Friday, August 17, 2007

Big Love 2 Episode 10: Polygamy as the Ultimate Cool Bad

Every episode of Big Love has at least one scene or series of scenes that are perfect, and here's what I liked best in this Monday's show:

Bill's playing poker with some of his partners in the new gambling endeavor. They've heard about the straight-arrow Mormon lifestyle, they're not particularly comfortable doing business with a straight-arrow, so they want to find out more about what Bill is about.

Do you smoke?


Do you drink?


Initially, Bill tells these guys that they don't really know what his lifestyle is really like .... but they're not too impressed, and, in fact, are a little worried ... until-

Bill finally does the right thing, and introduces both Barb and Margene as his wives. How many more do you have at home? One more, Bill replies.

And at that moment, Bill out-cooled all those characters at the table.

Not to mention that he brought smiles to Margene's and even Barb's face.

So, it was a good night for Bill.

But Barb still has lots of misgivings, and things are just starting to come to a boil with Alby...

See also reviews of other episodes: Big Love Resumes ... 2: Oh, Happy Day, and Not ... 3: Sons and Mothers ... 4. Help Me, Rhonda ... 5. The Waitress and More... 6. Just Lust ... 7. Margene's Mama ... 8. Polygamy and Misgivings ... 9. Swing Vote Margene ... 11. Family in Crisis ... 12. Polygamy and Great Performances Confirmed

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