Big Love Episodes

2006, TV Show

Big Love Episode: "Vision Thing"

Season 2, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Bill scrambles to make a deal on the video-gaming business; Rhonda turns to Sarah after ending her self-imposed exile; Joey pleads for Barb's help with a marital problem; Nicki balks at Wayne's education at a Catholic summer school; and a diner waitress catches Bill's eye.
Original Air Date: Jul 9, 2007
Guest Cast Lyndsy Fonseca: Donna Mireille Enos: Kathy Jim Beaver: Carter Reese Aaron Paul: Scott Daveigh Chase: Rhonda Audrey Wasilewski: Pam Martin Branka Katic: Ana Brian Kerwin: Eddie Doan Ly: Jordan
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Season 2, Episode 5
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Length: 53:00
Aired: 7/9/2007
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"Vision Thing" Season 2, Episode 5

Having gone to Catholic school for 16 years (yep, all the way through college) I could really sympathize with Nicky's plight tonight as she attempted to navigate the "black magic hocus pocus Catholic pageantry" of Wayne's summer school. I will be the first to admit that it all must seem somewhat surreal, daunting and intimidating to an outsider, but I did think that Nicki let her paranoia get the best of her. For Bill, this was an opportunity to publicly claim Wayne as his son and I can certainly understand why that was important to him. As he searched the neighborhood for his missing progeny, I thought about how difficult it would be to have to pretend that your own son was no more than a neighbor - yet another aspect of their lifestyle that resonates beyond the secure little enclave they've created. Little Miss Margene was quite the instigator tonight, providing a devil's advocate for Nicki as she struggled with her choice. She was also the first of the wives to catch on to Bill's flirtation with a potential fourth. (By the way, those of you with a sharp eye saw that Ana the waitress was played by Branka Katic, who popped up on Entourage a few months back as the Middle Eastern princess with a crush on Vince.) At first it seemed like Margene was upset at witnessing Bill's dalliance, but after the blow-up with Nicki, it looked like she showed up at the restaurant to see if Ana was someone she could relate to. It is, after all, becoming more and more obvious that Nicki doesn't view Margene as an equal in any sense. Just when I thought we would catch a break from Rhonda for a few weeks, she popped up again tonight with all her annoying self-righteousness still intact, even after allegedly living on the streets for a week. She is very lucky that Sarah hasn't completely kicked her to the curb, and the same goes for Sarah and her new boyfriend. She certainly put him in a precarious position by asking him to take in the runaway child-bride-to-be. But then again, savior complexes seem to run in the family. When Joey reached out to Barb after Lois had Wanda committed (rightfully so, though handled with typical detached matter-of-factness by Lois), Barb attempted to get Joey to consider leaving the compound. I feel so bad for Joey. It seems like all the guy wants is to live a peaceful existence with his wife and baby, and it just doesn't seem like that is meant to be. Barb is certainly correct that nothing will improve for the two of them if they don't disentangle from life on the compound, though she didn't seem all that opposed to the idea of him taking on a second wife. But just how much is Bill willing to help Joey after he ineptly boggled the situation with Roman? That remains to be seen. In the same vein, I am wondering how much Bill can really trust his Uncle Eddie. I have not had a good feeling about the guy ever since he showed up, and he has started to display his true colors, haggling over the percentage of the video-gaming business he will retain for his financial support. And what is going on with him and Lois and that laundry? I'm not sure if I missed something along the way, but is that a front for something? Where is all that cash coming from? These guys sure do know how to keep me coming back for more! show less
Having gone to Catholic school for 16 years yep all the way through college I could really sympathize with Nickys plight tonight as she attempted to navigate the black magic hocus pocus Catholic pageantry of Waynes summer school I will be the first to admit that it all must seem somewhat surreal daunting and intimidating to an outsider but I did think that Nicki let her paranoia get the best of her For Bill this was an opportunity to publicly claim Wayne as his son and I can certainly understand why that was important to him As he searched the neighborhood for his missing progeny I thought about how difficult it would be to have to pretend that your own son was no more than a neighbor yet another aspect of their lifestyle that resonates beyond the secure little enclave theyve created Little Miss Margene was quite the instigator tonight providing a devils advocate for Nicki as she struggled with her choice She was also the first of the w read more

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Premiered: March 12, 2006, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: The complicated life of Bill Henrickson, a Utah businessman who also happens to be a polygamist with three wives and seven children. As the owner of an expanding home-improvement store franchise, Bill works hard to satisfy the needs of his family, and frequently clashes with Roman, a.k.a. `The Prophet,' the father of his second wife, Nicki, who holds sway at a remote polygamist compound.

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