Under the Banner of Heaven (2022) s01e05 Episode Script

One Mighty and Strong

SAM: "The Almighty will lay his hands
upon this nation.
"There will be more bloodshed,
more ruin, more devastation
than they've ever seen."
John Taylor, President, Prophet,
Seer, and Revelator, 1876.
- Seventy-nine, actually.
- That's a matter of opinion.
SAM: He foretold the church
would go into bondage,
and one mighty and strong
would appear to set it back in order.
Is that you?
You the One?
I am but a soldier in this war.
Soldiers follow orders.
to kill Brenda and her baby?
What matters is that I spilled
their blood onto the ground.
the baby's body?
Killed her in the bassinet,
and then
laid her body next to her mother's
on the ground?
- That's right. To cleanse her.
- Right.
You're breaking my heart.
The baby's body wasn't laid
with her mother's.
Then you're a liar.
Well, I'll ask the Lord to forgive me.
But you've been lying this whole time.
The blood on your clothes
wasn't Brenda's, wasn't Erica's.
It wasn't even human.
It was squirrel blood.
The End-of-Days has arrived.
The School of the Prophets
has restored the one true church,
and Satan refuses to let you
see the truth because you are wicked.
School of Prophets?
What's that? Something you're a part of?
Something Allen's a part of?
Maybe I don't have a brother
named Allen anymore.
- What about Robin?
- Oh, now you're gonna believe me?
Sam, what are you doing?
Who are you protecting
with all these lies?
I will remove your family,
past and future
from the Kingdom of Heaven.
I will cast the dust from my feet
and curse you for all eternity
unless you show me the respect
Heavenly Father demands.
Respect me!
- School of Prophets? That LDS?
- No. It is very, very specific.
- Any word from Morris or the Lows?
- No, not yet.
Highway Patrol's been notified
in case he left his car
on the side of the road.
doing back here?
Looks like the Chief's getting ready
to release Robin.
Probably Sam, too,
if all we got on him is squirrel blood.
- You gotta be kidding me.
- I wish I was.
Can you slow that down?
- Yeah.
- Just remember,
honey works better than vinegar here.
- Charm.
- Please.
Why am I still here, Pyre?
I thought we had a deal.
Yeah, we did.
And I remember saying that
elements of the truth
are not the whole truth.
- I've told you what I know.
- Everything?
What about a School of the Prophets?
- Something the matter with my shoes?
- Sam?
Yeah, well, he can make
just about anything sound ominous.
It was not a school,
it was more like scripture study
that my brothers organized
alongside a few others
to explore their areas of interest.
I'm very, very curious about
what these areas of interest were
and if they would square away
with our One True Prophet,
Spencer W. Kimball?
Or if you were all trying
to unseat President Kimball.
- Brother.
- Yeah?
Please, I love our church.
That's why I have returned to it
with my family.
Good, so you know there are worse fates
than prison bars,
which most likely means
alienation from your family,
and your friends, your neighbors, clients.
You know, maybe I should release you
to your stake president.
He is right down the hall right now.
I'm sure he'd be very, very curious
to hear about your school.
you can just tell me everything
you know,
and it stays between us.
It started with a man
named Bernard Brady.
He's from Provo, a businessman.
He was pals with Dan.
a dream mine up in Salem, near there.
His prophecies of hidden Mormon gold
that would come forth
for men and save the saints
at the end times.
- Fundamentalist Mormon folklore?
- That's right.
Do you remember a day
when you picked Dan up from a tiling job?
I picked him up a lot.
There was a day that Allen
was referencing,
one where you had two men
in your car with beards,
- These men part of your school?
- Yes.
Brady was one of them,
the other would have been Onias.
- Yeah. That's right.
- Is that a first name?
He just called himself Prophet Onias.
Pulled out the big guns
with Mr. Stake President.
My own kids.
Two unbaptized Paiute teens
living in the wicked city of Vegas.
Seemed quite taken
with their potential salvation.
Very sweet and absolutely perfect.
Is the chief releasing Robin to him?
And Sam. You were right.
even if we kept 'em locked up,
I'm afraid we'd still have
zero credible suspects in custody.
- Did you get anything new out of Robin?
- Yeah, two new names from their school.
Names are leads, Jeb.
Sir, Officer Morris on the radio.
He found the Lows.
I just, like, knelt and I prayed,
- and I listened for the Holy Spirit.
- Good work, Morris.
Oh, thank you, sir.
You know, it was Heavenly Father
that found them, sir,
it wasn't me.
You followed the evidence, Morris.
Just like a good cop does.
Bishop Low, Sister Low,
can you think of any reason
why you would find yourselves
to be blood atoned?
You're certain?
We have reason to believe so.
reinforces that.
Unless I'm mistaken,
no items of value have been taken, right?
JEB: So it stands to reason.
If I were to guess, I'd say this goes back
church court.
The excommunication court
of Dan and Ron Lafferty.
Ron and Dan were excommunicated?
- Yeah.
- JEB: For their anti-government beliefs?
have anything to do
with his wife, with Dianna?
We know there was a threat of violence.
And that this matter
was turned over to you
by Mr. Bascom.
Confidence between
a Bishop and his fold,
particularly in matters as delicate
as an excommunication
is a sacred trust.
Surely you know this, Brother Pyre.
Oh, I do, sir,
but this is a murder investigation.
We have two faithful LDS members
who are dead,
and one was a 15-month-old girl.
So I need you think on that little girl
and what they did to her.
And we've already confirmed
that the men who did this
had fundamentalist Mormon ties.
So, please, tell me,
which kind of Mormons are you protecting
with your silence?
I'm honestly asking.
Ron was not excommunicated
because of his choices with his wife.
This began with Daniel.
- DAN: How's that?
- CORA: It's uncomfortable.
CORA: I feel uncomfortable.
DAN: I know, I know.
You're gonna be fine.
CORA: Please, Dad. I don't like it.
DAN: You're all fine.
You're just out of alignment. That's all.
DAN: Oh!
We're just giving her an adjustment.
Cora, get out of the room, now.
DAN: No, you have nothing
to be ashamed of.
She has nothing to be ashamed of.
come and sit with us.
Cora, would you get your mother
a glass of water?
Come sit.
(CLEARS THROAT) What were you doing?
What were you doing?
I knew this day would come,
I knew it, when we were reunited, I knew.
God has given me
a vigorous sexual spirit
and now I know why.
to ask you
if you would accept
our sweet girl as your first sister wife?
in our pre-Earth life,
we were all created with a soulmate
and you are mine.
But we have been promised to be gods
in the eternities,
which is why we have
this sacred principle.
The more wives we marry,
the more children we sire,
and the greater the glory in worlds
without end.
Cora is far too precious to be married
to an unholy man.
Same with Eilidh.
- Matilda. Matilda.
is fornication. You know that.
And fornication is punishable
by what, my love?
- Death.
- Death.
So do not make me imagine
a life without you.
Don't do that to me.
Now, tell me, what is it
that you know to be true?
Heavenly Father sent you to me.
I know this because I was moved
That is good and that is true.
complain because of your righteousness
and now we follow God's law.
This is a momentous day
for our family.
Now, tonight, Cora, you will sleep
and tomorrow we will begin something
so, so very special.
didn't want anyone to get hurt.
I want you to ask the Lord to guide you.
And do as He commands.
Do you understand?
I love you both very much.
And we'll see each other again, promise.
It's all right, it's just the dogs.
It's the dogs breaking
into the trash again.
You gotta catch a dog in the act.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
I want you now.
If you can't satisfy one wife,
how will you please three? Come.
They ran right into their old church,
and it was their accounts
that lead to Daniel's excommunication.
Where are they now?
Did you call Child Services?
- We put them in a very good home.
- JEB: And?
And they ran away.
Of course they did.
You know, there's a reason why
even the state of Utah
has Child Protective Services.
Has anyone heard from them since?
Well, now their mother's
gone missing, too.
But not your problem.
Brother Pyre, a decision was made.
The Lafferty name had brought about
enough spectacle.
To add fuel to that fire
was not in our interest.
Who's "our"?
The church's interest.
Our Heavenly Father's interest.
JEB: Hey.
Thank you, Brother Pyre.
Of course. So how did this lead
to Ron's excommunication?
These issues, they came to a head
baby Erica.
It was a beautiful day.
All the Lafferty men were there,
except for Daniel.
Melchizedek priesthood holders.
And the name by which she shall be known
is Erica Jean Lafferty.
he cornered me,
started asking me questions
about Daniel's excommunication.
it was a tax law, you know,
that would hurt the flock.
And you excommunicate a man for that?
Political issues were not
at the center of your brother's trial.
- That's all I can say.
- Right. What was? What was?
I can't say.
That's Dan's private business.
Was it his research? Is that it?
Research into the church scriptures?
Into our history?
Listen, Brother Lafferty,
there is nothing of value to be learned.
Nothing of value to be learned?
Nothing of value
from your brother's research.
- That is the truth.
- What are you so scared of?
Do you think that he was gonna
get closer to the Eternal Father than you?
You had a conversation
with Dianna and Brenda?
Dianna? Has he hurt you?
Okay, well you have to talk to someone.
Right, Sister Low?
I mean, if you won't, I'll do it for you.
Dianna, you do know
Dan was excommunicated.
I mean,
maybe that's what Ron needs, too.
- Sister Lafferty.
- How can you say that?
I don't know, maybe the threat
of a trial
will zap him back into the 20th century.
He kept pressing.
Of course I couldn't say anything.
You know what, Ron?
Right now, you are scaring me.
What's going on here?
Is it your intention to achieve
the same outcome as your brother?
Let's not do this, Ron.
The church asks us to rely on faith
when we find seeming contradictions
- in our history and our scriptures.
- Two, three, four.
And we are to be humbled
in the face of confusion.
- Come on.
- Dad, can we please go?
That's right. Can we please go?
This is a day for joy, Ron.
Mm-hmm. Okay. You want joy?
well, he threatened me.
Now you mind your own family,
and you stay the hell away from mine.
My heart went out to Dianna.
I can see that your concern stems
but these solutions are not our role.
"Creating a home and environment
to sustain
and support our priesthood holder."
And no, it's not always easy.
Even for a Bishop's wife.
But it is our calling.
Wouldn't you agree?
So you told a, a wife living under
the threat of violence to work harder?
You will not come into my home
and attack my wife. Is that clear?
This falls under my stewardship.
Does a good steward encourage a wife
to blame herself
instead of holding her abuser accountable?
I did as the Church instructs us to do,
Brother Pyre.
When Dianna came to us again,
a few months back with more bruises
a few months back with more bruises
I encouraged her to get to safety.
I even gave her some money to do so.
- Detective Pyre?
In all honesty, that was the last
I saw of our sister.
I don't know.
We found Bernard Brady.
We think he's at his home now. For now.
All right.
We'll post an officer outside your home.
I'll be back by morning. Thank you.
It's a nice neighborhood up in the hills.
Closer to the Lord, they say.
It's the nice neighborhoods
that worry me the most.
Mrs. Brady?
- Oh, my gosh. Hi!
- Sorry to bother you, sister.
I'm Detective Pyre.
This is Detective Taba.
We were hoping we could speak
with a Mr. Bernard Brady?
BERNARD: Ya got me, boys!
with the kids just at the moment,
but heck, how's tomorrow morning for ya?
I am an early bird!
Well, we have a warrant
to search your home, Mr. Brady.
No time like the present. Shall we?
come on in.
- Please. Please, come on in.
- Thank you.
- You can meet the whole Brady brood.
Everybody's just in here.
This is Jacob, and Rebecca,
and Vanessa, and Isaac, and Sarah.
- BILL: Very nice to meet you all.
- Nice to meet you guys.
JEB: All right. Perfect. Thanks.
BERNARD: Just make yourselves at home.
Yeah, please come on in.
JEB: We understand that you have
some kind of connection
to the Laffertys, specifically Ron,
is that correct?
- Well, we know Ron.
- Mm-hmm.
We let him sleep right here,
on that couch, isn't that right, honey?
were struggling.
MRS. BRADY: And I was clear with him.
I said if he ever got physical
with his wife again,
- I would call the police myself.
- Physical? How'd he get physical?
Brother Lafferty.
We look forward to seeing you on the 14th.
I think it's important to understand
the context of where he was at
at that time, you know.
into church court.
He'd been undermined
So how is it that my beloved wife
is the one responsible
for me of being called into church court?
No! No, it doesn't have to come to that.
- seek his counsel.
- I don't need his counseling!
I need you to stop mocking my authority!
I need you to stop shaming me
to my church!
DIANNA: I'm not saying
I'm not without blame.
we could go to counseling together.
You will submit willingly
or I will starve you into obedience!
Come here, come on, son.
DIANNA: Leave him.
I said leave him!
I will not have you drag my children
into your madness.
Come here.
Ron, leave him!
Come here, honey. Come here.
Go to your sister.
You get out of this house
and don't you ever come back!
BERNARD: He came here, ashamed.
He was really working on himself.
You know, scripture study, prayer,
Old Testament, New Testament,
Well, these boys will study
just about anything
- to get out of hosing my gutters.
- BERNARD: (CHUCKLES) You got me.
But Ron, no, he was taking it serious.
You know, a couple of his brothers came.
I think it really helped him.
Sir, does the term School of Prophets
mean anything to you?
No. Should it?
I'm just curious.
And was one of the men in this group
named Onias?
- Well, I don't think there's
a scripture study in Utah
that he wouldn't feel at home at.
Especially if there's
a home-cooked meal involved.
- BERNARD: Yeah.
- Eccentric? Heck yes.
And dang time consuming.
- BILL: How so?
- He won't get a car.
Robin and I offered to pick him up.
Hours of my life, and let me tell you
that man ain't a fan of bathing.
the last time you heard from Mr. Onias?
Oh, well, it's been ages now.
It's not like you can call him up.
The man doesn't believe
in telephones, either.
Did you happen to also pick up
(CHUCKLES) You're good, you're good.
Yeah. No, I completely
forgot about that, right. Yeah.
I was a regular scripture
study taxi driver.
Is there anything else
we can do to help you at all?
- Honestly, just name it, anything.
- Nothing at the time.
Just so sorry that we've
barged in on you like this.
- Not at all.
- And, I'm gonna leave you my number
in case Mr. Onias reaches out
or if you think of anything else
that may be helpful.
- We really appreciate your time today.
- Sir.
make some of your lemonade
for these hardworking boys
before they go?
Oh, well, they may have things to do,
Well, I'm sure they do.
But, boy, would they love it.
It's the least we can do.
Fresh squeezed, okay?
- Okay. I'll be just a minute.
So, why do you have a letter written
to you, from you?
Certified mail.
Look, it's just us men here, right?
drifted a little,
Toward the old ways?
- Yeah.
- Polygamy?
Don't tell her.
You fellas can see it clear
with that lady in there.
You wouldn't wanna break up a family.
"I, Bernard Brady,
"do hereby depose
in this signed affidavit,
"attesting that a group known
"is presently constructing
a list of names of those
- who must pay eternal consequences."
- A list.
"Eternal consequences"?
Does that mean death, Brother Brady?
'Cause it certainly does
in the Old Testament.
- Oh, you wouldn't
even with all your scripture study?
You went through all the trouble
of writing this,
As a precaution.
I am begging you.
Your wife is the least
of your problems right now.
There was a list was made,
but there are no names on here.
I left the group the moment
they even suggested the idea of a list.
So you wrote this in order to what?
- Protecting your own backside
would've meant coming to us,
not writing this self-serving,
- BERNARD: All right.
Look, I will do anything you say.
Well, sit your doughy backside down.
And you're gonna answer
every single question
- that I ask you fully and truthfully.
- Okay.
- Do you understand?
- Yep.
Before you left this group,
did you hear any other names
being mentioned
as possible candidates for this list?
- No.
- Brenda?
- No.
- Bishop Low?
- No. No, sir. No.
- How about Dianna, Ron's wife?
But she wouldn't be
the first woman to dash
off something she had no right to,
lead to bloodshed.
- JEB: Oh, yeah? Who else?
our greatest loss
can be traced back to words
written by a wife who thought
she knew better than her husband.
- No. No. We're not going there.
- You know, a minute ago,
about Dianna
getting knocked around.
And now I'm hearing a reversal.
I mean, as the only non-member here,
I need an education.
Go ahead.
Blood found our Zion
the moment Emma
stuck her nose where it didn't belong.
BERNARD: She publicly aligned herself
with a publisher
who defied the Prophet's
holy principle of polygamy.
The lies he has printed are so wicked.
He shall spend his eternity
in Outer Darkness!
JOSEPH II: Why is Uncle Hyrum so upset
with Brother Law?
Mr. Law dared to print the truth, Joseph.
Gather your brothers.
We must find your father.
The US Government is not likely
to abide the destruction of a newspaper.
I have a writ for the arrest
of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.
Anyone who protects them
will also be hung!
Don't waste any time, all right?
EMMA: Brother Taylor.
Where is my husband?
He is in the wind.
Running like a dog for defending
the word of God.
He ordered the destruction of a newspaper
for printing words
that dare question a revelation
about collecting wives.
Are you all so very fragile now?
The truth is there is no doubt
about where your loyalties lie.
I am sending word for Brigham to return.
MALE VOICE: I have a writ for the arrest
of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.
No need to send for Brigham,
Brother Taylor.
In my husband's absence,
our eldest son
will be placed in leadership.
Your son does not yet shave!
In seeking to sway our True Prophet
from God's path,
witness what you've conjured.
Blood stains our street.
Soon, Gentiles will march
through Zion.
Brigham is His most faithful servant.
He will set us back in order
until your husband's return.
BERNARD: I mean, could you blame
a congregation for wanting to remove her?
BILL: So if a wife objects
to her husband's demand
for more wives,
then it's a-okay to blood atone her?
Where are the other members
of this group?
Oh, no, please,
Please, please, please.
Okay, okay, I'll cooperate.
when Dan got out of jail,
he talked about building a compound
out in the sticks.
An old house that he and his brothers
used to vandalize.
They called it "The Farm."
And if I were to guess,
I would start there.
- No time like the present.
- BILL: All right.
Okay. Well, thank you very much
for coming, gentlemen,
and Heavenly Father be with you,
you too, pal.
So darn brave.
Brother Brady,
you're not leaving our sight.
MRS. BRADY: Well, I had to use
brown sugar, so it's not as pretty,
- but it's still dang delicious.
- That's very kind, ma'am. Thank you.
- It looks great.
- Sweetie?
- Yeah.
- I'm gonna need to help these fine men
- crack this case wide open now, okay?
faster than you can say Lamanite
three times fast. How's that?
Shall we?
Dear Lord, God of Israel.
to their Farm,
could I get a bulletproof vest,
please, brother?
We'll see what we can do, sure.
Thank you.
You think you could sketch
the layout of The Farm?
Whatever you can remember.
I mean, it's not really a farm.
Not for generations.
It's a dump.
We used to shoot lizards there as kids.
Remember the address?
Yeah? Great.
Not the simplest layout to secure.
Why do we need the civilians?
Allen's our navigator and Mr. Brady
is gonna help us ID whoever we may find.
They'll stay back behind the vehicles
until it's all clear.
Well, these Constitutionalist types
they treasure their Second Amendment.
So, I say we hit this at the cracko'
so we're not just target practice.
- All right. Dawn it is. Thank you, sir.
- BILL: Thanks, guys.
I sent a patrol car down to Salem to try
to lay eyes on this Onias character.
Well, a braided beard
should stick out down there.
Eight and a half hours.
It's Monday.
Family home evening, right?
You could just make it.
Might even squeeze in a walk
with your mom. It's beautiful out.
Careful. There may be a saint
in you after all.
No, no. I'm afraid I'm a zealot
in the church of caffeine.
Who's up tonight?
she's been
making cutouts all week.
Apparently ancient Israel
had kangaroos and pandas.
- Oh, I like it.
Get out of here.
You sure?
Yeah. I got this.
- Partner.
- You bet.
JEB: Oh, my God.
Hello, hi, Bishop Young?
It's Brother Pyre. Is Becca there?
I'll get her for you, Brother Pyre.
JEB: Thank you. Thanks.
Thank you. Hi.
- Hey, sweetie.
with our ever-changing plans.
I gotta head back to work
in a few hours, anyway.
I just thought I'd try and catch
the end of Annie's lesson.
REBECCA: Oh. (CHUCKLES) It was a hit.
The kids had so much fun.
And they built a fort for a sleepover.
She just played a game of Clue, Jeb.
- She played Clue?
- Yeah.
- Really?
with us being here,
- No, no, no. You're all settled in.
yeah. I trust you, honey.
Thank you. I love you.
I love you.
A "School of the Prophets"? Plural?
If there is only one true church,
with only one true prophet,
how could it be plural?
There can be only one.
Right? Remember?
I mean when, when the early Saints
started splitting into camps,
monogamists versus polygamists.
Emma's camp
versus Joseph's or Brigham's,
did they split the Prophet seat in two?
ALLEN: So, with Joseph in hiding,
who was steering the ship?
Brigham Young.
EMMA: Take this to Joseph.
Once he returns to the true path
of the Lord,
Heavenly Father's protection
will be restored.
What we've been taught, that Joseph
gladly, willingly surrendered himself
I mean, it makes no sense.
He was nearly executed
when he tried that before.
So, someone must have convinced him
to risk his life in that way again.
Give me the letter.
Come on, boys. Come on, boys.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
from the Prophet's wife.
Bless you, brother.
In case you were found.
ALLEN: Only one living voice
had real power over Joseph.
His first and truest love.
She who knew his secrets.
if the church stuck by you,
you would stick by the church."
So, one sentence,
just a few words added to her letter,
put into her voice:
"My sweet Joseph.
You must surrender now."
Brigham Young, Taylor already
had bee hives' worth of wives.
they would risk losing them all
for Emma's sake?
For a woman they likely feared
already had far too much power
over Joseph?
Or was this Brigham's chance
to become the one?
The sole leader?
Go to hell!
To take God's church in the direction
he felt it had to in order to survive,
even if that meant our prophet's blood
had to spill.
MALE VOICE: Blasphemer!
a School of the Prophets, plural?
There has only ever been
one at a time.
So, I wouldn't expect to find
more than one prophet still alive
on this Farm of theirs.
You think your bishop was working
on your wife and kids last night?
Wouldn't surprise me
if they had the Chief over
for some homemade ice cream.
Stake President brought the sprinkles.
Circling the wagons.
With your own family?
Behind your back?
To what? Keep you in line?
when they are writing the official story.
Say, did the church ever tell you,
your family, or your school
why Dan was excommunicated?
His anti-tax campaign.
Running for sheriff.
too public for the Church.
That's wrong.
marrying his two step daughters
by sexual consummation.
Twelve and fourteen years old.
Ron know that, Mr. Brady?
He wouldn't have come
to Dan's defense for that.
He went in to defend Dan's politics.
It's the responsibility of every Saint
to refuse the unjust taxations.
That's all he was saying.
Now, Dan is a patriot.
The very soil of this land is
in the fabric of his being.
give him the ultimate punishment?
No, you're going over territory
that we've already dealt with.
Your brother's case
has no bearing on this.
This hearing is yours.
- It's mine?
- Yes.
And its outcome will depend
- What offenses?
- What offenses?
RON: Yeah.
your own bishop.
And yes, the other business
of violence in your home.
Now, can you see
when you have
defied your priesthood leader?
No, no, no. It is you.
It's you who has antagonized
and bastardized the sacred teachings
of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.
Ron, don't do this.
It is you who stink of hypocrisy.
When the Lord commands, you do it.
STAKE PRESIDENT STOWE: It is the decision
of this council that you,
Ron Lafferty, be excommunicated.
But, know that with repentance
comes the healing waters of re-baptism.
BERNARD: After his church court,
he went home
to reclaim his rightful place.
Everyone, it's Dad. Hide. Hide.
Hide! Hide!
Come here. Where are you going?
Where are you going?
Where are my beauties?
Where are my beauties?
(LAUGHS) You wanna give me a hug?
You wanna give me a hug?
- Come give Daddy a hug.
- BOY: No.
Come here. Hey, no you don't.
Oh, my big boy, my big boy.
Come here.
BERNARD: His own daughter had cut
the sacred markings out of his garments.
RON: Come give Daddy a kiss.
BERNARD: He lost everything.
His business, his family, his church.
Where is she, huh?
Are you up here? Are you hiding from me?
BERNARD: And yes, Mr. Taba, we can hear
the Holy Spirit as true Saints
that Ron came to believe
that he could hear a truer voice of God.
His own God.
And better
than anyone else could hear Him.
RON: I will walk through the valley
of the shadow of death.
I fear no evil.
I fear no evil,
because you are with me.
Yes you are.
Hey, partner. Hey. It's okay.
Howdy, Sheriff.
Don't shoot me.
I'm not a bad guy.
You know what that means?
You let it be a reminder
that sometimes
the closer we are
to Heavenly Father, the more
we are gonna be persecuted.
OFFICER: It's all right.
It's all right, girls. It's all right.
Police. We're here to help.
- JEB: It's all right.
They're Canadians.
From a place up in BC
called Bountiful.
An FLDS compound.
And who brought them down here?
Prophet Onias.
Thirty days ago.
They said none of the men
have been back here for days.
They left them here with no food,
no money to get back.
No running water. No electricity.
Heck of a prophet, this Onias.
I need you to find him,
even if it means calling in Salt Lake.
You bet.
You okay?
It's all right.
I just need to know the last time
you saw Ron and Dan Lafferty.
Do you know them?
They slept here.
We don't know
where Heavenly Father has called them to.
They told us not to disturb that.
It's okay.
"This is unto my maidservant, Dianna.
"Nevertheless, if thou wilt repent,
I will greatly bless thee.
Otherwise, I will remove thee."
They are after Dianna.
If they haven't already gotten to her.
The list.
BILL: Hmm.
Whose shirt is this?
He left it here to watch over us.
Be right back with some food, guys,
all right? Just sit tight.
BERNARD: I didn't lie, okay?
And if I was to ask those young ladies
if you were ever there with them?
Oh, no, no. They'll say I never was.
I only ever went to the school
when it was at Ron and Dan's place.
You used to meet at their parents' house?
The basement and sometimes in the park.
I mean, Dan's mom made sandwiches.
It wasn't like this.
It was simple.
I'll get a search warrant.
couldn't have written this.
Give us some space, thanks.
Everything okay?
say this in front of Allen,
he's wrong.
His brother, Ron,
is capable
of a lot more than just domestic violence.
BILL: We got the warrant.
BERNARD: Look, after his church court,
after what he did with his kids,
he went home.
Home to his mother.
Stop it. Stop it.
Stop it. Stop it. Stop it.
- I am a fraud of a man.
- (CRIES) No.
You've come home.
After surviving all of the Lord's tests.
And you're one heartbeat away
from your rightful place,
as a head of this family.
You're the one.
She called him, the One Mighty and Strong.
I think in her words,
he heard a calling,
to reclaim his rightful place.
AMMON: Call Mother in.
Do you remember Jacob's appendicitis
when he was young?
Do you?
Or how you beat on Mom
like you beat on me?
Or when you beat our dog, Roger,
with a baseball bat,
because I didn't do the chores
to your satisfaction?
- Yeah.
has been taken by evil.
No, no, no, no. No. No.
See, I remember it clearly.
And each time you said
that there was no need for a doctor
- if we were close to Heavenly Father.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- And Mom survived.
- Yeah.
And even when the bacteria
got into his bloodstream,
all but his mind.
he died looking into my eyes,
in incredible pain.
HYRUM: I am a dead man!
RON: I can't allow you to go against
your principles,
not while it's your life
that's in Eternal Father's hands, can I?
RON: So there will be no doctor.
Why don't you try and pray?
The business of patriarchy
isn't as simple as you think.
It won't be any easier
for you if I'm gone.
Yeah, maybe not.
But there can only be one.
You taught me that.
Oh, Lord, my God.
Him and his family, all of 'em!
The traitor, Joseph Smith, is dead!
WILLARD: John. John.
It's okay.
BRIGHAM: The Savior has commanded me
to defend His holy word,
unclouded by faithlessness
or misinterpretation,
to lead His holy people
to a new and greater Zion!
The keys of the kingdom
are right here with the Church!
The spirit of Joseph is in him.
JEB: How could you know all this?
What? He told me.
Himself. All of it.
The proud new Lion of the Lord.
Ron left that list for us to find.
fully, that he is the One.
A new Lion of the Lord.
A Latter-day Brigham Young.
Then there will be more blood.
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