The Path explores the unknown and mysterious world of the cult-like Meyerist Movement in upstate New York. At the center of the movement lies Eddie (Aaron Paul), a conflicted husband; Sarah (Michelle Monaghan), his devoted wife; and Cal (Hugh Dancy), an ambitious leader.
Cal, back from three years in San Diego, leads The Meyerist Movement on a disaster relief mission in New Hampshire. Eddie returns home after completing his 6R training in Peru, where he saw a horrifying vision of the organization's truth.
Eddie and Sarah begin the Infidelity Rehab Program, while Hawk makes a new friend in Ashley, a popular girl his age who needs help with her family's finances.
Cal visits his estranged mother with the intent of putting her in an assisted living facility.
The compound is visited by two of The Movement's elders for its Ascension Day picnic. Their arrival calls Cal's leadership and the future of The Movement into question.
Upon learning about Hawk's relationship with Ashley, Eddie and Sarah find themselves at odds. Abe meets with Alison and suspects The Movement may be involved in criminal activity.
After Ashley's family is evicted, Hawk brings them home for shelter. Faced with her son's relationship to an IS, Sarah goes on a personal mission to answer questions from her past.
After Cal's actions beckon a swarm of media attention to the compound, Sarah and the elders question his tactics. Cal discovers Eddie's secret relationship with Alison.
Eddie brings Hawk along on a journey of spiritual enlightenment, while Cal struggles with the ugly reality of his own violent tendencies. Nicole's labor becomes troubled, and Sarah performs a miracle to save the child.
Sarah meets with Alison Kemp after discovering Eddie’s burner phone. Eddie and Hawk return home, and Sarah confronts Eddie about his crisis of faith. Cal asks Sarah to be his second-in-command.
Eddie faces exile after his crisis of faith is discovered by The Movement. Cal delivers the final three rungs of The Ladder to the congregation, while Sarah learns a dark secret about The Movement.