Big Love

The BEST episodes of Big Love

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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.

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Sacrament
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8.26
385 votes

#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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Under One Roof
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8.09
433 votes

#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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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End of Days
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7.97
322 votes

#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.

Directors: David Petrarca
Writer: Eileen Myers
Watch Now:Amazon
Where Men and Mountains Meet
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7.93
454 votes

#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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
Watch Now:Amazon
Strange Bedfellows
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7.93
309 votes

#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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
Watch Now:Amazon
Free at Last
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7.86
278 votes

#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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Rough Edges
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7.85
460 votes

#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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Til Death do Us Part
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7.79
410 votes

#8 - Til Death do Us Part

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/27/2011

Bill eyes a wedding as a chance to reseal his commitment to his wives; Alby makes a game-changing power play.

Directors: David Petrarca
Writer: Aaron Allen
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The Noose Tightens
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7.76
309 votes

#9 - The Noose Tightens

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/6/2011

Bill fights for his family and his freedom; Alby looks to settle unfinished business; Nicki plans a new future for Cara Lynn.

Directors: David Knoller
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Exorcism
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7.75
386 votes

#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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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Sins of the Father
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7.73
328 votes

#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.

Directors: David Petrarca
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Oh, Pioneers
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7.69
361 votes

#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.

Directors: Julian Farino
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The Mighty and Strong
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7.66
355 votes

#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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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D.I.V.O.R.C.E.
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7.63
299 votes

#14 - D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/20/2011

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.

Directors: Howard Deutch
Watch Now:Amazon
The Oath
star
7.63
380 votes

#15 - The Oath

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/6/2011

Bill fights for his right to be sworn in as senator; Barb, Nicki, and Margene struggle with personal revelations and changed public profiles.

Directors: Omar Madha
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The Greater Good
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7.63
355 votes

#16 - 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.

Directors: David Knoller
Writer: Paul Redford
Watch Now:Amazon
The Ceremony
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7.61
313 votes

#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.

Directors: Julian Farino
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Come, Ye Saints
star
7.55
332 votes

#18 - Come, Ye Saints

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/22/2009

Bill takes the wives and kids on a cross-country journey to connect to their roots - and save his family.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Take Me as I Am
star
7.54
306 votes

#19 - Take Me as I Am

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/19/2007

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.

Directors: Jim McKay
Writer: Eileen Myers
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The Baptism
star
7.52
345 votes

#20 - 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.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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The Happiest Girl...
star
7.49
324 votes

#21 - The Happiest Girl...

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/13/2007

Bill takes Margene to a convention. Frank is looking for a new wife. Meanwhile, Nicki throws a party.

Directors: Tom Vaughan
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Winter
star
7.47
443 votes

#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.

Directors: David Petrarca
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Fight or Flight
star
7.47
407 votes

#23 - 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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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For Better or for Worse
star
7.45
306 votes

#24 - 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.

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Kingdom Come
star
7.43
389 votes

#25 - Kingdom Come

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/30/2007

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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
Watch Now:Amazon

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