'Big Love' Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

It's Barb Henrickson's world, and we're all just living in it. 'Big Love' has always called into question our modern-day conceptions of womanhood and femininity, and it's only now starting to really make a statement through Barb and her quest to carve out an identity within a structure that looks to squelch such desires at every turn.

It's not just Barb, however, as both Nicki and Margene are unknowingly or subconsciously working through similar issues of female empowerment and ceiling shattering ascent from their "place" to positions of power within the same rigid and generally oppressive system. So, why aren't they devising a united front with which to achieve their lofty, if not tragically conflicted ends? In their quest to dismantle time-enforced gender stereotypes, are they perpetuating others? Whether they are or not, the goals are admirable, but the means of getting there are decidedly less than, and Bill either has to embrace change or end up losing everything. Read More...



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