The last season of Amish Mafia is getting very good. Lebanon Levi and Devil Doug are having it out as we have basically gotten to the point that it is the Mennonites vs the Amish. There are only a few episodes left until we get to the finale of the entire show. Some are going to be very sad to see this series end but it looks like it is going to come to a climatic finish.
Susanna’s Tattoo and Belly Button Ring
Well, Levi wasn’t too happy about this. Here are the photos of Susanna and Levi at the beach in Florida.
To say Lebanon Levi was upset is to put it lightly. He basically said Susanna had the mark of the beast on her with the tattoo. She didn’t have much of a reaction as she simply bent over, got her clothes and then it went to commercial.
Devil Doug’s car backing into an Amish horse and buggy minus the horse
Discovery Channel shows such as Amish Mafia, Moonshiners and Big Giant Swords have embraced social media. The executives at the Discovery Channel have realized the power of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other social outlets. While I had heard of Lebanon Levi from the Amish Mafia TV show it was not something that was consistently on my radar. Well, now that the final season kicks off on February 10th I have seen YouTube previews, promoted Twitter tweets and plenty of other advertising efforts by the Discovery Channel.
Upon seeing this much activity on social media I tend to do research on a specific individual or show. Lebanon Levi is quite the “character” for a documentary type show. There are plenty of critics that think the show is fake. In fact, you can read multiple articles denying the validity of the Amish Mafia show. Even Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania has called for an end to the show. He has stated that the show is “bigoted” and an “an affront to all people of faith and all secular people with moral principles.”
There are plenty of positive and negative reactions to Governor Corbett getting involved but we will leave those to political blogs. What we do know is that the Amish Mafia TV show will conclude at the end of this season and the people of Lancaster County will not have to worry about being displayed on national TV for quite some time.
The episodes have already been taped but, as with Robbinsville, NC on Moonshiners, the attention will start to build as the shows are aired on national TV. Lebanon Levi has been arrested multiple times for drunk driving and is a member of the local fire department. As more information surfaces I will be sure to update this resource. If you know anything about the show or the cast from the show please feel free to leave that information in the comments below.
As stated, I have never watched this show but it is something I may tune into on Tuesday nights moving forward. The Discovery Channel is starting to take over Tuesday nights as during the winter they air Moonshiners and Big Giant Swords and Amish Mafia will replace Moonshiners in the 9:00 time slot on Discovery. With DVR now being used by millions of Americans one would think a large percentage of people do not watch TV shows live anymore. Actually, live TV is an extremely important part of American lives. During TV shows millions of fans are watching while on their laptops, tablets or phones searching for more information related to the shows. One of the most popular searches during live TV shows is to research the characters or actors. Here are the cast members of the Amish Mafia show:
- Levi Lebanon
- Crazy Dave
- Big Steve
If you have any opinions on these cast members or would like to make some predictions as to how their relationships will evolve throughout the final season please feel free to leave comments below. When searching Google Images for photos of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania this is one of the first photos that comes up:
I am certain there is plenty more going on in Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Last summer I drove through Pennsylvania and almost ended up staying at a Marriott in Lancaster but ended up staying in Reading. If there is a Marriott you know there are plenty of other amenities that are not depicted on this TV show.
When continuing my research on the city of Lancaster there are plenty of horse and buggy type photos in Google Images. This is not a surprise as some of these smaller areas just do not have much of an Internet presence. The small town I grew up in in North Carolina is the exact same way. By doing some Google Image searches you would never even know people lived in the area.
In Lancaster there is a Tanger Outlets, a WalMart Supercenter, a Kohl’s and even a Costco. This tells you that the town and county is not that far behind the times. In fact, having an outlet mall puts them ahead of many small towns throughout the United States. I have stayed in some small towns in which there was a post office and a red light. I don’t think we will see Lebanon Levi at the Tanger Outlets shopping in any of the Amish Mafia shows but understand that this area is has plenty of entertainment options. It is not only horse and buggies like we see on TV or in Google Image searches.
In the preview for the final season Lebanon Levi states that Governor Tom Corbett does not know what goes on behind the scenes in the Amish community. This will be an interesting final season and I will do my best to document how it plays out.
Molly Hendrick of the UNC women’s lacrosse team went to high school in Lancaster, PA. She attended Manheim Township for her high school years. Coming out of high school she was not a highly recruited lacrosse player but she has become a starter on the UNC lacrosse team. It is interesting to note that she does not fit the bill as the type of person that would come from a community that is completely removed from society. I am not sure if the Amish Mafia show mentions any high schools or high school students in the area but Manheim Township will be something I look for and listen for in the final season of the Discovery Channel TV show.
Amish Mafia The Devil’s Cut TV Special
Prior to the first episode of the final season of Amish Mafia there was a one hour show explaining all that had happened leading up to the final season. It was quite interesting even for those that have never watched the show before. At the beginning of The Devil’s Cut TV special there was a history of the Amish including the Anabaptist, Mennonites and how they established the Amish Aid, which is depicted on the show as the Amish Mafia.
Throughout The Devil’s Cut show they interviewed Alan Beiler who was getting ready to get out of jail and make his presence known. He gave some very interesting insights as to what the Amish Mafia was doing and why they were doing it. Another name that came up was Jacob Ammann. There were a few interesting tidbits that we learned about the Amish including their education concluding at the 8th grade level and the fact that they do not believe in hospitals or medication. I would guess Amish country is not littered with Walgreens or CVS stores.
Paul Castline was the police officer that took to cleaning up the Amish Mafia and the Amish Aid in Lancaster county. He mentioned drug use and some of the “underground” strip clubs that were a cause of great concern. There was also a situation in which there was an Amish Buggy hit and run. I have no idea how this happened. I would assume the Amish Mafia used a motor vehicle like a car or truck to hit a buggy and then drive off. About half way through the show the topic of sexual relationships with the Amish came up.
Two interesting “concepts” the Amish have are bundling and soaking. Bundling is when a male and a female wear all their clothes and tightly wrap in blankets or sheets so they cannot physically tough each other but they are laying in bed together. Soaking, well, you can probably guess. This is when the male enters the female but there is no movement.
With indiscretions being one of the worst crimes an Amish individual can commit Lebanon Levi uses the blackmail tactic on many of the Amish men and women around town. Turn about is fair play as it was shown that Lebanon Levi has multiple girlfriends and parents. While he is engaged to Esther Schmucker he has relations with a number of girls. While being interviewed some of these girls know about the others while some think Levi is in love with just them.
Esther was a hot topic of conversation as she opened up to english ways dressing in seductive and revealing dresses and tight jeans. In one particular video she is wearing a low cut silver dress. When trying to “flirt” with the hot men of the english Esther gets into a confrontation and gets beat up. She ends up getting a tooth knocked out and a black eye. This is something that is not acceptable by the Amish and the tide turns quickly. It has basically come to the point of the Amish vs the English after the Esther Schmucker incident.
The Devil’s Cut show mentions how the Lancaster County Amish changed when the show Amish Mafia premiered on December 11th, 2012. This was the largest audience to watch a Discovery TV premiere in history. By February 25th, 2014 the Amish Mafia decided they had had enough and they were not going to let the producers record the show any more. Their criminal defense attorney Steven Breit basically threatened the producers of the show on national TV.
The whole time a private investigator Sean Hall has been trying to keep tabs on all of the Amish Mafia. He is currently trying to track Esther Schmucker and her brother Harvey. Harvey is considered the most dangerous person to the Amish community because he has Intermittent Explosive Disorder. I have met some people that get pissed off in my day but these seems a little over the top. What did you think about The Devil’s Cut TV show? Will this make you watch the final season of Amish Mafia?
Where Are the Amish Mafia Now?
At the beginning of the first show of the last season there was a brief overview as to where the Amish Mafia presently is. They are as follows:
- John is in jail.
- Jolin has left the area.
- Big Steve may be back in town.
- Alvin and Esther have left and Esther has adopted the english culture.
This means that Caleb is the only one that is now working under Lebanon Levi. Caleb is one of the younger members of the Amish Aid so he often does not get the respect he thinks he deserves.
Mennonite Alan Beiler
Alan continues to be a large part of the show. In the first episode of the final season we learn that Alan has a vintage antique business to make ends meet. We also learn he has a very attractive white girlfriend named Ashley Rae. I am quite certain many people will be searching for a picture of Alan Beiler’s girlfriend Ashley in the very near future. Here are a few photos of them together for those interested:
Throughout the show Alan offers insights as to how the Mennonites are going to take over Lancaster County. He even tries to lure over Caleb by inviting him to a mud party. The mud party ends up becoming a place where Devil Doug rallies the troops and tries to get them prepared to take over the Amish. Caleb is not happy with this and I think we are going to see Devil Doug vs Lebanon Levi in future episodes.
Merlin on Amish Mafia
This character straight up freaks me out. He is in Holmes County, Ohio where he goes into a cornfield and says that god told him to go back to Lancaster County. He has quite the anger problem as he has a temper tantrum when he learns about Sam Mollitt giving up information while in prison. We will hear much more about Sam vs Merlin in future episodes.
The creepiest thing about Merlin is he collects horse testicles in a jar. He has several that he keeps as memories. I once knew a guy that ate bull testicles for protein but I have never heard of keeping horse balls in a jar just for memories. We also get to see Mary who is either married to Merlin or simply cooks for him and does the house work. She is quite the large and overweight woman.
Caleb from Amish Mafia
Caleb is going to play a huge part in the final season of Amish Mafia. He was in several different scenes in the first episode. He is the only Amish Aid member under Lebanon Levi around. He also runs a Buggy Riding business that was attacked by the Mennonites during this particular show.
The only reason Caleb went to the Mennonite mud party was to figure out who destroyed his buggies. In one of the early scenes of the show Caleb attacks and destroys several Black Bumper Mennonite cars. The Mennonites believe that “chrome on your cars will allow the devil to shine through.” These folks in Pennsylvania truly have some interesting beliefs.
Susanna and Lebanon Levi
A very interesting development is going to be Susanna and Lebanon Levi. When Levi goes to Virginville, Pennsylvania which is where the “defective Amish” are sent he meets Susanna. She is a cute brunette that is a member of the Charity Church. It is quite obvious that Lebanon immediately takes to Susanna. He even mentions how beautiful she is. She does have a large nose but other than that she is more attractive than most of the Amish girls and women on the show.
On the preview for the upcoming show we see Levi on the beach with her and she takes off her shirt and is wearing just a bathing suit. I am certain there will be quite the reaction for viewers watching this. It seems that Susanna has quite the attractive body as she seems like she is 21 or 22 years old. Does anyone know how old Susanna from Amish Mafia is? Please feel free to comment below if you do.
Devil Doug vs Lebanon Levi
As predicted, the main plot has now turned to Devil Doug vs Lebanon Levi as in the February 17th, 2015 show Devil Doug recruited Caleb to join his side. While Levi was away craziness broke loose in Lancaster County. Caleb ended up using a cannon to steal corn from the Amish and Doug shut down the taxi service. An interesting saying from Doug was “Bearded Breeders” in reference to the Amish.
Along with Doug, Zach and Alan are looking to take over Lancaster County. Zach is wheelchair bound after being in a bad accident several years ago. That does not mean he is unwilling to fight for a cause. A great quote from the show was that he “gets more ass than a toilet seat”. That line made me chuckle.
We also learned that the Amish love volleyball. This is a way for them to have fun and make some money on side bets. Alan mentioned he had been a bookie for betting on volleyball in Lancaster County in the past. I am quite certain that is illegal but what isn’t illegal on this show?
When Lebanon Levi was on the phone with the Bishop he was speaking an unusual language. It was also the case that Merlin was speaking a weird language when talking to the Amish in Lancaster. Does anyone know what language this is? If you do, please feel free to leave the information in the comments below.
Susanna and Levi end up leaving each other on a good note. This will play out much more later in the season; trust me. When Levi returns he finds out that Caleb is no longer on his team. This infuriates Levi and basically starts a war between Levi and Doug. What Levi doesn’t know is that Doug has an entire arsenal of guns, ammo and dynamite in a cabin. The show ends with Doug showing the arsenal to Caleb to let him know he joined the correct side.
In the preview for next week’s show there is a scene in which Merlin is walking through a huge forest fire. There is also plenty of fire from all the fighting going on between the Amish and the Mennonites. It is sure to be a great show of February 24th, 2015.
Burying the Book of Menno and Going to Florida
During the episode on March 3rd, 2015 there was a lot going on. At the beginning of the show we learn that a bishop has come to talk to Levi to find the “Book”. The voice is so creepy when they change it on the Amish Mafia TV show. The Book of Menno was buried in a farmer’s yard by Alvin but Alvin has since moved to Florida.
Levi asks Susanna to go to Florida with him. He ends up going down to Pinecraft, Florida which is where all the rich Amish going during the winter months. Pinecraft is very close to Sarasota. While in Florida Levi and Susanna go to the beach. This is one of the funniest scenes in all of the Amish Mafia shows. Susanna takes her shirt off and Levi sees her tattoo and belly button ring. He gets furious and tells her she has the mark of the beast on her. He sends her back to Ohio on a bus as he won’t even driver her or send her on a plane home.
While in Florida Levi’s businesses are getting ruined by Devil Doug and his crew. The Mennonites shoot out all the barrels of Dandelion Wine that is owned by Levi. They also trash his construction warehouse. Basically, anything in which Levi makes money is ruined by the time he gets back from Florida. to make matters worse, Levi finds out that Alvin has gone “English” so he doesn’t even talk to him.
By the end of the show Brent, with a T branded on his hand, ends up helping Levi to get back at the Mennonites. The show ends with Levi having a backhoe dump manure on the car of the farmer that wouldn’t sell him the farm. We also get to see Brent unleash the Bee Bomb on the Mennonites. This show just keeps getting crazier and crazier.