The BEST Episodes of The Righteous Gemstones

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019

Network: HBO

A TV series that follows a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

But the Righteous Will See Their Fall

#1 - But the Righteous Will See Their Fall

Season 1 - Episode 8

Jesse deals with the fallout of the dramatic events of Easter Sunday. Judy attempts to win back BJ after receiving some harsh words from Baby Billy. Kelvin has a crisis of faith.

star 7.98
295 votes
Writers: Chris Pappas, Danny McBride, Kevin Barnett
And Yet One of You Is a Devil

#2 - And Yet One of You Is a Devil

Season 1 - Episode 7

Eli informs Jesse, Kelvin and Judy that they’ll each need to be front and center for Easter Sunday service, their biggest telecast of the year. Judy’s deference to Baby Billy threatens her relationship with BJ and with her family.

star 7.97
309 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Chris Pappas, Danny McBride, Kevin Barnett
Better is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning

#3 - Better is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning

Season 1 - Episode 9

Eli questions his children's future in the Gemstone ministry. Jesse struggles to keep his marriage together. Judy opens up to BJ about her past. A disillusioned Kelvin embraces his dark side.

star 7.95
291 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, John Carcieri
Wicked Lips

#4 - Wicked Lips

Season 1 - Episode 4

Keefe faces his demons, Kelvin reaches out to the youth and Jesse attempts to cover his tracks.

star 7.86
348 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, John Carcieri
 Now the Sons of Eli Were Worthless Men

#5 - Now the Sons of Eli Were Worthless Men

Season 1 - Episode 6

Jealous of Kelvin’s rising star, Judy seeks her moment in the spotlight under Baby Billy’s tutelage. Jesse procures a key piece of evidence he hopes will lead to the blackmailers.

star 7.77
330 votes
Directors: Jody Hill
Writers: Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Grant DeKernion
Is This the Man Who Made the Earth Tremble

#6 - Is This the Man Who Made the Earth Tremble

Season 1 - Episode 2

After discovering Amber, Pontius and Abraham reminiscing about an estranged family member, Jesse tasks his friends with acquiring surveillance footage that could explain the strange events of the night before.

star 7.73
391 votes
Writers: Danny McBride
The Righteous Gemstones

#7 - The Righteous Gemstones

Season 1 - Episode 1

Upon returning from a baptism marathon in China, Jesse receives a video from blackmailers seeking to sully his reputation. Eli moves forward with plans to expand the Gemstone empire as he continues to mourn his late wife.

star 7.66
432 votes
Directors: Danny McBride
Writers: Danny McBride
They Are Weak, But He Is Strong

#8 - They Are Weak, But He Is Strong

Season 1 - Episode 3

Aimee-Leigh's elderly brother Baby Billy returns to the Gemstone ministry, bringing along his much younger wife Tiffany. Jesse closes ranks on his co-conspirators to root out the identity of his blackmailers.

star 7.63
378 votes
Writers: Danny McBride, John Carcieri
 Interlude

#9 - Interlude

Season 1 - Episode 5

Flash back to 1989 to see how young Jesse and Judy, as well as uncle Baby Billy, each handle news that Aimee-Leigh is pregnant in their own way.

star 7.58
330 votes
Writers: Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, John Carcieri