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Escaping Polygamy - Episode Guide

Season 1


Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jul 14, 2015

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The girls face a challenge when one of their sisters contacts them about leaving the Order. Originally planning to wait for the most opportune time but plans quickly change and the escape attempt must happen amid a chaotic backdrop.


Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jul 21, 2015

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Shanell's aunt decides to leave the Order after raising 16 children in the cult; Shanell must get her family into hiding as soon as possible.


Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jul 28, 2015

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Rachel wants to break free of the Order, but she is concerned that by leaving, she will lose her mother's love.


Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Aug 4, 2015

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A young woman must flee to Nevada to escape Utah's runaway laws, but the escape must happen quickly to avoid capture.

Little Sister

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Aug 11, 2015

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Shanell receives a letter from her 14-year-old half-sister, crying out for help and threatening suicide.


Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Aug 18, 2015

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The ladies learn of a girl named Yolanda needing their help to escape from the notorious FLDS compound based in Colorado City, Ariz.

Season 2

Father's Wrath

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Jul 10, 2016

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When Jessica and Andrea left The Order they thought they would never see their family again, but when Jessica receives a frantic call in the middle of the night from their little sister Jennifer, the sisters rush to her aid. Jennifer is being forced to marry someone she doesn't love and wants out. Everyone must act quickly to get Jennifer out of town before The Order figures out yet another Kingston daughter is leaving, but a last minute stop at The Order bank leads to a dramatic confrontation with its members over their corrupt financial system.

Not Without My Sister

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Jul 17, 2016

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Jessica and Kollene venture into unfamiliar territory when they learn that two sisters want to escape from a FLDS polygamist sect in Colorado City, Ariz.

Trouble For Mom

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Aug 7, 2016

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Amanda's younger brother, Eskel, refuses to follow a polygamous lifestyle and wants to leave The Order; Eskel's mother learns of his plans and pleads with him to stay.

Not Without My Daughter

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Aug 14, 2016

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A young woman trapped in an abusive situation refuses to leave the FLDS polygamous cult without her daughter, whom church members take into hiding.

Fight Like a Mother

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Aug 21, 2016

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Amanda's mother wants to leave the Order, but her home is surrounded by members who keep watch over her day and night.

The Cost of Temptation

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Aug 28, 2016

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Two of Jessica and Shanell's siblings are being lured back to The Order by their father, Daniel.

Honor Thy Father

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Sep 4, 2016

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Jessica and Kollene are contacted by a former member of The Order who fears that her elderly father's life is in danger.

The Insider

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Sep 11, 2016

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The sisters receive a tip that federal agents plan to raid businesses belonging to The Order; leaders in the organization suspect an insider for revealing their secrets.

After the Escape: Struggling to Survive

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Jan 31, 2017

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Five people who left polygamous cults share the difficulties of living on the outside. Sisters Ariel and Vanna reveal a shocking secret, Amanda's brother Eskel discovers a new calling in life, and Shanell's aunt Kathy faces a dramatic custody battle for her children. Meanwhile, Lizzy finds herself back in the grips of the cult and Leah, who left the AUB group, has embraced a new attitude on love and life.

After the Escape: Fighting for Freedom

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Feb 7, 2017

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Four escapees from polygamous groups share how they've adapted to the outside world. Yolanda has transformed physically yet is still troubled by the emotional effects the cult had on her, while lost-boy Ethan shares dark secrets about his dangerous addiction and life on the streets. Priscilla struggles to replace the family she left behind when she escaped as a child, and Shanell's younger sister, who unsuccessfully tried to escape, faces a life-changing court case.

After the Escape: Temptation to Return

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Feb 14, 2017

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Stories of people who left the polygamous cult include one woman's surprising new attitude about the The Order; a man coping with a family tragedy; a story of how one woman's father treated FLDS women; and an angry confrontation involving a mother and her daughter.

Season 3

Family Under Fire

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Aug 7, 2017

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A man and his family seek to escape an organization that all but forces its members into a life of polygamy, but an explosive secret about the man's dark past in the group places the entire team in danger.

Give Me Back My Daughters, Part 1

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Aug 14, 2017

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A mother who escaped the infamous FLDS town of Colorado City, Ariz., reaches out for help to save the two daughters she left behind; the team learns of the eldest daughter's secret location.

Give Me Back My Daughters, Part 2

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Aug 21, 2017

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Jessica and Kollene learn that Suzette's manipulative and potentially violent sister-wife guards Rosie's every move; Jessica takes a public and political stance against polygamy in a controversial hearing before the Utah legislature.

The Prophet's Son

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Aug 28, 2017

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Raymond Jeffs, the son of notorious FLDS Church leader Warren Jeffs, pleads for help in getting his brother out of the group; tensions flare when the team's plan to spring the prophet's son gets exposed.

Season 4

Exposing The Cult

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Jun 18, 2018

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Jessica and Andrea get a call from their sister, Jennifer, who is being forced to marry someone she doesn't love; everyone must act quickly to get Jennifer out of town before The Order figures out yet another Kingston daughter is leaving. A last minute stop at The Order bank leads to a dramatic confrontation with its members over their corrupt financial system.

Escaping Wedlock

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Jun 25, 2018

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A young girl is desperate to escape the Kingston clan to avoid an unwanted marriage to her older cousin. But her status as a minor presents legal hurdles that work against her mission to break free.

The Prophet's Daughter

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Jul 2, 2018

The Prophet's Daughter

Rachel Jeffs, daughter of notorious FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs, reaches out to Jessica and Amanda for their help in rescuing her sister from a remote, hidden compound. Meanwhile, Ava, a former Kingston clan member, fights to legally sever ties with her polygamous parents who want to marry her off to an older cousin.

Rebel With A Cause

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Jul 9, 2018

Rebel With A Cause

Shanell and Kollene get word that a young FLDS woman, Mattie, needs their help. Caught for breaking the cult's harsh rules, Mattie is living in isolation and wants to escape the religion to avoid an impending move further into seclusion. However, with neighbors monitoring her every move and the threat of her strict father dropping by at any time, a quick and clean escape may be impossible.

Sons of the Prophet

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Jul 16, 2018

Sons of the Prophet

Raymond Jeffs, son of the infamous FLDS prophet, Warren Jeffs, pleads for the girls' help with getting his only brother, Isaac, out of the group. The team quickly discovers Isaac is closely monitored by a group of men who are taught to fight outsiders at all costs, and tempers flare when the plan to break him out is exposed. Later, Mattie, a young woman who recently escaped the FLDS, reunites with the mother she left behind in the group.

A Risky Reunion

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Jul 23, 2018

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Shanell and Jessica are contacted by Isaac Jeffs, son of FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs, as he asks for help finding his mother, who was ripped away from him by the religion.

Forbidden Love

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Jul 30, 2018

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Jessica and Amanda receive a vague message from Megan, a young girl who recently escaped the FLDS polygamist cult, asking for help getting her boyfriend out. Megan tries to convince him to choose her over the harsh religion that has torn them apart.

A Father's Secret

Episode: 4x08 | Airdate: Aug 6, 2018

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Jessica and Andrea receive word from Jesse, a father desperate to escape the AUB polygamous group. As Jesse and his family try to escape, an explosive secret about Jesse's dark past is revealed and puts the entire team in danger. Meanwhile, former FLDS members, Megan and Chris, discuss the highs and lows of a life outside the group.

A Daughter's Revolt

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: Aug 20, 2018

A Daughter's Revolt

MaryAnn, a rule-breaking FLDS woman, reaches out to Jessica and Amanda about leaving the polygamous group. When MaryAnn's family receives word of her plan to escape, the girls must take action sooner than expected. After an emotional confrontation with her mother, MaryAnn refuses to leave until she says goodbye to her siblings in a dangerous polygamous town nearby.


Escaping Polygamy. Leah / Hannah

Episode: S01 Special | Airdate: Dec 30, 2014

Escaping Polygamy. Leah / Hannah

This 2-hour special focuses on the dramatic work of three sisters who escaped from the polygamous cult known as the Kingston clan as young women and now help other young men, women and children to escape, preferring to face hell than spend another day inside.

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