Under the Banner of Heaven (2022) s01e02 Episode Script

Rightful Place

I can't remember,
whose birthday is it today?
- It's ours. It's ours.
- Oh, my gosh, how old are they?
We're eight.
- They're eight?
- Is it your birthday?
- Oh, my gosh!
You trying to pick her up?
- Yeah.
- Oh, gosh. Oh, gosh. You really are eight.
You're so strong.
Hey, honey, do you think you can
- Pineapple upside down cake!
- I wanna flip it!
You wanna flip it?
I don't know, Annie, it's a science.
- Arms out.
- Right.
Arms down. Can you do the chicken?
- Dad.
- Yes, honey?
Will I keep wearing this?
Your CTR ring?
"Choose the right."
See, baptism is your first covenant
to Heavenly Father,
and it's gonna wash away
all those little baby sins.
is yours to repent.
And this ring
is gonna remind you
to obey Heavenly Father's commandment.
"Choose the right."
Look at me.
Come to America,
where the Prophet Joseph Smith
has unearthed a new testament
which vanquishes the lie
of original sin, that our children
for mankind
is inherently good.
Come to America,
and hear a true prophet share
how the Lord God almighty
speaks directly to us all.
for the gathering
of Israel to build a new Zion.
Come to America.
- Morning.
- Morning.
Get any rest?
That was a very exciting night.
Yeah. Two males in custody.
And you've kept 'em separate, right?
Allen didn't see Robin
being brought in. I made sure of that.
- Any updates?
- Nothing yet.
You share any details with Robin
about this case?
So, if he knows anything
I think it's as good
as a confession.
Sister Cyca?
- Yeah.
- Hi. How are ya?
I'm Detective Pyre. Is it all right
if we ask you a few questions
about what you may have seen last night?
- Yeah, of course.
- All right. So, spare no details,
whatever you remember.
Four men,
two in the back seat
over there.
And a third one went
in the front door.
When I came out for more groceries,
the fourth one was gone.
And can you describe the car?
Maybe it was blue or green.
these men look like?
The kind you come across down South
Like old Mormon prophets.
You know they're neighbors, right?
Hiding in those hills would be
a good cover for bearded mountain men.
Heaven knows they'd stick out
down here in the valley.
Want me to check with Forest Services.
If she's right, we have no motive
to speak of.
We have no idea who
the other three men could be,
or if they could be after anyone else.
We could call in the press.
Get the public's eye out.
No. No. Chief will wanna make that call
when he gets back.
But update the APB to include
three bearded men, armed and dangerous,
and see if anything unusual
has come in from Forest Services,
and then I'll head back.
before we need more body bags.
Crime lab just called.
Allen's prints weren't at Robin's place,
but they're all over his own house.
the handprint on the nursery door?
It wasn't Allen's.
It wasn't his
in the blood by the front door, either.
- They're looking for Robin's prints now?
- Yes, sir.
Sister Dorin, it is Brother Pyre.
It is always a joy to hear
from you, Brother.
How can I help?
Oh, well, I'm in a bind.
I'm on a case.
my daughters' birthday party.
Oh, I know how important
those little girls are to you.
- I will call my sisters into service.
- Oh, Sister, you're a life saver.
I appreciate it so much. Thank you.
But since I have you,
I heard a rumor. Was a Lafferty hurt?
Mind if I put some music on, Brother?
It's been a long day already.
I find our Tabernacle Choir
real comforting.
Oh, that's good.
You know this model?
It's top-of-the-line, I hear.
But if you could show me
around her bells and whistles,
I'd be real appreciative, Brother.
No? Never seen this one?
I'll leave the choir on for you.
Why am I here?
here any longer than I have to.
It's the truth.
a bonfire in your backyard
that I should be concerned about?
I'm a good LDS man. I've been a bishop
and a seminary teacher.
five days a week for seminary.
So, let's just see
if we can resolve this quickly.
Your wife said there was
an electrical issue in your house.
But that doesn't explain
why you ran from my officers.
from 1795 on, the government began
discarding God's wisdom,
restricting the very thing
that our founding fathers held dearest,
our God-given freedom.
So, I ran from wrongful persecution,
for failing to follow wayward laws
that harm our LDS families.
Do we not risk more
eternal consequence
than prison bars if we follow unjust,
unholy laws,
Get any sleep last night?
And if I'm still here,
then it isn't just a nightmare.
I'd like your help, Allen.
But first, I gotta clear something up.
Why did you have Brenda's blood
on your knees and on your hands?
and for our baby girl.
I thought you'd lost your faith.
my last unanswered prayer.
Say I believe you.
That bearded man did invade
your family and your home.
I would need names.
if I have any chance
of finding out
who did this to Brenda and Erica.
I only saw them once.
It was on a tiling job.
Dan was with me.
When was this?
This would have been about a year ago.
go to this meeting with him that night.
- There was a group?
this car pulled up with two men in it.
One was old. He had white hair,
and this long, braided beard.
He looked at me, you know,
right at me, and smiled like,
like he knew everything about me.
And then the other man?
He had dark hair, brown.
Anyway, Dan got in the car
and they drove off.
All right. So, three men, two with beards.
No, no, no, no.
Like old Mormon beards,
in the car. Not three.
My brother Robin was in the back.
Hi. Detective Taba from down
at East Rockwell.
I hear there's been reports
of gunfire up this way lately.
Must have been extraordinary,
for it to raise concern way up here.
- No?
- Mm-hmm.
Anything, anyone unusual up here recently?
There's a bounty of unusual up here.
Particularly unusual
to the eyes of a Lamanite.
You know, my daddy was Paiute, actually.
how about we take
a little drive up this mountain, huh?
If you're so curious?
Allen, just to be clear,
your own brother Dan Lafferty
was in an organized anti-tax group?
And your brother Robin
was in this anti-tax group, too?
Well, sure. I mean,
he was always with Dan.
That was his job.
Our dad named him
Dan's right hand right
before he left us here alone.
And how was Robin as Dan's right hand?
You seem real curious
about Robin for some reason.
challenging job he had.
Yeah, I'd say
he had an impossible job.
- Sorry.
- Robin. My mirror's in there.
- I'm sorry.
- I'm so sorry.
I trust you plan on helping my boys
move their things
- into their father's clinic today.
- Uh, yes.
We're leaving you with
so many new responsibilities.
This is my husband's appointment book,
and his bill book for his patients.
This has always been my responsibility.
We can't expect our husbands
to care for their patients,
mind their schedule,
and sort out the bills, can we?
- You mean me?
- Yes!
Our husbands are Latter-day Saints.
Our duty
without them knowing
we're holding them up.
Dan needs holding,
Out there in the Louisiana hinterlands,
we won't find many a phone.
This is the number
of the nearest LDS ward.
- Okay.
- For emergencies only.
- We mustn't waste money now.
- Mm-hmm. Yes, sir.
No, sir.
No, sir.
- I won't let you down.
- No, you won't.
Oh, Heavenly Father.
The State Railway Division
has given the go-ahead
to transport the materials.
The sanction was handed down
Gosh, we won't be having
that squirrel for lunch now, will we?
Now, turning to our local weather.
I know.
Your folks are leaving.
It's hard.
But I'm sure they'd love
to see your face as they wave goodbye.
It's okay.
I'll help take care of you.
As I set out on the second mission
Mother's first,
we pray to bring more souls unto Thee
and Thy one true church.
we ask that Thou bless
Dan's stewardship
over our temporal affairs.
It's not simply to maintain
to continue building upon it
no matter what, in this life,
that it may grow in eternity.
These things we pray in Thy holy name.
House is ours now, boys.
New general's in town, ladies.
Make me my breakfast, woman.
Get! Go!
- Sam!
- You, too. Go. You, too. Go.
Hey! Guys. Come on.
Dad only made Dan head of house
to get back at Ron
for going his own way.
I mean, Dan wasn't ready.
And neither was his wife Matilda.
It's actually Dan who'll be popping
your neck now. Isn't that great?
Oh, well, maybe we could offer you
a little discount or something.
Wait, you're not changing prices
without asking our new man of the house.
- Are you?
- No.
They were in over their heads.
And that's why I thought it best
But Brenda, I mean,
she'd go into a pound,
and come out with every cat, dog,
and baby skunk under her arm.
- Hmm.
- Oh.
Hey, look, just trust your gut.
My gut's all in knots. I can't do this.
Do you wanna know a trick?
When I get stage fright,
I just listen for the promptings
of the Holy Spirit.
Like, once I was in a Shakespeare play,
I forgot everything.
But I heard Him say, "Cross downstage."
So I did. And when I got there,
every word came back.
Some say men can hear
the Holy Spirit better.
That's not true. We can.
'Cause, you know,
we don't get 'em all mixed up
with the promptings of our you-know-whats.
Can I tell you a secret?
Sure. I'm good with secrets.
- Yeah? You like her?
- I mean, she's gorgeous.
Before I popped the question to Lynn, Dad,
he gave me a little advice,
that the exciting stuff wears off,
you know? And that what's
really important is that
you find a woman who will help you
build a family for eternity.
- I mean, that's why we're here. Right?
- Right.
Yeah. Not for worldly ambitions,
not here to meddle.
She says she wants
Right, but so,
then why is she going to BYU?
Dan's not gonna like her
stepping on his toes.
just mind your property.
Got it.
So, Robin didn't like
having Brenda around?
Brenda just wanted to help, you know,
more traditional,
old-fashioned LDS men
might see as interference.
I can't hear the Holy Spirit anymore.
- It's not like an actual voice.
- No? But I used to hear it.
'Cause it was the Holy Spirit
who told me to come to Utah.
- Really?
telling me to marry Dan.
So, I flew out here,
and I made him cheese sandwiches
for a picnic, and I told him
all about my visions.
And do you know what he said?
Heavenly Father had already told him
to marry me, too.
Holy cow.
But what if it wasn't God
that said it to him?
Like, what if it was his father
who told him that I was broken?
Broken enough to say yes
to a never-married,
27-year-old Mormon who smoked,
fancied my sister.
You know, people used to say
that God bent us both up,
so that we'd fit right.
But after we got married,
It's like a miracle.
And I'm still all bent up
- No.
You're not gonna fail him.
You know what I think?
I think that the Holy Spirit
you don't even realize it's His voice
you're hearing.
Come on.
Let's try one together, yeah?
- Okay.
- Will you please stay close to me?
I think God sent you to me.
So, the more she tried
to get involved,
the more I thought it best
to just get her away.
To get her away from your
more old-fashioned LDS brothers.
Yeah, right, except Ron.
Ron was an island, you know? More modern.
He wanted little to do
with the brothers.
Good day! How are you?
I think he and Dianna really hoped
that I'd go their way,
and I thought it might be safer,
or a better fit for Brenda.
All I'm saying is that the kids won't miss
what they never knew was coming.
If we don't have the cash this Christmas,
then we'll have it next.
It's not about the money,
it's an investment.
Hey, no. Give it to her. Come on.
Look, an addition like this
will increase the house value, all right?
What's the addition?
It's top secret.
If I tell you, I'm gonna have to kill you.
Okay, it's a swimming pool.
Ta-da! For you.
How am I supposed to eat that?
Well, if you don't want it,
I'll give it to Allen.
No, look at it.
it's like a Picasso.
It belongs here,
in the Guggenheim of whipped cheese.
You better make ugly ones,
or we're gonna starve.
See, she can't even eat it.
You know, we've actually
been discussing the construction downturn
in my journalism class.
Experts agree we haven't seen
the worst of it yet.
Yeah, sure, but if I win
another term in the city council,
folks would be less inclined
to be sticklers about due dates,
and I can give 'em wiggle room
on things like zoning.
Well, hold on.
So, if you win, you're above the law?
I didn't say that.
Well, you have my vote, of course,
but if you don't win again,
I'd be happy, because that would mean
you'd spend more time at home.
What if I can't help but win?
Yeah, but there's no shame
in slowing down if, you know,
things slow down.
If "things slow down,"
projects get foreclosed on.
And that's sad, but it's like
a half-off sale for property,
if you're paying attention.
And I got less distractions
now than ever.
So, this could prove beneficial to us.
Yeah, Brenda, yeah, she was smart.
You know, she often saw what I couldn't.
The trouble. The recession.
I've been thinking
that if times get tough,
the first things folks might scratch
off their list are mini golf, movies,
and the chiropractor.
- Brenda.
- It's just from what I can see,
Dan and Matilda could use
all the help they can get.
Hold on.
I shall go and do the things
the Lord hath commanded.
And the Lord told Dad to go one way,
and drag poor Dan with him,
and leads me another way,
that isn't right for me or my family,
and I have to put my family first.
It's been like that for a long time now.
Right, Allen?
But Ron,
I'm afraid he didn't appreciate
her sharing her doubts.
Whether Ron admitted it or not,
he was Ammon Lafferty's eldest.
He obeyed our father's commandment
just in the same way
that Dan and Robin did, you know?
To keep building no matter what.
You mean, Heavenly Father's commandment
or your own father's commandment?
Both. I guess.
After Joseph finished
and converts started flooding in,
he moved them all to Kirtland, Ohio,
didn't he?
To build a new Zion.
In that history, my father found
a gruesome, violent story.
It was a story he used to motivate us.
You know, that fueled us.
- Help!
- Do you hear that?
- Emma, stay here.
- Wait.
- Stay here.
- Help!
They got my dog!
- What's going on here?
- He needs help!
Come here.
Prophet, another lamb.
Stop this madness now! Cut it down,
I'll pay for the lamb.
You people owe us for more
than just one lamb.
My people's land you built upon
without permission.
The wood, stone, brick,
you guaranteed payment for.
But the Ohioans we met there,
their governors, their militiamen,
didn't welcome our peculiar people
with open arms, did they?
I wanna give you something.
Something that means a great deal to me.
Here, take this as a deposit.
A promise.
End this now.
Dog gets a taste of lamb
and never loses it.
Only trespasses more,
eats more of what ain't his.
Charles! It's all right.
I'm within my rights
to end such thievery.
that you don't find yourself
for man's will soon align
with heaven's here.
or face prosecution like the dog you are.
It was the story of how
the more challenges we faced,
the more tests we endured, you know,
the more we could be sure
that we were on the righteous path.
I know.
I'll help you bury him.
for it cannot rest while the sun's above.
If we wish for our rightful place
on Earth,
we must build it.
We must build it.
No matter what.
The shooting went on and on,
so I hiked up here.
Saw two men with a whole lot of guns.
Big guns, makin' all this mess.
Lot like the ones I found nailed
to my front door this morning.
What did these men look like?
Twenties. Thirties.
Sturdy old clothes.
LDS pioneer types, beards?
Yeah, but plenty of that up here.
What was unusual was the girls with 'em.
Looked like they just stepped off
a covered wagon.
Saw me coming and ran for their lives.
Did you follow 'em?
These boys, they weren't afraid
of raising eyebrows.
They wanted my attention.
But I'll tell you what, Chief.
I didn't get to this age
putting my nose where it don't belong.
I suggest you do the same.
Still waiting
on crime lab. But Allen's feeling chatty.
He said that Robin was involved
in some kind of anti-tax group.
You can sign me up for that.
He also gave us descriptions
of two other men in that group.
Both bearded.
We're following those leads now.
Okay, then I'm gonna take
a quick walk in these woods.
See if I can find
those furry sons of guns
uh, bits.
Thank you.
Listen, if you don't hear from me
by 12:30, send somebody my way, would you?
Copy that. Be careful, please.
Brother Lafferty.
Did you ever attend any meetings
of a group that was focused on tax issues?
You mean Patriots for Freedom?
Those papers you were burning
in your backyard,
they were related to that group?
Things you wanted to
make disappear?
My brothers and I,
we were building something.
Something modern
and holy,
but I worried that others
may not understand.
How's dodging the federal taxman
modern or holy?
No, you see, you got it all mixed up.
The taxes were the hurdle,
not the mission.
Have you ever had an adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment?
It's our family business.
Dan and I, we traveled to Los Angeles
to learn new methods, new techniques.
We brought them back to share
with our wider LDS family here.
This was our holy mission.
Heavenly Father.
Okay, stop it. Who are you talkin' to?
I'm talking to the Lord.
Lord guides my hands.
You don't know what you're doing yourself?
No, brother.
Our methods are just
a little different from our father's.
His are more old-fashioned.
And see, we are using the spirit
as our guide.
Old-fashioned works fine for me.
Well, if old-fashioned works fine for you,
then why do you have
to keep coming back here,
year after year?
We want you to get better,
you understand?
Here, lemme show you something.
I think I might have helped you
C3 adjustment now.
Now, slowly, take a walk around.
See, how does that feel?
It feels better, doesn't it?
- I can feel it. It looks better.
- Yeah.
I'm just more comfortable
with old-fashioned.
It's time to go, sweetheart.
What do you mean "time to go"?
There's still plenty of time
in our session left.
- You could just give us ten minutes,
then I think I could change your mind.
Okay, look, Matilda,
she's gonna give you a call in a few days,
see if you're feeling better.
I think you're gonna be feeling
a lot better.
And then maybe you'd wanna
book in again, eh? How about that?
Yeah, okay. Yeah, sounds good.
Okay, well, if that's how you feel,
hope you have a great rest of your day.
- You, too.
- Mm-hmm.
Did I say something to offend him?
Come on. This guy, he's an old grump.
You know, when he feels better,
which he will,
- he's gonna wanna come back.
- Absolutely.
That's right.
Wouldn't call him a very prayerful man,
would you?
- No, I wouldn't either.
- Yeah, you can say that twice.
Wouldn't call him a very prayerful man.
Connect with that and help him out.
- You're just swamped with bills here, huh?
- Yes.
Tell me, did we get the water
and electricity paid?
Not yet. But there is a
past due tax bill,
- and there is a license fee as well.
- Hmm.
Well, I think that we need
water and power
more than the government
needs more of our money, don't you think?
Unbelievable. It really is.
License fees.
Why do we have to pay
license fees anyway, Robin, what is that?
Didn't Heavenly Father give us
our license for free?
Didn't he do that, not the feds?
- Absolutely.
- Absolutely. Not the feds.
And we are not calling Father.
Of course.
That's what this is!
This is a test.
That was a test.
Heavenly Father is challenging us
to create a better,
and bigger, newer practice together.
It's a test.
That's what we're doing.
- You're right, brother.
- I couldn't see it, and you could.
- It is a challenge
from Heavenly Father,
and we're gonna meet it.
That's right.
I'm surprised to hear
that your good family
was in any kind of trouble.
Did the brethren know?
we're Laffertys.
We circled our own wagons,
shoulder to the wheel,
we just needed a little more time
to get around the hurdles,
namely the U.S. government.
So, you go.
Something that starts with R.
R. Something starts with R.
The radio?
- Yeah.
- All right.
Okay. I spy with my little eye
something that starts with T.
Patriots for Freedom
was just helping us
to navigate around our unjust
tax burdens.
No. Like filing lawsuits,
to relieve all citizens
of these unconstitutional federal taxes
that must make our founding fathers
roll in their graves, Brother.
- Were you expecting somebody?
- No.
No? Okay. Let's take a look.
Why don't you stay out here
with the girls?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
And we were making progress,
but the adversary was hard at work, too.
Adversary as in Satan's forces?
- Indeed.
- Mm-hmm.
So, Jimmy Carter, socialism,
haughty women
who don't know their rightful place.
Gentile tax collectors
who invade our lives, our homes.
Hello! Hi!
Hello. Are you Ammon Lafferty?
No. Who are you?
We sent four notices,
including a notice to appear.
They were signed for,
but we received no response.
And they're bills or what?
- Past due tax notices.
- Tax notices.
The ones I found neatly arranged
in your bill book there.
- Mm-hmm.
- I've been ordered to seize assets.
So, I need you to step outside
until I'm finished.
Seize assets?
kay, well,
how about we make a deal?
How about I pay half now, okay,
and half later? How would that work?
Sorry, Charlie. That's not how this works.
I need you to step outside.
Who said my name was Charlie?
You didn't even ask my name.
Well, if your name isn't Ammon,
doesn't much matter to me who you are.
I got three of these today.
It's not personal.
"It's not personal." "It's not personal."
I am standing here looking at you
in the eye, man to man,
and that ain't personal to you?
Are you even from here?
- Connecticut.
- Yeah?
Just so you know, my partner
will be here any minute,
or I'm happy to call the police back,
who lawfully let me in, and,
- and have them remove you, sir.
- Let me finish! Let me talk!
Connecticut can walk into my home
and they can steal my private property.
You can just do that, huh?
Who the hell do you think you are?
I'm empowered by
the United States government.
That is who I am. Out!
- Get him out of here!
- Where are you going?
Who are you?
Come here. Sit down!
Sit down, it's all right.
He's gone.
Take care of him! Go!
- Matilda. Matilda!
- Yes?
Did a notice to appear
come in the mail?
You told me not to pay it.
So, I listened to the Holy Spirit
I asked Him, and He said,
"Matilda, you have to do as you're told."
"Because Dan's plate is filled with a new
and holy mission."
- Just like you said, yes.
- Did you hear Him say that?
- Did you hear the Spirit say that?
- Yeah, I believe you.
- Thank you.
- You believe me?
a more righteous path.
Heavenly Father's showing us
a more righteous path.
This means that Brenda was right.
She was right.
I can hear Him.
I can hear Him.
So this Brenda woman,
she interfered?
The world seduces women
to abandon their virtue,
and then their ambition grows.
distracting them and those around them
from their responsibilities.
It's twelve o'clock, sir.
No radio response.
- What's wrong?
- It's fine.
No, we should pray
for guidance,
don't you think?
Come on out.
I'm a policeman.
I won't harm you.
Stop! Freeze!
Stop where you are!
Allen, I need to know.
Did anyone in your family,
anyone at all,
object to you marrying Brenda?
I mean, I don't have
to tell you
what it'd be like
to have a wife who's seen as interfering
in men's affairs in this valley.
But my father's old Mormon tales
just fired her up more.
You know, it's like she wanted
to be a Lafferty boy.
All right, you crazy kids,
that is all the time we have for today.
See you all on Tuesday.
- Sir.
- Hmm.
Why do you think people
in Salt Lake County
wanna see men read our news reports
more than women?
The news is being written by men
and women these days,
but the choice of host is about
finding an authority they'll trust.
Wouldn't want your hard work
to be read by someone
an audience isn't apt to believe,
now would we?
- Oh, my heck, no.
- No.
- But I'm curious.
- Mm.
You don't mind my curiosity, do you, sir?
It is a critical part of the job.
Who do you trust more?
Men or women?
People far higher-up
make that decision here.
But if you're asking me personally
and off the record,
I see no difference.
Will you ask the higher-ups
why I can't be trusted?
I mean, Jane Pauley hosts The Today Show,
and people all over
find her trustworthy as heck.
All right. Let's give it a try, shall we?
- Yeah. Get on up there.
- Yeah?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- Put you right in the deep end.
Let's just grab the house lights.
And camera. Ready? In three.
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Home sales have dropped
nearly 15 percent in the first quarter,
causing jitters among local developers.
smile real big for me, Brenda.
You have such beautiful teeth.
Is my reading that bad?
No. It was fine. It's fine.
Well, is that good enough for you
to ask if I can at least fill in
if one of the boys gets sick?
One step at a time.
Can't just jump in at the deep end.
Can we, Brenda?
Can I ask you another question?
Do you lock yourself in here
with the boys, too,
or just with the girls?
Sister, right?
It's just a question.
But one that gives me renewed confidence
you'll ask why only boys do the news here.
And if the higher-ups don't give you
a fair answer, you'll press them for one,
like good journalists do.
Because I'm also confident
they'll find my question
about being locked in here alone
with you thought-provoking.
But I bet we both hope
that can stay off the record.
She wanted to build
her own kingdom, and fight for it.
- Hey, sweetheart.
- Oh, hey.
How did it go?
See you next Tuesday
for the five o'clock news.
But, you know, our daddy
never meant for girls to keep building.
Did you try to stop her?
No. I loved that about her.
Why, do you not approve
of women like that?
We're not here to talk about me.
Did your brothers try to stop her?
You know, it's not that extraordinary.
folks were in their rightful place.
Mormons, non-Mormons.
Blacks, whites, and men, and women.
they all have their rightful place
in your kingdom of heaven, don't they?
Well, even if that were true, Allen,
a Latter-day Saint
does not kill someone
for stepping out of their rightful place.
It's all over our history,
and our scriptures.
God told Nephi that it's better
than for a whole nation
to dwindle into unbelief.
And if God commands it, an obedient saint
will exile, will steal,
will kill.
So, she was too assertive
for your dad.
She was too invasive for Robin.
And she was too ambitious
for most of your family.
Well, Brenda
wasn't too anything for me.
Utah is now facing a double-dip recession.
As far away as Washington, D.C.
may seem to some, the capital
is breathing down local shop owners'
and builders' necks.
And some say the Federal Reserve
is to blame
for the double-digit interest rates
that have caused the freefall
in new construction.
- She's so good, right?
- In protest, home builders
Yeah. She gets what she's after.
I wanted to marry her from
the very first moment I set eyes on her.
Her dad wanted that, too.
Can't get into the celestial kingdom
if you're single, right?
You didn't marry her on day one, though.
You waited.
Something worried you?
Yeah, her bishop dad.
'Cause she wanted me
to meet him
before I popped the question.
When we come
Bravo. LaRae, did you hear that?
- Beautiful!
- Wonderful.
- Did you like that?
- Yeah.
Yeah, that was great, huh?
Stock market, huh?
Makin' investments?
Oh. No, it's not that kind of Bears.
A Brother gave it to me.
It's a Christmas present.
It's about how
to beat traffic tickets in court, sir.
You get a lot of traffic tickets?
Well, there are a lot
of speed traps in Utah nowadays.
It just feels like, you know,
the government trying to make money,
more than public safety, right?
Curious, Allen.
Tell me. Who would you say
runs things in your household?
Well, my father's the patriarch.
- I mean, he keeps things in line.
- Yeah, how's that work for you?
The man of the house running it all.
Well, can't get far in a leaky ship,
and it's the man of the house
who keeps things ship-shape, right?
Well, I don't know about that.
I mean, girls seem to have
us boys outnumbered in this old house.
Right, pal?
- Can I go now?
- You wanna go? Go ahead.
Can I be excused, too, sir?
I promised your girls
- I'd help 'em build their gliders.
- Oh, they'll be fine. I taught my girls
how to build things.
But I do admire a man of his word,
so go head out.
You know, after my folks left,
things got tougher.
And I started to see a new door.
You know, that maybe we could
keep closer to her roots than mine.
I mean, ask anybody in Salt Lake
what it means to be a Lafferty.
They all went on missions
and started their own businesses.
And their family tree goes way back
to the pioneers.
- I mean, it's like marrying into royalty.
- He's asked you to marry him?
Well, if that's what you're so
bent out of shape about, no, not yet.
He does seem a bit insubstantial
for his age.
I mean, he's starting
his own tiling business.
I mean, there's no end in sight
for tile, Dad.
Well, that's a whole lot more substantial
than the boys here in Idaho.
Hey, come here.
You see there?
First star of the night.
You reckon I can shoot it out the sky?
- Huh? Maybe?
- Maybe. Yeah.
You heard him say
how he thought men ought to run things.
Honey, he sounds a little dusty to me.
All right? It's the '80s now.
I want you to use your education.
There's no reason
you shouldn't have a life, too.
Get down.
I just thought Betty
would get serious first.
Who the heck is gonna marry Betty?
In Argentina?
I mean, she doesn't even speak Spanish.
I love him, and you're in here
making him say stupid things.
There's just something inside me
that says just calm down,
you know, wait and see.
Oh, for the love of Pete.
I'm sorry!
- I got it.
Allen, step back.
- I'm sorry, sir.
- It's out.
Brenda going near your own family?
Ron got this mutt for his birthday.
And, oh, gosh, he loved that dog.
One day
my dad came home
from giving a blessing
to a sick neighbor.
And my brothers hadn't done their chores.
and he picked up Ron's own baseball bat,
metal kind.
to teach us boys a lesson
about responsibility,
about our rightful place.
So, what if this time, you know,
he comes home from his mission
and decided that Brenda
needed to be taught a lesson
about her rightful place?
Did any of your other brothers'
testimonies falter?
What is with this?
Why do you keep asking about Robin?
I'm trying to find out the kind of man
that I'm looking for, Allen.
What his beliefs were,
the most loyal
to the church.
I mean, he's a true believer,
all right? That's Robin.
Are you certain that the men
who did this were all strangers?
Is it possible that any
could have been family?
I can't ever be certain
about anything again.
But I have learned to live with doubt.
Do you ever feel doubt?
Told you we're not here
to talk about me, Allen.
Things change when you have kids.
You know, the things you used
to ignore, they get under your skin.
Especially if you have girls.
You want the best for 'em.
And I could not see how
the best for my little girl
was being caught up in a church
that would force her
to make covenants to obey all men
for the rest of her life.
Do you have daughters?
Stop it. Allen, stop!
I ask the questions.
If you keep wasting precious time,
you're gonna find yourself
with an accessory charge.
Really, I am. I am.
I need you to try and get some sleep.
I'll be here for you
when you wake up. Promise.
You called in the Church Relief Society
for a birthday party?
You are in real trouble.
But you're also the sweetest husband
in the world.
I tell you what, we'll never
get through all this cake.
How's Mom handling the racket?
She's not awake yet.
We've got it all in hand, Brother.
Are you still okay
to meet with the bishop tonight?
The girls' baptism review,
of course.
You know, I sure wish
it was the only thing on my mind, Becca.
So I could be fully there for it.
It's 12:30, sir.
Honey. I'm so sorry.
I've really gotta go right now.
I love you so much! Okay?
Kiss the girls.
- Okay. I'll see you tonight.
- Bye.
Call Forest Services.
If they don't have eyes on Taba,
call county.
And get them to his last known, pronto.
I have men out there
looking for your brothers right now.
So, I need to know,
are my officers in any danger?
Well, that depends, Officer Pyre,
on what they intend to do to my brothers.
Officer? Not Brother anymore?
Look, if your officers are in any danger,
then they only have themselves to blame.
The government came after us,
not the other way around.
And when aggrieved and attacked time
and again by the unjust laws
to the point where our religion,
our families, our freedom is threatened.
- Joseph!
- Emma! Please, my child.
Do we, the Lord's covenant people,
do we surrender our values? No.
The prophet Joseph Smith.
Leader of God's chosen people.
Except now we have a witness
to your crimes and whoredoms committed
over and again with an unmarried woman,
defiling your holy marriage vows,
Mr. Prophet.
Now, you face our law.
Man's law,
Ohio law.
I'll grant you your concern
cuts to the very heart of the matter
to what may soon be the culmination
of a centuries-old conflict
between His righteous people
and the wicked state.
He may take your tongue
to stop your lies, or clip your manhood
so you don't get the itch
to commit such acts again.
You choose, Prophet.
No. You ungodly wretches!
Do not touch him.
What you cut from me will be made
whole in heaven again,
but God will choose
the same portion of your flesh
and burn it from you
for eternity.
If you wish to live,
gather your saints and leave.
Bring the tar and feathers, then.
No. Joseph. God shall strike you down!
God's inspired laws
versus man's broken ones,
for behold, the time is coming.
revealed to our founding fathers,
must be delivered from Babylon.
False prophet!
nothing can stop
the political kingdom of God
from rising in glory.
Is anyone home?
So, yes, your good officers,
before they press any further,
I would urge them
to consider
the words of our prophet.
For if they resist us again,
we will tread upon the ashes
of the wicked after they are destroyed
from the face of this earth.
So, you killed her then.
For daring to resist you.
What do you mean?
Who is that?
Who else do you have in here?
Who is that? Please, answer me!
He won't quit screaming, sir.
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