In the aftermath of his election, Bill tries to win over his constituents and employees; the family copes with psychological and physical threats; Alby returns from his desert exile with a desire to purify the compound.
Now that his family's polygamy is in the public eye, Bill tries to get more polygamists to come forward. CaraLynn's abilities in math garner special attention. Barb tries to convince her mother to partake in a mother-daughter symposium.
Christmas means trying times for the Henricksons as Barb, Margene and Adaleen come forward with shocking information. Cara Lynn looks into the disappearance of her father. Lura tries to stop Alby's extreme measures.
Bill tries to overcome the anti-polygamist sentiment swelling among state officials; Barb s attendance at a fashion show triggers resentment amongst the wives; Rhonda and Verlan try to shake down Alby; Nicki pushes for Cara Lynn s adoption.
Bill finds success in the Senate but finds new roadblocks set up by the Mormon church. Barb comes to a new conclusion about her life. Cara Lynn's adoption faces a new obstacle. Lois recalls her past with Frank.
Barb's mother is unhappy about the ally that Barb chooses to help her in the quest for priesthood. Cara Lynn continues to get closer to her math teacher. Bill faces Mormon boycott of his stores and also recieves a warning about Alby coming after him.
Things come to a boil at Nikki & Bill's wedding, meanwhile Alby buys out HomePlus.
Cara Lynn's indiscretions with Mr. Ivy come to light. Alby kidnaps Nikki, and the family faces with statutory rape charges.
Alby gets Adaleen on his side against Bill and his family. Rhonda asks Ben to marry her which results in Ben & Heather breaking up. Bill faces the possibility of a 20 year sentence, as his family tries to cope. Cara Lynn breaks down after Nikki tells her that Mr. Ivy never loved her.
Bill faces the threat of going to jail as he scrambles to plan for his family's future and makes a last-ditch effort to save face in the senate. Meanwhile, Margene mulls a change of scenery.
Barb considers joining another church; Ben enlists an unlikely ally to connect with Heather; and Don delivers bad news about Home Plus to Bill.