Almost every week, fans watch “The Insider” help the sisters of “Escaping Polygamy” on A&E. The Insider has stayed on the inside, not because he/she wants to stay, but because he/she wants to bring down the Kingston Clan, i.e. The Order, from the inside. And, week after week, viewers cannot help but wonder:
Who is he/she?
Last night, The Insider wanted to meet with the sisters face-to-face for the first time. Shanell was nervous, fearing that it was some type of trap. But, Jessica was blunt: They are not intimidated by Order tactics and games, and they were going to meet this person. They did, but there was no true “face-to-face” with the person. Shanell stayed in the car, and Jessica stood back, so The Insider was well in the shadows, unable to be identified.
Why bother meeting?
He/she provided the sisters with copies of documents that he/she had already supplied to the IRS. Records from, apparently, Order-run businesses, as well as information on the so-called “numbered” men of The Order.
According to last night’s episode of “Escaping Polygamy,” there was a raid on the Kingston Bank by the IRS. The Insider said they were looking for tax evasion and tax fraud. And, the leaders of The Order were looking to uncover the identity of The Insider. So, he/she finally decided to leave, following the bank raid, and requested a meeting with the sisters at Washakie, an isolated area that includes a large amount of Order property.
“We want to show up, but we want to have a bail-out plan,” Jessica told Brian and Matt of their security team. “There really is no bail-out plan from the middle of nowhere,” Brian said. “Professionally, we don’t think this is a good idea,” Matt added. And, it wasn’t; there were apparent Order people all around, and The Insider refused to leave in the end. Matt and Brian stayed back to distract Order members while the sisters left, and were told to stay off the property.
And, the sisters were NOT amused.
“We didn’t ask them to be our little spy on the inside,” Jessica said. “They found us. … We’re the people you call when you are ready to leave, not the people you call when you’re thinking about it. I’m pissed at them.”
According to Jessica, there will be no more hidden “insider” for the sisters; they are not playing Order games with anyone, including The Insider. They want to know who he/she is before they go forward with them again.
What did viewers think of this episode? Did The Insider’s motives seem sincere? The sisters seemed worried that they could be walking into traps with him/her, or perhaps just others posing as the unknown Insider; what did viewers think? And, were the sisters right to be ticked when he/she did not leave? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
“Escaping Polygamy” airs on A&E on Sunday nights at 10/9c.
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