The Righteous Gemstones

10 Worst 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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#10 - 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.

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#9 - I Have Not Come to Bring Peace, But a Sword (Season 3 - Episode 4)


While Jesse prepares for his initiation into a prestigious secret society, Judy fends off unwanted attention, and Kelvin handles rumors about Keefe. Later, Baby Billy makes an impossible promise.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 185 votes.

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#8 - 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.

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#7 - 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 7.64 from 381 votes.

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#6 - But Esau Ran to Meet Him (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Eli does his best to smooth over relations with the Montgomery boys after a visit to their doomsday prepper compound. Back at the Salvation Center, the siblings face off against the Board of Ministers.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 219 votes.

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#5 - 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.

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#4 - 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.

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#3 - Interlude III (Season 3 - Episode 5)


2000. After a Y2K doomsday fails to materialize, Eli and Aimee-Leigh find themselves flooded with criticism from their congregants…and the Montgomerys. Later, the arrival of Jesse’s girlfriend Amber throws an already fragile Judy for a loop.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 176 votes.

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#2 - 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.

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#1 - For I Know the Plans I Have for You (Season 3 - Episode 1)


In the wake of their father’s semi-retirement, Jesse, Judy, and Kelvin must deal with dwindling attendance – and donations. Later, Eli is visited by another figure from his past.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 236 votes.

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