The Branch Davidians stronghold in Waco was established by Florence Houteff in 1959, attracting supporters of her late husband Victor Houteff (1885-1955). Leadership was next assumed by Benjamin Roden (1902-1978, term 1962-1968), his widow Lois Roden (1916-1986, term 1978-1986), and their son George Roden (term 1986-1987). David Koresh assumed leadership after a split in the organization. See more »
During the entire 51 days, David Koresh retains his mullet haircut. But there is historical archive footage, particularly after the FBI sent video cameras in to the Davidians, in which his hair is relatively short, like a butch cut or a crew cut. See more »
You've looked to me to be your leader. To guide you on this journey. But I'm no leader. I'm a follower, just like you. God has instructed me to stay here and wait for His sign. This is our time to prove through suffering that we are worthy of the miracle that's to come. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming, I promise you.
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Knowing and following both stories depicted in the first act of the pilot episode (Ruby Ridge & Waco), I'd say this depiction is about as fair and honest as you'll find outside of the Frontline/American Experience exposes'
When the story writes itself it takes strong leads and acting, and what you find here is just that with Shannon and Kitsch. Solid stuff.
What you also get is the "inside and the outside" stories that the actors have figuratively bought into and it shines. Highly recommended and looking forward to the next in the series.
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