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Greenleaf is a television show takes its viewers into the twisted lives of a family at the center of a Memphis megachurch. A classic family drama, Greenleaf quickly develops strong characters who have weaved an intricate web of scandal. Despite leading a large congregation, the family excels at hiding secrets, harboring rivalries, and possibly engaging in even more sinister activities.

The show begins when one of the patriarch's daughters returns to Memphis after the death of her sister. She encounters a volatile mix of familial love and suspicion and, despite having built a lucrative life outside the South, decides to become a pastor in the family business.

More than simply attending to the spiritual needs of her flock, she begins to discover the scandalous details that animate the family. For viewers, it is these details that make the series interesting and engaging.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on OWN
1 Season, 13 Episodes
June 21, 2016
Drama
7.1/10
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Greenleaf Full Episode Guide

  • In the first season finale, Deacon Sykes becomes unsure about Lady Mae preaching at the "women's day" event; Basie wants Jacob to run Triumph's new community center; and Lady Mae questions Mavis.

  • Grace, Ray and Sophia go to court; Basie, the Bishop and Jacob consider an opportunity at Triumph; Deacon Sykes hopes to organize a "women's day" at a smaller venue.

  • Grace foils Mac's attempt to blackmail the Bishop, and deals with Sophia's father, Ray, who doubts her parenting. Meanwhile, Charity, who's tired of being disrespected, finally speaks up.

  • After the church shooting, an intense debate ensues over security at Calvary; Charity confronts Kevin; and Mac plans to leave the country.

  • Despite public opposition, Grace seeks help form Officer Nelson; Noah dodges Lady Mae's questions; Lady Mae encourages the Bishop to reveal a secret.

  • Mac is scheduled to be named "Memphis Man of the Year," but first counsels Charity about the music director; assists Jacob with his TV pitch to the Bishop; and addresses his paranoia about Grace's effort to bring him to justice.

  • The Bishop appoints Grace to preach on Sunday in his absence; Jacob works to arrange a TV deal for the church; and Kevin's counsel to Charity on how to hire a new music director fails.

  • A family in the church asks for prayers; Lady Mae tries to help Bishop and Deacon Sykes reconcile; Jacob's infidelities push Kerissa to her breaking point; and Kevin takes a step toward exploring his sexuality.

  • The mayor calls in a favor that has major consequences. Grace is blackmailed about Faith's past. Charity divulges a secret.

  • Grace finds herself on an uncomfortable date. Jacob and Kerissa see their marriage for what it has become. Meanwhile, Senator Banks turns up the heat in his inquiry into the church's finances.

  • Grace moves back to Memphis under false pretenses in order to pursue the man she holds responsible for her sister's death but finds the realities of working in her family's church again harder to handle than she expected.

  • "In the season premiere, directed by executive producer Clement Virgo ("The Book of Negroes"), Grace and her teenage daughter Sophia (Desiree Ross, "Falling Skies") are warmly welcomed home by Grace's father, Bishop Greenleaf. Sparked by Grace's return to Memphis, tensions quickly rise. At a family dinner in the Greenleaf mansion, Grace's mother is cold and hostile. Her sister-in-law Kerissa (Kim Hawthorne, "Rake") questions her about her faith and sister Charity (Deborah Joy Winans, "Whitney") erupts with jealousy at the suggestion that Grace might start preaching at Calvary.

Most Popular Greenleaf Episodes

  • Season 1 Episode 13 What Are You Doing Here? 8/31/2016
  • Season 1 Episode 1 A Time to Heal 6/21/2016
  • Season 1 Episode 2 The Baptism 6/22/2016
  • Season 1 Episode 8 The Whole Book 7/27/2016
  • Season 1 Episode 6 Good Morning, Calvary 7/13/2016

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Greenleaf Video Clips & Extras

The Key Questions Grace Faces in Season 2 | Greenleaf | Oprah Winfrey Network Clip (02:39) Lynn Whitfield: "There May Be a Clandestine Side to Lady Mae" | Greenleaf | Oprah Winfrey Network Clip (02:21)