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.
The church is in an uproar when two dead bodies are discovered in town and a piece of incriminating evidence leads directly to the new pastor. Meanwhile, Buddy goes back home to attend his own funeral.
Buddy's first Sunday service is so unorthodox, a livid Schmidt calls in the bishop to assess the new pastor's competence. Dora makes an unusual request for Buddy, while Alexa and Russell vie for his affection.
Buddy steals a ruby necklace from a woman in a coffin to pay off a gambling debt. Also, Dora and Alexa have a falling out over a church fashion show; and Schmidt falls for a mystery woman.
Buddy tries to help Alexa escape her past, but his efforts put both of them in danger. Elsewhere, Dora has a meltdown after learning her ex-fiancé is getting married.
Buddy shares a surprise about Russell with Russell's parents and then gets a big surprise of his own. Elsewhere, Alexa instructs Dora in the art of self-love.
Buddy is questioned by the police, Alexa and Schmidt after Kenny's dead body is discovered. A young photographer finds Buddy in a compromising position.
Buddy ends up being threatened by a new family in town. Dora wants Buddy's help to overcome a strange addiction.
Buddy faces more perils when an unexpected delivery threatens to expose him and a hired assassin comes looking for him. Elsewhere: Schmidt's wife accuses him of having an affair.
Buddy flees Ladner after realizing there's a hit out on him. Also: Dora becomes a town hero; and Schmidt makes a surprising announcement.