Greenleaf - Episode Guide

Season 1

A Time to Heal

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jun 21, 2016

A Time to Heal

The news of Grace Greenleaf's return to Memphis breeds tension.

The Baptism

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Jun 22, 2016

The Baptism

Grace's decision to move back to Memphis is driven by vengeance following her sister Faith's death; she then is uncomfortable settling back into working at church with her family.

We Shall See Him as He Is

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Jun 22, 2016

We Shall See Him as He Is

Grace goes on an awkward date that includes Noah and Isabel, Jacob and Kerissa come to a realization about what their relationship has become while hosting a dinner for the deacons. Bishop Greenleaf attempts to give Senator Banks the runaround in regards to the church's finances. Mac threatens to blackmail Mavis in order to stop Grace's investigation.

Behind Closed Doors

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Jun 29, 2016

Behind Closed Doors

When the mayor decides to cash in a favor with Bishop Greenleaf, hoping to find one black church to support the local law enforcement community, he gets put in a tight spot that could cause a rift within the church. Through the course of her investigation, Grace gets blackmailed by an old acquaintance of Faith's. Charity spills the beans about her pregnancy to Lady Mae. Kerissa and Jacob start going to counselling sessions in an attempt to save their marriage.

Meaningful Survival

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Jul 6, 2016

Meaningful Survival

A family in the church asks for prayers; Lady Mae tries to mend fences between the Bishop and Deacon Sykes; Jacob's infidelities push Kerissa to her limit; and Kevin takes a step toward exploring his sexuality.

Good Morning, Calvary

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Jul 13, 2016

Good Morning, Calvary

With the Bishop unable to attend church one Sunday, he appoints Grace to be the pastor – much to Lady Mae's horror and Grace's protests. In an attempt to get reinstated in the church, Jacob starts working on getting the services televised and promptly gets jealous when the television executive takes a liking to Kerissa. Charity's plans to get a new music director after Nigel leaves backfires and ultimately forces Kevin to face his deep-seated issues. James reaches out to Mavis and has a heart to heart with his sister-in-law. Lady Mae confesses about feeling guilty about Faith's death.

One Train May Hide Another

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Jul 20, 2016

One Train May Hide Another

On the day he's set to receive the Memphis Man of the Year award, Mac juggles a variety of tasks for the Greenleaf clan.

The Whole Book

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Jul 27, 2016

The Whole Book

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.

The Broken Road

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Aug 3, 2016

The Broken Road

Security at Calvary is debated following the church shooting; Charity confronts Kevin; and Mac plans to leave the country.

March to the Sea

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Aug 10, 2016

March to the Sea

Grace thwarts Mac's attempt to blackmail the Bishop; and deals with Sophia's father, Ray, who has doubts about Grace's parenting. In other events, Charity, who's fed up with being disrespected, finally speaks up.

Men Like Trees Walking

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Aug 17, 2016

Men Like Trees Walking

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.

Veni, Vidi, Vici

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Aug 24, 2016

Veni, Vidi, Vici

Grace, Ray and Sophia go to court; Basie, the Bishop and Jacob discuss an opportunity at Triumph; Deacon Sykes wants to hold a "women's day" at a smaller venue; Adrian gets the wrong idea about his lunch with Kevin; Mavis has problems with her club; and Kevin shares his feelings with Charity.

What Are You Doing Here?

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Aug 31, 2016

What Are You Doing Here?

In the Season 1 finale, Deacon Sykes has doubts about Lady Mae preaching at the "women's day" event; Basie wants Jacob to run Triumph's new community center; and Lady Mae confronts Mavis.

Season 2

A House Divided

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Mar 15, 2017

In the months following Mac's release from jail and charges against the Bishop looming in the Arkansas church fire, Calvary Church and the Greenleaf family are still reeling, resulting in those involved wondering whether everyone involved if the church and family will survive the outcome. As a result, Lady Mae takes some drastic steps in an attempt to keep the Bishop safe. Charity and Kevin attempt to resolve their issues before the baby is born. Following the closure of her club, Mavis is headed down the path of self-destruction. Bishop learns why Basie is out for blood.

Strange Bedfellows

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Mar 22, 2017

Upon finding out that the majority of the deacon board are withholding their tithes because of their beliefs about Carlton being an openly gay man working at Calvary, Lady Mae decides to fire him, much to the displeasure of Grace and Charity. Kevin confronts Charity about his feeling that she is keeping him out of their son's life. Grace embarks on a relationship with a journalist who's been cover her family in the newspaper. Meanwhile, Jacob begins to wonder where he fits in with his new role at Triumph II.

A Mother's Love

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Mar 29, 2017

After one of Mac's victims attempts suicide, Grace makes a rash decision that may have lasting consequences; Kevin's mother visits, exposing old wounds; and Lady Mae tries to reason with Jacob.


Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Apr 5, 2017

Bishop and Lady Mae preside over Calvary's Fall Revival, and decide to take action against Basie; Lady Mae and Grace connect with old friends; and Grace confronts Mac's new girlfriend.

Point of No Return

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Apr 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. In other events, Grace's plan to put Mac away hits a snag.

The Royal Family

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Apr 19, 2017

When Lady Mae learns of Kevin's secret, Charity and his divorce proceedings become more strained that before it started. Due to Grace's vendetta toward Mac, her relationship with Darius reaches an impasse. Jacob begins to question Basie Skanks motives toward Bishop and Calvary when he discovers a mysterious benefactor of Triumph Church.

Born to Trouble

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2017

The anniversary of Faith's death is at hand and Grace shows no sign of giving up her pursuit of Mac. Basie and Jacob, meanwhile, receive bad news regarding Triumph Two's finances.

And the Sparks Fly Upward

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: May 3, 2017

In the Season 2 midseason finale, Jacob makes Triumph pastor Basie Skanks an offer to clear his debt and gain full control of Triumph II; and Mac receives bad news from Skip Leonard that puts him in an explosive collision course with Grace.

The Bear

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Aug 15, 2017

The family begins to deal with the aftermath of Grace and Mac's showdown at his apartment. As the prosecutor contemplates charging Grace, she turns to God for reassurance that what she did was the right thing. As this is occurring, Jacob and Kerissa attempt to hold out an olive branch to Bishop now that they own the land that Triumph II was to be built on. While Charity and Kevin adjust to their separate lives now that they're divorced, Kevin has made a major life decision, Charity reels when she learns what he is planning on doing.

Call Not Complete

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Aug 16, 2017

As Jacob and Kerissa establish their new ministry on the land next to Calvary, Grace attempts to bring him back, only to get turned down cold. It is during this time, she learns of Jacob and Charity's feelings about her leaving following Faith's death all those years ago. After reading Kevin's letter, Charity frantically tries to find him before he does something drastic. Bishop receives an interesting offer from a church benefactor. When Darius informs Grace of a job offer he got in New York, she begins to wonder where she fits in his life.

Changing Season

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: Aug 23, 2017

After seeing how disappointed Sophia and Zora are about not being selected for the annual debutant cotillion, Lady Mae takes matters into her own hands to get her granddaughters included in the festivities, and soon learns the reason why the girls were excluded. While at an area meeting of pastors, held at Triumph, Grace is moved by what Basie Skanks said in regards to how gay youth are treated in the religious community. After Charity reaches out to Carlton, he voices his suspicions about why it took so long for her to call him. Lady Mae becomes suspicious of the Calvary's newest benefactor when she discovers Rochelle getting cozy with Bishop.

House Rules

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: Aug 30, 2017

Bishop becomes suspicious of Grace when she gets inspired by Basie Skanks when an interview written by Darius and then a video about inclusivity in church goes viral. As a result, Bishop goes to have a heart to heart with Basie. Tiring of Jacob not wanting to use the money raised to fix the things needed around the house, Kerissa urges him to get a day job. Jacob sets some new ground rules for Zora and Isaiah after catching them alone in Zora's room. Meanwhile, as Grace tries to figure out where she fits in at Calvary, Charity tries to figure out where her relationship with Jabari is headed. Lady Mae gets some new information about Rochelle that makes her more suspicious of the woman's motives toward Bishop.

Silence and Loneliness

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: Sep 6, 2017

After having several unnerving nightmares, Grace opens up to Darius about happened between she and Mac when she was younger. Armed with what Kerissa shared about Basie Skanks' less than honest finances, Bishops gives his rival pastor an ultimatum, resulting in Basie reluctantly turning over Triumph over to Jacob. Charity goes to elaborate lengths to upgrade her working relationship with Jabari to something romantic. The Bishop and Lady Mae's friend Bishop Lionel Jeffries arrives in town with some surprising news he wants to share with the Greenleaf family.

The Father's Will

Episode: 2x14 | Airdate: Sep 13, 2017

As Jacob begins his first day as the leader of Triumph, he and Kerissa are promptly met with much resistance from several church members. While working with Jabari, Charity gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to go on tour with a famous Christian musician. Elsewhere, Lionel and Aaron arrive in town and drop an enormous bombshell involving Kevin that sends Lady Mae and Bishop Greenleaf reeling. Grace and Darius get to know one another better.

Two By Two

Episode: 2x15 | Airdate: Sep 20, 2017

As Sophia and Zora continually prepare for their cotillion, Lady Mae finds herself at increasing odds with Bishop. When Maricel's husband finds himself in sick in the hospital, Charity's plans to go on tour seem to be put in limbo. Jacob receives a tantalizing offer from the Deputy Mayor. While Tasha and Basie put a plan into action for taking the Greenleaf family down, Grace begins to worry that Bishop and Rochelle Cross are getting inappropriately close.

The Pearl

Episode: 2x16 | Airdate: Sep 27, 2017

The tension between Zora and Isaiah come to a head at the cotillion when Sophia takes a stand to help her cousin out. Lady Mae and Mavis have a confrontation about the relationship she had with Bishop many years ago and a surprising truth is revealed as a result. A stunning connection between Rochelle and Basie Skanks is discovered. As Kevin returns, looking to be a part of his son's life, Charity's relationship with Jabari goes to the next level.

Season 3

Strange Currents

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Aug 28, 2018

Strange Currents

The Bishop and Lady Mae's crumbling marriage threatens to destroy the Greenleaf family, then a two-million dollar IRS tax bill arrives at Calvary, putting the church in danger.

The Space Between

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Aug 29, 2018

The Space Between

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.

Chain of Command

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Sep 5, 2018

Chain of Command

The Bishop sends Lady Mae into a tailspin when he surprises her with divorce papers; Grace gives a newspaper interview in Mae's place, while deploying Darius to investigate Rochelle.

The Underdog

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Sep 12, 2018

The Underdog

Lady Mae visits world famous Pastor Maxine Patterson and endures the Bishop's final attempt to win her back at a Round Table party. Connie asks if Grace is interested in running Calvary.


Meet the Greenleaf Family

Episode: S02 Special | Airdate: Feb 15, 2017

Oprah Winfrey goes behind the scenes of the TV drama series, "Greenleaf,'' with the cast and crew, including creator and executive producer Craig Wright.

Season 3: All Access

Episode: S03 Special | Airdate: Aug 21, 2018

The cast members are interviewed and discuss what has happened in season 2 and what to expect in the upcoming season when it starts.