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‘Big Sky’ Star Katheryn Winnick Opens Up on New Episode’s Cliffhanger

by Evan Reier
CANNES, FRANCE - JULY 11: Katheryn Winnick attends the "Flag Day" photocall during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 11, 2021 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Big Sky Season 2 has not disappointed. The return of the ABC thriller has picked up the pace, and Episode 4 delivered a huge cliffhanger.

It’s kind of the show’s specialty. With serial killers, human trafficking and everything else that comes with the dark side of crime in Montana, ending an episode on a cliffhanger is almost required.

As for Episode 4’s, we’ll avoid complete spoiler. Let’s just say that bullets are literally flying at Cassie and Jenny as the episode ends. But if there’s one thing for certain, Big Sky and Jenny actor Katheryn Winnick love leaving fans in suspense.

The actress recently sat down with EW to talk about the cliffhanger and all things Season 2.

“Definitely the stakes are extremely high,” Winnick said. “Obviously they’re now under attack. Jenny defied Tubb’s wishes of staying down and wanted to take matters into her own hands, and she realized that she’s a little bit in over her head, especially being shot at so violently. It just shows that these guys that came into our town and came into Montana are really dangerous, and that they will stop at anything to get what they want.”

As the pair’s safety is in jeopardy, the threat is also colored by recent trauma Jenny has faced.

Big Sky Star Katheryn Winnick on Jenny’s Latest Turmoil

Season 1 of Big Sky ended with several huge moments. But possibly the most shocking moment, at least initially, was Jenny being shot square in the chest. And while fans were thrilled to see her make it out okay, it’s still a recent event for her.

While the event was traumatic, Winnick explains that it also changed Jenny. Fear is not something plauging the police officer’s mind, evidenced by her rejoining the police.

“I think she definitely has a different outlook on life,” Winnick said. “She now realizes how short life is, so she came back [to the force]. It’s important for her to wear that badge and to do what she feels is right and go after her dream of getting these cases solved. She definitely has a lot more determination, longer perseverance. With no apologies. I don’t think she’s scared of death.”

Jenny was already a badass. But someone that has no fear of dying? It’s clear that her increased intensity is here to stay.

“She’s looked at it face on,” Winnick also added. “And now she is willing to put her life on the line to do what she feels is right.”