Big Sky is back, and the latest episode did not waste time unpacking a bunch of things. The previous episode “Heart Shaped Charm” gave us a lot as well and I guess with the mini break in between, it was necessary to have an episode that got us right back into the story.
Where Are We Actually Going With the Ronald/Wolf Legarski Storyline?
Look, since season two of Big Sky started, I have been constantly asking what the point of the Ronald/Wolf Legarski storyline is. Like okay, I get it, John Carroll Lynch is a fan favorite, and the writers wanted a way to bring him back after Rick was killed but, this storyline is just getting old. The moment they mentioned he had a twin I knew he’d be coming back. As we all know Wolf is holding Ronald hostage to try and reprogram him. He and his wife Agatha have had both Ronald and Scarlet since the beginning. It’s honestly still unclear how Wolf even got ahold of Ronald.
If the writers were even going to do this storyline, they could have at least given us that backstory. Most of what Wolf is doing is for himself in order to get famous again with his books. Rick’s past is hindering him from succeeding because when people look at Wolf, they immediately see Rick. I don’t really know what kind of storyline I would have even taken with Wolf and Ronald but this one isn’t it. When Lindor showed up on Wolf’s doorstep it seemed like he would finally get his hands on Ronald and that was something Wolfs wife Agatha wanted. Or so we thought.
When Lindor went skulking around Wolf’s property, Wolf did a twisted thing by acting like he would lock Lindor up inside the wooden cage he has. So, you see, it seems like Wolf isn’t so different from Rick. When we think like Lindor is going to find Ronald and Scarlet, Agatha stops it from happening. The problem with this entire plot is that it feels like a recycled one. The Wolf/Ronald storyline adds nothing in my opinion, and I have wanted his story over since the last season. Half the episodes are just Wolf disciplining Ronald or telling Agatha everything is going to be fine. And now he’s heading off for book related business and leaving his wife alone with Bonnie and Clyde. That’s going to go so well… NOT.
The Kids Are Stressing Me Out
The kids are a nice addition to the show however, they have brought a whole lot of drama with them. Nothing has gone right since they witnessed a murder, took drugs, and drug money. They haven’t made a single good choice. What’s even worse is that none of them have gone to an adult for some help (Max’s mom doesn’t count because she told T-Lock who is the most irresponsible dude). Their latest decision in the long list of bad decisions is trying to play doctor to the creepy stalker guy who we now know is a man named Creary.
In the episode, we learned that he’s the father of Seth Creary a kid who drowned at the lake. I guess because his dad is feeling guilt over not protecting him, he wants to take care of all these kids. Like I said, that’s great and all that but it still doesn’t really explain if he has any involvement with the cartel. I mean, did he work for them? And what is it that made him really start to follow the kids? Anyhow, Harper brought him to Bridger and Madison’s house since he didn’t want to go to the hospital because, well, cops. Yeah, you see, why doesn’t he want to go to the hospital? What has he done that he feels the need to hide?
Creary is bleeding to death and most likely has developed a very nasty infection in his wound so the fact that the kids are taking so long to see after him is a bit ridiculous. Madison had to run over to ‘hot Pete’s’ for some supplies because his dad literally has a stockpile of things like he’s preparing for the next zombie apocalypse. Madison has time to bond and get all cutesy with Pete. He seems like a nice guy, but I couldn’t help thinking maybe there needed to be a sense of urgency in getting back to the house to ya know, maybe help the dying man in the basement.
You’re probably wondering how the kids were getting away with having a man in the basement well, it’s because Madison and Bridgers parents were away on a lawyers’ conference. Until they weren’t. Yup, we needed to add some more drama by letting the parents miss their flight and head on back home while you guessed it, the man is still in the basement being worked on. So, now not only do the kids have to save a man from dying, they also have to keep him hidden from their parents. YAY!
Is It Possible To Find Love In The Midst Of Chaos?
Okay, I am here to admit that I ship Travis and Jenny. I know I was complaining about the lack of love being showcased in Cassie’s life but, I cannot deny what’s right in front of my face every week. Jenny and Travis just click. They have chemistry that she and Cody didn’t even have (sorry for speaking ill of the dead). Travis and Jenny have this amazing ability to break down each other’s walls and I have honestly never seen Jenny this emotional. When she couldn’t even open the box at Dietrich’s place because she was afraid it had one of Travis’s body parts in it, it was clear just how devastated she would be if anything ever happened to him. Travis surprised me when he called Jenny up and told her that he loved her. That happened a lot faster than I had anticipated but, I’m all for it. Now to come up with a ship name…
That Land Fight
So now we have yet another storyline added in. We already told you that Tonya is now working for Ren after she was kidnapped and almost killed by Ren and Donno. Now she’s partnered up with them for what, we still don’t know. Her current plan is to purchase some land. No seriously, Tonya wants to buy a plot of land and she even draws up a proposal to state her case. Yup, it’s as annoying and ridiculous as it sounds. What Tonya has to gain by getting the land is beyond me, but I am not a fan of this storyline at all. You see, Cassie’s dad wants to buy the land and until Tonya and Ren’s asses came around, he was a shoo-in to get it. That land means a lot him especially the fact his grandson Kai will have a place to go that he can play in and ride horses.
Tonya is self-serving and Cassie and Jenny are both finding that out the hard way. They worked hard trying to rescue her and now she comes back and is a completely different person. I think this whole “let’s take land away from the POC characters” storyline is a little tired and it just started.
- Lindor is an idiot for stepping inside that box. He knows the Legarski’s are a weird bunch and he’s lucky Wolf let him out.
- I am so confused now. I thought Agatha wanted Lindor to find Ronald. She seemed ready to let him and Scarlet be found in episode 2×06 “Heart Shaped Charm” but, now she’s totally changed.
- Yes, I shouted “What’s in the box?” when I saw the box at the Boot Heel.
- Tonya and Donno were really having a conversation about cheap plastic bags and monkeys on notebooks as Donno was cutting up and disposing of Smiley’s body.
- Still trying to figure out why Harper thought it was a good idea to take Creary to Madison and Bridger’s house.
- Really wonder what Tonya’s endgame is and her motives for working for Ren.
- So, that Cassie/Lindor kiss took a while to happen, but it finally did. I need some time for this relationship to grow on me because I was sorta rooting for him and Jerrie.
- I knew when Cassie’s dad mentioned buying a ranch, it was going to end up being another plot point in the show.
- Does Ren own the construction office she’s basically been squatting in because last I checked she was using it to hide.
- Ren keeps referring to herself as a real estate agent but she’s got nothing around her to make her lie plausible. I don’t understand why Jenny can’t see right through that lie.
- Jenny and Cassie, you are right to be suspicious of Tonya.
- Now Ronald is free, and Scarlet wants him to go and get her daughter Phoebe back. I don’t see him following those instructions.
- Ren’s brother Jag and his sidekick Dhruv have arrived.
- Sucks that Travis told Jenny he loved her while he had T-Lock held captive to put him in a hole. I wish he could have saved it for when they’re face to face.