Buddy tries to outwit detectives, but his plan backfires. Also: Dora, Alexa and Russell become suspicious of their new pastor and Schmidt learns the truth about Ashlee.
The church must convince an eccentric elderly woman to donate her estate. Dora goes on a date with Detective Lovello. Schmidt makes a troubling confession.
Ray Florez threatens Alexa, giving her 24 hours to come up with the stolen ,000 she owes him. Buddy tries to get Ray to take ,000, which is all Alexa has, in exchange for "a good word with the Man upstairs". Ray throws Buddy over a bridge and into the water below. Alden announces to the group that he's divorcing Hilva and moving into a small apartment. Thinking Alden is hurting rather than happy, Russell follows him around and tries to comfort him. Just as Dora is considering breaking up with Lovello because they have little in common, she catches him snooping around Buddy's office. Lovello later calls a phone number he found in Buddy's drawer, but Buddy answers it as his FBI agent persona, having anticipated Lovello's snooping. To help Alexa, Buddy goes to the track and bets the ,000 on a horse named Buddy's Prayer. The horse wins and Buddy cashes in ,000, but he is accosted in the parking lot and the money is stolen. Buddy is later approached by the thief, a woman named Jasmine who worked with Damien and wants to know what happened to him.
Buddy falls into a deadly criminal's trap. The church council unites to stop an arson attempt on Ladner Trinity. Dora reconnects with her high school crush.
Dora and Alexa come under threat and Buddy tries to decide who he can save. Also: Russell and Dora have a falling out and Schmidt falls victim to a robbery.
Bishop Perkins returns with an announcement that rocks Trinity Lutheran. Sheriff Graham turns up the heat on Buddy regarding a recent hug in town. Alexa reveals an astonishing secret.
Russell wants Buddy to become a leader in the LGBTQ community; Sheriff Graham has Dora spy on Buddy and Alexa; and Schmidt and Ashlee make their relationship public.
Buddy tries to counsel Russell's brother, but things go awry; Dora runs for church president against Schmidt; and Buddy grapples with his feelings for Alexa.
The FBI plans a surprise for Buddy; Sheriff Graham comes down hard on the pastor; Dora thinks Buddy is having an affair.
Alexa's husband visits; Dora makes a terrifying discovery; and Schmidt's engagement party goes awry.