Preachers of LA Recap: “Truth Be Told” [Episode 2]

Posted on Aug 28 2014 - 1:05pm by Wendy Owen


Family time at the park for the Haddons with both grandmas sitting near each other, and that’s the best time for Dietrick to ask Dominique to recap the Sip and See. Yes, I’d like to hear this, too, because I didn’t see any Sippin’ or Seein’, just shade being thrown. Dominique rightly assumes the juiciest part was Loretta and Lavette bobbin’ and weavin’  like Ali and Frazier.  She also throws in the fact that Christy didn’t come, which has Dietrick automatically assuming it’s a thing about the marriage ceremony again. But, he decides he’s gonna be the bigger man. Uh oh.


Christy, looking like a Stevie Nicks contest reject, drops into JJ’s Bistro for lunch with Loretta. Of course it’s the Sip and See that is the topic for discussion with Loretta bursting at the seams to tell Christy that everyone went dead silent when she asked where Christy was, and Christy, looking uncomfortable, says she was uncomfortable. Way to match the facial expression with the feeling, girlfriend! Loretta promptly brings the spotlight to her side of the table by spilling her feelings about Lavette and Ron – they seem to be judging her by not wanting to participate in her pretending to be First Lady of Noel’s church when she doesn’t have a ring on it. Loretta and Christy agree that the most Christian thing to do is to just ignore people that don’t agree with them. Amen!


Jay drops in on one of his sheep who paints really scary, ugly stuff and is concerned about Justin the local homeless drug addict. They go out to look for him and find him on the street, passed out with a bottle of Pellegrino. I hate Pellegrino. It tastes like Alka Seltzer. Does that make me judgmental? Jay’s concern is mental, not so hands on, because he doesn’t seem to want to touch Justin, even when it looks like he’s ready to topple over.



Ron and Lavette are talking in the backyard of the McMansion. I really like Lavette. I’m thinking about asking her to adopt me. She’s gonna fix Ron a five-course meal instead of a hot dog! He says, “Yabba, dabba, do!” Oh, and there was some talk about the whole Sip and See, but I was more interested in dreaming of living in that McMansion with my new Mommy and Daddy, Lavette and Ronny. (Seems Daddy is going to plan a double date with Noel and Loretta and get this whole mess settled!)


Cut back to the mean, mean streets of L.A. and Jay trying to get Justin to eat at a real diner, but he’s totally whacked and can barely speak, much less eat. It seems Justin takes drugs cause he misses his Mom, who died of Lymphomia when he was 18. But Jay keeps waiting for a sign from a kid who’s looking comatose to me. Looks like he needs the Emergency Room more than a Diner!


Coming back from commercial, Jay’s still looking for a response from Justin instead of recognizing that Justin is in no shape to communicate. Jay throws Justin in a dive hotel I suppose – we don’t see where he goes – but it seems that way.


At home, he tells Christy about Justin and we learn that’s the most important thing to Jay right now, but I can’t concentrate because every time I see Christy, I can’t take my eyes off her lips. I know somethin’s not right there, but I just can’t put my finger on it.

The double date is here! Here’s the most amazing revelation: Noel is actually trying to tell the whole world he and Loretta are friends without benefits, implying they aren’t sleeping together, but Loretta says there are benefits, implying they are sleeping together. Is your head spinning yet? Wait, there’s more! Loretta is so high up on her horse that she decides to go after my sweet new Mama, Lavette, telling her it’s none of her business!


There’s an awful lot of talk from Loretta about how she can’t judge Lavette so Lavette can’t judge her, but it seems like a lot of smoke and mirrors to me when we all know the issue is that Noel’s getting the milk without buying the cow! Unless he’s a Eunich. Now there’s a real plot twist! He’s certainly acting like one, letting Ron go after Loretta, calling her a Jezebel, with nary a peep out of Noel! Loretta must keep his balls in a little satin bag in her underwear drawer.


Now Oxygen is a channel I can get behind because they’re playing the whole long version of the Idris Elba commercial!

Back from commercial and it’s now the rumble in the jungle, with Ron doing the rope-a-dope on Loretta and she’s so confused she don’t know what day it is, much less the time! Her corner man, Noel, should throw in the towel because she’s ‘bout ready to go down for the count. No Jezebel has no standing with Ron! He KNOWS Noel ain’t paying for this cow, not now, not ever! Can I get an “Amen?”


Unfortunately, we have to go back to Jay and his “church” and his dopey expectation that the drug addict is going ot show up. Then we cut to Noel and Loretta playing pool at home, and Loretta is slamming those balls. Noel still can’t understand why Ron objects to Loretta, but she don’t’ care – she doesn’t need Ron. But Noel is putting bros before hos and lays down the law that Ron must be at this crusade because he knows more scum than Noel does which must mean mo’ money.


Now, we’re cutting back to Jay. Why? Because we have to be reminded that these folks are preachers. After some creative editing, we see Justin enter the church, but it seems he came to drink and pass out. Finally, someone calls the damn EMTs to take him away. Seems Jay preachin’ in his ear didn’t’ do diddly squat. Our man Jay seems to think he’s Peter, but he’s not even Peter Brady!


Now study your bibles my children and next week will continue next week with more preachin’ and teachin’ and reachin’ for the bottle!

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  • Excellent recap Wendy! This show just gets better and better. I really like it. I totally agree with your assessment on the episode. Is it just me or is there something VERY creepy and disingenuous about Pastor Jay? Truth be told, he reminds me of Jim Jones. There’s something dark and sinister in his eyes. JMO.

    • Wendy Owen

      Oooooh, very creepy!!! Like, did he go out and find a homeless junkie just for the show, because I’ve had more close interaction with NYC street people and I’m no Pastor! He looked skeeved out by this kid.

      • Thank you!!!!! I’m glad it’s not just me. He’s so transparent it’s not even funny. I LOL when he said what bothers him the most is all these people passing by without helping a man laying on the street. Uh…he’s in Hollywood….he passed several homeless laying on the street just to get to the drug addict. Who, by the way, he probably paid $20 to do the show. Jay is the biggest phony on the show.

  • TopGear

    Loretta Loretta Loretta….the way you want bishop he doesn’t want you int that way. You would like to be his wife but he only wants to use you to warm his bed. what man would put their friend/ woman out on the front line to fight or him,then sits there while she’s being called names and doesn’t say a thing in her defense. loretta you’re bishop Jones pitbull and his jezebel.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      Loretta is a fool for waiting this long, but some people treat you the way you allow them to.

      • Wendy Owen

        You think she all just likes the $$ and the McMansion? Because he doesn’t seem to be any prize — he seems to like Ron a whole lot more than her!

        • Sara

          That’s exactly what’s she’s in it for.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    Great recap Wendy.

    This is a reality show, but everything isn’t real. Some of this stuff is set up just as any other reality show. You notice the way they never bring up anything on the same day. They waited to the next day to have him ask her what happen the other night like they didn’t discuss it that night. This show is purposely set up to show how each of these men sin. Pastor Gibson will not let up about them having sex it IS possible to be celibate. We don’t know this mans private life regardless of the small things shown on tv.

    • Wendy Owen

      I did not know that!!!! I’m thinking it’s real! I can understand Pastor GIbson’s POV – it looks bad for him if he’s supporting this kind of thing – but no one can get the truth outta those two, so it just looks bad.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        This season is kinda pissing me off. Some of them seem to be a whole lot more judgmental than last season. Mr. Tatooed up preacher is tripping because Detrick didn’t let him know about the pregnancy. And Mr. Flashy gangster preacher Gibson is judging Noel. Your job isn’t to judge. Especially when you have your own sins going on.

  • Sara

    I want to know why Lavette and Ron won’t let well enough be. They asked “Are you having sex”? Their answer is no. Either you believe them or don’t. They don’t have to answer to them. Pastor Ron is controlling and was way out of line with the name calling and throwing that dollar at Pastor Jones.

    • Wendy Owen

      Like a dog going after a bone, Ron is going to keep after it till he gets that “yes” outta them.

  • brasserie

    Is it me or does Pastor Gibson want him some Loretta? How many times is the man gonna call her beautiful…in front of his wife! hahaha!

    • Hi….I get that feeling also. You already know ole Ron was pimp in them streets back in the day. LOL!

      • Wendy Owen

        Ohhhhh, myyyyy!

  • I really liked this show last season, but I am about sick of all the gossip and confrontation. What kind of man sends his woman, excuse me, his “friend” to fight his battles? Ron came out swinging and Noel did not say one word to defend Loretta, and I am sorry but I am not buying that there is no sex going on there. What heterosexual couple is going to be together and so intimately involved in each other’s lives on a regular basis with no knocking of the boots in 17 years? I am not buying it — I wanna see the receipts! But for all that, Ron needs to leave it alone and quit calling her fine and hot. And did you catch that train wreck of an after show? I hate myself a little for watching it, but I could not turn away.

    • Wendy Owen

      I agree, Marvy! There’s no such man, unless he’s gay, that’s hanging around Loretta and not getting a little something. 😉

    • RealitytvJunkie

      I don’t care for this bishop because he is thug with a collar. And he has no compassion for people. And to call somebody ( Loretta ) Jezebel was lower than low. And to say that he is right because of his suppose it anointing, office and ordination in the COGIC church as bishop.

      • I actually like Ron, but I agree that he was out of line in how he was talking to Loretta using the “J” word. That was not even necessary. Those two men should have been speaking to each other and not putting Loretta in the middle. But you see how Noel makes her his attack dog and she plays right along with it. And for all that he is going to tell her to kiss up to Lavette because he needs Ron to be part of his crusade. That whole situation is not sitting well with me at all, and I have lost a lot of respect for Mr. Jones because of it.

  • ZammyB

    I’ve gotta say I’ve been taught to never comment on a preacher. I won’t watch this show and have just read the recaps and UGH why these men fronting like they ain’t trying to get rich?! Or have more opportunities for themselves and it has NOTHING to do with God? I’d much rather watch Mary Mary’s show bc those girls are real. This seems fake as last season Dietrick was trying to pimp out his ex wife for sleeping with another gospel artist, which also makes me vomit in my mouth…is anyone else wondering…when did the church get all fame and money hungry?!

    • RealitytvJunkie

      AGREED. Excuse me while I do 8 backflips..6 James Brown splits…4 ballet spins & 2 Jumpin Jack moves all while getting my Shout ON!

    • Wendy Owen

      Well, as long as you keep reading my blog about them, that’s ok. 🙂 Here’s what my favorite Pastor says about this: I hope you like it!

  • Dana

    I gasped when he called her a Jezebel! Unbelievable. As a leader he should have watched his tone and approach. I also did not like that Bishop Jones did not defend her as his “sheep” first, then as his lady friend. Also, the bible talks about taming the tongue. He lost his witness when he judged her… And as a man he should have been talking to Bishop Jones, not directly to her… He felt too comfortable with attacking her. She was not there for counseling but he should presented his concerns to Bishop Jones which he had already done. When you go on and on about it, you are over stepping your boundaries. .

    • Wendy Owen

      I couldn’t believe that Jezebel comment either! He went right in for the knockout punch with that one!

  • Wendy Owen

    To wash away what I’m seeing on this show, I just ordered The Word of Promise here: : and can’t wait to start listening to it. Don’t have a CD player in my car, so I’ll have to transfer all 90 hours (!) to my iPod. I heard about this because I heard Jim Cavieziel’s testimony here: (sorry, it’s a version that has an ad int he beginning – you can skip the ad in 5 seconds.)

    • Wendy Owen

      And just when you think Jim Caviezel couldn’t be more of a man of God, you find this video, where he’s talking about adopting special needs children: Children Are A Gift: Jim and Kerri Caviezel: