Big Sky Recap: checkout time


Starring in this week’s episode of Big Sky: a character growling at a poster, a kick in the groin, several Victorian dolls, and a big old truck driving neatly through Cassie and Jenny’s motel room.

Admit it, even if you don’t watch regularly, you’re just a little intrigued.

And if you’re a constant viewer of the thriller, you’ll want to find out what becomes of Blake, what Jenny and Cassie discover, and how spectacularly Ronald returns to form. Read on for the highlights of “White Tiger”.

OOPS | Based on how much he freaks out after hitting Blake with the shovel, it seems that JW wasn’t about to kill his brother … but he did. In a panic, he drives off, giving Cheyenne – who saw the whole thing – time to load Blake’s body and shovel into a nearby cart and drive off before JW returns, perplexed.

She makes it look like Blake either fell or jumped off a cliff on the property. The next morning, Horst is a little tearful when he sees the body of his eldest son lying on the floor. JW can’t figure out what’s going on. And Rand is as creepy as usual, although he’s definitely sad too. Back at the house, Cheyenne Googles the name on the back of the belt buckle she found next to her brother’s body: Cole Danvers. Then she makes an animal noise on the white tiger poster she mentioned in the previous episode and begins her new plan: own JW, who she kicks in the groin before swearing she’ll tell everyone what he’s done has “unless you listen to me.”

Sheriff Wagy postpones Horst over Blake’s cause of death; It is finally decided a suicide. And after Rand and JW take Coles’ bones and put them in a drum filled with a liquid (something to dissolve them, I would guess?), JW instruct his brother to keep an eye on their sister.

DEAD END | Meanwhile, Cassie and Jenny are not having much luck in their investigation. Both Rosie and her dad are too scared of the little people and the sheriff to say much. Cassie is all about giving her information to Blake’s attorney and leaving town, but Jenny wants to stay – she is very concerned that Blake won’t return her calls. And when Denise calls and says she overheard a police radio call about a corpse at Iron Cross Ranch, Jenny is certain (and soon confirms) it’s Blake. Cassie hugs her (twice!) And then goes back to Helena to accompany Lindor as he reviews a lead in the Pergman case. Jenny stays behind to speak to Angela, the sheriff’s assistant, who says she is willing to help in secret.

Before that, however, Jenny drives to the ranch and meets Cheyenne. They play a clever trade intelligence game: Jenny tells the younger woman that Blake was innocent of Rosie’s attack (JW and Rand did not), and Cheyenne mentions Cole Danvers’ name but says nothing more.

Eventually, a nervous Angela shows up in Jenny’s motel room with a smoking gun: a printout of the toxicology report that the sheriff knew – and had covered up – that Blake and Rosie had been drugged the night they attacked. And she’s about to dwell on it when a massive truck pulls up in front of the motel and, without slowing down a bit, plows straight through Jenny’s room and then drives away.

OLD CUSTOMS … | Scarlet’s sister Mary writes to Scarlet that Arthur is not who he claims to be. But at that point, Ronald stole his girlfriend’s phone and intercepted the message. So he drives to Mary’s house – which is full of creepy Victorian dolls – and pushes inside. He ties her up with a blanket and tape and cuts her open with a box cutter until she admits that she contacted Dewell & Hoyt but only left a voicemail asking them to call her back. Eventually, however, things escalate to Mary, whom Ronald repeatedly refers to as a “monster,” and so he kills her by splattering blood over her glassy-eyed collection of toys.

On the drive to see Mary, Lindor tells Cassie that his sister has been kidnapped from a parking lot and that they have never found her body. Although a man eventually confessed to taking her, Mark becomes emotional when he confesses that he feels responsible for what happened. His openness, in turn, allows Cassie to lower her guard a little; She tells him about Kai’s father who died in battle.

Ronald is cleaning up and preparing to dispose of Mary’s body when Cassie and Lindor knock. He goes into hiding and somehow gets himself and the body out before they see a blood stain on the floor and break in, with Lindor citing the likely cause. In the basement they find a locked suitcase with a corpse. But – twist! – Lindor notices that this corpse has been there a long time. And considering how the show made Scarlet realize that Phoebe’s father was a “bad penny” permanently out of the picture, how much do you want to guess he is?

The last time we see Ronald, he drives off with Mary’s body in the back seat and one of her dolls on the shotgun.

Now it’s your turn. What do you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments!

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