Big Sky is back from its short break and the latest episode “Mother Nurture” picked up right where the last one left off. In Big Sky episode 2×04 “Gettin Right To It,” the teens; Max, Harper, and Madison were working to save Bridger from Deputy Harvey who had kidnapped him to get the money and drugs they took, back. As all of that was going on, Jenny and Cassie were being ambushed by Ren’s henchman Donno.
I think that sums it up so let’s get into the review for Big Sky episode 2×05 “Mother Nurture.”
Max, Harper, and Madison are all brave girls I will give them that. Showing up to rescue Bridger without any assistance from adults or even the police was crazy, but they did it. Deputy Harvey underestimated how smart they all were. In the process of rescuing Bridger, the Deputy almost kills them all, but they are rescued by the creepy guy who has been following Max and Harper. These teens are going to need a ton of therapy because they’ve now witnessed another murder. Albeit this was to save their lives but, yeah… these kids are seeing way too much.
We still don’t know who the creepy man is yet. Harper feels certain that they can trust him, and she tells Max that she doesn’t know why but she feels like he’s someone they can trust. Seeing as he didn’t kill them, she could be right. Maybe he’s an undercover cop too. Only time will tell. The biggest issue that still remains is the kids still have those damn bags of drugs and drug money. I was screaming at my TV “WHY DO YOU STILL HAVE THAT STUFF?” like, come on. They should have left the bags on the dirt with the creepy rescuer guy and taken off. Or better yet, TAKE IT TO THE POLICE! Now, I know there would be consequences for them all, but they would have at least had some sort of help and safety. The shit is still hitting the fan with all of this and it’s working my nerves.
Jenny and Cassie are able to make it out of the ambush but it’s only because Donno got a call from Ren to shut it down so they could go looking for Deputy Harvey who they find dead. Ren is naturally ecstatic since her plan was to kill him and frame him. Her stuff is still gone of course so that problem hasn’t been solved but as long as one part of her problem has been taken care of, it’s one less thing she has to deal with.
When Jenny gets back to the police station, she finds out that Deputy Harvey’s murder case has been turned over to the State investigators. She’s upset about it and tells Tubbs exactly how she feels. She knows Deputy Harvey had a connection to the drug cartel they’ve been investigating, and she wants to be part of the investigation. Tubbs shuts Jenny down. He’s angry because the situation with Harvey happened right under his nose. Jenny can’t understand why Tubbs won’t let her investigate because she’s used to doing everything her way. She’s been warned by Tubbs that if she gets involved, he will suspend her. Pretty sure he’ll end up doing just that or, she may leave on her own.
Jenny thinks that Travis is her way back in because he’s been giving her tips here and there. Travis is undercover and things are getting more intense for him, and Jenny could blow his cover. When she shows up on his doorstep trying to get information, he’s having none of it and he tells her exactly what’s on his mind. Travis is feeling used, and he really cares about Jenny. He feels like Jenny only comes to him when she wants something, so he’s done. I wasn’t surprised to see him finally say this because she has been using him a little. Her shock though, showed just how much she actually does care about him and hurting his feelings.
As I’ve said a couple times since season two of Big Sky began, it’s been a little on the slow side with episodes that feel like more of the same thing every week. This episode didn’t feel like that entirely, but I think the whole Ronald/Wolf Legarski storyline is why I can’t break the feeling of déjà vu. Ronald and Scarlet are still staying with Wolf and his wife and he’s still trying to make Ronald be a “good boy.” He has Ronald drink some sort of hallucinogenic tea to dive into his psyche. It works and Ronald has a lot of visions about his relationship with his mom. Something new we learned was that Ronald witnessed his mom murder his father. That revelation seemed to catch Wolf completely off guard.
Now, onto my favorite but emotional part of the episode. Jerrie is my girl. She has been since the Big Sky “Pilot.” Jerrie’s dad shows up unexpectedly and it opens up a lot of old wounds for her. The biggest one being that her mom kicked her out when she came out as trans. Seeing her dad is really hard and it only gets harder when he tells her that her mom is dying from cancer. Jerrie told him about all that she had been through with everything particularly her kidnapping. It was sad to watch her dad admit that he had seen stuff on the news but didn’t even do anything to help her.
It was easy to understand why Jerrie was hesitant to go back home to see her mom. Her dad was asking her to put the past aside and that can be hard. When your loved ones hurt you especially your own parents who are supposed to protect you, coming back from that is easier said than done. If you have a good friend, it can be a little easier to get through. That’s why Jerrie confided in Mark.
I’ve loved the whole Jerrie/Mark relationship and I’ve been rooting for them to get together. Mark has always been a kind friend to Jerrie and he gave her some great advice about going home. He ultimately helped her make the decision to go and see her mom which we basically expected since Jesse James Keitel is no longer a series regular now that she’s been cast in the ‘Queer As Folk’ reboot.
Nonetheless, we loved all of Jerrie’s scenes especially when she asked Mark if the two of them could have gotten together. When he kissed her, our hearts melted. Seriously, all of Jesse James’s scenes were emotional and we’re going to miss her sharing the screen with Omar Metwally and Kylie Bunbury. It was a proper send off and that’s all we want for Jerrie because she went through a whole lot to get to where she is now.
Some Other Stuff To Talk About
- Harper left her pink brass knuckles behind so, more evidence at a crime scene. First it was a heart shaped rock. Seriously, these kids need to pay attention.
- So, Tonya is joining up with Ren and Donno now? Okay…
- “I love when a woman advocates for herself.” – Ren to Tonya
- “You’re the parent. I’m the child. Please stop asking me to be the bigger person.” – Jerrie to her dad.
- The kids new plan is to try to figure out how to get the drugs and drug money to Ren. Yeah, that plan is way better than all the other ones they’ve had so far. (Insert eye roll emoji)
- Seriously, I’m still having warm fuzzies over that Jerrie/Mark moment.
- Wolf is lying to Scarlet about sending her and Ronald to a cabin in Alaska to start a new life. When she finds out, she may kill Wolf herself.
- It was nice to see Jenny and Cassie laughing and having fun for once.
- Max decided to tell her mom about what she and her friends have done. She told her not to tell T-Lock. We all know how this is going to go.
- Mark burned a CD for Jerrie to listen to on her road trip. Like, how sweet is that man?
- Wondering what’s going to happen with Cassie and Mark now that Jerrie is gone. I had honestly stopped rooting for them to be together because of the lack of connection they were having. I would have loved to see Jerrie and Mark together.
- Jenny and Cassie deciding to follow Dietrich after having a few drinks was probably not the best idea. They got busted and now Travis has shown up. This is not going to end well.