“If I consider what you’re asking — and that’s just a really big ‘if’ — then I’m telling you right now the only name going on that cake is mine.”
– Nicolette “Nicki” Grant
As always, hope everyone was able to tune in last Sunday to the seventh Season 5 episode of Big Love. Here is the HBO video recap of episode 5.07 “Til Death Do Us Part” from the HBO website:
So what did you think of the new episode? Personally, this was probably my favorite Season 5 episode yet, certainly a huge step forward from last week. Chloë played this episode brilliantly, there were just so many beautiful moments (the one Nicki had with Barb just before the ceremony being my favorite; I really thought they connected on some level in this episode for the first time in ages), and although the Henricksons’ situation still remains a bit too complicated for my liking, this episode made some terrific, unexpected turnarounds just when you thought you had it figured. But even though the ending of last Sunday’s episode definitely seemed like a clear indication of what’s to come in the series’ remaining episodes, it probably actually raised more questions than it answered (one that particularly struck me was, if Bill ends up facing charges of statutory rape, what will happen to Nicki and Bill’s plans to legally adopt Cara Lynn — the whole purpose of Nicki and Bill’s legal marriage?). I predict a pretty momentous end of season…
Media-wise, we’ve updated the gallery with 294 HD screen captures of Chloë Sevigny as Nicki in the episode, as well as 10 site-exclusive video clips. Please remember you must be a registered and logged in media archive user to access our collection of video clips — unlogged users will not be able to view said material. All new videos are in .MOV format, which is playable in e.g. VLC and QuickTime. As always, hope you check back with us again next week for coverage from this Sunday’s episode. Only three more to go!
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