Mose hosts a reunion, where members of the ex-Amish community gather to discuss their futures, their successes and their failures. With Christmas approaching, the group also talks about their holiday traditions (or lack thereof) in both their past and present lives.
Mose returns home from his road trip and resolves to open a counseling center. But then, tragedy strikes when his friend Cephas is killed in a car accident, putting Mose's skills as a mentor, counselor and leader to the test.
Mose visits his cousin, a fellow ex-Amish who is recently back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. The trip inspires Mose to visit his mother for the first time in nine years, even though she still sees him as an outcast.
Mose travels to Lancaster, Pa., the epicenter of Amish tourism, for a look at the role tourism plays in the survival of the Amish. Later, he gives a lecture at Indiana University. Also: a profile of ex-Amish writer Ira Wagler ("Growing Up Amish").
Michaela, a teen who wishes to become Amish, stays with an Old Order Amish woman. Meanwhile, after helping out with a barn raising, Mose reaches out to his former Amish community, but learns that they've shut off all contact with him because he helps others leave the sect. He then organizes a group of ex-Amish to help rebuild a home destroyed by a tornado in Joplin, Mo.
Former members of Amish communities are profiled as they face the challenges of living in modern society. In the series premiere, ex-Amish brothers Chris and Reuben Yoder help out an Amish friend who wants to leave the sect.