The BEST episodes of Big Love
Every episode of Big Love ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Big Love!
Bill Henrickson seems like a typical suburban husband and father, except for the fact that he has three wives, seven kids and three homes to maintain. The Salt Lake City polygamist has to juggle his families' needs while overseeing his growing chain of home-improvement stores and attempting to reconnect with his fundamentalist relatives.
#1 - Sacrament
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/22/2009
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.
#2 - Under One Roof
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/14/2010
Ana resurfaces with a surprise revelation. Meanwhile, Bill tries to get Tommy and Jerry to rebrand the casino; Marilyn makes yet another impressive pitch; Lois and Frank take Ben and Jodean south of the border; Nicki is infuriated by Alby; Margene worries about her booming business; and, with a flourish, Bill shows his wives the family's collective future.
#3 - End of Days
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/7/2010
With the election only days away, Bill puts the squeeze on Paley to protect his candidacy. But Marilyn has an ace up her sleeve that threatens to wreck Bill's chances. Meanwhile, Nicki gets news that seems too good to be true; and a late-breaking polygamist scandal forces Bill and his three wives to rethink their bold post-election plans.
#4 - Where Men and Mountains Meet
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/20/2011
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#5 - Strange Bedfellows
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/24/2010
Bill, Nicki and Cara Lynn travel to Washington, D.C., where Bill tries to land an endorsement from Congressman Clark Paley while mending things with Nicki. Meanwhile, Margene's on-air triumph is tempered by a case of mistaken identity; Joey goes to extremes to safeguard a secret; and Barb and Sarah hit a young Native American woman with their car.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#6 - Free at Last
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/10/2010
With the grand opening of the Blackfoot Magic Casino only days away, the Henricksons make last-minute preparations. Meanwhile, the feds probe the whereabouts of Roman Grant; Adaleen shares a shocking secret with Nicki; Margie makes an on-air slip-up; Bill and Nicki's smarmy ex, J.J. Walker, work out an arrangement allowing Cara Lynn to stay at the Henrickson's.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#7 - Rough Edges
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/2009
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#10 - Exorcism
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/13/2011
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#11 - Sins of the Father
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/7/2010
Bill pulls out all the stops to win Paley's support for the State Senate nomination, while Nicki continues as his campaign's 'secret weapon.' Meanwhile, Margene gets the cold shoulder; Marilyn pitches to represent the casino's interests in Washington; Frank picks a bad time to drop by the casino; and Bill absorbs a last-minute sucker punch from Coburn.
#12 - Oh, Pioneers
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/26/2007
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.
#13 - The Mighty and Strong
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/31/2010
Pressed by Coburn to state his intentions, Bill gets his family to stage an elaborate rally announcing his candidacy. He 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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#15 - The Greater Good
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/17/2010
Ignoring pleas from Nicki to become Juniper Creek's next prophet, Bill contemplates running for the vacant Utah State Senate seat. Joey and Wanda return to Juniper Creek, but a suspicious J.J. is lurking. Sarah and Scott forgo a wedding in Bill's church in favor of a civil ceremony, shocking Barb. Margene confronts Nicki about her feelings for Ray Henry.
#17 - The Ceremony
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/4/2006
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 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.
#19 - The Baptism
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/14/2006
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.
#22 - Winter
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/16/2011
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.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#23 - For Better or for Worse
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/15/2009
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.
#24 - Fight or Flight
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/2009
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.