'Greenleaf' Season 5 Episode 2 Preview: Will AJ's tragic fate stall Lady Mae and the Bishop's second wedding?

Considering doubt still prevails over whether this is the original AJ after all, or even if AJ if Grace Greenleaf's son at all, looks like the wedding will have to wait


                            'Greenleaf' Season 5 Episode 2 Preview: Will AJ's tragic fate stall Lady Mae and the Bishop's second wedding?
A still from episode 2 (OWN)

Borrowing inspiration from the Book of Genesis, the episodic titles of 'Greenleaf' Season 5 are a clear indication of the new beginning about to unfold in the titular family. After the tragic ending of Episode 1, titled 'The First Day', viewers are still reeling under the shock of watching AJ (Jacob Gibson) succumb to his guilty conscience, and relapse. While doubt still prevails over whether this is the original AJ after all, or even if AJ is Grace Greenleaf's (Merle Dandridge) son at all, what's left to be explored is how the mother copes with this trauma or the revelation that comes with it. And that's something we can expect to pan out in Episode 2, titled 'The Second Day'.

While not much information is out about the episode, with Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield) and her estranged husband, the Bishop (Keith David), deciding to remarry just to get a hold of the megachurch and First Cavalry, there's some rekindling of that relationship to look forward to. However, marred by AJ's tragedy, it looks like Grace's investigation into the whole thing might take the forefront and the Greenleaf matriarch and patriarch's wedding will have to wait for some time.

With Season 5 being the final installment, we can also expect the pace to pick up in the second episode in terms of how the family decides to battle the external forces plaguing them and their position in the church. Whether they will get the Cavalry back for good, or whether they will have to start afresh is something the Greenleafs are still in a dilemma over. And while their philosophy is the binding force driving it all, there's no denying that Bob Whitmore's (Beau Bridges) agenda and the Harmony and Hope alliance will be their arch-nemesis this time.

Armed with Grace's knowledge about Bob's political ambitions and how he will do anything to snatch the Cavalry from them, tension will build up considering the chain of events will need to wrap up a closure in a very short time. But worry not, Grace has just the right kind of flair for revenge so perhaps Episode 2's central focus will be how she plans, and eventually executes the downfall of the scheming rival. 

'Greenleaf' Season 5 airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm only on OWN.

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