A lowlife who is on the run after having having created gambling debts cons a small town into thinking that he is their new pastor.
Buddy returns home to attend his own funeral, but his new home is in an uproar after a couple of people are found dead and evidence sees Buddy as a suspect.
After Buddy's first sermon, Schmidt calls in the bishop to assess his competence; Dora has an unusual request for Buddy; Alexa and Russell compete for Buddy's affection.
To pay off another gambling loss, Buddy steals a ruby necklace from a woman in a coffin. Dora and Alexa have a falling out over a church fashion show and Schmidt becomes smitten with a mystery woman.
When Buddy tries to help Alexa escape her dark past, he puts both of their lives in danger. Dora has a meltdown when she learns her ex-fiance is getting married.
Buddy surprises Russell's parents with a revelation about Russell, then gets a huge surprise of his own. Alexa instructs Dora in the art of self-pleasuring.
When Kenny's dead body is found, Buddy has to answer to Alexa, Schmidt and the police. A young blackmailer photographs the new pastor in a very compromising position.
Buddy is threatened by a new family in town; Dora asks Buddy for help to overcome a strange addiction; and Schmidt has a rendezvous with Ashlee.
An unexpected delivery threatens to expose Buddy as a fraud. Schmidt's wife accuses him of having an affair. A hired assassin comes to Ladner looking for Buddy.
Knowing there's a hit out on him, Buddy is forced to flee Ladner forever.