Sunday, March 19th, 2006
s1e2: Viagra Blue
While Bill seeks protection against the religious compound led by Roman Grant, things heat up between the sister-wives over Margene's overtly sexual behavior. Roman "The Prophet" asks Bill's father to act as a go-between to deliver a message to his son, and the Hendricksons get together for a family dinner with Bill's business partner and his three wives. Meanwhile, Margene pressures Bill about buying her a car and Ben goes out on a date with a girl that seems too mature for him.
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
s1e3: Home Invasion
Bill gets a new home security system, Nicki throws a birthday party, new neighbours move in, and Margene meets her mother-in-law. Meanwhile, there's a break-in in Bill's hardware store.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
Bill goes on a hunting trip with his son Ben, Barb tries to get accredited as a full-time teacher, and shopaholic Nicki realizes she can't pay her credit card bills. Meanwhile, Sarah goes to a house party but ends up needing her friend Heather's help.
Sunday, April 9th, 2006
Nicki suspects that Bill is having an affair and is considering bringing a fourth wife to the family. Margene, feeling alone in the big house, befriends the new neighbor, Pam Martin. Bill goes after Roman and tries to expose him, but polygamy accusations also fly in the Home Plus. Meanwhile, Ben is trying to cope with his arousing sexuality and being a teenager.
Sunday, April 16th, 2006
s1e6: Roberta's Funeral
Bill attends the funeral of Frank's first wife Roberta at Juniper Creek, and strikes a deal with Roman. With Roberta out of the picture, Bill's mother Lois attempts to rise up on the social ladder at the compound, and Barb and Nicki find themselves in a hairy situation at Henrickson Home Plus.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
Bill considers running an expensive advertising campaign, Barb finds out about Nicki's secret, and Margie goes to church with Pam, their neighbor. Meanwhile, Sarah brings home a surprise guest, and Ben goes on a trip with his friends.
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
Bill and Roman's disagreements result in lawsuits from both sides as well as unwanted houseguests from the compound. Sarah learns about her family's history from her grandmother and Joey confides in Barb.
Sunday, May 7th, 2006
s1e9: A Barbecue for Betty
Bill wants to throw a party to celebrate Don's plans of getting a fourth wife but Nicki's massive credit card debt weighs heavily on his mind. Pam's friend attempts to make his moves on Margie, but she is preoccupied with wanting to know more of how she became a part of the Henrickson family.
Sunday, May 14th, 2006
s1e10: The Baptism
The Henrickson's prepare Teenie's baptism with friction and surprises from Barb's judgmental sister. Bill decides to take preemptive action against Roman with his brother. Margene continues to butt heads with Nicki, and her misfortunes pile up. Ben wants to show his affection to Brynn but is surprised when she demands something more.
Sunday, May 21st, 2006
s1e11: Where There's a Will
Both Bill and Barb get social recognition as Barb is selected as a finalist for a "Mother of the Year" award and Bill is asked to become a member of the Salt Lake City Leadership League. Meanwhile, the sister-wives draw up their wills, and Rhonda gets to know what life outside the compound is like for teenage girls when she hangs out with Sarah and Heather.
Sunday, June 4th, 2006
s1e12: The Ceremony
To Roman's surprise, Bill and Joey attend the UEB priesthood council meeting. Alby's visit to Wanda brings out her old habits, which could potentially land Bill in a big trouble. Rhonda uses the acting competition as an excuse to leave the compound but she discovers that her family isn't willing to let her go. Finally, Barb attends the Mother of the Year awards ceremony but not all goes as expected.
Monday, June 11th, 2007
s2e1: Damage Control
After they're outed as polygamists, Barb decides to leave the family while Bill starts an investigation of who leaked the information. Meanwhile, Sarah attends a support group for ex-Mormons
Monday, June 18th, 2007
s2e2: The Writing on the Wall
Bill and Don investigate who's responsible for ruining one of the Home Plus advertising signs. Alby gets the police to look into the poisoning case. Meanwhile, Nicki is mad at Bill for his forgetting their anniversary.
Monday, June 25th, 2007
Nicki goes back to the compound for a family reunion, bringing Bill with her, where they find out the extent of Roman's betrayal of their family. Barb is annoyed by Margene and Ben's behavior. Meanwhile, Alby disobeys his father.
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
s2e4: Rock and a Hard Place
Bill and Roman butt heads when Rhonda disappears from the compound. The prosecutor offers Joey a plea bargain in exchange for a confession. Meanwhile, Sarah takes an interest in a boy from her support group.
Monday, July 9th, 2007
s2e5: Vision Thing
Bill attempts to sign the deal on the video poker devices before Roman. Joey and Wanda are having a rough patch and Joey wants Barb to help them. Meanwhile, Nicki's upset with the Catholic summer school Wayne is attending. Finally, Bill is captivated by a pretty waitress.
Monday, July 16th, 2007
s2e6: Dating Game
Margene plots to introduce Barb and Nicki to Bill's next potential wife. Meanwhile, journalists take an interest in Rhonda's story.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007
s2e7: Good Guys and Bad Guys
Margene's mother visits the family. Scott has upsetting news about Alby. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns to Juniper Creek.
Monday, July 30th, 2007
s2e8: Kingdom Come
Bill is stressed out by work, and Frank tries to get a hold of Lois' money. Meanwhile, the family discovers Ben and Brynn's secret.
Monday, August 6th, 2007
s2e9: Circle the Wagons
Bill seeks his wives' advice regarding the video poker business. Barb tries to reconcile things between Sarah and Heather. Meanwhile, Lois seeks revenge on Frank.
Monday, August 13th, 2007
s2e10: The Happiest Girl...
Bill takes Margene to a convention. Frank is looking for a new wife. Meanwhile, Nicki throws a party.
Sunday, August 19th, 2007
s2e11: Take Me as I Am
Barb finds out that her mother is about to re-marry. Bill hears disturbing news about Weber Gaming. Meanwhile, Nicki is upset by outside influences on her children.
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
s2e12: Oh, Pioneers
In the season finale, the family prepares for the annual Pioneer Week. Bill and Alby butt heads over the control of UEB. Meanwhile, Margene reveals the truth to Ana.
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
s3e1: Block Party
Bill wants to add a Native American businessman as a partner for his casino and sniffs for a clue of why his family has been snubbed for a big upcoming block party. Meanwhile, Barb would love to add Ana to the fold, and Adaleen has Nicki doing some spying for her. Also, Alby's secret life has gotten him in trouble.
Sunday, January 25th, 2009
The family dates Ana as a group. Barb awaits test results and takes steps to address Nicki's apparent infertility. With Margene by his side, Bill pursues the casino. Sarah makes plans to go to school out of state, but encounters obstacles. Don is forced into monogamy. Roman attempts to blackmail Bill into finding Rhonda. Frank introduces new wife Jodean to Lois, with explosive results.
Sunday, February 1st, 2009
s3e3: Prom Queen
Roman's upcoming trial creates more headaches for the Henricksons as Bill worries about Rhonda's plans to testify, the involvement of Joey's family and shocking news about Nicki's past. Meanwhile, Barb has another contentious reunion with her sister; Margene copes with a family tragedy; and Sarah changes her mind about attending her senior prom.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009
s3e4: On Trial
Bill attempts to drive a wedge between Alby and Roman, whose case finally goes to trial. Struggling with the decision of what to do regarding her pregnancy, Sarah recruits Heather and Ben for moral support.
Sunday, February 15th, 2009
s3e5: For Better or for Worse
Sarah, Ben, Heather and Frankie attempt a risky mission to Juniper Creek to find Frankie's mother; the Henricksons adjust to cramped living conditions after a recent arrival; Bill turns to his brother-in-law for help in securing a loan; Nicki mulls going back to her job at the DA's office; Roman hints at plans for a comeback.
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
s3e6: Come, Ye Saints
Bill takes the wives and kids on a cross-country journey to connect to their roots - and save his family.
Sunday, March 1st, 2009
s3e7: Fight or Flight
Nicki's problems escalate at home and on the job; Alby's wife Glory reacts to her reduced stature at Juniper Creek by showing a secret document to Bill; Joey's plans to make Kathy his second wife could be derailed by Roman and Hollis Greene.
Sunday, March 8th, 2009
s3e8: Rough Edges
Bill petitions the DA's office to charge Roman with murder; Margene starts a jewelry business; Don's fact-finding mission about the casino license reveals the possible involvement of Bill's brother-in-law; Sarah considers her options for the future.
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
s3e9: Outer Darkness
Nicki's homecoming, after a visit from her sister wives, isn't what she imagined; Barb endures a trying experience at her old church; Ted does an about-face on the casino project; Scott's reunion with Sarah doesn't go over well with her father or brother; Joey is upset by Bill's change of heart about Roman after the Greenes' latest move.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
Bill convinces Ray Henry to go along with his idea to rescue a kidnapping victim; Nicki has a surprise visitor; Alby hatches a deadly plot to consolidate his power; Sarah makes a surprise announcement that shocks the family.
Sunday, January 10th, 2010
s4e1: Free at Last
With the grand opening of the Blackfoot Magic Casino only days away, the Henricksons make last-minute preparations under the skeptical eye of Tommy Flute, son of Bill's partner Jerry. As the feds probe the whereabouts of Roman Grant, Alby has a close encounter with Dale Tomasson, the state-appointed trustee of Juniper Creek's assets. At the compound, Adaleen shares a shocking secret with Nicki, who's under fire for opening a new bank account for Roman. Though her home-shopping business is thriving, Margie makes an on-air slip-up that prompts her boss Beverly to voice concerns about possible burnout. Worried for her safety, Lois offers Frank a piece of her fledgling bird-purveying business. Bill and Nicki's smarmy ex, J.J. Walker, work out an arrangement allowing Cara Lynn to stay at the Henrickson's while attending high school during the week. Ben lands a gig with his Christian rock band and ends up being called into backup duty for another.
Sunday, January 17th, 2010
s4e2: The Greater Good
Bill decides to run for state senate against a candidate who plans to crack down on polygamy, but all of his wives oppose him, with Nicki thinking that he should be the prophet of Juniper Creek. Nicki confronts Ray Henry as he moves out of Utah in shame, and Sarah and Heather reconcile for Sarah's impending wedding to Scott. Nicki confronts J. J. when he comes to dinner and she decides against attending Roman's funeral, declaring him a false prophet. Albie stalks a man he met while cruising for sex who has ties to Bill. Bill and Barb falsely reconcile with the Church of Latter-Day Saints to maintain appearances for the campaign. Joey and Wanda's family return from Arizona to Juniper Creek with a new peace as Roman is dead and a conviction that Bill should be prophet. En route to her surreptitious wedding, Sarah is confronted by Barb. In spite of their respective doubts, Sarah gets married, Nicki attends her father's funeral, and Bill decides to run for office and out his family as polygamous after winning.
Sunday, January 24th, 2010
s4e3: Strange Bedfellows
Bill heads to Washington, D.C. to obtain support for his run for Utah State Senate but ends up on opposing side of a lobbyist. Elsewhere, Alby deals with his father's legacy all the while becoming attached to Dale.
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
s4e4: The Mighty and Strong
Pressed by Coburn to state his intentions, Bill gets his family to stage an elaborate rally announcing his candidacy. Surviving an INS raid targeted at illegals working at Home Plus, Bill isn't so lucky when an audit uncovers insurance discrepancies caused by his multiple wives. To protect his secret and save his candidacy, he ends up asking Don to take the fall, and moves up his announcement by three days. J.J. approaches Alby with a partial solution on how to dispose of a "flock cast adrift," flummoxing Nicki. Lois and Frank survive a border scare to score a new shipment of birds, but Jodean sabotages the couple's dreams of profits. Sarah gets a taste of motherhood, albeit with someone else's child. Alby is tormented by his inner Roman, and Torn by what he sees as Dale's betrayal. Troubled by Tancy's surprising revelation about Margene and Ben, Bill decides that a change of scene might be best for his firstborn son.
Sunday, February 7th, 2010
s4e5: Sins of the Father
Bill works overtime to secure Paley's backing in his quest for the state senate and calls on past experience to weather an attack from Coburn. Meanwhile, Tommy is suspicious of Marilyn's motives to lobby for the casino in Washington, D.C.; Nicki dives into her role in Bill's campaign; and Frank makes an unannounced visit to the reservation.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
s4e6: Under One Roof
Ana resurfaces with a surprise revelation that shakes up the family. Bill tries to get Tommy and Jerry to rebrand the casino and expand its advertising into Idaho. Lois and Frank take Ben and Jodean south of the border to visit Don Dona, a bird vendor, at their collective peril. Margene worries about the impact of Bill's future outing on her booming business. With a flourish, Bill shows his wives the family's collective future.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010
s4e7: Blood Atonement
With a revenge-minded Joey in tow, Bill makes an emergency trip to Mexico after Lois and Frank's latest smuggling escapade backfires. Nicki is jolted by a doctor's news, but even more flummoxed by Adaleen's shocking revelation. Margene offers up a novel remedy to keep Ana from leaving the country with her fiancé. After a scare at the casino, Barb and Tommy look for culprits ? and find some disturbing answers.
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
s4e8: Next Ticket Out
Sarah shakes up the family with an announcement, while Nicki makes an all-out attempt to be the woman Bill wants her to be. Margene is put on the defensive when Bill questions her real reasons for getting married. An ill-timed remark at a ladies-only event puts Barb in an unwanted spotlight. Marilyn looks to bring down Bill as his campaign winds down. Barb jolts Nicki with news about Joey that Bill was supposed to deliver. A suspicious Bill looks for clues about J.J. in Kansas, while Adaleen finds them closer to home.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
s4e9: End of Days
Bill faces last-minute threats to his candidacy; the three wives feel the strain as Election Day arrives.
Sunday, January 16th, 2011
After being elected state senator, Bill Henrikson announces that he is a polygamist, and he and his families are attacked from every side; Alby Grant returns from living in the desert with the idea of purifying the compound and getting revenge.
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
s5e2: A Seat at the Table
After revealing his polygamy to the world the newly elected Bill goes even further out on a limb by calling publicly for more polygamists to come into the open while Barb talks Nancy, her mother, into attending a mother-daughter symposium.
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
s5e3: Certain Poor Shepards
The Henricksons' holiday cheer is tested by family revelations. Alby's purification of Juniper Creek leads to a defection.
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
s5e4: The Oath
Bill fights for his right to be sworn in as senator; Barb, Nicki, and Margene struggle with personal revelations and changed public profiles.
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
s5e5: The Special Relationship
Bill finds success in the Senate but finds new roadblocks set up by the Mormon church. Barb comes to a new conclusion about her life. Cara Lynn's adoption faces a new obstacle. Lois recalls her past with Frank.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
Bill refuses to give in to Barb's vision of the church; Nicki chafes at the status quo; Margene looks to rally the children of polygamy.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
s5e7: Til Death do Us Part
Bill eyes a wedding as a chance to reseal his commitment to his wives; Alby makes a game-changing power play.
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
s5e8: The Noose Tightens
Bill fights for his family and his freedom; Alby looks to settle unfinished business; Nicki plans a new future for Cara Lynn.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
Alby gets Adaleen on his side against Bill and his family. Rhonda asks Ben to marry her which results in Ben & Heather breaking up. Bill faces the possibility of a 20 year sentence, as his family tries to cope. Cara Lynn breaks down after Nikki tells her that Mr. Ivy never loved her.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
s5e10: Where Men and Mountains Meet
In the series finale of Big Love, Margene plans on going on a cruise by herself to help people, Barb prepares to get baptized in the new church, and Nikki fears that she will be left alone if Bill goes to prison.
s0e1: Season 1 Recap
s0e2: Seasons 1-2 Recap
s0e3: Seasons 1-3 Recap
s0e4: Seasons 1-4 Recap
Monday, June 4th, 2007
s0e5: In The Beginning 1 - Post-Partum
Set 5 years prior to season one -- shows Nicki worrying about her place in the family after giving birth to son Wayne
Monday, June 4th, 2007
s0e6: In The Beginning 2 - Meet The Babysitter
Set 3 years prior to season one -- introduces Margene to the clan, an ex-Home Plus employee who takes a job as the family's babysitter.
Monday, June 4th, 2007
s0e7: In The Beginning 3 - Moving Day
Set 14 months prior to season one -- finds the three wives teaming up to try to convince Bill to move to a bigger home.
s0e8: Three Past Midnight
s0e9: Seasons 1-3 Recap
s0e10: Inside the Episodes - Season 4
s0e11: Seasons 1-4 Recap
s0e12: Inside the Episodes - Season 5
s0e13: Big Love: The End of Days
s0e15: The Making of Big Love
Sunday, March 12th, 2006
s1e1: Big Love
As Bill prepares for the opening of a new addition to his hardware store chain, he receives bad news about his father's health, and also deals with trying to balance the needs of his three wives.
s3e0: Season 1 & 2 Recap
This is a 2.5 minute recap of the storyline from the first 2 seasons of Big Love.
s4e0: Seasons 1, 2 & 3 Recap
This is a 5 minute recap of the storyline from the first 3 seasons of Big Love.
s0e16: The Making of Big Love