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Cast of Amish Mafia steps up, speaks out tonight on Discovery

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Season One of the Discovery Channel's Amish Mafia has wrapped, but tonight fans will get to hear from the cast on an all-new episode, "The Reckoning."

Fans of Amish Mafia will be tuning in tonight to hear from the cast themselves, to find out just what they thought of the first season of Amish Mafia on the Discovery Channel, and some cast members may find out a few things about each other they did not know before the season started.

Lebanon Levi

In “The Reckoning,” fans will no doubt hear from the top Lancaster man himself, Lebanon Levi. Levi started the season in a blaze of glory, introduced as THE man to reckon with in the so-called Amish mafia, but as the season closes, he is definitely seeing some problems one would not expect him to be having if he truly wielded the power that has been suggested on the show previously. Apparently he cannot even leave his office without having it burned to the ground, records, money and all, or leave his car parked on a city street without having it trashed by his competitor. So, do people really fear Levi as has been suggested? Or, if they did, will they now, since his authority has obviously been compromised.


Fans are probably hoping to hear more from Esther, as well. Overall, Esther has not been presented as the “old order” Amish she is supposed to be—or, if she is, she certainly is not what most would think of as a representative Amish woman. On the show, she has been presented as a man-using machine, chewing them up and spitting them out—at least, she seems to have done that with Levi and his former worker, Jolin.


Described as “Levi’s Righteous Soldier” on the Discovery Channel website, Jolin’s involvement with Levi’s dream woman, Esther, started him on a downhill slide in which Esther appeared to have fostered Jolin’s dissatisfaction with his position in Levi’s little gang, ultimately resulting in Jolin deciding he was being mistreated and leaving. Was he really being mistreated? Was leaving the right move? Was getting involved with Esther a big, big mistake? Perhaps these questions will be addressed with Jolin tonight.


Speaking of having one’s mind twisted by a trusted advisor, John, Esther’s brother, seems to have gotten the full-force of his sister’s rampage for power. Her “goal” was to have her brother take Levi’s place as the head enforcer in Lancaster, and it was clear she planned to continue to pull his strings if that happened. But, little John, he just does not have what it takes to be a leader of men, at least not at this point—he is too young, too easily swayed, and apparently unable to make a single decision that does not land him in hot water with somebody. So, if we hear from him tonight, whatever he says will no doubt be someone else’s words and opinions, not his own.


Merlin will also be another cast member fans will be looking forward to hearing from on “The Reckoning.” It is hard to predict what he will have to say, but it will probably be about himself, as that seems to be his favorite topic. The bishop listens to him, he told John, but after he was shunned for his actions against Levi, perhaps he had to face the fact that he is not as “all-powerful” in his community as he believes. No doubt fans will learn more about the shunning—and its consequences—tonight on “The Reckoning.”

Once and for All: Is It Real?

And, without a doubt, tonight fans will be looking for the answer to the question that has been asked throughout the first season of this show: Is there really such a thing as the Amish Mafia, or is the whole thing simply a Discovery Channel reality show creation for fans' amusement? Regardless, fans will no doubt be watching, as Amish Mafia has been a runaway hit for the network.

Stay tuned.

Amish Mafia airs on Discovery Channel on Wednesday nights at 9/8c.

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Submitted by Evon (not verified) on
This show is ok but you can tell its scripted. When two of the guys were target practicing on coke cans you could tell it was a freaking BB gun

Submitted by Hezzakia (not verified) on
Esther is nothing but a nasty tramp. Though she speaks of Amish values, she fails to represent any of them. Excommunication is too lenient for her in itself. She also needs to be slapped silly. JMHO. Thank you.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Like like why does she say like,like like, so much. Discovery should correct her or change actors like they did on soap operas. THIS SHOW IS SO FAKE!!!!!

Submitted by Ltdave (not verified) on
id love to go shooting with him. i bet it would be a hoot! action pistol, 2-gun/3-gun, long-range (600yds or greater) rifle... it would be a great time....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Are you kidding me . I have been down in Lancaster I am a trucker and they all run and hide when ever us truckers come to town they are like the little rascals . What they call a mafia is like a small club that you would have when you were a kid they just are trying to make a name for themselves. Let them come out of there little club out of Lancaster and they are nothing. They are nothing more then children looking for attention.

Submitted by big deaL (not verified) on
the people from discovery channel paid these people to put this show on. those actors can put us english people down all they want. but they forget us english who does live around lancaster can very easily not buy nothing from none of there stores. and how they curse how is that being a god fearing people, haveing cell phones that is modern and how the suppose bishop looks the other way. please if they were real amish the bishop would step in and take care of this secrect society. and they esther girl well she just another girl that is a ho.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Levi applied for a permit to burn his trailer. Levi is a firefighter in Lancaster. The show is fake.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Levi applied for a permit to burn his trailer. Levi is a firefighter in Lancaster. The show is fake.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Stop watching if you are just going to complain about the show. It's entertaining - and whether it's real or not doesn't matter. It's television, it's all about ratings... Hello!

Submitted by Evon (not verified) on
The show is like the musical Grease. All song and no action. They run around with guns and threaten to beat up people but never do . Pushing a buggy over, hanging a buggy over water as a threat shooting water melons, it's so juvenile . I doget a good laugh at all the stupidity. If Merlin was an Al Capone whether he was "shunned" or not he would have gotten his " protection" money. The show makes a good comedy.. However Jolin deserves a real shot at acting. He's great.


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