Sunday, December 4, 2022

What I’m Watching: Big Sky

Big Sky: Season 3, Episode 9 “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire” (B)

It’s an interesting strategy that Walter is employing, one that may be getting by Beau and Jenny but isn’t fooling Cassie. Confessing to the one murder that there’s no proof of him committing is evidently a way to protect Paige, who showed up in the final scene of the episode to surprise Sunny as she sang “Wayfaring Stranger,” a song that immediately made me think of this scene from “The Broken Circle Breakdown.” Avery’s involvement in all this was made more concrete both by his meeting with Tony and his successful unlocking of the account, but he saw a consequence for all of it in his relationship with Carla. Her refusal to indulge his nonrefundable reservation may have made it clear how she feels, but unfortunately that won’t protect her or Emily from anyone who might come after them if they want to get to Avery. Cormac is choosing an unexpected side after Cassie pushed him to look more closely at what his parents weren’t telling him, and now he has the truth, which he’ll likely use to impress his new girlfriend rather than support the parents who have been lying to him for years. Sunny showing up to confront Tonya and Donno at the dinner added another dimension to this complex puzzle, and her ability to get Donno to apologize for being impolite shows that she’s still in control in certain respects. Like with past seasons, I don’t see too many members of the murderous Barnes family surviving this whole ordeal once it’s finished.

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