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2006, TV Show

Big Love Episode: "Circle the Wagons"

Season 2, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: Bill consults his wives for their input on the video-gaming deal; Juniper Creek suffers another setback; Barb tries to patch up the differences between Heather and Sarah; Lois plots revenge for Frank's latest slight.
Original Air Date: Aug 6, 2007
Guest Cast Daveigh Chase: Rhonda Tina Majorino: Heather Tuttle
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Season 2, Episode 9
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Length: 58:00
Aired: 8/6/2007
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"Circle the Wagons" Season 2, Episode 9

It is becoming increasingly evident that juggling his businesses and the pressures of the UEB is nothing compared to the strain Bill faces when it comes to coping with his three wives. Tonight he sought counsel from Barb, Nicki and Margene about the Weber Gaming deal with mixed results. Nicki, still emotionally wrought over her banishment from the family and distracted by Roman's shooting, was happy to defer to Bill's wishes. Convinced that the business would lead the family into moral ambiguity, Barb declined to give her consent. For Margene, holding the deciding vote seemed to embolden her to embrace her own opinion and vote in the best interest of her kids. I did agree with her point that she and her boys are the most vulnerable in the event something should happen to Bill. Bolstered by his mother's badgering to "do something" in the face of Roman's health crisis, Alby grasped control of Juniper Creek's financial interests by invoking religious testimony. (I am told, by my History Channel-addicted husband, that the deal with the hat was a reference to Mormon founder Joseph Smith). Meanwhile, Nicki took the opportunity to sneak into Roman's empty office and walk off with untold thousands of dollars in cash. That act, combined with her burgeoning taste for the new family business, portends that her shopping addiction may reemerge as something darker and more dangerous. I did think that the scene with Bill walking through the casino with his wives was very fun to watch. In this particular environment, it was actually Margene who came off as the worldliest of the wives, and Nicki's glee was a sight to behold as she rather unwittingly embraced the allure of the casino floor. I laughed out loud at Barb's invocation of "Jehovah!" at the site of the strip-poker machine. (Has she always been so straitlaced?) I was a little surprised at Barb's attempts to reach out to Heather through her state-policeman father. That is quite a risk to take just to help Sarah retain a friendship. Was she that concerned by Lois' allegations of impropriety with Sarah's much older boyfriend? This judgment from the woman who locked her sister-wives in a closet so she could rifle through Frank's paperwork? I also enjoyed Joey's pragmatic attempts to slowly introduce a second wife into his household. It was interesting how he noted to Bill that not all polygamists are in a position to set up separate households to manage tensions between the wives. As a matter of fact, I am quite sure that Bill's situation would be the exception and not the rule. We only have three episodes left for this season and they have certainly set up a myriad of interesting places to which this can go. I can't wait to see where we are headed. Need more Big Love? Check out our Online Video Guide. show less
It is becoming increasingly evident that juggling his businesses and the pressures of the UEB is nothing compared to the strain Bill faces when it comes to coping with his three wives Tonight he sought counsel from Barb Nicki and Margene about the Weber Gaming deal with mixed results Nicki still emotionally wrought over her banishment from the family and distracted by Romans shooting was happy to defer to Bills wishes Convinced that the business would lead the family into moral ambiguity Barb declined to give her consent For Margene holding the deciding vote seemed to embolden her to embrace her own opinion and vote in the best interest of her kids I did agree with her point that she and her boys are the most vulnerable in the event something should happen to Bill Bolstered by his mothers badgering to do something in the face of Romans health crisis Alby grasped control of Juniper Creeks financial interests by invoking religious testimony 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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