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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Year: 2006 | 2007 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot

12 March 2006
As Bill prepares for the opening of a new addition to his hardware store chain, he receives bad news about his father's health, and also deals with trying to balance the needs of his three wives.

Season 1, Episode 2: Viagra Blue

19 March 2006
Barb and Nicki are scandalized when a vigorous lovemaking session between Bill and Margene is overheard by their children. Menawhile, Bill consults a security expert to guard against the Juniper Creek faction, Roman asks a hospitalized Frank to deliver a message to his son, and Sarah opens up to a co-worker.

Season 1, Episode 3: Home Invasion

26 March 2006
Despite being admonished by Bill for her spendthrift ways, Nicki tries to throw an extravagant birthday party at a hotel resort for their five-year-old son Wayne. Meanwhile, Bill installs a "perimeter of defense" around his home, Barb tries to keep the family's secret hidden from their neighbors, Margene stands up for herself, and Bill is alarmed when Home Plus gets an unwanted visitor.

Season 1, Episode 4: Eclipse

2 April 2006
Bill searches for answers to an unsettling dream; Later, on a hunting trip with Ben, he gets the answer for which he's been searching. Barb gets a long-term teaching job; Nicki fends off her creditors; Joey pays Bill a visit with news about Roman.

Season 1, Episode 5: Affair

9 April 2006
Bill and Barb's behavior arouses Nicki's suspicions. Meanwhile, Bill and Don get dirt on Roman after placing an anonymous call to Attorney General's 'Polygamy Czar'; and a Home Plus employee comes forward with an unsettling accusation.

Season 1, Episode 6: Roberta's Funeral

16 April 2006
Bill makes Roman a settlement proposal. Barb bails out Nicki. Lois sees an opportunity for promotion.

Season 1, Episode 7: Eviction

23 April 2006
Roman gives the Henrickson clan his answer to Bill's proposal. Barb uncovers Nicki's secret.

Season 1, Episode 8: Easter

30 April 2006
Bill's household becomes more crowded. Nicki learns that she is not alone in debt. Bill surprises Roman with final settlement offer.

Season 1, Episode 9: A Barbecue for Betty

7 May 2006
Nicki drops a bombshell on Bill. Don falls hard for a woman named Betty. Sarah tells Bill how she really feels.

Season 1, Episode 10: The Baptism

14 May 2006
Bill looks for help against Roman at The Compound. Tancy's baptism day approaches. Wanda goes into labor. Ben's girlfriend pressures him.

Season 1, Episode 11: Where There's a Will

21 May 2006
The Salt Lake City Leadership League recruits Bill. Barb continues the process to become Mother of the Year. Bill continues to make moves against Roman.

Season 1, Episode 12: The Ceremony

4 June 2006
Barb gets caught up in the Mother of the Year ceremony preparations, despite concerns from Nikki. Bill makes his move on Roman at the board meeting, not realizing another development will jeopardize it.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Damage Control

11 June 2007
In the Season Two premiere, Bill scrambles in the wake of the family's exposure; Barb retreats into her own world; Roman puts the squeeze on Joey; Sarah has a suitor.

Season 2, Episode 2: The Writing on the Wall

18 June 2007
A crisis leads Bill to rethink Home Plus's ad strategy. Joey is caught between a rock and a hard place; In the midst of crises, Bill and Barb forget Nicki's anniversary, and Joey makes a decision that will have far-ranging implications.

Season 2, Episode 3: Reunion

25 June 2007
Bill tries to leverage a council vote against Roman; Barb chastens Margene for her relationship with Ben, who considers a lifestyle change.

Season 2, Episode 4: Rock and a Hard Place

2 July 2007
Rhonda complicates Nicki's involvement in Joey's case. Looking to provide long-term security for his family in the face of uncertainty, Bill, along with Don and Eddie, meets with Carter Reese, owner of a polygamy-friendly slot-machine business.

Season 2, Episode 5: Vision Thing

9 July 2007
Bill finds himself drawn to an attractive young waitress named Ana. Nicki worries over Wayne's enrollment at a Catholic school. At Home Plus, Bill finds his deal with Weber Gaming jeopardized and must turn to his uncle Eddie for a loan.

Season 2, Episode 6: Dating Game

16 July 2007
Having uncovered Bill's romantic secret, Margene befriends an unsuspecting Ana, then arranges lunch with Barb and Nicki to introduce them to their prospective sister-wife. Bill discovers that an underground polygamist group have resurfaced.

Season 2, Episode 7: Good Guys and Bad Guys

23 July 2007
Margene's dysfunctional past is illuminated when her mother Ginger pays a visit. With tensions at a fever pitch as federal agents close in on Orlean Abbot, Bill plays a dangerous game to land Weber Gaming, pitting Roman against the Greenes.

Season 2, Episode 8: Kingdom Come

30 July 2007
Bill proposes that he take a night off from the wives every seventh day. With the Weber deal still in doubt, Bill plays both sides of the inter-compound dispute, hoping to incite Roman to take retaliatory measures that will finish off the Greenes.

Season 2, Episode 9: Circle the Wagons

6 August 2007
Bill enlists Nicki to sell Barb and Margene on Weber Gaming, with predictable results. In the wake of the latest public blemish on Juniper Creek, Bill calls an emergency UEB meeting that Alby ends up crashing.

Season 2, Episode 10: The Happiest Girl

13 August 2007
Rebuffed by Barb, Bill asks Margene to accompany him to a Bar Owner's trade convention. Alby realizes that Juniper Creek has been robbed, and thinks he knows by whom.

Season 2, Episode 11: Take Me as I Am

19 August 2007
Liberated by his trip to the convention, Bill makes Alby a tempting offer in the wake of Nicki's disclosure about Weber Gaming. Barb learns that her mother is getting remarried, and decides to use the occasion to try to make peace with her family.

Season 2, Episode 12: Oh, Pioneers

26 August 2007
Foiled by Alby in his attempt to gain UEB support, Bill resorts to a new tack to bring down his nemeses. Preparing for the festivities of Salt Lake City's Pioneer Week parade, the Henricksons are rocked by the appearance of an unexpected guest.

Bill Paxton ... Bill Henrickson

Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Barb Henrickson

Chloë Sevigny ... Nicolette Grant

Ginnifer Goodwin ... Margene Heffman

Amanda Seyfried ... Sarah Henrickson

Douglas Smith ... Ben Henrickson

Shawn Doyle ... Joey Henrickson

Melora Walters ... Wanda Henrickson

Joel McKinnon Miller ... Don Embry

Daveigh Chase ... Rhonda Volmer (credit only)
Jolean Wejbe ... Tancy Henrickson

Grace Zabriskie ... Lois Henrickson

Matt Ross ... Alby Grant

Harry Dean Stanton ... Roman Grant

Mary Kay Place ... Adaleen Grant

Branka Katic ... Ana

Tina Majorino ... Heather Tuttle
Lawrence O'Donnell ... Lee Hatcher (as Lawrence O'Donnell Jr.)

Audrey Wasilewski ... Pam Martin

Aaron Paul ... Scott Quittman

Sylva Kelegian ... ATF Agent

Mireille Enos ... Kathy Marquart (as Mirelle Enos)

Anne Dudek ... Lura Grant

Wendy Phillips ... Peg Embry

Eric Pierpoint ... Larry Schoenfeld

Renee Albert ... Jo Jo

Gary Ballard ... UIB Conference Member #2

Matt Battaglia ... Sheriff Thomas
Robin Beaman ... Zippy

Mitch Carter ... UIB Conference Member

Ryan Christiansen
Wesley Harris ... Doctor
Keegan Holst ... Wayne Henrickson
Garrett Gray ... Raymond Henrickson (as Garret Gray)
Thomas Knickerbocker (as Tom Knickerbocker)
Melanie MacQueen

Darrell Sandeen
Joshua Reed
Beau Bowden ... Juniper Creek Man (uncredited)

Gregory George Frank ... Juniper Creek Man (uncredited)
Tommy Gerrits ... Boy at Carnaval / Boy on Bike (uncredited)
Aidan Gonzales ... Joey Jr. (uncredited)
Andrew Gonzales ... Joey Jr. (uncredited)

Melissa Goodwin ... Juniper Creek Wife (uncredited)

Keaton Tyndall ... Sissy Marquart (uncredited)

Kylie Tyndall ... Penny Marquart (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Block Party

18 January 2009
In the Season Three premiere, Bill pitches a Mormon-friendly casino, with help from Margene. Meanwhile, a block party becomes the battleground for Bill to defend the family against gossip, and for Nicki to defend her life as Roman Grant's daughter.

Season 3, Episode 2: Empire

25 January 2009
Bill and his family test out the group-dating waters with Ana, with mixed results. Bill presses ahead with his unlikely courtship of Jerry Flute, despite a sizable expense, a crisis in Don's family, and an apparent gaffe by Margene.

Season 3, Episode 3: Prom Queen

1 February 2009
As Bill debates what to do with Rhonda, another potential witness, Kathy, goes underground. Frank finds himself in a bind; a revelation from Ana tests Bill's commitment; Margene gets disturbing personal news; Wanda spills a secret about Nicki's past.

Season 3, Episode 4: On Trial

8 February 2009
After Bill tries to get Alby to break ranks with the Prophet, Roman finally has his day in court. Meanwhile, Nicki struggles with her devotion to her father; Sarah considers her prospects; Adaleen offers Rhonda some compelling reasons not to testify.

Season 3, Episode 5: For Better or for Worse

15 February 2009
Barb, Nicki and Margene bicker over living arrangements; Bill barters for a loan approval; Sarah, Ben, Heather and Franky make a dangerous foray into the heart of Juniper Creek; Roman summons his children to his motel.

Season 3, Episode 6: Come, Ye Saints

22 February 2009
The Henricksons embark on a road-trip pilgrimage to a Joseph Smith shrine in Cumorah, NY, where Bill intends to bury a family time capsule in the sacred earth. Along the way, a series of jarring revelations test their limits--and Bill's faith.

Season 3, Episode 7: Fight or Flight

1 March 2009
It's both the time of the aftermath of Sarah's miscarriage and the preparation for Joey and Kathy's wedding.

Season 3, Episode 8: Rough Edges

3 March 2009
Bill urges the DA's office to bring a murder charge against Roman. Bill learns the license hold-up may be due to his brother-in-law Ted--and the church document he bought from Alby. Margene starts a business selling bracelets.

Season 3, Episode 9: Outer Darkness

15 March 2009
Buoyed by a visit from Barb and Margene, Nicki returns home after getting a call from Bill, but her spirits sag when his intentions become clear. Meanwhile, Barb faces excommunication; and Bill reconsiders his hard-line position on Roman.

Season 3, Episode 10: Sacrament

22 March 2009
Bill convinces Ray Henry to go along with his idea to rescue the Henrickson's niece from kidnappers; Nicki has an unexpected visitor; Alby hatches a deadly plot to consolidate his power; Sarah makes a surprise announcement that shocks the family.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Free at Last

10 January 2010
With the grand opening of the Blackfoot Magic Casino only days away, the Henricksons make last minute preparations under the skeptical eye of Tommy Flute, son of Bill's partner Jerry. As the Feds continue to probe unfinished business concerning Roman Grant, Alby has a close encounter with Dale Tomasson, the state-appointed trustee of Juniper Creek's assets. At the compound, Adaleen shares a shocking secret with Nicki. Though her home-shopping business, is thriving, Margie makes an on-air slip that prompts her boss Beverly to voice concerns about possible burnout. Worried for her safety, Lois makes Frank an offer, and Bill and Nicki's ex work out an arrangement to allow Cara Lynn to stay at the Henrickson's house while attending high school during the week.

Season 4, Episode 2: The Greater Good

17 January 2010
Ignoring pleas from Nicki to become Juniper Creekʼs next prophet, Bill contemplates running for the vacant Utah State Senate seat against ardent polygamy foe Roy Colburn. Joey and Wanda return to Juniper Creek, but a suspicious J.J. is lurking. Sarah and Scott decide to forgo a wedding in Billʼs church in favor of a civil ceremony,shocking Barb, who nevertheless takes steps with Bill to be readmitted to the church that excommunicated them. J.J., making his mark in a UEB satellite compound in Kansas, has a contentious dinner at the Henricksonsʼ with his cancer-ridden wife Malinda. Barb confronts Nicki about her feelings for Ray Henry, whoʼs moving away after losing his case. A reform-minded Dale tries to keep Alby at bay, to little avail.

Season 4, Episode 3: Strange Bedfellows

24 January 2010
Bill, Nicki and Cara Lynn travel to Washington, D.C., where Bill tries to land an endorsement from Congressman Clark Paley while repairing his relationship with Nicki. First, however, he has to get past a faux pas heʼs made with Marilyn Densham, Paleyʼs political crony. Back in Utah, Margene and her "Hearts on a Sleeve" line go prime time, but her on-air triumph is tempered by a case of mistaken identity. Joined by Sarah, Barb leads a series of seminars on sensitivity training at the casino. Fearing that Wanda spilled the beans about Romanʼs murder to J.J., Joey goes to extremes to safeguard their dirty secret. Barb and Sarah hit a young Native American woman with their car, prompting Sarah to personally compensate the victim and her baby. Even as his affection for Dale deepens, Alby is tormented by reminders of his late fatherʼs judgment.

Season 4, Episode 4: The Mighty and Strong

31 January 2010
When an audit uncovers insurance discrepancies at Home Plus, Bill takes drastic steps to protect his secrets and save his candidacy. J.J. approaches Alby with a partial solution on how to dispose of a "flock cast adrift," flummoxing Nicki. Lois, Frank and Jodean encounter a border scare in their quest for exotic birds. Sarah gets a taste of motherhood, albeit with someone elseʼs child. Alby is tormented by his inner Roman, and torn by what he sees as Daleʼs betrayal. Troubled by Tancyʼs surprising revelation about Margene and Ben, Bill decides that a change of scene might be best for his firstborn son.

Season 4, Episode 5: Sins of the Father

7 February 2010
Bill pulls out all the stops in his efforts to win Paleyʼs support for the state senate nomination, while Nicki relishes her role as his campaignʼs "secret weapon." Marilyn makes a pitch to represent the casinoʼs interests in Washington, but encounters resistance from Tommy. Frank picks an inopportune moment to drop by the casino with Lois and Jodean. Bill absorbs a last-minute sucker punch from Colburn, but turns the tide by embracing the Lost Boy in himself.

Season 4, Episode 6: Under One Roof

14 February 2010
Ana resurfaces with a surprise revelation that shakes up the family. Bill tries to get Tommy and Jerry to rebrand the casino and expand its advertising into Idaho. Lois and Frank take Ben and Jodean south of the border to visit Don Dona, a bird vendor, at their collective peril. Margene worries about the impact of Billʼs future outing on her booming business. With a flourish, Bill shows his wives the familyʼs collective future.

Season 4, Episode 7: Blood Atonement

21 February 2010
With a revenge-minded Joey in tow, Bill makes an emergency trip to Mexico after Lois and Frank's latest smuggling escapade backfires. Nicki is jolted by a doctor's news, but even more flummoxed by Adaleen's shocking revelation. Margene offers up a novel remedy to keep Ana from leaving the country with her fiancé. After a scare at the casino, Barb and Tommy look for culprits - and find some disturbing answers.

Season 4, Episode 8: Next Ticket Out

28 February 2010
Sarah shakes up the family with an announcement, while Nicki makes an all-out attempt to be the woman Bill wants her to be. Margene is put on the defensive when Bill questions her real reasons for getting married. An ill-timed remark at a ladies-only event puts Barb in an unwanted spotlight. Marilyn looks to bring down Bill as his campaign winds down. Barb jolts Nicki with news about Joey that Bill was supposed to deliver. A suspicious Bill looks for clues about J.J. in Kansas, while Adaleen finds them closer to home.

Season 4, Episode 9: End of Days

7 March 2010
With the State Senate election only days away, Bill puts the squeeze on Paley in an attempt to protect his candidacy. But Marilyn has an ace up her sleeve that threatens to wreck Bill's chances, or so it seems. At the casino, Jerry and Tom's tribal leadership is jeopardized by the illegal actions of family members. Caught in a tangled family web, Margene weighs her allegiance to Bill with her desire to keep Ana and Goran in her life. Desperate to get pregnant, Nicki gets news from Dr. Roquet Walker - J.J.'s son - that seems too good to be true. A late-breaking polygamist scandal in Kansas becomes national news, forcing Bill and his three wives to rethink their bold post-election plans.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Winter

16 January 2011
After restful post-election days in the wilderness, reality hits the Henricksons on their return to Salt Lake City. At Home Plus, Billʼs attempts to bolster morale in the wake of his polygamist revelation fall on mostly deaf ears, and he faces an uphill battle for his political life even before the swearing-in. At home, he tries to assuage the concerns of his wives and kids, who face psychological - and physical - threats around town. To stem this growing tide of ill will, Bill decides to hold an open house for his 40,000 constituents, some of whom may actually show up. Alby returns from his desert exile with a newfound desire to "purify" the compound, and exact vengeance on Bill.

Season 5, Episode 2: A Seat at the Table

23 January 2011
Bill's attempt to stage a "safety net" meeting for polygamist leaders is hindered by Alby and Home Plus objectors. In an effort to find common ground with her mother, Barb asks Nancy to join her at a symposium focusing on mother-daughter Mormon challenges. Nicki learns the extent of Adaleen's isolation; Marge despairs over the quandary involving Ana and Goran; and Cara Lynn impresses her math teacher, and Greg.

Season 5, Episode 3: Certain Poor Shepherds

30 January 2011
The Henricksons try to put on a unified face during Christmas, but are tested amidst numbing revelations from Barb, Marge and Adaleen. Meanwhile, Lura takes drastic measures in response to Albyʼs zealous efforts to "purify" the compound; Lois drifts towards the deep end; Bill tries to soften up a senator; Ben bonds with Heather; and Cara Lynn looks for answers about her father.

Season 5, Episode 4: The Oath

6 February 2011
With his swearing-in ceremony only days away, Bill searches for ways to overcome the anti-polygamist sentiment swelling among state officials. Meanwhile, Barbʼs strategic attendance at a First Ladiesʼ fashion show triggers lingering resentment between Nicki and Margene - and between Barb and Nicki. Rhonda and exiled polygamist Verlan try to shake down Alby; Margene and Pam find their niche with Goji Blast and Michael Sainte; Nicki pushes for Cara Lynnʼs adoption; Lois learns the source of her ailment; Ben rewards Heather for her sensitivity.

Season 5, Episode 5: The Special Relationship

13 February 2011
Bill makes a deal in the Senate, but finds new obstacles to his livelihood being raised by LDS officials. Fed up with interning, Barb considers a dramatic life change that could have far-ranging consequences for the family. A legal obstacle hinders Bill and Nickiʼs efforts to adopt Cara Lynn. Margene preaches the Goji gospel; Rhonda encourages Verlan to do Albyʼs bidding; Lois longs for her old life with Frank; Don takes another hit for Bill.

Season 5, Episode 6: D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

20 February 2011
Barb capitulates on Billʼs marital plans, but not on her hopes to attain the priesthood. To shore up her case, she enlists ex-Mormon feminist Renee Clayton, much to her mother Nancyʼs chagrin. Meanwhile, Bill faces new impeachment pressure in the senate, and scrambles for new clients in the wake of LDS boycotts of his stores. With her eye on a new prize, Nicki chafes at the status quo. Margene eyes a sponsor for her pro-polygamy childrenʼs rally; Cara Lynn puts in extra hours with her tutor, Greg; Alby vows to combat Safety Net with a purification program of his own; Bud Mayberry warns Bill of an imminent threat. Reunited by Bill, Frank and Lois strike a deal; Heather makes a decision that deflates a vulnerable Ben.

Season 5, Episode 7: Til Death Do Us Part

27 February 2011
Bill eyes a wedding as a chance to reseal his commitment to his three wives, though Barb remains skeptical. In the meantime, Nicki looks to take full advantage of her special day. Alby makes a game-changing power play; Lois resists Barbʼs vision of her future; Marge is cautioned about the financial pitfalls of Goji Blast; Cara Lynn brings a guest to the theater; Heather changes her mind about Ben.

Season 5, Episode 8: The Noose Tightens

6 March 2011
Bill looks to Albyʼs past in an effort to thwart his ambitions, leading Alby to concoct yet another diabolical scheme to bring down the Henricksons. Meanwhile, in the wake of a festering investigation into Billʼs private life, an incredulous Barb finds herself targeted as her husbandʼs accomplice. Nickiʼs "rescue" of a skittish compound wife complicates life at home, and lands her in hot water at Juniper Creek. Stung by an assertion by Michael Sainte, Margene finds herself at the crossroads in her business with Goji Blast. Don suffers emotional aftershocks that could have a lasting impact on Home Plus; Cara Lynnʼs secret leaks out; Heather apologizes for spilling the beans about Margene.

Season 5, Episode 9: Exorcism

13 March 2011
With Alby on the run and posing an imminent threat, the Henrickson family finds itself in lockdown mode. Frazzled though not incapacitated after a near-death experience, Nicki decides to break Cara Lynnʼs "dependencies" by enrolling her in boarding school. Barb spars with Bill about her new churchʼs stance on polygamy, and her commitment to the family. Lois begs Frank to rescue her from confinement; Margene vows to repay Pam for her Goji investment; Ben (Douglas Smith) and Bill debate what to do about Rhonda.

Season 5, Episode 10: Where Men and Mountains Meet

20 March 2011
With the specter of jail time looming, Bill charts out contingency plans for the family, while orchestrating a last-minute preemptive referendum on the senate floor. Meanwhile, Barb goes forward with her plan to join a reform-minded church; Margene contemplates taking a hiatus to serve as a volunteer abroad; and Nicki despairs being left alone as her family splinters. Cara Lynn considers a return to her roots; Ben enlists Rhonda to help him win over Heather; Don shares some bad news with Bill about Home Plus. As Easter arrives, the Henricksons receive heartening support from their polygamist constituents, briefly lifting the dark cloud that's been hovering over the family since Bill's election. Finally, an unexpected vision leads Bill to a final confrontation with his most deeply-held beliefs.

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