After deciding to follow through with her baptism, Margie discovers she is pregnant.
Roman is aided by his sociopathic teenage bride Rhonda Volmer, as well as his son (and Nicolette's elder brother) Alby, a closeted homosexual and ardent follower of the United Effort Brotherhood (UEB), the priesthood of Juniper Creek.
Bill, who was shunned from Juniper Creek as a teenager, discovers that his shunning was not the cause of his parents, Frank and Lois, but of Roman, who feared Bill would become the next prophet.
The raid on Juniper Creek is reminiscent of the Short Creek raid, an historic event in 1953 where Arizona state police and National Guard troops took action against polygamists in Colorado City.
Many of the businesses owned by the 'UEB' are similar to businesses owned by the Latter Day Church of Christ (aka the Kingston Clan), another Mormon fundamentalist church.
The location used for filming "Henrickson's Home Plus" scenes was The All American Home Center in Downey, California.
The mall scenes from season one were filmed in the Fox Hills Mall, in Culver City, California.
Mark Mothersbaugh composed music for the first season, while David Byrne was in charge of music during the second season.
In Sandy, Utah, fundamentalist Mormon Bill Henrickson practices a polygamous marriage with his three wives: Barbara "Barb", Nicolette "Nicki", and Margene "Margie." Bill owns and operates Home Plus, a local hardware store chain which earns the family considerable income, and allows him to support his wives and their seven children.
Tensions rise within the family amidst the wives with the newly-introduced Margie, a former babysitter of Bill's and employee at his store—as well as between Bill and Roman Grant, Nicolette's father, who is an influential patriarch and prophet of Juniper Creek, the fundamentalist compound where Nicolette and Bill were raised.
Meanwhile, Bill and Barb's eldest children, Ben and Sarah, individually deal with maintaining a façade to conceal their parents' polygamous marriage from their peers and community.
The concept for the cable show was influenced by a 2003 article published in Utah on the Darger family, who are Independent Fundamentalist Mormons.