John the Baptist (played by David Amito) is introduced in this episode. At this point, John has been arrested for the first time. The Pharisees have become nervous about John's radical preaching and baptizing all that come to him...except the Jewish authority whom he refers to as a "brood of vipers". Lucky for us, John had already met Jesus and baptized Him in the river Jordan. The Spirit had descended as a dove and it was the beginning of Christ's public ministry. Click here to read Matthew 3 to learn more about this event and who John the Baptist was.