Preachers of LA Recap: “Sins of the Father” [Episode 6]

Posted on Sep 25 2014 - 12:38pm by Wendy Owen


If you could all open your browsers to last week’s episode so you can follow along, we’ll get started. First, a little prayer: Father, What we know not, teach us, what we have not, give us, and what we are not make us. We pray in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen

Now we should be ready for tonight’s episode! Seems Deitrick with all his fancy schmancy nanny upbringing ways has a biological father in bankrupt Detroit that he wants to visit. (Your humble correspondent has one of those two, and believe me when I tell you people, you’re always better off not seeing one of those! Oooh weee, save me baby Jesus for what is about to go down!)

Ron and Lavette whom I still want to adopt me, are having happy talk about her upcoming public speaking engagement. She will rock it, won’t she?


Clarence, whom we don’t see much of, drags his son Seth on camera to perform like one of those little dogs in the circus by showing how he can pray over letters. The kid is preternaturally mature. Which means he needs to hang out with more kids his own age. Clarence seems much more interested in having him follow in his footsteps. Anyone out there remember Marjoe Gortner? No? Google it. 😉


Deitrick and Dominique arrive in Detroit. No surprise, his step-father is a real preacher which is why Deitrick  thinks he’s a real preacher. Deitrick  makes it sound like all his problems – infidelity, abortion, divorce – are because of his sorry-ass biological dad. He also makes it sound like he hasn’t been in Detroit for 15 years. I dunno. Sounds like one count of denial and one count of being AWOL to me.


Back to Clarence, we find him talking to his Mom, who happens to live with him in the McMansion, and he wants her advice on how brilliant he is and ergo how brilliant he already knows Seth is, but seems to want verification from her. She confirms he’s perfect.

Lavette, Christy, and Myesha meet at some kind of indoor go-kart track – is this where they’re having the prayer breakfast? Lavette wants Myesha to do the music, and Christy to give the prayers, but Christy has to decline because she hasn’t seen Chris Isaak in so long. “Nobody knows the troubles I been through….” Oh, I see. The three ladies are there to go-kart themselves. I guess driving fancy cars can become a real bore.


In Detroit, Deitrick  is the center of attention at a family dinner. The moment Mama brings up his wanting to connect wit his biological father, all hell breaks loose. His sister reads Deitrick  the book on being loyal to their stepfather. But it seems that the drama of bringing his stepfather into his life is all Deitrick  wants, but Deitrick’s sister goes right for the jugular and accuses Dominique of putting Deitrick  up to this! Wooo!


Back from commercial, let the tears begin! Dominique starts crying because even though she claims Deitrick needs to know his biological father, from what she’s saying, it IS her idea because she wants to see what kind of crack-ass moron genes her kids inherited.

Ah, poor little Seth. Now we see the problem. He’s homeschooled. That’s why he speaks like 40-year-old preacher and can’t play basketball if he’s not a mini-Michael Jordon and has a mini-breakdown.

Cut back to Detroit, which we all know is a hell hole, so why show us? Plot line my dears, plot line. Mama shows him the run down house where they once lived and she tells him how abusive that man was. This makes Deitrick  all the more determined to follow this plot line straight to the Emmys!


During the interstitial, Deitrick , the adulterer, preaches to his Moms that she didn’t do her due diligence by choosing to have kids with that man. Kinda like how Deitrick  didn’t do his due diligence on not getting other women pregnant? Hmmmm. I just love it when people blame their parents for their short comings

Clarence and Priscilla, who have the most gorgeous pool I’ve ever seen, have roped Myesha into bringing her son over for a play date to try to normalize little Seth. Instead, it seems to make Myesha lean towards homeschooling little Wayne. Oh no! Creating another little preacher!

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Detroit again and Deitrick  is crashing the biological Dad’s family, acting the clown like nothing’s up. Then he asks about his Dad, and they start pulling out pictures of his Dad preaching, and an MP3 of him singing. Uncle notes he did the best he could with what he had. Translation: He kinda sucks. Just like Deitrick . Lot of whaling like a cheap-ass version of James Brown without the talent. Further, his Dad seems to have been a jerk to everyone. Also seems he’s dead. Yes. Dead. So why the hell are we here? Silly me thinking the point of going all the way to Detroit was to talk to him mano-a-mano. No. It was all just a) camera time and b) a way to excuse his own behavior by making sure everyone confirms his father was an asshole so he can’t help the fact that he’s been an asshole.


The big prayer breakfast is here. Myesha and Lavette are a bit nervous. Myesha gets the crow to clap and she starts to sing. Gosh darn, she’s good! And she wrote the song herself. Who knew?

Next, Lavette. She starts testifying. She tells us how her father leaving home left a little hole. But the Lord said to her, “For me to be to you what I want to be for you, you need to let it go.” She keeps testifying and people are cryin’ which means it’s all going great. To me, it just looks kinda depressing, but if they’re happy with all that crying, I guess it’s all cool. Ron is proud.


Final scene, Deitrick drags Dominique to his father’s grave site. Why? More air time. They can’t find the grave site. This seems to be a metaphor to Deitrick along the lines of how his father left him. Go figure. He might have just asked where the damn grave was! But since the world revolves around Deitrick , he preaches to us about how he was meant to carry on for his no good father and be an entertainer. Deep, no?


Now, I need to go take a shower and wash this off of me right quick!

Till next time, kids!


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  • KJ

    Well Wendy my dear, again I have to admit, I felt like I watched it without having to turn it on! Thank God!
    Diet rick is a MESS!! Plain & simple!
    Those farts you want to adopt you?? You go right ahead girlfriend, I’ll stay homeless than have those two hypocrites!
    They are 2 of the biggest judges there are!
    Be not I judge!! Lmao! (But I’m not saying I’m a priest!) ❤️❤️

    • Wendy Owen

      Thx for the warning! I was thinking Lavette was really sweet! Good to know before I go giving myself away to reality tv families! <3

      • KJ

        I did like that they gave te house to his niece though! That was sweet! He could have done that off camera. Showing what you give is not a “way to heaven” so they say!! LOL

  • Another job well done, Wendy. Deitrick is something else. And his sister is an emotional mess. Far too emotionally wrapped up in his personal business. She acts like a child with no boundaries. Her outburst on Dominique was out of line.

    • Wendy Owen

      Thx Doc! I’m still searchin’ for the preachin’ credentials for Deitrick!

    • RonnieIsBack

      gurl that was mild compared to past dealings with Dominique…and she knows why.

  • Trippinhhard

    Excellent recap, I can’t watch this show, but the recaps are excellent..
    Um when you know better, you are to do better, no excuses about your father, you are a man and what are you doing…. Besides taking money from the poorest of the poor….

    • Wendy Owen

      lol! thx so much! it is hard to watch. I’m constantly shouting at the screen!

  • RonnieIsBack

    Great recap.
    OK I will try to restrain myself because I truly know the real deal….extreme insidesource = FAMILY.
    with that being said…Detrick’s fam CANNOT STAND Dominique..that is a FACT. Her woe is me possible single mother story is bullchit..she was preggers WHILE he was still married to his ex wife…Zena couldn’t wait to blow into her azz on national tv and I do believe they edited the fact I know they did…out of that scene.
    Detrick’s biological fam was feeling some type of way that he was promoting All Things Haddon…
    They are about to have Preachers of Detroit and I have a good feeling yall may see more of my fam on the show…but I’m not saying chit…for now…
    I despise McClendon and his old azz looking wife who was cheating with him before he divorced his now ex wife who has 3 of his kids…that younger son is in for a rude can tell he doesn’t get out much..couldn’t score a basket until forever while they pretended to watch and applaud..a dayum shame…he doesn’t want to be a preacher, he wants his daddy’s approval…Everybody in that house has to kiss his azz or they will be replaced…#Karma
    Glad Myesha had a nice time with Lavette and Ron (I love them).

    • KJ

      Your kidding!
      I KNEW there HAD to be more to that story in that fact that she was so pissed that momma hates Dom so badly! I knew it couldn’t be just because she got pregnant before they got married! Although, who are they to judge just her? He was cheating TOO!!
      That group is a train wreck you can’t turn away from! Ya know?? Thanks Ronnie!!
      Hope your feeling fabulous!

      • Wendy Owen

        NOW IT ALL MAKES SENSE!!!! Thanks so much!!!

  • WhatMoreCanISay

    Since you don’t allow right-clicking, could you have links to stories from the main page open in a new tab?

    • Wendy Owen

      yeah, we should do that. i find it’s a wordpress thing. they consider it a feature to not be able to right-click.

  • Wendy Owen

    I think in all the Giudice hubbub this week’s recap got lost. I’ll check and see. 🙂

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