I can’t believe I am writing about the winter finale of Big Sky. I mean, the show just came back from another break, so I thought there were still a few more episodes to go, but here we are. The End Has No End is actually a very fitting title for this one, because it really didn’t feel like it had an end. I would also say that aside from that shocking moment, which I will get to later, not much happened.
Let’s talk about it shall we?
Big Sky loves family drama. We saw it last season with the Kleinsasser’s and now we’re dealing with the members of the Bhullar drug cartel, which of course consists of Ren, and her brother Jag who has just arrived in Montana. Turns out he’s shown up to finish what Ren hasn’t done. On orders of their dear old dad Veer Bhullar, he’s supposed to work on getting their drugs and drug money back. While this storyline has its entertaining moments and I would be lying if I said its not fun to watch Janina Gavankar take charge as Ren, its boring and just dragging on and on. I feel like it’s just been a whole lot of her and Donno walking around yelling “where’s my stuff?”
Now that Jag has been added to the mix it just makes me think “here we go, the woman can’t handle things so let’s send in the man to take charge” (Insert eye roll emoji here). Like for real, why do we need to add Jag into the mix? And I guess now that we finally know their dad’s name, he must be showing up eventually when the show comes back in February. If that happens it really will be like the Kleinsasser storyline all over again except they’re fighting over drugs and drug money and not land and toxic waste.
We honestly were not expecting to get our girl Jerrie in this episode, but she showed up and we were happy to see her. Jerrie has made it home. To be clear, she’s still not back in Montana. She went home to see her dying mother and it was well, awkward. Jerrie hasn’t been home in years and there is a lot of sadness and bad memories because she wasn’t accepted for who she is. Her dad is trying to bond with her, but it’s not really working. We can’t fault Jerrie for feeling so apprehensive but she’s putting on a brave face because she knows the only way to find peace in her life is to make amends with both her mother and father.
We didn’t get to see Jerrie and her mom reunite just yet. She just walked to the door, opened it and said, “Hey mom.” Hopefully when the show returns we get that moment because we need to see Jerrie express her feelings.
Ronald is Free
Well, as we know Ronald was able to escape from Wolfs compound with the help of Scarlet. He was supposed to be picking up her daughter Phoebe, which he did but as always, Ronald is gonna Ronald. First of all, what in the hell is wrong with Scarlet? She knows that Ronald is a killer and he makes her daughter uncomfortable, yet she sent him to pick her up. That makes zero sense. Phoebe is obviously terrified, and it doesn’t help that she’s heard things about him which confirmed what she already knew, that he’s a bad man.
Ronald in his way tries to assure her that he is not a bad man but that’s definitely not true. He just further proved it by not taking Phoebe back to Scarlet. While he’s on his little road trip, he stops over to Cassie’s detective agency to snoop around. He’s also got a bit of an obsession with her now so yeah, there’s that. He skulks around sniffing things and having flashbacks of strangling her. He is an absolute nut job and I’m ready for him to be caught once and for all.
What Was The Reason?
Have you ever watched a show and thought about how the writers will pick one character to really focus on and make the audience love them just to deliver a huge gut punch later? That’s what the writers of Big Sky did with Cassie’s dad Joseph. Since Big Sky started, we’ve gotten to know Joseph. He’s a loving father and grandfather to Cassie’s son Kai. He was one of the main people who got her through her grief when Cody died. He told her she needed to cry and let herself feel the emotion. Like parents do, he got through to her and made her smile in ways nobody else did.
He was working hard to buy a ranch for them, and he succeeded. The pure joy on his face when he told Cassie his bid won over Tonya’s was so nice to see. Then enter Ronald to shit on it all. This is probably one of the things that made me the angriest watching the finale. Ronald got free so he could go out and commit yet another murder and it had to be Cassie’s dad. While Ronald was skulking around, Cassie and Joseph showed up to fix the boiler that had been having issues for a while. Cassie leaves Joseph behind to fix it because as dads do, he says “I got this.”
When Cassie leaves, Ronald confronts Joseph and after he tells him he needs to tell Cassie to stop following him, Joseph tries to go after him and well, you know the rest. It was a heartbreaking sequence of events and totally pointless. Cassie finds her dad’s body the next day and it was just awful to watch the realization and devastation on her face. Kylie Bunbury nailed the scene and if you didn’t cry watching her, you have no soul.
Joseph did not deserve to die. His death felt so unnecessary and there are not enough words to express my annoyance with this. The only thing it’s doing is setting us up for Cassie to restart her mission to bring Ronald in. Cassie had backed off a tiny bit but now she’s going to go full force and I hope she finally nails his ass.
Other Stuff That Happened
- Dietrich now knows that T-Lock had nothing to do with his nephew Smiley’s death and that it was all Ren. Glad that’s cleared up.
- Tubbs put Jenny back on the Bhullar case really quick. Last week she was off the case and boom, now she’s handling again. It’s like she never left.
- Tonya is trash and I find myself wishing Jenny and Cassie hadn’t busted their asses to save her.
- Seriously, WHAT IS CREARY’S CONNECTION TO THE CARTEL? He keeps giving the kids all these cryptic warnings and it’s getting repetitive.
- Give us all the Stone and Jenny moments because we really like them together.
- If Dietrich kills Stone, I will lose my shit.
- So, Veer Bhullar killed Stones partner and that’s why he’s working so hard to infiltrate Ren’s organization. It’s all becoming clear now.
- Bridger’s sensei is a dumbass. “I dOn’T lOcK dOoRs AnD cAlL tHe PoLiCe.” Fool, when you have a teenager who looks terrified and just told you to call the police, you call the police.
- I am really pissed about Ronald killing Joseph. This episode was the happiest I had seen Cassie since season two started and it was ruined by that monster. I feel like I did when Stefan killed Enzo on The Vampire Diaries.
Big Sky airs Thursdays on ABC and returns February 2022.