The BEST Episodes of Escaping Polygamy

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: Lifetime

A&E presents “Escaping Polygamy,” a new original documentary series that follows the work of three sisters who left the Kingston clan, a secretive polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as the Order, as they help both loved ones and strangers break free of polygamy. The series follows three sisters – Andrea, Jessica and Shanell – who, over 10 years ago, bravely escaped polygamy. Now, their mission in life is to help other young men, women and children escape the abusive polygamous lifestyle into which they were born and raised, and manage their new lives on the outside.

Melanie

#1 - Melanie

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 2015

The girls face a challenge when one of their sisters, Melanie, contacts them about needing to leave the Order. Originally planning to wait for the most opportune moment to quietly get their sister out, plans quickly change and the escape attempt must happen amid a chaotic and violent backdrop.

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Rachel

#2 - Rachel

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 28, 2015

Rachel is in desperate need of breaking free from the Order. Rachel's two sisters escaped the polygamous cult years ago and now Rachel wants to leave too. But Rachel is torn between leaving other brothers and sisters behind and losing her mother's love along the way. With an extremely small time frame, the girls must plan a quiet, middle-of-the night escape while Rachel's family sleeps.

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Kathy

#3 - Kathy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 21, 2015

Shanell's aunt Kathy has decided to leave the Order after having raised sixteen children under the umbrella of the notorious cult. Kathy's youngest daughter is now of age in the Kingston Clan and ready to be married off, so Shanell must intervene and get her family into hiding as quickly as possible.

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Priscilla

#4 - Priscilla

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 4, 2015

A seventeen-year-old girl must flee from Utah to Nevada to escape from the clutches of polygamy and Utah's runaway laws. Having unsuccessfully attempted to escape before, Priscilla is adamant about leaving once and for all, but knows she needs the help of her friends outside the Order. With the threat of getting caught at any second by Order members or law enforcement, Priscilla's escape attempt must happen quickly.

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Little Sister

#5 - Little Sister

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 11, 2015

Shanell receives a letter from her fourteen-year-old half-sister crying out for help and threatening suicide. The sister is struggling with her life inside the Order and desperately wants out by any means.

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Yolanda

#6 - Yolanda

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 18, 2015

The girls learn of a girl named Yolanda needing their help to escape from the notorious FLDS compound. With a plan in place to get her out, the biggest hurdle they face now is to remain as under the radar and out of sight as possible.

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Father's Wrath

#7 - Father's Wrath

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 10, 2016

In the second season premiere, the women help one of their sisters escape, but the plan goes awry when they stop at The Order bank and face a dramatic confrontation about finances.

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Not Without My Sister

#8 - Not Without My Sister

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 17, 2016

Two sisters get help to escape an FLDS polygamist cult in Colorado City, but things take a dangerous turn when the Bishop's office learns of their plan.

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Crossing Enemy Lines, Part 1

#9 - Crossing Enemy Lines, Part 1

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2016

Part 1 of 2. The women help the daughter of an FLDS prophet escape from a remote South Dakota compound.

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Trouble for Mom

#10 - Trouble for Mom

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 7, 2016

The women help a young man escape, but must confront his emotional mother after she makes a plea for him to stay.

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Crossing Enemy Lines, Part 2

#11 - Crossing Enemy Lines, Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 31, 2016

Conclusion. A snowstorm inhibits the team's efforts and the women fear they've been spotted while trying to help the daughter of an FLDS prophet escape from a remote South Dakota compound.

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Not Without My Daughter

#12 - Not Without My Daughter

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 14, 2016

The women help a young mother in an abusive relationship, but need to find her daughter before they can escape the FLDS cult, leading to a dramatic and emotional rescue.

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Fight Like a Mother

#13 - Fight Like a Mother

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 21, 2016

The women help a mother escape a group that forces mothers to cut ties with children who have left, but must overcome other members assigned to watch her at all times.

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The Cost of Temptation

#14 - The Cost of Temptation

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 28, 2016

Two siblings of Jessica and Shanell are tempted back to The Order by their father.

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Honor thy Father

#15 - Honor thy Father

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 4, 2016

The father of a former member gets help when his daughter worries he is in danger under The Order's watch.

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The Insider

#16 - The Insider

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 11, 2016

An insider provides a tip about a possible raid of The Order, but risks getting caught in the process.

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After the Escape: Struggling to Survive

#17 - After the Escape: Struggling to Survive

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 31, 2017

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After the Escape: Fighting for Freedom

#18 - After the Escape: Fighting for Freedom

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 7, 2017

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After the Escape: Temptation to Return

#19 - After the Escape: Temptation to Return

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 14, 2017

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After the Escape: Broken Family

#20 - After the Escape: Broken Family

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 21, 2017

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Family Under Fire

#21 - Family Under Fire

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 7, 2017

Jessica and Andrea receive word from Jesse, a father desperate to escape the polygamous group known as the AUB--a group that all but forces their members into a life of polygamy. As Jesse and his family try to escape, an explosive secret about Jesse's dark past in the group is revealed and puts the entire team in danger. Suddenly everyone not only fears for the success of the mission, but they fear for their lives.

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Give Me Back My Daughters, Pt. 1

#22 - Give Me Back My Daughters, Pt. 1

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 14, 2017

Jessica and Kollene must brave the threatening FLDS town of Colorado City, AZ when Suzette, a mother who escaped the infamous polygamist cult, reaches out for help to save the two daughters she left behind. After a cult insider reveals the eldest daughter's secret location, group members become suspicious as the team races against the clock in a risky, near-impossible mission to reunite a mother with her daughter.

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Give Me Back My Daughters, Pt. 2

#23 - Give Me Back My Daughters, Pt. 2

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 21, 2017

Jessica and Kollene continue the dangerous mission of helping Suzette find her daughter, Rosie, who years ago chose the religion over her very own mother. Complications develop when they realize Suzette’s manipulative and potentially violent sister-wife is guarding Rosie’s every move. Meanwhile, Jessica takes a public and political stance against polygamy in a controversial hearing before Utah legislature.

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The Prophet's Son

#24 - The Prophet's Son

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 28, 2017

Jessica meets with Raymond Jeffs, son of Warren Jeffs, the notorious leader and prophet of the FLDS polygamist cult. Raymond pleads for their help getting his only brother, Isaac, out of the group. The team quickly discovers the prophet’s son is being closely monitored by a group of FLDS men who are taught to fight outsiders at all costs, and tensions flare when the plan to break him out is exposed.

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Exposing the Cult

#25 - Exposing the Cult

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 18, 2018

Jessica and Andrea get a call from their sister, Jennifer, who is being forced to marry someone she doesn't love; everyone must act quickly to get Jennifer out of town before The Order figures out yet another Kingston daughter is leaving. A last minute stop at The Order bank leads to a dramatic confrontation with its members over their corrupt financial system.

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