Big Love: Season 4 (2010)



Critic Consensus: Big Love remains blessed with a compelling ensemble in its fourth season, but the series' carefully orchestrated drama devolves into sudsy melodrama when Bill Henrickson mounts a political campaign that strains credulity.


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The fourth season of the popular polygamy drama begins with a federal investigation into Roman Grant's (Harry Dean Stanton) whereabouts, and his business interests become an unpleasant distraction for the Henricksons and their Native American partners as they prepare to open a new casino. Meanwhile, Bill Henrickson (Bill Paxton) sets his sights on running for a seat in the Utah state senate and travels to Washington, D.C., where he tries to gain support from a Beehive State congressman (Perry King) and a powerful lobbyist (Sissy Spacek). Back at home, the passionate attraction between Ben (Douglas Smith) and Margene (Ginnifer Goodwin) causes Ben to be exiled from the family; and Adaleen (Mary Kay Place) agrees to marry J.J. (Zeljko Ivanek), but her pregnancy leads to a shocking discovery.


Bill Paxton
as Bill Henrickson
Jeanne Tripplehorn
as Barb Henrickson
Chloë Sevigny
as Nicki Henrickson
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Margene Henrickson
Harry Dean Stanton
as Roman Grant
Amanda Seyfried
as Sarah Henrickson
Douglas Smith
as Ben Henrickson
Shawn Doyle
as Joey Henrickson
Melora Walters
as Wanda Henrickson
Bella Thorne
as Teenie Henrickson
Matt Ross
as Alby Grant
Grace Zabriskie
as Lois Henrickson
Adam Beach
as Tommy Flute
Bruce Dern
as Frank Harlow
Robert Beltran
as Jerry Flute
Zeljko Ivanek
as J.J. Walker
Mary Kay Place
as Adaleen Grant
Sissy Spacek
as Marilyn Densham
Ben Koldyke
as Dale Tomasson
Anne Dudek
as Lura Grant
Perry King
as Clark Paley
Tom Amandes
as Roy Colburn
Eric Ladin
as Dr. Roquet Walker
Judith Hoag
as Cindy Price
Mireille Enos
as Jodean Marquart
Luke Askew
as Hollis Greene
Sandy Martin
as Selma Greene
Michael Nye
as Mr. Walker
Peggy Miley
as Mrs. Walker
Tina Majorino
as Heather Tuttle
Ruben Garfias
as Chief Roman Navarro
Misty Upham
as Leila Stilwell
Amy Aquino
as Leslie Usher
Garrett Gray
as Raymond Henrickson
Paul Ganus
as Patrick Owens
Hank Cheyne
as Austin Buttercup
Keegan Holst
as Wayne Henrickson
J. Anthony Pena
as Security Guard
Barry Livingston
as Abel Babcock
Arnold Chun
as Bellboy
David Hoflin
as First Son
Ann Hearn
as Greene Sisterwife
William R. Moses
as LDS Bishop
Chane't Johnson
as INS Interviewer
Mark Devine
as Alignment Advisor
Dan Sachoff
as Kurt Rainer
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Critic Reviews for Big Love Season 4

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (15)

For all the "Eternal Fathers" and prairie dresses and the attempt to say something meaningful about family, I see nothing here but Hollywood actors pretending.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

There remain enough good things in the new season's first two episodes for me to suffer through all the parts I don't care for.

Jan 10, 2010 | Full Review…

Big Love has always delivered plenty of sturdy drama, as long as you buy the premise, and its fourth season, which starts Sunday, promises to become even more intriguingly complex.

Jan 10, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fans will love every minute - especially Roman's fate.

Jan 10, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It pains me to write that the series may be running out of steam. Or maybe getting lost in the billows of steam created by all its furiously grinding parts.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The plot has careened out of control. Like a train that's run off the track.

Jan 10, 2010 | Full Review…

A fourth season that's been hugely uneven. There have been fantastic episodes in it, but the overall story arc has been all over the place, and there's often been a sense of the show trying to cram too much into one season.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Since "confusion" is one of the things Paxton plays best, I'm digging the choices that Bill seems to be facing by "The Greater Good" and I can see how this could play out well over the season.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The season that virtually obliterated Big Love's dramatic credibility.

Dec 10, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

I still find many of the Juniper Creek scenes engaging and revealing, and while these scenes sometimes have tonal problems, their sheer bizarreness is itself essential to the show.

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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