Charity Takes a Stand

Season 1 Episode 110
CC | tv-pg
With the bishop behind bars and Mac in the hospital with a gunshot wound, the Greenleaf world seems to be on the verge of crumbling. Amid the chaos, Charity feels aggrieved that she has, yet again, been left out of family business.

Finally, once the dust has begun to settle, the family gathers around the table for dinner. However, as soon as Grace takes her seat, Charity trains her eyes on her sister and says, "I've got something to say to you."

Jacob doesn't want any part of it. "All right, I'm out," he says glibly.

"Don't move," Charity says with authority.

"I am not a second-class citizen around here," Charity continues, turning back to Grace. "I am not someone who can be ignored or left out."

Lady Mae, exhausted, says, "Charity."

"Mama, let me finish for once," Charity says to Lady Mae. She turns back to Grace. "If you had told me what you were doing here, I could have helped."

"How, Charity?" Jacob says condescendingly.

"Don't say it like that," Charity says, staring down her brother.

"Oh, just stop it, all of you, please," Lady Mae interjects.

"Your father is in jail, and you're going on about some berries," Lady Mae says, gesturing to Kerissa, who sheepishly munches on a raspberry. Lady Mae then returns her focus to Charity, adding, "And this one's up on her feet like her dignity's at stake."

"It is, Mama."

"And whence is this dignity if it isn't from a proper sense of horror at what your sister has done to your father," Lady Mae snaps. "Who are you?"

"I'm the only child you have that hasn't lied, cheated or done anything but serve this church," Charity says, her voice quavering with emotion. "You've been here the whole time Mac was pulling this nonsense and you never even noticed?"

Finally, she throws Lady Mae's question back at her. "Who are you?"

Grace, Jacob and Kevin awkwardly look around the table. No one knows what to say.