Tonight’s episode of “Amish Mafia,” gave fans who believed that the show was gone forever, one more season, and that there is still a story to be told. As the episode begins, the usual Dutch voiceover relates the introduction, “The Amish Church denies the existence of the Amish Mafia. To ensure the safety of innocent Amish, select re-enactments of events must be used.” However, contrary to the normal depiction of the usual four, Levi stands alone; as his army is no longer.
In Blue Ball, Pennsylvania, Caleb and Doug are driving through the town. Caleb knows that Doug is the leader, and he is determined to turn the town into a Mennonite town. Doug plans to take over the tourist trade that Levi, and the Amish hold dear. They drove by Caleb’s destroyed buggies that were a message sent by the Mennonites before he joined their ranks. Doug showed Caleb that he was an honorable man by replacing his buggies with new ones that cost about $7,000.
In Intercourse, Pennsylvania, Levi is confronted by a group of Amish men and women who are upset because Mennonites have taken their horses and said they belonged to Doug. Now their families are scared that they will be attacked. Levi tells them to go and live their lives and he will take care of the strife in the town. In Paradise, Pennsylvania, Merlin and Mary ride in a buggy as Merlin is spreading the word that he was called by God to do. As they ride down the road behind another buggy, a black bumper car honks the horn at them, then turns around, rides next to them and calls them names and swerves in front of them, nearly running them off the road. Merlin jumps out and runs after them as they flee and manage to calm the horse on the buggy up ahead.
Levi is driving on the road looking for Caleb. Because he refused to answer his phone and Levi has spotted him wearing a white shirt, he believes he is now part of the Mennonites. Levi spots him driving a buggy with tourists. Levi has to make it to the harvest festival and will deal with him later. The Amish celebrate the harvest on bountiful years, and this year has been one of the best yet. Everyone is having a great time at the festival, and Levi is shaking hand with the men. After Levi left the Harvest Festival, a non-Amish relative of the attendees filmed a red pickup truck running through the booths and destroying the stands as people ran for their lives.
In Lancaster County, there is an emergency meeting of the leaders because the people in towns in the county are in fear of their lives. Cameras were not allowed inside, but Levi agreed to wear a microphone. Leaders from South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kentucky were in attendance, but one person was on the way. It was Merlin, who the bishop sent to fight side by side with Levi to help the people fight this Holy War. Levi stated that he did not trust Merlin, but the bishops insist they put their differences aside and fight on the same side.
Caleb is thrilled that his buggy business is doing well. He is done with Levi and feels that Doug did more for him in the short time, than Levi ever did. Doug has steered the business to Caleb, who now has better than average buggies as he did in the past. The bishops told the two that they must work together as they met in a field that had several fires raging. The bishops asked who will go first; and Levi said he would. The ceremony is about trust, as one blindfolded person walks through the fire, the other directs him on the path through which he will be safe. If God does not believe in the partnership; one person will be directed into the fire, as only the righteous will be directed by God. Levi made it through, now it is Merlin’s turn, as it was touch and go, it seemed like Merlin would get burned, but he made it through. Now the two of them are joined by fire; a ritual that makes them closer than a husband and wife.
On October 9, 2014, Steven Breit was approached by Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman. The producers were told not to film him, or he would arrest them. After removing his microphone, Breit had a long conversation with the district attorney, and refused to discuss what they spoke about. Later, as Levi was driving, a small girl on a bicycle pulled over and handed him a note, which he read and put in his pocket. Levi then drove to a bar and met with Merlin. Merlin and Levi discussed the Mennonite problem, and he mentioned Doug. Merlin wants to know what is important to Doug, what he holds dear, so they can hit him where he lives.
Levi is driving again, and knows how he can hurt one of Doug’s guys. As Levi drives by the buggy depot, he mentions that the horses Caleb is using belong to him. Levi has some Amish men who occasionally help him out. As a horse trailer pulls up by the depot, a gang of Amish men get out and take the horses from the buggies telling the passengers the ride is over and that the horses belong to Levi. Exodus 22:24 states “My wrath will become hot, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.”
In Blue Ball, Alan and his spouse are feeding their baby, as he states that he really does not like what is going on between the Mennonites and Amish, but he has to do what he can for his family. He also wants to help his father who lost his chicken farm, something he loves to do. Levi had to meet with Steven Breit, who had something to tell him. Levi agreed to wear his microphone, but would not allow cameras at the meeting. Most of the audio was out of range until they walked out of his office. Breit told him that if the governor was coming there to talk about the “Amish Mafia,” he was coming there to talk about him. He warned him, so he would not say anything to get in trouble and violate the law.
The report on the television news states that Governor Tom Corbett wants the show shut down. The event in town was open to the public, so Levi and Merlin decided to confront the governor. Merlin stated that the Amish handle things themselves and do not want others to tell them what to do. Levi feels that Governor Corbett is speaking for the Amish, and nobody does that but him. Several reporters interview both Levi and Merlin. Despite all the cameras at the event, Governor Corbett’s security team stopped producers from filming, and the Amish, including Levi had to sit in the back of the audience. The Lancaster Airport is a public place, and the producers have as much right to film as anyone else.
Now Levi is getting involved in politics; something he has never done before. Castline watches him through his binoculars as he is visiting many Amish people. He is rallying the Amish to vote against Governor Corbett. Normally, the Amish do not vote, but when the legislation is about them, it is time for them to step up. After drumming up the voting against the governor, he asked the camera crews to leave, but the Constable followed him all day. When Levi opened a door and walked right in, Paul Castline was curious about his actions. He now will be watching this house to see if Levi returns.
While Levi was focusing on Governor Corbett, Merlin was in Blue Ball with Mary getting information on the Mennonites. Mary stated that the men Doug has working for him are very sexually repressed, and it was truly easy for her to seduce one of them. The man in the barn that Merlin was trying to get information from was tied to a chair, not sure if he was the one seduced. Merlin continues to ask him about Devil Doug. When the victim does not cooperate, Merlin puts oats and honey on his legs to let the goat lick it off. The goat has a tongue like sandpaper and will take the skin right off. The Amish believe goats can clean the sins from a person, and Merlin continues to ask God to clean his sins. Finally, he gets the information he was looking for. Levi now knows what will bring Doug to his knees. As Doug and one of his soldiers drive to the ammo shed, the entire building blows up on this episode of “Amish Mafia.”