Less than a week before the fourth season of HBO polygamy drama Big Love kicks off, more details surface on the highly anticipated, though very brief, season. We already know much of the bigger storylines (the "Mormon-friendly casino, the changing of the guard at Juniper Creek, Bill's senate run, Barb's role at the casino, Nicki's ex-hubby, Margene's home shopping personality career, Alby's love interest, and Sarah leaving and all), but there's still much to be said about this heavily anticipated season.
We have also found out the returning guest stars on Big Love. This includes Bruce Dern, who plays Bill's abusive father Frank Harlow; Anne Dudek, who plays Lura Grant, one of Alby's wives; Branka Katic, Bill's former fourth wife Ana; Joel McKinnon Miller, who plays Bill's business partner and friend Don; Aaron Paul, who plays Sarah's fiance Scott; Mary Kay Place, who plays one of Roman's wives Adaleen; and Douglas Smith, who plays Bill and Barb's son Ben.
There will also be new Big Love guest stars. The crop includes Adam Beach of HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Perry King of Riptide, Bella Thorne from ABC's Dirty Sexy Money, and Sissy Spacek, who is set to play a conservative Washington, D.C. lobbyist intent on inserting herself into Bill's professional and personal life.
On the Emmy-nominated drama's first offering on Sunday, the grand opening of the Blackfoot Magic Casino is afoot, so everyone in the Henrickson households make last-minute preparations under the eye of Tommy Flute (Adam Beach), son of Bill's partner Jerry. The feds, meanwhile, are also on their case, continuing to investigate on the unfinished business surrounding Roman's death.
Margie's home-shopping business is doing well, but she makes an on-air slip-up that prompts her boss Beverly to voice concerns about possible burnout. Finally, Bill and Nicki's unpredictable ex work out an arrangement allowing Cara Lynn (Cassi Thomson) to stay at the Henricksons' house while she attends high school.