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This documentary series presents the point of view of actress Leah Remini, whose split from the Church of Scientology led Remini to become a vocal critic of the church's practices. In the eight-episode series, which aired on the A&E cable network, Remini argues that the church regularly abuses its members, exploits them financially, and subjects them to harassment and threats if they speak out against the church or resist its teachings. The series began airing in November 2016 and is scheduled to conclude in early 2017.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on A&E
2 Seasons, 28 Episodes
November 29, 2016
Reality
9.2/10
Cast: Leah Remini, Mike Rinder
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Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Full Episode Guide

  • To Scientologists, L. Ron Hubbard is the Messiah, whose word in the Church is law, and if to be believed, will lead the parishioner to personal salvation and total freedom.

  • In an effort to foster a positive public image, The Church of Scientology has funded groups whose purpose is to manufacture a positive perception in the public eye.

  • A powerful update on Leah's childhood friend Chantal Dodson. Leah and Mike sit down with Chantal and her mother, Ramina, who reveals that after 42 years in the Church, she's made the remarkable decision to leave Scientology.

  • In this very personal episode, Leah sits down with two of her childhood friends, Chantal Dodson and Sherry Ollins, for an emotional conversation about their shared experiences growing up in Scientology. They look back on how their friendship helped them to survive during their most difficult times and how they're now trying to heal with each other's support.

  • Scientologists are constantly pressured to pay money to the Church based on a promise of spiritual salvation. But what happens when parishioners ask for their money back? Ex-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder will lead a roundtable discussion, examining the contracts that all Scientologists must follow, and how these contracts lock them into financial burdens that can lead to hardship and ruin. Mike and Leah will be joined by ex-Sea Org Member Matt Pesch, leading Scientology blogger Jeffrey Augustine, along with ex-Scientologist Luis Garcia, and his attorney, Ted Babbitt, who are embroiled in a major lawsuit with the church regarding refunds.

  • The Mace-Kingsley Ranches were promoted by Scientologists as educational camps for troubled kids, but former students say they were actually hard labor camps for children. Leah and Mike sit down with two former students who talk about the hardships they endured there, from corporal punishment to challenging living conditions, and for the first time, give voice to the generation of kids in Scientology who were sent away to these ranches.

  • Since Scientology's inception, L. Ron Hubbard had an obsession with getting celebrities into the Church. Leah and Mike sit down with a former Scientology celebrity recruiter to learn about the Church's efforts to recruit A-listers. Then Leah and Mike travel to NYC to meet with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, the first celebrity to speak out against Scientology, for a very candid conversation about his own personal journey.

  • Despite accusations of abuse spanning a decade, David Miscavige remains the head of the Church of Scientology and continues to be untouchable; former Miscavige associates share firsthand accounts of how he maneuvered his way into power.

  • In Scientology, the goal of every Scientologist is to ascend to the top of the "Bridge to Total Freedom." Ex-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder will lead a round table discussion.

  • Liz Gale, a third generation Scientologist, was raised to believe that Scientology had the equation to create the perfect family.

  • Leah challenges Scientology's promises of relief from life's ills by revealing stories of individuals in the organization who suffered from depression and suicidal ideation.

  • Additional previously unaired scenes from the series.

  • Additional previously unaired scenes from the series.

  • Leah shares her personal story of her connection with the Church of Scientology, charting her exposure to it at an early age, through her rise as a celebrity and opinion leader, to her misgivings and eventual break with the church.

  • Leah and Mike Rinder host a second Q&A session to answer viewers' questions. They are joined by several special guests: Lawrence Wright, the author of "Going Clear;" Ray Jeffrey, one of few lawyers to take the Church on in court; and Steve Hassan, an author known for his studies in cult behavior and deprogramming.

  • After Leah receives a letter from the Church accusing her of provoking hate crimes, she decides to meet with the young man who the Church says she incited. Mike asks Leah to sit down with journalists who have been unrelentingly hounded by the Church for their reporting. And Leah tries to find a new way to take action.

  • Aaron Smith-Levin and his twin brother Collin were prodigies at Scientology's spiritual counseling practice known as auditing. But their paths diverged after Collin was dismissed from the program, leading to the painful tragedy Aaron shares with Leah.

  • Marc Headley, the former event producer of the Church of Scientology's production company, divulges details about the many gala fundraisers organized by the church.

  • David Miscavige's leadership is scrutinized. Receive insight from Miscavige's father and other former church members.

  • Mary Kahn was an everyday parishioner who climbed the ranks to the Church's highest levels of spiritual enlightenment. But as she shares with Leah, the price tag of her experience was extreme.

  • Leah heads to the spiritual headquarters of Scientology - Clearwater, Florida - to hear Mike Rinder's personal story.

  • Actress and ex-Scientologist Leah Remini meets with former Church of Scientology executive Amy Scobee, who shares her story of disconnection from her mother.

  • Leah answers viewer questions from her Reddit Ask Me Anything sit down.

  • Leah Remini discusses her new series, "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.''

  • Leah Remini and Mike Rinder explore the historical relationship between the Church of Scientology and its often vocal critics. A series of special.

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