Friday, April 23, 2021

What I’m Watching: Big Sky

Big Sky: Season 1, Episode 12 “No Better Than Dogs” (B-)

Both Cassie and Jenny ended up in very bad situations at the end of the last episode, and now they’re in better shape but both shaken and unaware of just how much worse things have gotten since their dire straits. Jenny had her gun the whole time and could have been okay, but it was still helpful that another brother came to her rescue. Blake seemed like he was actually the most well-intentioned and good-natured of all the brothers, but his determination to do the right thing and not merely accept what others say has happened landed him face-down in a ditch and presumably dead. Cheyenne and her mother may also ultimately end up turning against their family, though it’s hard to compete with all that aggressive and violent male energy. While Cassie was very shaken by her experience, at least she ended up back at the police station and was quickly greed by Mark using his connections to the governor. I’m pretty sure I heard the sheriff use the expression “fed-splained,” which seems highly contradictory given his likely conservative political leanings that wouldn’t allow him to have ever heard the term “mansplain.” I knew I had recognized the picture of Rosie when it was first shown, and that’s because she was played by Michelle Veintimilla, who had a memorable role in “The Baker and the Beauty.” Ronald is not being smart, showing up in his disguise to watch Jerrie perform, and now he’s having to explain the cryptic note Mark left at his mother’s grave to his taser-happy girlfriend who really should know that something is up by now.

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