The BEST Episodes of Greenleaf

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019

The Greenleaf family, which runs sprawling Memphis megachurch Calvary Fellowship World Ministries, appears to be a loving and caring clan. Beneath the surface, though, exist scandalous secrets and lies. Greed, adultery and sibling rivalry are among the issues that threaten to test the family's faith and tear the group apart. The scandalous happenings are uncovered by Grace, the estranged daughter of church leader Bishop James Greenleaf, when she returns home after a 20-year absence.

The Pearl

#1 - The Pearl

Season 2 - Episode 16

The tensions in Zora and Isaiah's relationship come to a head at the Cotillion; Lady Mae makes an overture of peace to Mavis and the result is a revelation that sends Mae into a tailspin.

star 8.36
309 votes
Day of Reckoning

#2 - Day of Reckoning

Season 3 - Episode 12

Mae preaches beautifully at A Day with Lady Mae as the Bishop fears he may lose Calvary. Grace gets a paternity test with Aaron and works with Jacob to clear their family name.

star 8.32
110 votes
The New Life

#3 - The New Life

Season 3 - Episode 13

After the success of her big day, Lady Mae is denied the right to run Calvary despite support from the Bishop. Grace takes over thanks to Connie and joins Harmony & Hope Ministries.

star 8.29
107 votes
The Stranger

#4 - The Stranger

Season 4 - Episode 6

Unable to keep her secret any longer, Grace confesses to her family. However, not all of the Greenleafs are on her side, the situation is further complicated by the police, lies, affairs, and the interests of Harmony & Hope.

star 8.25
99 votes
The Promised Land

#5 - The Promised Land

Season 3 - Episode 10

Grace discovers Rochelle Cross' true identity with Darius' help. Kerissa welcomes Triumph's new accountant and learns two hundred thousand dollars is missing.

star 8.18
108 votes
The Underdog

#6 - The Underdog

Season 3 - Episode 4

Lady Mae visits world famous Pastor Maxine Patterson and endures the Bishop's final attempt to win her back at a Round Table party. Connie asks if Grace is interested in running Calvary.

star 8.17
131 votes
The Broken Road

#7 - The Broken Road

Season 1 - Episode 9

A debate over security at Calvary erupts following the church shooting; Mac's plans to leave the country life behind set off a chain of potential catastrophes.

star 8.16
394 votes
And The Sparks Fly Upward

#8 - And The Sparks Fly Upward

Season 2 - Episode 8

In the Season 2 midseason finale, Jacob makes Triumph pastor Basie Skanks an offer to clear his debt and gain full control of Triumph II; and Mac receives bad news from Skip Leonard that puts him in an explosive collision course with Grace.

star 8.16
506 votes
Runaway Train

#9 - Runaway Train

Season 3 - Episode 9

The Bishop wrestles with signing the divorce papers on the weekend of his Silver Jubilee celebration. Grace realizes her father will need help at Calvary when Lady Mae is gone.

star 8.15
123 votes
Unwanted

#10 - Unwanted

Season 4 - Episode 5

The fractures between Bishop and Lady Mae deepen and old wounds are reopened as he considers an invitation to preach elsewhere. Grace struggles to keep her secret and the church under compartmentalized control, the pressure mounting with every moment.

star 8.09
94 votes
Dea Abscondita

#11 - Dea Abscondita

Season 3 - Episode 8

star 8.07
122 votes
That Was Then

#12 - That Was Then

Season 3 - Episode 7

Grace questions her involvement in the Coralie Hunter case when the D.A. threatens to reopen her case with Mac. The Bishop and Lady Mae disagree on hosting "A Day with Lady Mae" at Calvary.

star 8.05
131 votes
God's Justice

#13 - God's Justice

Season 4 - Episode 9

Bishop moves to prevent Judee Whitmore's proposed governance structure; Jacob and Kerissa attempt to mend their wounds; a secret about Phil threatens his relationship with Charity; Grace realizes that what is right has never been less clear.

star 8.05
78 votes
Visions and Dreams

#14 - Visions and Dreams

Season 4 - Episode 3

Grace faces her past but as she does so, gives Phil the opportunity to impress key church leadership. Lady Mae steps in to do damage control in Grace's absence and is forced to face Mac's ghost and her own stained reputation.

star 8.04
109 votes
The End Is Near

#15 - The End Is Near

Season 3 - Episode 11

The Greenleaf's IRS issues escalate when the FBI raid both Calvary and Triumph on suspicion of embezzlement. Grace questions her paternity when Aaron tells her that his father Lionel died.

star 8.04
113 votes
Closing Doors

#16 - Closing Doors

Season 3 - Episode 5

The Bishop and Lady Mae make alternate plans after Clara denies them the check for the IRS bill. Grace tends to Sophia when a medical emergency sends her daughter to the hospital.

star 8.02
127 votes
Two By Two

#17 - Two By Two

Season 2 - Episode 15

Charity's plan hits a roadblock; Skip Leonard offers Jacob an enticing deal; Lady Mae suddenly finds herself at odds with the Bishop.

star 8.02
307 votes
March to the Sea

#18 - March to the Sea

Season 1 - Episode 10

Grace thwarts Mac's attempt to blackmail the Bishop; and deals with Sophia's father, Ray, who has doubts about Grace's parenting. In other events, Charity, who's fed up with being disrespected, finally speaks up.

star 8.01
381 votes
Chain of Command

#19 - Chain of Command

Season 3 - Episode 3

The Bishop sends Lady Mae into a tailspin when he surprises her with divorce papers. Grace does a newspaper interview in Mae's place, while deploying Darius to investigate Rochelle.

star 7.98
133 votes
Born to Trouble

#20 - Born to Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 7

The anniversary of Faith's death is at hand and Grace shows no sign of giving up her pursuit of Mac. Basie and Jacob, meanwhile, receive bad news regarding Triumph Two's finances.

star 7.97
493 votes
The Father's Will

#21 - The Father's Will

Season 2 - Episode 14

Lionel returns and drops a bombshell on Bishop and Lady Mae; Charity receives great news from Jabari; Jacob encounters resistance on his first day as head of Triumph.

star 7.96
331 votes
She Changes Everything

#22 - She Changes Everything

Season 3 - Episode 6

Maxine Patterson visits Calvary the weekend Lady Mae and the Bishop announce their divorce to the congregation. Grace and Rochelle find a case for their legal defense fund.

star 7.96
126 votes
Good Morning, Calvary

#23 - Good Morning, Calvary

Season 1 - Episode 6

The Bishop appoints Grace to preach on Sunday in his absence; Jacob tries to arrange a TV deal for the church; and Kevin's flippant advice to Charity on how to hire a new music director backfires.

star 7.95
424 votes
Directors: Clement Virgo
Writers: Craig Wright
Did I Lose You?

#24 - Did I Lose You?

Season 4 - Episode 2

While engaging in a power struggle with Phil, Grace walks a tightrope, uncertain of what to do in regards to her secret. Bishop discovers something about a rival, making it possible to win back Mae and the church.

star 7.95
125 votes
The Whole Book

#25 - The Whole Book

Season 1 - Episode 8

Grace reaches out to Officer Nelson while also working with Noah in an effort to find evidence against Mac; Lady Mae is suspicious of Grace and Noah; Jacob presents his TV plan to the Bishop; Lady Mae pushes the Bishop to reveal a secret; and the Bishop deals with a woman who is out to destroy Calvary.

star 7.94
403 votes