Monday, May 30, 2022

What I’m Watching: Big Sky

Big Sky: Season 2, Episode 17 “Family Matters” (C)

It’s always startling to me when, on TV or in movies, someone shoots another person while standing right next to them and then somehow manages to miss. Now this is a show where someone got shot in the head and managed to survive enough to have apparently been faking a brain injury, so the notion that Richard would shoot Jag and he would make a full and rather immediate recovery is hardly a surprise at this point. What makes much less sense is Veer’s decision to go that route, to selfishly save himself and get his son out of the way at the same time when Richard was ready to execute him, particularly because Ren is the child he should be more worried about since she’s ready to take him down. That Ren has known Travis was a cop all this time speaks to her recklessness and her willingness to do whatever it takes to stay in power, something that Jenny isn’t likely to allow. This show has never been good at staying focused on one storyline, and so now we have Scarlet back in the mix, suddenly so spooked about the syndicate being on her tail that she was ready to call Cassie to simultaneously ask her for help and taunt her. The news of a new acting sheriff being brought in coincides with the announcement of the casting of that role, and I do wonder whether the syndicate will come back into focus in season three or if the Bhullar will survive the finale and endure in Montana.

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