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The Best Episodes of The Righteous Gemstones

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The story of a world-famous televangelist family with a history of deviance, greed and, yes, charitable work, all in the name of Jesus.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "The Righteous Gemstones" is "Wonders That Cannot Be Fathomed, Miracles That Cannot Be Counted", rated 8.9/10 from 755 user votes. It was directed by Jody Hill and written by Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley. "Wonders That Cannot Be Fathomed, Miracles That Cannot Be Counted" aired on 7/30/2023 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "But the Righteous Will See Their Fall".

  • Wonders That Cannot Be Fathomed, Miracles That Cannot Be Counted
    8.9/10 755 votes

    #1 - Wonders That Cannot Be Fathomed, Miracles That Cannot Be Counted

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-07-30

    The siblings compete in an all-out biblical brawl – until a stroke of divine intervention forever alters the fate of the Gemstone family.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • But the Righteous Will See Their Fall
    8.8/10 1,065 votes

    #2 - But the Righteous Will See Their Fall

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-10-06

    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.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride, Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas

  • Burn for Burn, Wound for Wound, Stripe for Stripe
    8.8/10 687 votes

    #3 - Burn for Burn, Wound for Wound, Stripe for Stripe

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-07-23

    After decades of animosity, tensions between the Montgomerys and the Gemstones finally come to a head. As Eli faces an impossible decision, Jesse, Judy, and Kelvin prepare to meet their maker.

    Director: Danny McBride

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • Better is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning
    8.6/10 1,045 votes

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

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-10-13

    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. Season One Finale.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • I Will Tell of All Your Deeds
    8.6/10 816 votes

    #5 - I Will Tell of All Your Deeds

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2022-02-27

    While the Gemstones celebrate the launch of Zion’s Landing, Baby Billy faces a chance to embrace fatherhood.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • And Infants Shall Rule Over Them
    8.5/10 760 votes

    #6 - And Infants Shall Rule Over Them

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-02-13

    With Eli temporarily out of the picture, the Gemstone siblings are left to quarrel over who’s in charge – until some wise words help pave a way forward. As Tiffany tracks down Baby Billy, Gideon faces his future.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • And Yet One of You is a Devil
    8.4/10 1,001 votes

    #7 - And Yet One of You is a Devil

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-09-29

    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.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas

  • After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come
    8.4/10 859 votes

    #8 - After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2022-01-09

    After doubling-down on their efforts to invest in Zion’s Landing, Jesse and Amber scramble for the cash. Meanwhile, Eli’s attempts to dodge a big-city reporter spell doom for the Gemstones.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • For Out of the Heart Comes Evil Thoughts
    8.4/10 606 votes

    #9 - For Out of the Heart Comes Evil Thoughts

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2023-07-16

    Threatened with blackmail, Judy turns to Amber for advice, while Jesse goads BJ into a long-simmering fight. As a despondent Kelvin tackles life without Keefe, Baby Billy works on bringing Jesse’s miracle to life… for a price.

    Director: Jonathan Watson

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri

  • I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels
    8.3/10 1,004 votes

    #10 - I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-01-09

    As Jesse eyes a business opportunity with an Evangelical couple on the rise, the media cracks down on a fellow preacher. Meanwhile, Eli reconnects with a figure from his mysterious past.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride

  • As to How They Might Destroy Him
    8.3/10 876 votes

    #11 - As to How They Might Destroy Him

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-01-23

    Still reeling from their father’s revelation, Kelvin and Jesse conspire to put Eli in his place. As BJ’s baptism approaches, Judy clashes with her in-laws, while Baby Billy struggles with his own growing family.

    Director: Danny McBride

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Edi Patterson

  • I Will Take You by the Hand and Keep You
    8.3/10 560 votes

    #12 - I Will Take You by the Hand and Keep You

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-07-30

    The Gemstone siblings reconnect with their loved ones… and each other. As the Montgomery militia fractures from within, Chuck weighs his options, while Peter hatches a new plan.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, Edi Patterson, Scott MacArthur

  • Wicked Lips
    8.2/10 1,143 votes

    #13 - Wicked Lips

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-09-08

    Judy and Martin take Gideon behind-the scenes of the Gemstone enterprise. Eli tasks Kelvin with doing a “satanic sweep” for Dot, the rebellious teen daughter of the church’s biggest donors. Jesse and his friends are thrown for a loop when Chad’s wife finds some disturbing emails.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • The Righteous Gemstones
    8.1/10 1,776 votes

    #14 - The Righteous Gemstones

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-08-18

    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.

    Director: Danny McBride

    Writer: Danny McBride

  • Interlude II
    8.1/10 761 votes

    #15 - Interlude II

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-01-30

    Christmas, 1993. While Eli considers a tempting offer from an old friend, Baby Billy crashes the Gemstones’ celebrations.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: John Carcieri, Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley

  • The Prayer of a Righteous Man
    8.1/10 696 votes

    #16 - The Prayer of a Righteous Man

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2022-02-20

    As the dust settles back at the compound, Jesse, Kelvin, and Judy consider where they stand. Baby Billy reconnects with a figure from his past.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride, Jeff Fradley, Grant DeKernion

  • But Esau Ran to Meet Him
    8.1/10 622 votes

    #17 - But Esau Ran to Meet Him

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-06-18

    Eli does his best to smooth over relations with the Montgomery boys after a visit to their doomsday prepper compound. Back at the Salvation Center, the siblings face off against the Board of Ministers.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri

  • For Their Nakedness Is Your Own Nakedness
    8.1/10 615 votes

    #18 - For Their Nakedness Is Your Own Nakedness

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-06-25

    Tired of life in the lap of luxury, Baby Billy pursues a new vocation as gameshow host. The Gemstones host a cousins’ night for Karl and Chuck.

    Director: Danny McBride

    Writer: Danny McBride, Kevin Barnett, Chris Pappas

  • Is This the Man Who Made the Earth Tremble
    8.0/10 1,282 votes

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

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-08-25

    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.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride

  • Now the Sons of Eli Were Worthless Men
    8.0/10 991 votes

    #20 - Now the Sons of Eli Were Worthless Men

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-09-22

    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.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, Grant DeKernion, Edi Patterson

  • Never Avenge Yourselves, But Leave It to the Wrath of God
    8.0/10 709 votes

    #21 - Never Avenge Yourselves, But Leave It to the Wrath of God

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-02-06

    After surviving a harrowing attack, Jesse takes matters into his own hands. Eli attempts to make amends, while Kelvin struggles to control his flock.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley

  • I Have Not Come to Bring Peace, But a Sword
    8.0/10 568 votes

    #22 - I Have Not Come to Bring Peace, But a Sword

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2023-07-02

    While Jesse prepares for his initiation into a prestigious secret society, Judy fends off unwanted attention, and Kelvin handles rumors about Keefe. Later, Baby Billy makes an impossible promise.

    Director: Jody Hill

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri

  • Interlude III
    8.0/10 630 votes

    #23 - Interlude III

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2023-07-09

    2000. After a Y2K doomsday fails to materialize, Eli and Aimee-Leigh find themselves flooded with criticism from their congregants…and the Montgomerys. Later, the arrival of Jesse’s girlfriend Amber throws an already fragile Judy for a loop.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri

  • They Are Weak, But He Is Strong
    7.9/10 1,185 votes

    #24 - They Are Weak, But He Is Strong

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-09-01

    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.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri

  • Interlude
    7.9/10 1,187 votes

    #25 - Interlude

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-09-15

    In 1989, young Jesse, Judy and Baby Billy each deal with the news that Aimee-Leigh is pregnant in their own unique way, while Eli looks to grow his family’s prospects.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Danny McBride, John Carcieri, Jeff Fradley