‘Big Love’ episode 5.08 recap

“You do have a choice. You do, Alby. Remember that early spring when papa wouldn’t let us go swimming because it was too cold? We went anyway, and I waded in too deep and the current swept me away. But you ran in and pulled me out. Do you remember?… Same blood runs through our veins and always will. I’m the one person who understands you!…”
– Nicolette “Nicki” Henrickson

As always, hope y’all were able to tune in last night to the new episode of Big Love. The HBO video recap of episode 5.08 “The Noose Tightens” from the HBO website:

So as always, any thoughts on the new episode? First off, a Chloë Sevigny fan though I am, can I just say: Ginnifer Goodwin – wow!! She really showed a whole new side to Margene in this episode, and I loved every second of it.

On another note, I know this season was promoted with promises that Alby would eventually go off his rocker, but little did I know just how literally they meant it. Sure enough, Nicki (especially as his sister) pushed the wrong button bringing up Dale, but I think what happened in this episode finally showed there was never any negotiating with Alby anyway. I’m surprised how quickly the episode dealt with Margie’s “cult idea”, though; there would’ve definitely been more material to cover there. But I guess with only two episodes left there just wasn’t any time to go into it more.

Media-wise, we’ve updated the gallery with 239 HD screen captures of Chloë as Nicki in the episode, as well as 9 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.

Hope you check back with us again next week for coverage from this Sunday’s episode. Only two more to go!…

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