Massive Sky Recap: What an enormous Rick
Q: What’s worse than an arrow through the leg?
A: Two arrows through the leg!
One of Ronald’s kidnapping victims finds out That’s the hard way on this week’s Big Sky that offers the seemingly doomed trio a glimmer of hope before being wiped out like a harmless bystander who happens to be fly fishing in the wrong river on the wrong day. (Don’t worry, it’ll make sense in a minute.)
Read on for the highlights of “The Big Rick”.
GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE | While Ronald and his mother attack each other the morning after their cuddle party in the kitchen (“I have a nose for things and I don’t like the stench!”, She says), Officer Legarski’s wife finds him sitting at the table when she is out her bedroom comes. He ponders what his high school nickname was “The Big Rick,” not just because of his size, but also because he could always be trusted to do the right thing. His wife looks like she has a nose for things too. “What have you done?” She wonders.
I fought the law | After Cassie fails to accomplish anything with the local sheriff, who is in no hurry to look for Grace, Danielle, or Cody, he meets up with Rick again in All In. He’s upset that she spoke to his ex-wife and threatens to handcuff her and arrest her just because. “I am the law in these parts. Do you really want to go against the law? ” he says. She gives it back to him right away, but also comes out quickly when she learns that he never got the warrant for the church because she is not stupid.
Meanwhile, Jenny is talking to the Church of Glory and Transcendence property. Aside from being a place where old men can hang out with questionable legal young women, nothing criminal seems to be happening there. And when the pastor flips his surveillance camera footage, Jenny confirms what she feared: Cody never showed up the night Legarski said it. Back home, she tells Justin that his father has disappeared before and is fine. But the teen knows he’s probably dead, and he cries on the porch while Jenny holds him tight.
Later, Cassie comes by – at Jenny’s request – so they can compare notes. Cassie is convinced that Legarski is involved, despite his squeaky clean history, and Jenny agrees that they will focus on him. After the briefest emotional check-in, in which both women admit they are not doing well, Cassie sobs in her truck and later Jenny cries upstairs in her house.
FREEDOM IS ME | I have always been impressed by Grace, who has a presence of mind that her sister definitely lacks. And this week is no different: girlfriend finds out how to be released from her bonds, and then marches on Jerrie and Danielle to kick a loose spot in the container wall until there is enough gap to slip through. But as soon as Grace gets out, they all realize that it took the combined force of three sets of feet to fill the void. Grace quickly realizes that she has to go on alone.
Grace follows some running water to a drain in the barn-like structure where they are held captive, finds that the cement has been poorly poured, and chips on it until she can get through the drain into the drain pipe. However, she’s not that far in the pipe when Ronald shows up and crawls behind her. Fortunately for Grace, the pipe collapses as he pursues her and hinders his progress.
Ronald later tells Legarski that she’s likely trapped under the rubble, but Rick knows that if she isn’t, she could have serious problems. So he grabs an ATV from the Bureau of Land Management’s property, where they stow the women, and sets off to find Grace. I don’t know if to laugh at John Carrol Lynch’s line reading when he yells, “Ronald, again, VERY DISAPPOINTED!” But I sure did.
WAITING GAME | While they are alone in the shipping container, Dani spends the time questioning Jerrie about when she knew she was transgender. Jerrie is very kind and forgives Dani’s fiddled questions: she replies that she always knows she is not male, but when she informed her parents about it, they put her in therapy and ultimately abandoned her. “It turns out that love wasn’t quite as unconditional as it should be,” she says, adding that she has lived alone since she was 14. Dani puts herself back at the center of the story if she worries about it. Maybe she really is one of those progressives who think they woke up but don’t really get it. “Well there is hope for you,” says Jerrie, walking over to bring the girl closer and offer her a corner of the blanket.
When Ronald opens the door again they are ready: Jerrie and Dani hit him hard enough to loosen one of his teeth. But he still has that taser and he uses it to turn them both off quickly. “You … are … not learning!” he screams as he locks them both up again.
EX GIRLFRIEND | Grace loses a shoe when the tunnel collapses, but otherwise emerges unscathed from the pipe. She runs into the woods and leaves a trail that Rick can easily follow. She eventually ends up near a river where she attracts the attention of a fly fisherman who doesn’t quite understand her hysterical forays but is ready to help her. As he escorts her across the river to his car, Legarski pulls out a bow and shoots the guy. Then he gets Grace twice in the thigh as if she were part of the Teen Girl Squad – Arrow’d! – before it is brought to the ATV as if it were a deer carcass.
He wraps the fisherman’s body and throws it into a swampy hole in the forest. Then he brings Grace back and puts her in the shipping container himself. Dani and Jerrie are confused when they see a man in uniform. Isn’t he there to help you? You quickly find out that it doesn’t as he locks them all up. Outside, he tells Ronald to give the women enough food for a few days because they have to sit back while they work out a new plan. He also instructs the younger man to seal off all other possible escape routes in the container structure. When Ronald does this and yells at his prisoners to be quiet, Grace did it. would have. enough. “We’re just getting started, you sick bastard!” she screams as they knock on both sides of the wall.
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