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


David Gordon Green





Episode complete credited cast:
M. Emmet Walsh ... Eli's Father
Jennifer Nettles ... Aimee-Leigh Gemstone
Walton Goggins ... Baby Billy Freeman
John Goodman ... Dr. Eli Gemstone
J. Gaven Wilde ... Young Jesse Gemstone (as J. Gavin Wilde)
Emma Shannon ... Young Judy Gemstone
Sam Salary ... Joseph (as Samuel Salary)
Jeremy T. Thomas ... Harmon Freeman
Chloe Traicos ... Gloria Freeman
Joey Brinkley Joey Brinkley ... Floor Manager
Rafael Villegas ... Discipline Officer
Darcie Isabella Cottrell ... Laurel (as Darcie Cottrell)
Carmela McNeal ... Secretary


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

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15 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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An episode a lot of people won't like, but necessary, and superbly acted.
24 September 2019 | by SamMalone07See all my reviews

This episode is sure to have its detractors, but I think it's a superb chapter in this story. Yes this is a flashback episode and puts the events of the story on hold to give a little history into Eli, Baby Billy, but more importantly, Aimee-Leigh (Delightfully fully realized by Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland fame) And that last ones important, why? Because as it turns out Aimee-Leigh was the only one that could keep this family together and truly was more than just a matriarch of a mega-church family, she was also their soul. So far we've seen the reprehensible acts of the sons and daughters of the Gemstone family but didn't quite understand how they got to the low point they've sunk to, when so much of the show focuses on how everyone else thinks they're glorious. It turns out they themselves can probably pinpoint it to when Aimee-Leigh passed. That's why this episode is so important. Also it's great to see how in love Eli was with Aimee-Leigh and how her passing has left him empty with nothing but building the church as a business instead of what gave him the passion in the first place. I've always loved McBride's comedies because of how deep he makes these absurd characters lives. He does highly original stuff and it's a shame his work doesn't get put on the same level as Bill Hader's Barry. I feel like they both do the same concept with McBrides work leaning more toward the comedy with Hader's leaning more toward the drama. I'm rambling, but this is a fantastic episode that a lot of people won't like but if you're really paying attention to the show, will see it's pretty great. Also, jeeze, you don't want to see John Goodman and Walton Goggins chewing up the scenery for a half hour? I would've been sold on that alone, but the fact that Jennifer Nettles might steal the episode from both of them? I think that's high praise indeed for an episode of a show that's pretty much just the three of them and some child actors. Watch it objectively and you won't be disappointed!

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