Big Love

The WORST episodes of Big Love

Every episode of Big Love ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst 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.

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Viagra Blue
star
6.87
426 votes

#1 - Viagra Blue

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/19/2006

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.

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Easter
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6.88
322 votes

#2 - Easter

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/30/2006

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.

Directors: Steve Shill
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Reunion
star
7.01
308 votes

#3 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/25/2007

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.

Directors: Alan Poul
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The Writing on the Wall
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7.01
258 votes

#4 - The Writing on the Wall

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/18/2007

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.

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Eviction
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7.01
401 votes

#5 - Eviction

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/23/2006

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.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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Damage Control
star
7.06
288 votes

#6 - Damage Control

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/11/2007

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.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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Eclipse
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7.09
351 votes

#7 - Eclipse

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/2/2006

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.

Directors: Michael Spiller
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A Barbecue for Betty
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7.13
318 votes

#8 - A Barbecue for Betty

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/7/2006

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.

Directors: Julian Farino
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Good Guys and Bad Guys
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7.13
307 votes

#9 - Good Guys and Bad Guys

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/23/2007

Margene's mother visits the family. Scott has upsetting news about Alby. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns to Juniper Creek.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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A Seat at the Table
star
7.14
433 votes

#10 - A Seat at the Table

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/23/2011

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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
Writer: Julia Cho
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Prom Queen
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7.17
356 votes

#11 - Prom Queen

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/1/2009

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.

Directors: David Petrarca
Writer: Eileen Myers
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Home Invasion
star
7.18
439 votes

#12 - Home Invasion

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/26/2006

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.

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Rock and a Hard Place
star
7.20
335 votes

#13 - Rock and a Hard Place

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/2/2007

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.

Directors: Adam Davidson
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Where There's a Will
star
7.21
333 votes

#14 - Where There's a Will

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/21/2006

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.

Directors: Alan Poul
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The Special Relationship
star
7.23
360 votes

#15 - The Special Relationship

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2011

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.

Directors: David Petrarca
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Vision Thing
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7.23
336 votes

#16 - Vision Thing

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2007

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.

Directors: Burr Steers
Writer: Eileen Myers
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Empire
star
7.25
411 votes

#17 - Empire

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/25/2009

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.

Directors: Jim McKay
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Block Party
star
7.28
391 votes

#18 - Block Party

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/18/2009

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.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Blood Atonement
star
7.28
403 votes

#19 - Blood Atonement

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/21/2010

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 fiance, Goran. A bomb scare rocks the casino.

Directors: David Petrarca
Writer: Julia Cho
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Dating Game
star
7.31
336 votes

#20 - Dating Game

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/16/2007

Margene plots to introduce Barb and Nicki to Bill's next potential wife. Meanwhile, journalists take an interest in Rhonda's story.

Directors: Jim McKay
Writer: Doug Jung
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Roberta's Funeral
star
7.31
372 votes

#21 - Roberta's Funeral

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/16/2006

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.

Directors: Mary Harron
Writer: Eileen Myers
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Circle the Wagons
star
7.33
305 votes

#22 - Circle the Wagons

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/6/2007

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.

Directors: John Strickland
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Affair
star
7.35
351 votes

#23 - Affair

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/9/2006

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.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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Next Ticket Out
star
7.35
376 votes

#24 - Next Ticket Out

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/28/2010

Sarah makes an announcement that shakes up the family; Nicki tries a new look; Margene is put on the defensive when Bill questions her real reasons for getting married. An ill-timed remark puts Barb in an unwanted spotlight; an exposed Marilyn looks to bring down Bill; Bill looks for clues about J.J. in Kansas, while Adaleen finds them closer to home.

Directors: David Knoller
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Big Love
star
7.35
552 votes

#25 - Big Love

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/12/2006

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.

Directors: Rodrigo Garcia
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