From shootouts to surprises to a possible pre-Thanksgiving cliffhanger, Episode 6 of Big Sky’s Season 2 is full of danger. But who faces the greatest peril in this next episode?
It’s a tossup between Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny (Katheryn Winnick), who get into yet another shootout during the episode. That’s becoming a regular occurrence on the show, Matt Carter points out, but it’s no less dangerous for its regularity.
Meanwhile, Legarski (John Carroll Lynch) will get to hang out with Lindor (Omar Metwally), an unpredictable guy who eschews social conventions and lives apart from normal society. It remains to be seen how that will go, but Legarski is probably not at risk in that situation.
Cassie and Jenny Are ‘the Heart of the Show’
Big Sky pairs a private detective with an ex-cop in the interests of solving a kidnapping case. But in pursuing that case, the two soon uncover more missing women. With a possible serial killer on the loose, they find themselves in a race against time to hunt down the perpetrator, even as other cases present themselves in the meantime.
Created by David E. Kelley, the series takes place in Montana and is based on C.J. Box’s book “The Highway,” per Parade. Kelley, who has picked up multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, also has series like Ally McBeal, Big Little Lies, Picket Fences, Boston Legal and Mr. Mercedes under his belt.
Much of the drama in the show centers around the relationship between Cassie and Jenny, reluctant allies who find themselves at odds more often than not. Showrunner Elwood Reid told Entertainment Weekly in May that the core of the show is the dynamic between those two characters.
“One of the things that really makes the show work for me is these women processing this stuff emotionally,” he said. “As the show moves forward in the second season, I promise you we will take a breath and process what [Ronald Pergman’s escape] means, and they’ll process what that means for their relationship together going forward. That’s the heart of the show.
Big Sky Deals In Long-Term Mysteries
Reid went on to explain that what they’re trying to do with Big Sky is to create long-term story arcs, mysteries that play out over the course of several seasons. To that end, audiences can expect the rest of Season 2 to connect back to earlier plot developments. For example, they’re planning to tell a bit more of Jerrie’s (Jesse James Keitel) story this season.
“One of the things we want to be able to do with the show is tell a handful of long-term mystery arcs, story arcs that have their own stakes,” Reid said. “We’re going to do the same thing in the second season and, ideally, there’s a case that’s going to have a connection to a former colleague and friend of Jerrie’s in season 2.”
It should make for some suspenseful, action-packed television. So “Big Sky” fans, don’t forget to tune in to ABC on Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET.