After a car bomb explodes in a parking garage, Detectives Briscoe and Logan find themselves investigating a religious cult. The driver of the car, identified by her dental records, was Wendy Berman who ran away from home at the age of 14 following the death of her father. She eventually found her way to the temple and its leader Daniel Hendricks. He claims that they are a peaceful if conservative group that specializes in helping get young people off the street - and off prostitution and drugs - and into the group. The detectives also interview some former members of the temple who claim Hendricks was a harsh task master who demanded complete loyalty from his flock. ADA Stone initially charges him with murder for masterminding the car-bombing but ADA Claire Kincaid suggests a different tack: charging him with kidnapping. Written by
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Based on the Charles Manson case. Manson was a charismatic cult leader, who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s. Manson was believed to have brainwashed many of his followers into committing horrible atrocities, including a series of nine murders at four locations over a period of five weeks in the summer of 1969. In 1971 he was found guilty of conspiracy to commit the murders of seven people of which were carried out by members of the group at his instruction. The most memorable (to most) being the brutal slaying of pregnant actress Sharon Tate in her home. He is currently serving nine concurrent life sentences at Corcoran State Prison in Corcoran, California. See more
The quote of "200 years ago" as when "we came here on boats to get away from that sort of thing"
(persecution by Europe's established churches) should've been "over 300 years ago" as when we came on the Mayflower. See more
Detective Mike Logan
This isn't church. Church is stain glass windows and nuns running around with rulers hitting you.
Lt. Anita Van Buren
The gospel according to Logan.