The Righteous Gemstones

10 Best Episodes of The Righteous Gemstones

The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jul 24, 2023.

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#15 - For Their Nakedness Is Your Own Nakedness (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Tired of life in the lap of luxury, Baby Billy pursues a new vocation as gameshow host. The Gemstones host a cousins’ night for Karl and Chuck.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 205 votes.

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#14 - Interlude II (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Christmas, 1993. While Eli considers a tempting offer from an old friend, Baby Billy crashes the Gemstones’ celebrations.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 379 votes.

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#13 - For Out of the Heart Comes Evil Thoughts (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Threatened with blackmail, Judy turns to Amber for advice, while Jesse goads BJ into a long-simmering fight. As a despondent Kelvin tackles life without Keefe, Baby Billy works on bringing Jesse’s miracle to life… for a price.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 167 votes.

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#12 - Wicked Lips (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Judy and Martin take Gideon behind-the scenes of the Gemstone enterprise. Eli tasks Kelvin with doing a “satanic sweep” for Dot, the rebellious teen daughter of the church’s biggest donors. Jesse and his friends are thrown for a loop when Chad’s wife finds some disturbing emails.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 660 votes.

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#11 - As to How They Might Destroy Him (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Still reeling from their father’s revelation, Kelvin and Jesse conspire to put Eli in his place. As BJ’s baptism approaches, Judy clashes with her in-laws, while Baby Billy struggles with his own growing family.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 398 votes.

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#10 - Never Avenge Yourselves, But Leave It to the Wrath of God (Season 2 - Episode 6)


After surviving a harrowing attack, Jesse takes matters into his own hands. Eli attempts to make amends, while Kelvin struggles to control his flock.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 370 votes.

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#9 - And Infants Shall Rule Over Them (Season 2 - Episode 7)

With Eli temporarily out of the picture, the Gemstone siblings are left to quarrel over who’s in charge – until some wise words help pave a way forward. As Tiffany tracks down Baby Billy, Gideon faces his future.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 369 votes.

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#8 - After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come (Season 2 - Episode 2)


After doubling-down on their efforts to invest in Zion’s Landing, Jesse and Amber scramble for the cash. Meanwhile, Eli’s attempts to dodge a big-city reporter spell doom for the Gemstones.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 376 votes.

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#7 - I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels (Season 2 - Episode 1)

As Jesse eyes a business opportunity with an Evangelical couple on the rise, the media cracks down on a fellow preacher. Meanwhile, Eli reconnects with a figure from his mysterious past.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 414 votes.

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#6 - The Prayer of a Righteous Man (Season 2 - Episode 8)


As the dust settles back at the compound, Jesse, Kelvin, and Judy consider where they stand. Baby Billy reconnects with a figure from his past.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 352 votes.

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#5 - And Yet One of You is a Devil (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Eli informs Jesse, Kelvin and Judy that they’ll each need to be front and center for Easter Sunday service, their biggest telecast of the year. Judy’s deference to Baby Billy threatens her relationship with BJ and with her family.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 613 votes.

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#4 - Better is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Eli questions his children's future in the Gemstone ministry. Jesse struggles to keep his marriage together. Judy opens up to BJ about her past. A disillusioned Kelvin embraces his dark side. Season One Finale.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 589 votes.

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#3 - I Will Tell of All Your Deeds (Season 2 - Episode 9)

While the Gemstones celebrate the launch of Zion’s Landing, Baby Billy faces a chance to embrace fatherhood.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 367 votes.

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#2 - But the Righteous Will See Their Fall (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Jesse deals with the fallout of the dramatic events of Easter Sunday. Judy attempts to win back BJ after receiving some harsh words from Baby Billy. Kelvin has a crisis of faith.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 606 votes.

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#1 - Burn for Burn, Wound for Wound, Stripe for Stripe (Season 3 - Episode 7)

After decades of animosity, tensions between the Montgomerys and the Gemstones finally come to a head. As Eli faces an impossible decision, Jesse, Judy, and Kelvin prepare to meet their maker.

The episode was rated 8.37 from 30 votes.

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