America's favorite polygamists are back! Fans have waited long enough for the third season of Big Love
(since the writers strike kept the show from its original summer return date) but it seems that it's all worth the wait. This season, which kicks off tonight at 9pm, promises to be the best yet as the Henricksons return with a series of storylines that will test their strength as a family.
has always been full of complicated character ties, and coupled with the show's extra-long hiatus, it might be difficult for viewers to jump back into the polygamist swing of things. In preparation for tonight's premiere, here's a quick refresher of where the series is right now.
Betrayed by his son Alby (Matt Ross), Roman Grant (Harry Dean Stanton) has been jailed for transporting minors across state lines. Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin
) has had a girl-crush on Bill's new marital prospect Ana, Nicki (Chloe Sevigny
) considers more wives almost inevitable and Barb has told the neighbors that the three wives share more than a back yard. Bill (Bill Paxton
), on the other hand, has staked the family's future and safety on the gambling business.
In the season opener called “Block Party,” Bill tries to attract partners for his Mormon-friendly casino plan and attempts to woo a fourth-wife prospect through unorthodox group dating rituals. Things get even more complicated when he must face unexpected repercussions from the imprisonment of "prophet" Roman Grant and the rise of his treacherous son Alby, while dealing with escalating hostilities between his parents. Meanwhile, the neighborhood arranges a big block party but the Henricksons are not invited.
Throughout the new season, the Henricksons must reexamine their relationship to Juniper Creek and the modern world, while reconsidering the reasons they live as they do and come to some understanding of what it means for the future.
looks stronger than ever and if the season 3 premiere is any indication, this is going to be the best season yet.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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