The Great Escape
First off, we have to take a minute to say how great Jade Pettyjohn is in the role of Grace Sullivan. She is bringing her A-game 100% and is one of our favorites. In “The Big Rick,” she really shines. Grace is one smart cookie and those smarts help her figure out a way for her, Jerrie, and her sister Danielle to escape.
She uses her smarts to pick the locks on all of their chains and gets them all free and after finding an opening inside of the old truck cab they’re being held captive in, all three of the girls work to get out. After Grace squeezes out, Danielle and Jerrie attempt to do the same but quickly realize that what they just did was a three person job and are unfortunately unable to get out.
Jerrie tells Grace she remembers a trap door that Ronald brought her out of when he took her up to take a shower. Grace immediately goes over to it but finds that it’s locked. No surprises there. Undeterred by this setback, she looks around for another way to get out. She discovers a drain that she believes may lead to a sewer.
Grace has an eye for detail and she notices the floor surrounding it is falling apart so she starts working with every tool she can find to get it open. We’re going to be honest, when she started using the tools to get the sewer drain open, a small part of us was like why aren’t you using them to free Danielle and Jerrie? We suppose they may not have been strong enough for the job, so we guess we’ll let it go.
Just as Grace is starting to get the sewer drain lifted, freaking pyscho Ronald shows up. Before Grace can even hide, the ground collapses and she falls straight down into the sewer drain. Ronald is pissed and goes in after her as a panicked Danielle and Jerrie are freaking out over him catching her. Ronald follows Grace through the drain and threatens to kill Danielle if she doesn’t come back.
Grace mulls over her decision, which if you ask us, is one of the worst decisions any sibling would have to make. Seriously, we would never want to be in this situation. The decision is made for Grace when the ground caves in right between her and Ronald. She takes that chance to flee and Ronald is left behind, fuming.
The Church of Glory and Transcendence
Since the Big Sky “Pilot” everyone has been trying to get up to the Church of Glory and Transcendence. Cody lost his life on the way up, and for some reason Cassie hasn’t been able to get in, but somehow Jenny has the magic. Jenny heads to the Church and gets in rather easily we might add. All she had to do was threaten them and BOOM, she got let right in.
Jenny meets with Reverend Edwards to talk to him about the missing girls as well as Cody. Reverend Edwards assures Jenny that his church has nothing to do with the missing girls, and we believe him. We think it’s pretty obvious that Trooper Rick is trying to use his church as a distraction to throw anyone who is looking for missing girls right off his scent. Jenny asks if she can take a look at their security footage because she wants to make sure she dots all the “i’s” and crosses her “T’s”
After Jenny gets what she needs, she gives Cassie a call and asks if they can meet later so they can compare notes.
When Grace got caught by Ronald and the ground caved in, Danielle and Jerrie heard it. Danielle is freaking out, naturally because she fears something awful happened to her sister. Jerrie is such a kind soul and does everything to keep Danielle calm and reassure her that Grace is fine. The two of them bond and Danielle learns a little bit more about how, and when Jerrie knew that she wanted to be a girl.
Jerrie tells her that she knew since she was four years old and at the age of 14, she told her parents she was a girl, and they tried to send her to therapy. When she told them therapy would not fix her because she was a girl, they kicked her out.
Jerrie tells Danielle she’s been living in a trailer park since she was 14. Danielle asks her if she ever feels scared of all the hatred she would get for being the way she is. Jerrie tells her that life is dangerous, and uses their current situation as the perfect example.
Danielle is starting to learn a lot from Jerrie and we’re enjoying seeing the two of them bond. As the two of them are sharing their heart to heart, Ronald shows up and they go in for another attack which once again fails, because he has that dumb ass stun gun and shocks them both. Seriously, we are so tired of watching these girls get stunned!
It really annoys us that this episode is called “The Big Rick” because he doesn’t deserve a title. Trooper Rick is an evil piece of shit and we can’t wait for him to get his. After Rick receives another visit from a determined Cassie, he heads to the site where the girls are being kept. Once there, Ronald lets him know that one of the girls escaped. Rick is pissed, but Ronald tries to assure him she has to be dead because of the ground caving in.
Rick doesn’t believe it for one second, and reminds Ronald that the sewer goes to a runoff which will ultimately lead to her freedom and them losing theirs if she is rescued. He instructs Ronald to excavate the area to look for her body while he hops in his four wheeler to search the woods.
Grace is still on the move, so Rick ends up being able to track her based on her footprints and a shoe she left behind. Rick stumbles upon Grace yelling for help and begging a fisherman to go with her to get someone to rescue her sister and Jerrie. As she tries to get the fisherman to go with her, we thought Rick was gonna go Game of Thrones and pull a Ramsay Bolton to fake like he was a concerned trooper who would rescue her, but then bring her right back to where she escaped from.
We should know by now that Rick just doesn’t give a fuck enough to do something like that. He takes a bow and arrow and kills the fisherman with it. A shocked Grace sees him and he tries to play good cop, but she is way too smart to fall for his deceit. He claims he was trying to help her because she looked like the fisherman was hurting her. Grace quickly pulls away, stabs him in the face with a fishing hook and tries to flee but he shoots her in the leg with one of his arrows. She is a fighter and keeps trying to get away, so he shoots her again in the same leg.
We admire Grace for her bravery and it was hard to see her so helpless. Rick removes the arrows and carries her back to his four wheeler where he duct tapes her up so she can’t get away. He then dumps the poor fishermans body into some green goopy stuff and we have no idea what it is but clearly it’s a place trooper Rick is very familiar with. Rick takes Grace back to the site and as he and Ronald mull over what to do, he tells him he has no idea what their plan is but, he kidnapped the wrong girls.
Talking Off The Ledge
After Jenny leaves the Church of Glory and Transcendence and realizes that Cody never made it there, she comes to terms with the fact that he may in fact be dead. She has no leads other than he was last known to be seeing trooper Rick.
Jenny goes home to talk her son Justin “off the ledge,” as she explains that they are still trying to find the girls and his dad but they don’t have any news. She goes on to say that Cody has disappeared before, but Justin tells her this is different and he knows his dad is dead. He breaks down into tears and Jenny finally lets herself feel the emotion and comforts her distraught son.
Cassie shows up at Jenny’s house so the two of them can compare notes, and honestly it’s about time the two of them let go of the bullshit and started working together. Jenny tells Cassie about what she learned at the Church of Glory and Transcendence. The fact that Cody never made it there is troubling.
Cassie tells Jenny about her second visit with Rick and that his behavior was more off than usual. Jenny finally admits that she is finally starting to believe that Rick had something to do with Cody’s disappearance, since Cassie previously told her he was going to meet him.
Both ladies are in love with Cody, and we see both sides of their pain. As Cassie leaves Jenny’s house, she breaks down in tears. Later that night, we see Jenny sitting in her bedroom doing the same. These two women are best friends, and they need each other now more than ever.
- Despite the darkness that looms, we can’t get over how beautiful the scenery is in this show.
- Ronald’s mom is starting to notice something is up, and we don’t know if that will turn out well for her.
- It is still mind boggling that someone can be missing, but is not considered missing for at least 48 hours.
- Kylie Bunbury is a badass as Cassie, and we love her.
- Props to Cassie for never falling for Ricks bullshit lies.
- Danielle saying “I got the looks, she got everything else.” to describe how smart Grace is, annoyed us. Grace is just as pretty as Danielle, and we hate lines like these.
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Big Sky airs Tuesdays on ABC.