Bottoms Drops Out Again on Scientology and the Aftermath Viewers

viewers drop again for scientology and the aftermath

As you can see, viewers for the first night viewing for Season 2 Episode 8 of Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath dropped by another 70,000 for “Lifetime of Healing”.

If we are to get the federal investigation that Leah said she wanted out of Season 2, we can’t just sit around with old friends and gripe about what it was like growing up in Scientology. We need actual crimes, we need evidence that points to criminal activity that the feds can actually investigate.

Season 2, which promised all kinds of things, seems to be churning out a weak sauce that is reaching “All Clear Unit for David Miscavige” depths.

It’s time to ask: if there are crimes here for the federal government to investigate with regard to Scientology, are Leah Remini & Mike Rinder trying to distract us from them?

“You can ensure the safety of your defense if you only hold positions that cannot be attacked”

– Sun Tzu “The Art of War” a text that all OSA agents have studied repeatedly by order of L Ron Hubbard.

10 thoughts on “Bottoms Drops Out Again on Scientology and the Aftermath Viewers”

  1. Is Aftermath giving up?

    Tony Ortega reports on Friday Nov 3 that there were three more episodes to air in Season 2 of Scientology and the Aftermath. This is in his article claiming that the LA County DA’s office asked Leah not to air an episode they had created for Danny Masterson.

    But now A&E is saying that tomorrow night’s show is the season finale.

    Tony said that he was even featured in one of the episodes that was supposed to air.

    Are they just giving up? Did they get beaten down? Or did Leah get her Emmy and her series on CBS and Mike got his Season 2 paycheck, and so the purposes for the series have been achieved?

    • Interesting. A & E’s website says they’ve aired 10 episodes; I guess they’re including the re-runs. Definitely, something’s up.

      • Now we know what that “post-Emmy break” that Tony Trolltega was going on about: It was the Masterson Episode and Tony’s episode being flushed by the Aftermath team.

        I wonder how Tony Trolltega feels about lying to people like that?

        (Hat tip to MissTia for Tony’s new name)

        • Tony Trollltega? That’s a new one. Not sure it fits. I don’t think of Tony as an internet troll.

          It does sound like some behind-the-scenes pressure got exerted somewhere re: the show though. I doubt it’s the crashing stats alone.

  2. Tony Trolltega explains the confusion surrounding Scientology and the Aftermath: It’s all A&E’s fault.

    Did you get that?

    Here we have a show that is supposed to be this hard-hitting expose of Scientology, and which is seeking a federal investigation of David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology, and they bury the only story they have about possible criminal activity.

    Who is being kidded here?

    If an investigative journalist, which is what Mike Rinder and Leah Remini have set themselves up to be, were told by any government agency NOT to run a story they had – would they handle it this way?

    No. They’d tell the LA county DA that they are running the story on X date, and then run it.

    They chickened out. They blinked. Or they never had anything in the first place and they were just winding people up and trolling them to get eyeballs.

    Words cannot describe what a let down Season 2 has been after how excellent Season 1 of Scientology and the Aftermath was.

    • Well, I had no aspirations that The Aftermath would spawn ANY kind of investigation. It was Mike & Leah’s “Clear the Planet” move, something to rally the troops.

      Season 2, followed much of the conventions established in Season 1, but had a mean streak. When that appeared to tank, they ended up sitting around talking to Exs about stuff that happened 20 years ago. There’s no urgency to anything they’re covering.

      The Masterson footage could have been the spark the season needed. Leah’s decision to back down could have been played differently. She could have used it to create some controversy around their investigation into Scn. How she tried and tried to get this material to air, being stopped at every turn…all kinds of ways to spin that to get The Aftermath back in the news.

      As it stands, it appears they are limping to the finish line.

    • As far as chickened out or blinked is concerned that’s speculation. It could be as simple as innocent until proven guilty and A&E respected that or just didn’t want to get into a legal issue. I’m not talking myself into a hate Leah and Mike frame of mind.

      • This is a good point. It very much could be an “innocent until proven guilty” thing. But you can have an episode that doesn’t accuse anyone of guilt. Just report the situation and what has happened so far. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. And it would not interfere in anyone’s criminal investigation.

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