Amen

Season 1 Episode 15

Casting the First Stone

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Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Feb 07, 1987 on NBC
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Casting the First Stone
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While testifying, Lorenzo (Franklyn Seales) admits to having an affair with an unnamed sister in the church.

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  • Rev. Gregory asks the congregation to participate in testifying at the church. After the deacon admits to some of his nefarious acts as a lawyer, Lorenzo admits to an affair with one of the church women.moreless

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    This episode is probably the most balanced in terms of writing for all the characters. It's an ensemble story, and Sherman Hemsley's deacon is not exactly in a supporting role, but he does not dominate the action as he does in so many episodes. Here, the focus is on Lorenzo (Franklyn Seales) and the women of the church. And the reverend plays a significant role when many of the ladies go to him confessing a relationship with Lorenzo. What's really good about David Lloyd's script is that it's basically a mystery right up to the end. We don't know which one Lorenzo had intimate relations with, and when they all confess, it is sort of suggested that maybe they all were involved with him in some way. If it truly is that Amelia was the woman with whom Lorenzo knew in a biblical sense, then this is the only time Amelia is allowed to cross the line that way. She appears chaste in most of the episodes. The dalliance between her and Lorenzo is never alluded to again, and Lorenzo's love life is never used again as the basis for any more stories.moreless
Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley

Deacon Ernest Frye

Clifton Davis

Clifton Davis

Rev. Reuben Gregory

Anna Maria Horsford

Anna Maria Horsford

Thelma Frye

Barbara Montgomery

Barbara Montgomery

Casietta Hetebrink (1986-1990)

Roz Ryan

Roz Ryan

Amelia Hetebrink

Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston

Rolly Forbes

E'Lon

E'Lon

Winston

Guest Star

Minnie Summers Lindsey

Minnie Summers Lindsey

Sister Blake

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Jesse Erlich

Jesse Erlich

Rabbi

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Franklyn Seales

Franklyn Seales

Lorenzo Hollingsworth

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    • It is stated that the Interfaith Brotherhood Council will no longer hold any more of its functions at First Community Church. However, there is another dinner in season 3's 'The Minister's Wife.'

    • It is mentioned that Rev. Gregory's father has a parish.

    • The deacon says his law office is located on 159 Olive Street. His hours are Monday to Friday, from 9 to 5. He also mentions that he has gotten some guilty people off. One of the running gags of 'Amen' is that Ernest Frye loses all his cases. However, according to the dialogue in this episode, he has definitely won cases in the past.

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