Big Love - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

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On the way home from a public event one afternoon, Bill (Bill Paxton) and Barb (Jeanne Tripplehorn) find themselves overcome with passion, and make love in the car. Later, feeling a bit guilty, Barb points out that "It's Margie's (Ginnifer Goodwin) night." "It's not like we planned it," Bill responds, but soon enough, the couple are planning more little private encounters. They meet during lunch breaks, and even in the middle of the night. Nicki (Chloë Sevigny) realizes something's going on, and tells Wanda (Melora Walters) she suspects that Bill has found a potential fourth wife. Nicki and Barb find out that Margene has been socializing with Pam (Audrey Wasilewski), the neighbor across the street, and they confront her about it. Nicki calls Margene "the weak link" in their efforts to keep their lifestyle hidden. "You can't keep a secret like me," she tells Margene, "and you're not a good liar like Barb." More drama ensues at the store, where Wendy (Jodie Markell) alerts Bill to her suspicion that Don (Joel McKinnon Miller) and Peg (Wendy Phillips) are polygamists. Bill tells her, essentially, to mind her own business, but that doesn't seem likely. Bill and Don also plot to have the Attorney General's office investigate Roman's (Harry Dean Stanton) shady real-estate dealings. Ben (Douglas Smith) struggles with his sexual urges, and decides to start attending seminary after school. This does not meet with Brynn's (Sarah Jones) approval. "They'll brainwash you," she laments. One night, while Bill and Barb are out having a secret tryst, Alby (Matt Ross) pays an unwelcome visit to the Henrickson homes.

Cast

Bill Paxton
as Bill Henrickson
Chloë Sevigny
as Nicki Henrickson
Jeanne Tripplehorn
as Barb Henrickson
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Margene Henrickson
Amanda Seyfried
as Sarah Henrickson
Harry Dean Stanton
as Roman Grant
Bruce Dern
as Frank Harlow
Grace Zabriskie
as Lois Henrickson
Shawn Doyle
as Joey Henrickson
Melora Walters
as Wanda Henrickson
Jolean Wejbe
as Teenie Henrickson
Matt Ross
as Alby Grant
Kyle Gallner
as Jason Embry
Francisco Viana
as Motel Desk Clerk
Stewart Skelton
as Pharmacist
Keegan Holst
as Wayne Henrickson
Spencer Gray
as Raymond Henrickson
Garrett Gray
as Raymond Henrickson
Andrew A Rolfes
as Roman Grant's Business Manager
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