The WORST episodes of Greenleaf

Every episode of Greenleaf ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Greenleaf!

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.

Last Updated: 8/7/2022Network: Oprah Winfrey Network
The Second Day
71 votes

#1 - The Second Day

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/30/2020

Noah returns to help Grace with A.J., offering her stability. Bishop and Lady Mae take a walk through their history when they visit Mavis's club as a potential venue. Jacob uncovers a shocking revelation about the history of the Greenleaf family home.

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Behind Closed Doors
492 votes

#2 - Behind Closed Doors

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/29/2016

The mayor calls in a favor, which leaves the Bishop in a bind that could split the church; Grace is blackmailed about Faith's past; Jacob and Kerissa attend couple counseling; and Charity has difficulty keeping a secret.

Directors: Clement Virgo
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One Train May Hide Another
442 votes

#3 - One Train May Hide Another

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/20/2016

Mac is slated to be named "Memphis Man of the Year," but first must advise Charity about the music director; help Jacob with his TV pitch to the Bishop; and deal with paranoia about Grace's effort to bring him to justice. Also on his plate: the IRS audit; and the unwanted appearance of his and Lady Mae's father.

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110 votes

#4 - Surprise!

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/22/2019

Lady Mae and Bishop throw an impromptu party to subvert Harmony & Hope's plans for Calvary. Charity's loyalties are questioned, and Grace must delicately navigate between playing the obedient pastor for Judee Whitmore and her parents' schemes.

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Strange Currents
176 votes

#5 - Strange Currents

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/28/2018

The Bishop and Lady Mae's crumbling marriage threatens to destroy the Greenleaf family, but they soon find their church in danger when a $2 million IRS tax bill arrives at Calvary. The Season 3 premiere.

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The Baptism
565 votes

#6 - The Baptism

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/22/2016

Grace decides to move home in order to pursue the person she blames for her sister's death, but working at the church proves to be more difficult than she imagined. In other events, Jacob takes on more responsibilities at the church as a result of her return; Kevin has doubts about his and Charity's plan to start a family; and the Bishop refuses a senator's inquiries into the church's finances.

Directors: Donna Dietch
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Meaningful Survival
483 votes

#7 - Meaningful Survival

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/6/2016

Grace and the Bishop find themselves in opposition; Lady Mae tries to mend fences while Kerissa is pushed to her limit; Kevin further explores his sexuality.

Directors: Clement Virgo
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We Shall See Him As He Is
503 votes

#8 - We Shall See Him As He Is

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/22/2016

Grace has an uncomfortable dinner date with a former beau and his fiancée; Jacob and Kerissa face the deficiencies in their marriage; Kevin has an unwanted attraction; and Senator Banks ups the pressure in his inquiry into the church's finances.

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The Sixth Day
80 votes

#9 - The Sixth Day

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2020

Bishop reels from the return of an old enemy, pushing Lady Mae to unveil a family secret. Jacob and Kerissa navigate the reality of their divorce with Zora and Winkie. Charity makes Phil face his past, while Grace and Darius learn the shocking truth about Bob Whitmore and Edenvale Lending.

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The Fifth Day
90 votes

#10 - The Fifth Day

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/21/2020

In lieu of attending the last Sunday at Calvary, the Greenleaf family gathers together for a small service at home. The shadow of loss looms large as they attempt to imagine their imminent futures and what it might mean for them to start over again. Grace feels incapable of surmounting the obstacles her family faces, until Noah provides an intriguing insight into the house’s history. Lady Mae goes to see Tara James and returns with a startling revelation.

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The Space Between
158 votes

#11 - The Space Between

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/29/2018

Grace takes Rochelle up on her offer to help start a legal defense fund. Bishop and Lady Mae ask if parishioner Clara Jackson's Powerball winnings can assist with their IRS bill.

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The Fourth Day
81 votes

#12 - The Fourth Day

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/14/2020

Grace pushes forward in her investigation into Bob Whitmore’s former company, Edenvale Lending, discovering a key informant who could unlock the answers. At the church, preparations for the last Sunday at Calvary get contentious when Charity stands her ground against Phil and Judee, but Charity’s desire to honor the church’s past may threaten her future within it. Meanwhile, Bishop decides to take the issue of the house into his own hands.

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A Time to Heal
651 votes

#13 - A Time to Heal

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/21/2016

The drama centered on a Memphis megachurch opens with the return home of estranged daughter Gracie following the death of her sister, Faith. Her father, the church bishop, seems happy to see her, but other family members are less than welcoming. Complicating matters even more: she learns unsettling information about the family and her sister's death from her Aunt Mavis.

Directors: Clement Virgo
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Strange Bedfellows
603 votes

#14 - Strange Bedfellows

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/22/2017

Grace and Charity oppose Lady Mae's reaction to demands from the Deacon Board. The Bishop visits his father-in-law and runs into Mac. Kerissa and Jacob prepare to move out. Grace goes out with Darius Nash, a journalist following Calvary.

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The Bear
408 votes

#15 - The Bear

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/15/2017

In the Season 2 midseason premiere, Grace and Mac's showdown sends shockwaves through the family. Jacob offers the Bishop an olive branch. Kevin makes a decision that leaves Charity reeling.

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Men Like Trees Walking
414 votes

#16 - Men Like Trees Walking

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/17/2016

The church is losing money and members; Ray seeks custody of Sophia; Jacob's offers to help Calvary are declined; and Kevin gets closer to Adrian.

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A Common Enemy
126 votes

#17 - A Common Enemy

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2019

Bob Whitmore returns to Memphis to remind Grace that he is the one in charge and to firmly encourage her to consider a new idea he has for Calvary. On a mission to uncover what's been going on between Noah and Grace, Charity makes an explosive phone call.

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Point of No Return
525 votes

#18 - Point of No Return

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/12/2017

When Basie hears about the injunction filed to stop construction of Triumph Two, he stages a sit-in at Calvary in an attempt to force Bishop's hand. Grace's plan to put Mac away hits a snag.

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Call Not Complete
350 votes

#19 - Call Not Complete

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/16/2017

Jacob and Kerissa establish their new ministry. Charity desperately tries to reach Kevin. Darius gets an offer that may take him out of Memphis, leaving Grace to wonder where she fits in his life.

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Changing Season
352 votes

#20 - Changing Season

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/23/2017

When Sophia and Zora are excluded from the upcoming debutante cotillion, Lady Mae sets out to make things right. Grace is inspired by Basie's sermon. Charity reaches out to Carlton.

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The First Day
89 votes

#21 - The First Day

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/23/2020

With Calvary's imminent demolition, Lady Mae and Bishop seek a sign from God. Jacob digs into the family mansion's past. Grace learns the real reason why Bob Whitmore is so invested in keeping the Calvary congregation under his wing.

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The Whole Book
465 votes

#22 - The Whole Book

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/27/2016

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.

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Silence and Loneliness
316 votes

#23 - Silence and Loneliness

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/6/2017

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House Rules
338 votes

#24 - House Rules

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/30/2017

Basie's sermon regarding inclusivity in the church goes viral, lighting a fire under Grace and provoking Bishop's suspicions. Kerissa pushes Jacob to get a day job.

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A House Divided
662 votes

#25 - A House Divided

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2017

The Greenleaf family struggles in the aftermath of Mac's release. Lady Mae makes a last-ditch attempt to save the Bishop. Basie's announcement opens a rift between the Bishop and Jacob.

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