HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' finale promo shows Eli finding out and confronting Jesse about his dirty secret

HBO's 'The Righteous Gemstones' finale promo shows Eli finding out and confronting Jesse about his dirty secret

Jesse Gemstone (Danny McBride) was shot in the rear by his wife Amber (Cassidy Freeman) for lying to her about his extramarital activities that included snorting drugs with naked women in 'The Righteous Gemstones' Episode 8. Judy (Edi Patterson) was dumped by her supportive and loyal boyfriend, BJ, after she insulted him for taking her side in front of Baby Billy.

She ends up in jail after trying to damage the car of BJ's friend. Kelvin (Adam Devine) drowns in guilt for being a part of a plan that involved his siblings running people over, shooting at them and much worse. In a fit of rage, Kelvin chases Keith out of his house as well as he feels that he doesn't deserve to lead Keith in the path of light. 

A still of Eli with his daughter Judy and son Kelvin in 'The Righteous Gemstones' episode 3. (Source: Ryan Green/HBO)


In the upcoming episode, the three siblings may finally sort out the mess they created in the first place. Judy and Kelvin have definitely taken a step in that direction from the promo posted by HBO. Easter day's tithes were stolen in episode 8, and Eli is not ready to file a complaint against Scotty as that would incriminate his grandson Gideon as well.

When Eli made this decision, he was not completely aware of the role the Jesse had played in the grand scheme of things. In the promo, Eli confronts Jesse and tells him the cops came by in the morning. He also asks Jesse if there is anything he would like to confess, considering Judy and Kelvin have already told him everything.



We see Jesse struggle as he learns his son is volunteering in Haiti and he is being pressured by Amber to bring Gideon back. Then we also see Judy talk to BJ, and convince him to give her a second chance by confessing to him about her inexperience when it comes to relationships. 

A still from 'The Righteous Gemstones' featuring Danny McBride, John Goodman and Adam Devine. (Source: HBO)

While Jesse and Judy deal with their relationships, Kelvin decides to own the darkness in him. He is dressed pretty much like the satanic cult followers we saw earlier in the season, of which Keith was a member. Kelvin even goes to the extent of attending a Gemstone Youth meeting in his clearly goth attire surprising everyone present. 

A still of Eli and Billy in 'The Righteous Gemstones' episode 3. (Source: Ryan Green/HBO)


There are quite a few things the promo doesn't address. But we expect the Gemstone family is unaware Scotty is dead. The stuntman who stole the money from the vault was killed by Tiffany, Baby Billy's wife, unintentionally after their car crashed into Scotty's at an intersection. 

With Baby Billy skipping town right after trying to hide their crime by pushing Scotty's van into a marshland, no one is aware he has the Gemstone money. Scotty's connection to Gideon might be the only way the family is made aware of the reality of the entire situation but is that where the finale episode is headed?

Also, does Baby Billy expect his absence from the new Gemstone church to go unnoticed? How does he plan on taking on Eli Gemstone (John Goodman), especially after Baby Billy hurt Eli's daughter by abandoning her? 

And what of the rivalry between the Gemstone church and the local Locust Grove church? Will Baby Billy's absence cause trouble for the Gemstones in the new church? The family attracted new patrons, but right now it looks like the televangelists are in no state to preach. They have their own s**t to deal with. 


The finale of 'The Righteous Gemstones' will air on HBO Sunday at 10 p.m. ET. 

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