Big Sky season two seems to be getting closer to the end so we aren’t really sure why they decided to add in yet another new storyline. Granted it blends in with the current one but still, it feels like the writers threw it as an afterthought now that the Max, Harper, Madison, Bridger storyline has ended.
We are really trying to figure out if we still want to invest an hour into this show every week. Despite its flaws, there are still things that keep us watching.
Let’s get into this review of Big Sky 2×14: “Dead Man’s Float.”
At the end of Big Sky 2×13: “The Shipping News” Travis killed Bob who had just blown his cover by telling Ren and Donno that he was a cop. We know Travis did it because he panicked but it was not the right thing to do at all.
In Big Sky 2×14 “Dead Man’s Float” you can see that what Travis did has really messed him up. He’s been undercover for a long time, and this just might be the thing to push him over the edge. He decided to call Jenny up because she’s the only one he can talk to. Only, he didn’t call her to just chat, he called her up because he wanted to show her that Bob was dead.
Now, we know Travis thought he was doing something right by calling Jenny down so she could see that the man behind the truck hijacking and kidnapping of Max and her mom was dead but having his body in the truck was a very bad idea.
Jenny freaks the fuck out and rightfully so. The first thing out of Travis’s mouth before he showed her Bob’s body was “Do you trust me?” Seriously!! That’s not the question you ask before you show a woman a dead body in the back of your truck.
Travis even attempts to get Jenny to help him bury the body but she Ain’t having that. Jenny has had enough of Travis and his lies. Frankly so have we. She calls him out on his shit and lets him know she knows all about Kate Garza.
It’s clearly struck a nerve and he did not appreciate that his handler was out in the streets telling Jenny his business. Travis is going through it really bad and he’s falling apart. The investigation is taking a huge toll on him, and he is not making good choices. Jenny can see him slipping away and she just can’t help him anymore.
Travis doesn’t seem to give a shit about what effect his actions will have on Jenny’s job. The fact that she knows he has the body of the dead man she and her team have been searching for doesn’t look good. Because of this, now she has to figure out her next move and decide if she’s going to even fill Sheriff Tubbs in on what’s happening. We already know he told Jenny before that he doesn’t trust Travis.
After that WTF moment, we jumped over to a young girl being woken up by her father and he sent her off to look for her brother who hadn’t come home. The girl whose name we later learn is Hayden Ford goes off to find her brother Mason.
She apparently knows all the different areas he frequents because that’s how siblings roll. When she arrives to the scenic overlook area, she finds his lifeless body on the sand, and he appears to have overdosed as evidenced by a mini baggie with pills found in his hand.
When Jenny and Tubbs arrive on scene, she’s rejoined by Poppernak who clearly has the Jenny “get up and go gene seeing as he just got out of the hospital. As they begin to investigate the crime scene, when they pull back the sheet to see the young man, turns out Jenny knows him and his whole family because of course she does. We know Helena is a small town, but this season of Big Sky has really felt like the Jenny show. Hell, even parts of Season one did too with the Kleinsassers.
Anyway, Jenny goes to the Fords house to confirm what they already know about their son. It’s extremely difficult to hear and it’s even more difficult to listen to Jenny when she tried to tell them that it looked as if Mason had died due to an overdose.
His father Richard is not buying it and immediately kicks Jenny out. Later, she meets up with Hayden who gives her the baggie of pills that she took off out of Masons’ hand. Obviously, that’s tampering with evidence, but Jenny doesn’t say boo about it because Hayden just did it to protect Mason from what her dad would think.
Hayden too says that Masons death doesn’t make sense and he would never take drugs. Jenny vows to figure out what happened. When forensics checks out the drugs, it links back to the Bhullar family so Jenny pays Ren a visit. When she gets there Travis is there and plays his part as the defiant henchman who tells her she can’t do anything without a warrant.
As Jenny is preparing to leave, she notices something familiar, so she decides to snoop around a little. I don’t know what it is about the cops on Big Sky, but they love going snooping solo which is extremely stupid because they always get busted.
Jenny discovers Ren’s drug making lab and is quickly knocked out by Jags guy Dhruv. It’s clear that Jenny is in some big trouble now.
Other Things That Happened
- Travis really is unraveling, and I don’t see things ending well for him.
- “I love you Travis, but this is too far.”
- What is with these parents not checking that their kids are home until MORNING?????
- We get it, Cassie’s taking some personal time. We don’t need to keep hearing about it. We just want her back.
- Jenny’s renewing the lease for Dewell and Hoyt, without the DEWELL, there to sign.
- It’s weird to watch Lindor back at the agency just helping Denise and there is no Cassie.
- There is now an APB out on Scarlett, and they are also trying to figure out who killed Wolf. See, we will never be done with this storyline.
- Jerrie’s back!!! We love her and the fact that she mended fences with her dad while staying home to be with her dying mom.
- How do we have Jerrie come back but she and Lindor didn’t have one conversation about Ronald being dead or even about Cassies dad being murdered.
- Jerrie asked Lindor where the two of them stand with their relationship now that she knows he and Cassie are hitting it off.
- I was really expecting Veer to tell the kids he was dying or something. Turns out, he was just sad about money.
- Clearly, Veer’s mention of Vikram’s attempted murder means that he must be coming to Montana at some point for some more BS.
- “I like hate poetry. Who has the time?” Really Alicia???
- Veer literally told Ren and Jag asking if Vikram and his people were coming for them was disrespectful. No. it’s not. They just want to know if their lives are at risk.
- Of course, Donno and Ren would have video footage of Travis killing Bob. Because, well, insurance.
- Travis was very clever in trying to pump Ren for info about Kate.
- Ren was genuinely surprised to find out about the tainted drugs. I wasn’t expecting her to be so upset.