The Righteous Gemstones

10 Best Episodes of The Righteous Gemstones - Season 1

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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The Righteous Gemstones - S1E5

#9 - 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 7.56 from 641 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E1

#8 - 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 7.61 from 838 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E3

#7 - 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 7.62 from 699 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E2

#6 - 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 7.65 from 744 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E6

#5 - 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 7.67 from 633 votes.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E4

#4 - 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.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E7

#3 - 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.

The Righteous Gemstones - S1E9

#2 - 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.

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 7.95 from 606 votes.

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