A 14 year old girl is found barely living in the desert. She escaped from the custody of a self-announced "prophet" who forced her to become his 73rd wife. As the FBI finds out that the mother of the girl surrendered her daughter to the "prophet", more mysteries become obvious. Charly applies an relational network model and finds out that it represents an inbreeding chart displaying the mating behavior of the "prophet" and his followers. It turns out that the girl and her mother have the same father and that the girl was only forced to be with the "prophet" in order to lower the inbreeding coefficient of their offspring so that a cleaner bloodline can be established. The "prophet" flees with his followers into a condemned house in the desert and has to face the armed forces of the FBI in a show down. Written by
Did You Know?
The surname "Kirtland" figures prominently in the polygamist cult depicted. This is an inside reference to Kirtland, Ohio, where a Latter-day Saint community once thrived under Joseph Smith, to whom polygamist groups as well as mainstream Mormons trace their origins. See more
The vulture that swoops down to Josephine Kirtland and is chased away by the truck driver is a White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) from Africa, a species not found in the U.S.A. See more
Amita and I. We're driving down together.
Oh. A romantic weekend away together.
Well, we will be driving through wine country.
100,000 Polygamists 37 States 11 Religions 1 Bloodline See more
Ring of Fire
Written by June Carter Cash
and Merle Kilgore
Performed by Johnny Cash See more