There actually wasn't much real gun play, but there was plenty of lead-up to it, as Bill and Joey go down Mexico way for a showdown with the notorious Greens, who are holding Ben, Frank, Lois, and soon Jodean hostage.
Actually, Sarah Seltzer just tweeted that it was a page from High Noon, and that's true, too. (Come to think of it, Frank Miller was one of the names from High Noon.) "Oh don't forsake me oh my darling, on this our wedding day..."
Just about everyone gets out alive in this show down, though - Lois slices Hollis' arm off, and the Greens kill the bird dealer - but there is a wedding day, anyway, in another part of this real Western show.
Margene marries Ana's Gorin (off camera)), so Ana won't have to leave with him and take Bill's unborn baby. Here is where Big Love meets Green Card. (And hey, there were Greens in this episode.)
I'm looking forward to next week, so we can get back to some polygamous reality.
In the meantime, here's a little YouTube clip from High Noon.
5-min podcast review of Big Love
See also Big Love Season 4 Start with Casino, Psycho, and Birds ... Big Love 4.2: Politician or Prophet? ... Big Love 4.3: Super-Compressed, Super-Fine ... Big Love 4.4: Bill and Don
... The Potential for Brilliance in Big Love 4.5 ... Big Love 4.6: Barb Ascendant
See also: Big Love, Season 3 ... 1. a 4th ... 2. Two Issues Resolved, Two Not So Much ... 6. Exquisite, Perfectly Played ... Big Love Season 3 Finale: Bigger Love ...
And from Season 2: 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 ... 10. Polygamy as the Ultimate Cool/Bad ... 11. Family in Crisis ... Big Love Season 2 Concludes
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