Narratively, the story begins right in the midst of the action, as Bill and his partner are preparing to open their second store, and the viewer must put together clues to shape the past. That “14 year old on the streets” story, as well as the loan/investment Bill used to open his first store—the money came from the Prophet. The tension that follows this (the Prophet—who’s also his father-in-law via Nicki—is demanding a larger cut of the business, and isn’t taking no for an answer) leads us into the cloistered, often perverted, world of the Compound, which is diametrically opposed to the rich, and often beautiful, vision of polygamy that Bill’s family follows.