7.7
674 votes
Big Love

Big Love

HBO 2006

Bill Henrickson seems like a typical suburban husband and father, except for the fact that he has three wives, seven kids and three homes to maintain. The Salt Lake City polygamist has to juggle his families' needs while overseeing his growing chain of home-improvement stores and attempting to reconnect with his fundamentalist relatives.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Big Love

Big Love - S4E9

#1 - End of Days

8.30

Season 4 - Episode 9

With the election only days away, Bill puts the squeeze on Paley to protect his candidacy. But Marilyn has an ace up her sleeve that threatens to wreck Bill's chances. Meanwhile, Nicki gets news that seems too good to be true; and a late-breaking polygamist scandal forces Bill and his three wives to rethink their bold post-election plans.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.

Big Love - S5E3

#2 - Certain Poor Shepherds

8.21

Season 5 - Episode 3

The Henricksons' holiday cheer is tested by family revelations. Alby's purification of Juniper Creek leads to a defection.

The episode was rated from 42 votes.

Big Love - S3E8

#3 - Rough Edges

8.21

Season 3 - Episode 8

Bill petitions the DA's office to charge Roman with murder; Margene starts a jewelry business; Don's fact-finding mission about the casino license reveals the possible involvement of Bill's brother-in-law; Sarah considers her options for the future.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.

Big Love - S5E8

#4 - The Noose Tightens

8.20

Season 5 - Episode 8

Bill fights for his family and his freedom; Alby looks to settle unfinished business; Nicki plans a new future for Cara Lynn.

The episode was rated from 44 votes.

Big Love - S5E10

#5 - Where Men and Mountains Meet

8.07

Season 5 - Episode 10

In the series finale of Big Love, Margene plans on going on a cruise by herself to help people, Barb prepares to get baptized in the new church, and Nikki fears that she will be left alone if Bill goes to prison.

The episode was rated from 61 votes.

Big Love - S3E7
#6 - Fight or Flight
8.03
Season 3 - Episode 7

Nicki's problems escalate at home and on the job; Alby's wife Glory reacts to her reduced stature at Juniper Creek by showing a secret document to Bill; Joey's plans to make Kathy his second wife could be derailed by Roman and Hollis Greene.

The episode was rated from 36 votes.
Big Love - S5E9
#7 - Exorcism
8.00
Season 5 - Episode 9

Alby gets Adaleen on his side against Bill and his family. Rhonda asks Ben to marry her which results in Ben & Heather breaking up. Bill faces the possibility of a 20 year sentence, as his family tries to cope. Cara Lynn breaks down after Nikki tells her that Mr. Ivy never loved her.

The episode was rated from 45 votes.
Big Love - S2E11
#8 - Take Me as I Am
7.97
Season 2 - Episode 11

Barb finds out that her mother is about to re-marry. Bill hears disturbing news about Weber Gaming. Meanwhile, Nicki is upset by outside influences on her children.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
Big Love - S4E6
#9 - Under One Roof
7.97
Season 4 - Episode 6

Ana resurfaces with a surprise revelation. Meanwhile, Bill tries to get Tommy and Jerry to rebrand the casino; Marilyn makes yet another impressive pitch; Lois and Frank take Ben and Jodean south of the border; Nicki is infuriated by Alby; Margene worries about her booming business; and, with a flourish, Bill shows his wives the family's collective future.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.
Big Love - S4E7
#10 - Blood Atonement
7.94
Season 4 - Episode 7

With a revenge-minded Joey in tow, Bill makes an emergency trip to Mexico after Lois and Frank's latest smuggling escapade backfires. Nicki is jolted by a doctor's news, but even more flummoxed by Adaleen's shocking revelation. Margene offers up a novel remedy to keep Ana from leaving the country with her fiance, Goran. A bomb scare rocks the casino.

The episode was rated from 35 votes.

Last updated: jan 25, 2021

Comments

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This show is so underrated, sadly. I mean the show is in top 3 of HBO's dramas. Seasons 1 & 2 are kinda bad but after that 'Big Love' becomes a perfection. I'm on season 5 now and it's SO hard to watch. So much happens with all these characters, damn

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I don't know why exactly but every time I've seen Big Love mentioned I just glossed over it for some reason, I finally gave it a hard look this summer and just finished the series last night. Pros: - Strong performances by the lead antagonists, Harry Dean Stanton (Roman Grant) and Matt Ross (Alby Grant) were a cut above the rest here. - It was fun to see familiar faces like Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Bruce Derns, and Mireille Enos (The Killing) just to name a few. - Chloë Sevigny (Nicolette Grant): You can take the girl out of the compound but you can't take the compound out of the girl. The most interesting of the 3 wives for me early on. - Bill Paxton is Bill Henrickson without a doubt, I never cared for him in other roles but he is a perfect fit here. Cons: - Cheesy at times. - Overall Big Love was one of the weaker HBO shows I've seen when compared with what they had out at the time, it's surprising to me that Rome, Deadwood, and Carnivàle were cancelled yet Big Love was allowed 5 seasons. Side note: Not a con just an oddity, over the entire series it was very hard to relate or sympathize with any of the characters really, from normal daily activities to their whole way of thinking. Everything was just a bit off like an alternate universe type of feeling. When an argument would happen sides would form and I would find my self not caring and take neither side. I'm sure a Mormon or even a religious person would have a better chance at relating but I still expected I would be able to do so in some way at least.

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I finished this series last night. I honestly do not know what to feel or how to rate this so I am not going to do that. Acting was really good. I didn't like the main characters very much nor could relate to them. I was puzzled about how the show presented religions and churches like mormons and polygamist mormons and christians. I kind of liked it because I don't think that they sugar coated a thing. The whole last season was giving very strong messages that there is a big chance that everything is not going to be okay. I feel a bit puzzled because of the ending. I hate and love it same time.

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