they make members spend on merchandise is unbelievable!!

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Finally a great, professional show that's shows partially how dangerous this cult is! It's not a church and never was. Luckily there are countries like Germany that don't recognize this club as a church and they have to pay taxes. Also they are under constant surveillance by the state authorities! (maybe the Germans DID learn something from their own history) I live in Switzerland - they tried to setup camp here 25 years ago, but today they are mostly gone! Also they never got the church status. I hope there will be a second season!

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I've just finished watching the penultimate episode of season 2, and highly recommend this series to anyone considering Scientology, intrigued by the celebrities who promote Scientology or those caught in the the realization that they need to escape Scientology and need to know there is support for them when they have to leave everything behind to escape with their lives (check out the support Facebook groups for this show). Excellent series, well researched, riveting first hand testimonies, important work. And, I have to say, Leah Remini is one tenacious pit bull created for this purpose (the best of New York spit and fire). Good on her! I give this series an 8 (important) out of 10. [Documentary series]

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This show was amazing and I feel like it needs a Season 4 as there is still so much that these two amazing people being Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, need to explore as I am interested to find out more about the international side of this. Anyway, this show is amazing as Going Clear started my fascination with Scientology but this show truly shows you every single arm of this cult, both hosts have been in different parts of this organisation makes the show even better as they are able to explain every aspect of the cult. Aftermath needs to be on Netflix or something more accessible in the UK as it was super difficult to track every episode down, but it was worth it as this show explains and exposes so much not only in this cult but also exposes some of the issues in other bona fide religions. Thank you for this show and I urge everyone to watch it as it really is an eye-opening, I really hope they do one day come back for the 4th season and I hope this show does help countries and governments learn how to deal with this organisation. Please ignore negative reviews on IMDB as after you watch this, you will understand the extent this organisation will go to stop people seeing the truth.

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