Big Love 3/13/11

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  1. Ruth

    Ruth Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why, but I've stuck this thing out all the way until the end. I can't imagine how they are going to wrap this up -- there is so much going on and so little time left.

    Any sympathy/empathy/care I ever had for Nicki is gone now. What horrible things to say to your child and what a selfish way to behave. I was appalled. And honestly nobody else behaved much better. So Cara Lynn is freaking out and Nicki selfishly storms off without doing anything to try and help her -- and instead of comforting Cara Lynn, the child who obviously desperately needs love and reassurance, all the other adults ignore her and go off to comfort Nicki?! Ugh. Repulsive.

    Doesn't anyone call 911 on this show? Oh, shots are fired in the statehouse -- I think I'll pull out my gun and investigate on my own! Oh, look, I've encountered a psycho felon on the run who hates me and already tried to kill one of my wives -- I think I'll just try to tackle him myself instead of calling for help.

    And what the he!! was Bill doing at Juniper Creek with no police protection anyway? How phenomenally stupid. The threat is real enough that you have police protection at your home in the 'burbs and you tell your wives not to leave the house, but then you decide to run right into the hornets' nest with no backup?! Even if he thought Alby himself was gone, obviously it's forseeable that Alby would have minions of evil running around who would give Bill trouble if he showed up.
     
  2. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Bill did tell Barb to call the police, but in reality I think there would have been security at the building. Plus, I'm pretty sure most state capitols use metal detectors, don't they? Maybe not...

    This train wreck is quite entertaining. They're flushing the value they've built up in all the characters right down the toilet. The only one that's remained clear and consistent is, strangely enough, Alby.

    The casino story line seems to have magically disappeared.
     
  3. pjenkins

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

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    so did the viewship :) glad to see my decision to not continue with the SP was the correct one!
     
  4. aindik

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    There was a kindly old security guard with a candy dish on his desk. I'm pretty sure we're supposed to assume Alby shot him.

    The scene with Ben, Heather and Rhonda was hilarious.

    The whole thing with Lois and Frank is weird. They're missing. APB. Barb writes signs by hand, by candlelight, over and over again (don't these people have computers?). They trek all the way out to Juniper Creek to post signs. And then, oh by the way, they're back at the home. Frank called. Everything's cool. What? So, they went back to the home? What motivated either of them to do that?

    And then Bill goes to a gas station at Juniper Creek and expects prompt service, after he took a bulldozer to the place?

    Speaking of that, where did he get the authority to do that?

    Where the heck were all the kids when the three wives all decided to trek out to Bill's office with subs. You know, after one of them, the second-oldest, almost had a breakdown and burned the house down.
     
  5. Crow159

    Crow159 Pandemic Special

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    I think the motivation was Lois telling Frank that she's getting worse because she had three bad days in a row. That scene was when Frank was ripping the copper pipes out of the house. At least, that's why I think they went back.
     
  6. aindik

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    I kind of thought that. Her admitting she needs professional care because she's had three bad days in a row. Then my wife said she thought it meant she was asking Frank to kill her.
     
  7. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

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    It's too bad Bill didn't walk in on Niki telling her daughter she's "worthless". I don't think he would've been so comforting.
     
  8. Talon

    Talon Chally!

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    I still enjoy the series because of the stellar acting by the cast. The scene with Cara Lynn burning books and then Nicki losing it and blaming herself realizing she had done to her daughter what was done to her was amazing. Maybe one of the best scenes in all of the series. Nicki cares, she really cares and loves the family but she cant help herself and makes the worst decisions.
     
  9. aindik

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    The acting from the Chloe Sevigny and the actor who plays Cara Lynn was great. The acting from Bill Paxton was terrible.
     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I've never gotten the impression that Nikki cares about anyone but Nikki. I think in this case, she may have finally realized that her vindictiveness may really have hurt her daughter....but it's possible that Nikki is just looking for sympathy from her sister wives.

    This is one f'ed up family!! The train wreck is becoming real cringe-worthy, but I can't look away. Should be an interesting finale.
     
  11. Tracy

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    Earlier, in a scene at the beach, Lois told Frank that she was having two bad days in a row now and when she got to three bad days in a row, she wanted him to kill her. At least that was how I interpreted it. I don't understand how going back to the home fits in with all that. Maybe just that it caused him to abandon his plan of stripping the Juniper Creek homes for cash so they could go somewhere and live.

    That Rhonda girl is so bizarre.

    I thought that maybe they were making Nikki so terrible because she was going to get killed and that would make it easier for us. I think the bit with her telling CaraLynn that she and Bill had called the teacher and the school was made up. Certainly the part about the teacher being relieved was false. The teacher really seems to love her.

    I agree that there is way too much to get wrapped up in one more episode. Plus, I heard that Sarah (and presumably Teeny) were coming back for the finale.

    When Alby shot at Margene, I thought for sure she would be killed. She has been so good and motivated to do good that she seems like a good martyr candidate.
     
  12. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    Earlier in the episode, Bill asked the Senate President to hold a special caucus meeting to decertify Juniper Creek as a state municipality. Presumably that happened, so with Juniper Creek no longer being a municipalithy, the state came in to reclaim the land for itself which involved razing the place. Given it was a state operaton, Bill must have decided to use his senator stature as an opportunity to do some show boating.

    I thought she was going to be shot, and at the hospital, we'd find out she was pregnant and lost the baby.
     
  13. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

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    I think she was shot...the "I'm ok" thing might turn out to be a misdirect...
     
  14. brebeans

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    I think Margene will not be "ok" and will likely die, that Barb and Bill will not work things out and she will leave, which will leave Bill and Nikki, legally married, to continue with their own church.

    Too bad there won't be another season or two to see 'them' marry a few additional wives!

    I bet no indictment comes down for Bill, especially if Margene dies.
     
  15. pmyers

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    Where is bill's brother and their family? Must be staying at the Casino with Sarah!
     

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