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The Righteous Gemstones

The Righteous Gemstones

HBO 2019

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

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of The Righteous Gemstones

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E8

#1 - 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 7.96 from 521 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E7

#2 - 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 7.91 from 529 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E9

#3 - 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 7.90 from 506 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S2E8

#4 - 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 7.88 from 190 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S2E1

#5 - 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 7.88 from 283 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S2E2

#6 - 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 7.84 from 254 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S2E6

#7 - 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 7.82 from 230 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S2E4

#8 - 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 7.81 from 257 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S2E7

#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 7.77 from 218 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E4

#10 - 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 7.74 from 575 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E6
#11 - Now the Sons of Eli Were Worthless Men
Season 1 - Episode 6

Jealous of Kelvin’s rising star, Judy seeks her moment in the spotlight under Baby Billy’s tutelage. Jesse procures a key piece of evidence he hopes will lead to the blackmailers.

The episode was rated from 554 votes.
The Righteous Gemstones - S2E3
#12 - For He Is a Liar and the Father of Lies
Season 2 - Episode 3

The Gemstone siblings seek to pull back the curtain on their father’s past. Eli shares a hard truth, and Kelvin grapples with an unruly God Squad.

The episode was rated from 244 votes.
The Righteous Gemstones - S2E5
#13 - 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 from 237 votes.
The Righteous Gemstones - S1E2
#14 - Is This the Man Who Made the Earth Tremble
Season 1 - Episode 2

After discovering Amber, Pontius and Abraham reminiscing about an estranged family member, Jesse tasks his friends with acquiring surveillance footage that could explain the strange events of the night before.

The episode was rated from 649 votes.
The Righteous Gemstones - S1E1
#15 - The Righteous Gemstones
Season 1 - Episode 1

Upon returning from a baptism marathon in China, Jesse receives a video from blackmailers seeking to sully his reputation. Eli moves forward with plans to expand the Gemstone empire as he continues to mourn his late wife.

The episode was rated from 711 votes.
The Righteous Gemstones - S1E3
#16 - They Are Weak, But He Is Strong
Season 1 - Episode 3

Aimee-Leigh's elderly brother Baby Billy returns to the Gemstone ministry, bringing along his much younger wife Tiffany. Jesse closes ranks on his co-conspirators to root out the identity of his blackmailers.

The episode was rated from 622 votes.
The Righteous Gemstones - S1E5
#17 - Interlude
Season 1 - Episode 5

In 1989, young Jesse, Judy and Baby Billy each deal with the news that Aimee-Leigh is pregnant in their own unique way, while Eli looks to grow his family’s prospects.

The episode was rated from 553 votes.

Last updated: sep 16, 2022



Absolutely amazing, defiantly must watch if you love a good comedy. I swear Danny McBride can do no wrong.


God damnit, HBO! Enough with the dicks!


Good show. That's all I have to say.


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