Leah Remini's ex-Scientology friends rock TLC - and our interview with one of them - 2015-07-16
Last year, when Leah Remini's reality show began, we criticized her for dealing with her defection from Scientology at a bare minimum — it was referred to only for a few minutes in the first episode and never mentioned again.
Last night, in the first episode of the show's second season, Remini made up for that in a big way. The episode's main storyline was about how Leah and her family are continuing to come to grips with leaving Scientology, and there were several moments — some which might have not been obvious to the viewer — which were a big middle finger to the church and its leader, David Miscavige.
It won't escape the attention of other former Scientologists, for example, that the theme of the show was about Leah getting therapy and then the entire family sitting for a group therapy session. That's a direct hit on Scientology's rabid hatred for psychotherapy of any kind (other than its own, which is a bastardized form of psychoanalysis).