The Path follows a family at the center of a controversial cult movement as they struggle with relationships, faith and power. Each episode takes an in-depth look at the gravitational pull of belief and what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. The series blends elements of mystery-thriller, romance and the supernatural.
Eddie starts to build a life outside of The Movement, but secretly continues to see Sarah and the kids. Cal’s plan to buy a building for the New York City center leads to tension within the Meyerist leadership. Sarah is stunned by a revelation about Cal.
With Meyerism facing dire financial straits, Cal and Sarah attend a fundraiser thrown by the Ridges for their wealthy friends. Eddie goes on a date with Chloe, the old girlfriend of his brother Johnny. Hawk experiences a transformation on a 1R retreat.
Newly committed to his faith, Hawk rejects Eddie and finds a new father figure in Cal. Sarah's investigation increases political scrutiny for Meyerism. Abe’s undercover work hurts his family. Kodiak & Richard close in on what happened to Steve in Peru.
Sarah and Cal learn that the FBI is investigating The Movement. Hawk and Noa grow closer, while Mary and Sean deal with challenges to their relationship. After an outburst at the casino with Chloe, Eddie joins a support group for former cult members.
After Sarah breaks her agreement with Libby Dekaan, Hawk is arrested for eco-terrorism. While Abe gains Cal’s trust, Cal tries to uncover the FBI mole inside The Movement. Eddie and Sarah reconnect in the wake of the threats to their broken family.
Eddie & Sarah can't resist feelings for each other, even though he's dating Chloe. Against Sarah’s wishes, Hawk moves to the city to climb The Ladder with Cal as his guide. Abe takes over security for The Movement. Kodiak wants revenge for Steve's death.
With the compound facing foreclosure, Sarah & Cal try to raise money for The Movement, putting the city center at risk. Hawk takes on a leadership role, as Cal targets Noa's wealthy mother. Eddie bonds with Chloe’s son, unaware that he's being followed.
Cal secretly travels to Los Angeles, fighting for a big donation from Noa’s mother Jackie. Sarah visits a dying Brenda, who reveals how disturbing Cal’s relationship with Steve was. Richard and Kodiak force Eddie to relive Steve’s death in his mind's eye.
Guilty over blackmailing members to pay off their debts, Sarah enlists Cal to speak at the World Faith Conference with her. Eddie has an epiphany about the future of The Movement, and reaches out to another Denier in the family. Hawk grows closer to Noa.
The Meyerists participate in Restitution, atoning for their worst sins of the year. Mary is pressured to leave The Movement with Sean. Eddie upsets Sarah’s family by bringing back an estranged family member, and learns the truth about Cal and Sarah.
Eddie continues to climb the rungs with Felicia, and confronts Cal with startling revelations about Steve. Sean and Mary contemplate a new life in the outside world. Sarah wrestles with the splintering factions in both her family and The Movement.
As the scope of The Movement’s misdeeds comes into focus, Eddie grows disillusioned with the future of Meyerism. Meanwhile, The Movement gains its newest member and loses one of its oldest, as Mary goes into labor and Cal & Sarah label Richard a Denier.
Eddie faces exile after his crisis of faith is discovered by The Movement. Cal delivers the final three rungs of The Ladder to the congregation, while Sarah learns a dark secret about The Movement. Eddie, seeking answers, travels to Peru where he uncovers a shocking truth.
Cal visits his estranged mother with the intent of putting her in an assisted living facility. Miranda Frank is brought to the New York compound to unburden, and with Cal gone, Sarah chooses to confront Miranda alone.
The compound receives a visit from two of The Movement’s elders for its annual Ascension Day picnic. Their arrival calls Cal’s leadership and the future of The Movement into question. During the festivities, Abe learns of Mary Cox’s troubled past, and Hawk decides to take a step closer to Ashley.
Upon learning about Hawk’s ongoing relationship with Ashley, Eddie and Sarah find themselves at odds. Meanwhile, Abe meets with Alison and suspects The Movement may be involved in criminal activity. Hawk tries to break up with Ashley. After confronting Sarah, Cal returns to the Ridge estate to declare his support for her actions.
After Ashley’s family is evicted, Hawk brings them home for shelter. Faced with her son’s relationship to an IS, Sarah goes on a personal mission to answer questions from her past. Cal asserts his leadership and makes a bold political decision for The Movement.
After Cal’s actions beckon a swarm of media attention to the compound, Sarah and the elders question his tactics. Cal discovers Eddie’s secret relationship with Alison. Feeling his control slip away, Cal spirals into a rage and leaves Sarah to address the congregation on her own.
Eddie brings Hawk along on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, while Cal struggles with the ugly reality of his own violent tendencies. Nicole’s labor becomes troubled, and Sarah performs a miracle to save the child. Cal, in a moment of weakness, tells Sarah a secret about Eddie.
Sarah meets with Alison Kemp after discovering Eddie’s burner phone. Eddie and Hawk return home, and Sarah confronts Eddie about his crisis of faith. Cal asks Sarah to be his second- in-command. Someone from the organization’s past returns.
Cal, back from three years in San Diego, leads The Meyerist Movement on a disaster relief mission in New Hampshire. Eddie returns home after completing his 6R training in Peru, where he saw a horrifying vision of the organization’s truth. Eddie’s odd behavior leads Sarah to suspect an affair.
Eddie is the new Guardian of the light, and with the help of his sleek new publicist Vera, Eddie removes security and opens up the doors of the movement; but when blood appears on the Compound, even his supporters will question his decision. After one of her blackmail victims commits suicide, Sarah seeks to be punished. For that she goes to Cal, who is living his own version of torture in Florida, along with Mary and his son Forest.
When the family of a novice publicly bashes Eddie, he must choose between turning the other cheek and using Vera as a weapon to fire back. An old Meyerist ritual brings out repressed memories for Cal, and as much as he wants to forget, destiny, and Mary, won’t let him. Sarah’s faith crisis deepens when she meets a College Professor of Religion who challenges everything she’s ever believed in.
Despite everyone’s fears and objections, Eddie wants to try and save the soul of the racist kid who’s been terrorizing the Compound. Vera struggles between her loyalty to her mother and her prophecy, and her growing feelings for Eddie. Cal cannot stay in denial and hide from his trauma, so he decides to drag his family back to the Compound, making Mary fear for their future together.
A bomb threat on the Compound has everyone on edge, especially Eddie who feels responsible for it. Back with a vengeance, Cal uses information that may affect Vera personally to blackmail her into naming him CEO of Meyerism. In questioning her faith, Sarah discovers that The Ladder may have had another author, a woman, and she was forcefully silenced.
After learning about Steve’s darkest secrets, Sarah forces her daughter out of the Meyerist pageant despite Gaby and Hawk’s protests. To help Lilith’s prophecy come to fruition, Vera plans a US tour to spread Meyerism. But when visiting a town where they’re not welcomed, the future of the movement, and Eddie’s, may be jeopardized.
Sarah studies Steve’s secret journals trying to find out who wrote The Ladder, bringing her closer to Professor Neill. But a death in the family brings her and Eddie together, and it makes Sarah long for her faith. Harold discovers Mary stole his Championship rings, so he and Cal must find out who has them, and try to get them back.
Eddie travels to Paris to open Europe’s first Meyerist Center, and he brings Sarah along with the hope to restore her faith; but her insatiable search for Lilith may have taken her beyond the point of no return. Cal and Mary have their own plans.
After the chaos in Paris, Sarah searches for the mysterious man who may help her find Lilith. Eddie forces the whole congregation to “Refine,” asking them to give up things they care for the most and upsetting most of them in the process. After getting fired, Vera tries a life outside of Meyerism and away from her mom.
Without Vera to do his dirty work, Eddie must face the dark side of being a leader to a religious movement. Vera converts to Meyerism, bringing her closer to Eddie, but the ODE test may bring out a secret that could affect the whole Movement. Outside of Meyerism, Sarah dives deep into Lilith’s prophecy, challenging everything she’s ever believed on.
Eddie tries to protect the movement by implementing legal contracts, which send his family and others on a battle against him. Eddie refuses to meet Lilith, but Vera makes a confession that could change his mind. Cal seeks therapy to unlock repressed memories from his past. Lilith has a new vision about the end of the world.
Eddie & Hawk take a trip together, to break Caleb out of Christian conversion therapy. Cal’s repressed memories make him confront his past. Sarah and Vera face-off about Lilith. Mary is presented with a new life possibility outside the movement.
After Professor Jackson Neill releases an exposé on Meyerism and calls them a cult on National television, Cal is forced to decide whether to defend his faith and the man who abused him, or walk away. Eddie and Sarah go on a quest for the truth behind Steve, Lilith, and the origins of Meyerism, putting their faith into question.