UPDATED: Did Fred get help? Leave The Order? Tell the sisters to get lost? We have the recap here on TVRuckus.
“Escaping Polygamy” fans have been watching the ups and downs of sisters Jessica, Andrea and Shanell, as they try to help others do what they did themselves: escape from the clutches of polygamy. But, things don’t always end as well for others as it has for the sisters. Will tonight be one of those escapes?
The group the sisters escaped from is known as the “Kingston Clan,” under the control of Paul Kingston. Jessica is the oldest of 12 children to Daniel Kingston and his sixth wife, Heidi Mattingly Foster. Andrea is the third of 12 children to Daniel Kingston and his sixth wife, Heidi Mattingly Foster. And, Shanell is their half-sister, who is the second of 12 children to Daniel Kingston and his seventh wife, Shirley Snow.
We’ve watched as the sisters have helped loved ones escape, as well as complete strangers. Sometimes things go well, but, typically, there are issues–before, during or after. And, sometimes the escapees simply want to leave; other times, they feel they need to get out for their own safety. Tonight could be one of the “safety” situations, but will Fred himself want to leave? Or, will his daughter have to make her father go? And, can she?
According to A&E, on all-new episode, “Honor Thy Father”:
A former Order member reaches out to Jessica and Kollene fearing that the life of her elderly father, Fred Kingston, is in danger under the Order’s watch.
Fred Kingston was born and raised in the cult, according to his daughter, who is going to try and help him escape tonight. Fred has Parkinson’s disease now and, his daughter indicates, his age and poor health make him “disposable” as far as the cult is concerned. But, that does not mean they will just let him leave–or that he will even agree to go. Can the sisters help get him out before it is too late?
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“Escaping Polygamy” airs on A&E on Sunday nights at 10/9c.
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