The BEST Episodes of Impastor

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Network: TV Land

Buddy Dobbs is in a rut. The slacker has a gambling debt that he's trying to escape, which leads him to a bridge that he is getting ready to jump off. Before he does, however, a reverend shows up and talks him down. Things take a turn after the reverend slips off the bridge and falls to his death, leaving Buddy the opportunity to steal the man's identity. Buddy begins to settle in to his new life as a pastor in a small, tight-knit town with the help of his preppy new assistant, Dora, alluring church treasurer Alexa and enthusiastic secretary Russell. He takes to the new gig quickly, because curing sex-crazed teenagers and stealing weed from young people are right up his alley. Despite Buddy's quick assimilation into the role, church president Alden Schmidt senses something isn't right. Back home, Buddy's ex-girlfriend, Leanne, is forced to clean up the mess he left behind.


#1 - Exodus

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 16, 2015

In the Season 1 finale, Buddy flees Ladner after realizing there's a hit out on him. Also: Dora becomes a town hero; and Schmidt makes a surprising announcement.

star 8.17
425 votes
Honor Thy Boyfriend's Father and Mother

#2 - Honor Thy Boyfriend's Father and Mother

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 19, 2015

Buddy shares a surprise about Russell with Russell's parents and then gets a big surprise of his own. Elsewhere, Alexa instructs Dora in the art of self-love.

star 8.05
417 votes
Flings & Arrows

#3 - Flings & Arrows

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 9, 2015

Buddy faces more perils when an unexpected delivery threatens to expose him and a hired assassin comes looking for him. Elsewhere: Schmidt's wife accuses him of having an affair.

star 8.03
418 votes

#4 - Genesis

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 15, 2015

Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from a loan shark, steals a man's identity and ends up posing as a small town's new gay pastor.

star 8.02
591 votes
Bingo Tell It on the Mountain

#5 - Bingo Tell It on the Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 2, 2015

Buddy is threatened by a new family in town; Dora asks Buddy for help to overcome a strange addiction; and Schmidt has a rendezvous with Ashlee.

star 8.02
428 votes
Bird of Pray

#6 - Bird of Pray

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 29, 2015

Buddy’s first Sunday service is so unorthodox, a livid Schmidt calls in the bishop to assess the new pastor’s competence. Dora makes an unusual request for Buddy, while Alexa and Russell vie for his affection.

star 7.98
483 votes
The Body of Kenny Compels You

#7 - The Body of Kenny Compels You

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 26, 2015

Buddy has to face the police, Alexa and Schmidt when Kenny's dead body is found. Later, a young photographer catches Buddy in a compromising position.

star 7.97
393 votes
The Bish is Back

#8 - The Bish is Back

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2016

Bishop Perkins returns with an announcement that rocks Trinity Lutheran. Sheriff Graham turns up the heat on Buddy regarding a recent murder in town. Alexa reveals an astonishing secret.

star 7.97
312 votes
My Little Brother's Little Brother's Keeper

#9 - My Little Brother's Little Brother's Keeper

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 16, 2016

Buddy’s attempt to counsel Russell’s little brother goes awry. Dora decides to run against Schmidt for church president. Buddy struggles with his feelings for Alexa.

star 7.95
305 votes
Judge Not

#10 - Judge Not

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2016

The FBI plans a surprise for Buddy. Sheriff Graham comes down hard on the pastor. Dora thinks Buddy is having an affair.

star 7.94
309 votes
On the Third Day...

#11 - On the Third Day...

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 22, 2015

The church is in an uproar when two dead bodies are discovered in town and a piece of incriminating evidence leads directly to the new pastor. Meanwhile, Buddy goes back home to attend his own funeral.

star 7.92
559 votes

#12 - Ah-Men

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2016

Russell calls on Buddy to become more of a leader in the gay community. Sheriff Graham enlists Dora to spy on Buddy and Alexa. Schmidt and Ashlee take their relationship public.

star 7.90
315 votes

#13 - Ex-Communication

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 12, 2015

Buddy tries to help Alexa escape her past, but his efforts put both of them in danger. Elsewhere, Dora has a meltdown after learning her ex-fiancé is getting married.

star 7.88
436 votes
Guardian Angel

#14 - Guardian Angel

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 5, 2016

The church must convince an eccentric elderly woman to donate her estate. Dora goes on a date with Detective Lovello. Schmidt makes a troubling confession.

star 7.86
368 votes
Thy Neighbor's Wife

#15 - Thy Neighbor's Wife

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2016

Alexa's husband visits. Dora makes a terrifying discovery. Schmidt's engagement party goes awry.

star 7.86
316 votes
Thou Shalt Not Steal

#16 - Thou Shalt Not Steal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 5, 2015

Buddy steals a ruby necklace from a woman in a coffin to pay off a gambling debt. Also, Dora and Alexa have a falling out over a church fashion show; and Schmidt falls for a mystery woman.

star 7.83
455 votes
The Devil Went Down to Ladner

#17 - The Devil Went Down to Ladner

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2016

Buddy’s attempt to outfox the detectives backfires. Dora, Alexa, and Russell suspect something ominous is going on with their new pastor. Schmidt learns the truth about Ashlee.

star 7.83
392 votes
Sins of The Past-or Part 2

#18 - Sins of The Past-or Part 2

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2016

Dora’s and Alexa’s lives are both in jeopardy and Buddy must choose which one to save. Russell and Dora have a falling out. Schmidt is robbed.

star 7.80
315 votes
Sins of The Past-or Part 1

#19 - Sins of The Past-or Part 1

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 19, 2016

Buddy falls into a deadly criminal’s trap. The church council unites to stop an arson attempt on Ladner Trinity. Dora reconnects with her high school crush.

star 7.80
339 votes
Buddy's Prayer

#20 - Buddy's Prayer

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 12, 2016

An ex-con threatens to burn down the church. Dora’s relationship with Detective Lovello proves dangerous. Russell helps Schmidt set up his new bachelor pad.

star 7.78
349 votes