Tonight on Leah Remini's series, two more families get ripped apart and 'fair gamed' - 2016-12-06
Watching the second episode of A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, we were suddenly struck by the advantage of this show having the luxury to explain Scientology concepts over eight episodes.
Truth be told, last week's great initial episode only bothered us in one respect. Leah does an amazing job explaining the allure of Scientology and why she and so many others felt that they had joined something for all the right reasons, and because they wanted to make the world a better place. She also provides a stirring call to action for her show — that she is on a mission to help the victims of Scientology and bring their problems to light.
But do you see the missing step there? If good people joined Scientology to do good things, why are there "victims" of it at all? In the first episode, there didn't seem to be much explanation for what it was about Scientology that produced victims. What was it about Scientology that was so bad that it led to people like Amy Scobee and Mat Pesch being held as prisoners?