‘Greenleaf’ Recap: Season 5, Episode 1 – Premiere “The First Day”


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Don’t bother asking if Greenleaf can get an amen. After the Tuesday of Season 5 premiere, I’m sure we would be all give not only one of these, but a hallelujah and a couple of oh-my-gods to boot. In the space of an hour, the soap deliver what we were told was “basically a miracle”, revealed who was doing “the most cynical thing ever”, sent us accelerating towards a new start and a new church for Lady Mae and the Bishop, and dealt with a blow from which she could never recover. And that’s just highlights it. Read on, and we will go above everything that makes “The First Day” an unforgettable moment.

“IT IS MOVING TO TESTAMENTS AND CHLAMYDIA – GOOD! “ | As the episode started, the Bishop and Grace looked like Hope and Harmony to Cavalry baskets in a moving truck with all the care that a dorm room could get. “You better be there when something goes on,” he insisted for his daughter. Otherwise, we risk failing to see what God has in his next round. But even he couldn’t bear to see the cross thrown as a hand-me-down futon. “Maybe,” he said, “it was a mistake.” Praise; he had seen the light! At the Cavalry office, Phil approached Charity or “Lady Bénédictin Arnold” as his mother had taken it by calling her to make sure before their first joint meeting with the board of directors that they been cool. Oh, they weren’t just cool, she replied. They were as cold as ice. “My family hates me. I have no love of life. This work, which you were kind enough to grant me after having poured into me like in a s-t bag in the trash, is literally all that I left on this earth. ” So yes, Phil, when they were in this meeting, they had set up a united front, because they were all going to be united, and it’s sure that hell to be a facade!

Meanwhile, Kerissa warned Jacob that “if you don’t take care of me, in this divorce like no woman in the state of Tennessee has ever been taken care of,” she had to expose her parents to (possible) involvement in the disappearance of their mansion from the previous owner. At the same time, Aaron was down by the lavish house in question to inform him of Grace and the AJ that something had happened, which was “basically a miracle”: Another guy had been blamed for the crime that AJ had committed. What is more, one should ideally die in a shootout. If AJ is in the clear. Who was this man? Jesus, get behind the wheel, he was the guy Grace saw in Faith falls in Season 4 of the finale! Needless to say, she was shaken. Like Aaron left, Jacob pulled the lawyer aside to show him Mrs. Davis is going – and Mac signing it. He did, as Kerissa maintained, prove that his team had done something shady? Not necessarily, says Aaron. But it would certainly help if he could lay eyes on the will that this one replaced. “Hey Siri” Jacob says, “Call Joyce Meyer.”

“NOTHING ENDS QUICKLY” | Beyond being curious about the man who died when AJ was able to take the hook down, Grace paid a surprise visit to Darius at his office. “I need a favor,” she said, “and I wasn’t sure if you saw me if I called first.” Oh, if she had gotten a look at the size of the flame he is still there for her, she would have been! Either way, her heart beating on her sleeve, Darius of course agreed to look into the identity of John the Department of Health with whom she had at heart. Returning to Cavalry HQ, Charity, made it clear at the board meeting that, until Phil of the “great white ho” turned the congregation of vanilla, she would be of play Little Bo Peep from the herd. Still, she did-good, very-bad day only got worse: Carlton announced that he had earlier struck a dish note that serving as “Pinkberry hymns,” he was dropping out as choir director. “I just wish I could quit, too much,” admitted Charity.

At Joyce, Mac’s former assistant read Jacob for the dirt on how he got it canned and threw from not one but two churches. Oh, no, her baby girl was not hers, she was quick to add. “I would not have kept yours.” Ouch. Finally, Joyce admitted that her former boss had a ton of paperwork in a storage closet; maybe the documents Jacob was looking for there. Returning to Greenleaf Manor, although Grace encouraged AJ to accept the easy – well, God – way out of the trouble he had been, he still felt guilty about the guy’s falling spell. In the end, AJ agreed to go out with his family overnight to celebrate his freedom, but as soon as his mother left his room, he seemed ready to bolt – at least until he caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror. If a guilty conscience had a face, it was it. In other developments, Sophia showed up to Dante for a date, only to find Nikki there. “I’m hurt,” she admits, “but I’m not crazy.” Pretty mature, really – she left the ex there to unpack their luggage and determine if they were reuniting again.

“WE NEED TO START A NEW CHURCH” | After the meeting with the members of the Calvary of the board of directors – the consensus: “I do not go to church in a sports hall”, while the new one is built – the Bishop, floated an idea by the opinion Lady Mae: Could they take one step at a time towards… a new church? He had been inspired, he explained, seeing what she can make the pulpit. So why couldn’t they erase everything and start over… with step # 1 being them remarried (and the end of their damn fast already!)? She called him – crazy “At my age,” he corrected her, “the word is‘ crazy “- but she was in. She wanted a sign from God. “Well, how than for a sign? ” While the former bride and groom were making plans to take the “elders” out of that description that same day, Charity was down by Phil to return on his engagement ring. Oh come on, he said. She knew how he felt about her. “I don’t know how you feel about oxygen, ”She turned her back. Finally, he admitted that if he did not marry Judee, Bob could get the job he had worked for 20 years. He didn’t know how to let it go. “But you know how to leave me go, she said stressed. Bye, Felicia Phil.

As the hour approached its end, Darius met again with Grace, to reveal what he had discovered about Bob and why he had been so enthusiastic about his Cavalry mittens: it appeared that He intended to run for the Senate like a Republican who just happened to have a church in his pocket. “It’s a good plan,” Grace acknowledged. “It’s the most cynical thing ever,” replied Darius. I could have sworn that sharing this intel was going to draw in a kiss, but before I could, Grace got a call: Her parents were remarrying – in the afternoon! Like the Greenleafs (Greenleaves?) Gathered at the head mansion out of the wedding night, Sophia reported that she had searched for AJ, but he had not been in her room. The investigation, Grace discovered her son – aw, the shadows of Faith! – on the bathroom floor with his slit wrists!

Heaven helps us, it was quite a premiere, right? Do you think AJ is going to live? Do you hope it will? The sound off in the comments below after ranking “The First Day” in the poll below.


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