BIG LOVE “D.I.V.O.R.C.E” Review

BIG LOVE "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." Season 5 Episode 6 – This episode of BIG LOVE began and ended on a sweet note, however everything in between was dismal and detached. We see Bill and Barb enjoying perhaps their last moment as legal man and wife and then it ends with a pact made by Lois and Frank to stay together until she is too far gone because they are all they have.

Bill is right in that the paper divorce is starting to feel like a real divorce. Not only is it taking a toll on the Henrickson family, but it is starting to take its toll on me. It seems that Barb agreed to it as a somewhat easy out to forge her own path in her new religion or as a priestholder somewhere else. I am not sure she will ever really leave Bill techinically, but she has left him spiritually and isn’t that about the same thing in their religion? Then we have Nicki plunging ahead to what she believes is her rightful place. Even though she argued for this divorce/marriage as protection for Cara Lynn, it really is about gaining the place she believes she should rightfully have. Why else would she be upset that Barb gets to continue to keep the books and that she is not going to receive a larger chunk of marital property should Bill die? She may have changed, but I would never trust three families’ finances to someone who got themselves singlehandly into $50,000 worth of debt and then hid it from everyone for months on end. Read More...


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