Big Love

Season 1 Episode 7

Eviction

2
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 23, 2006 on HBO
8.7
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Bill considers running an expensive advertising campaign, Barb finds out about Nicki's secret, and Margie goes to church with Pam, their neighbor. Meanwhile, Sarah brings home a surprise guest, and Ben goes on a trip with his friends.

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  • 107

    7.0
    This week's episode of Big Love was exciting in small doses, but some scenes you just noticed that they dragged on for too long but all in all this series continues to be intriguing and most definitely entertaining. A lot of things happen in every episode with the extended run time. In this episode Ben gets in a car crash, when some of his classmates start "messing around." I'm not sure where the writers are going with this strange story line, but I'm definitely intrigued. Sarah brings her friend home from work, and they have an awkward dinner. Marge gets invited to the LDS church and she very much enjoys it.



    Barb finds out about Nikki's debt and agrees to keep it from Bill. Bill & Barb continue their "affair" until the very end when they realize it's only worsening things. So all in all, we got a great balance of all the family members here, and this episode was definitely eventful.



    Roman Grant continuing trying to take Bill down was also entertaining, with his father's family gets evicted from Juniper Creek, things get left up in the air from there. It's a wonder why not much people are watching this show, I definitely recommend it. Maybe their afraid of the 53 minute runtime? Who knows...moreless
  • 107

    7.6
    Yet another exciting episode of Big Love and how this show is not more popular is so mind blowing. All of the storylines are just uber entertaining and the extended runtime just seems to fly by. Things are truly heating up on this show and I have a feeling that come season finale time there is going to be a huge confrontation.



    This show is kind of like a faster-moving Mad Men and while it may not be as critically acclaimed as the American Movie Channel's series, it is just as good in my opinion, and quite possibly a little more addictive.moreless
  • Roman Grant makes a move to put himself back in control.

    9.4
    This episode was great! I usually am not interested in the whole business/Roman Grant storyline but I did like it think episode. Of course, the whole family storyline was good as usual. I'm happy that Nicki's debt isn't a secrety anymore, at least to Barb. I just hope that Barb keep this from Bill doesn't set them back in their relationship. I'm sad that they ended the affair though :( I think if any wife ever leaves it'll be Margene.moreless
Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

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Lynn Wanlass

Lynn Wanlass

Sue Sue

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Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter

Gibson

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Keegan Holst

Keegan Holst

Wayne Henrickson

Recurring Role

Garrett Gray

Garrett Gray

Raymond Henrickson

Recurring Role

Spencer Gray

Spencer Gray

Raymond Henrickson

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the scene where Barb calls Nicki's credit card company, she is looking at a sheet of paper with all the family members' birthdays, social security numbers and phone numbers on it. There are several curiosities, mistakes and other oddities on that paper:

      • Bill's birthday is 17 May 1955, which makes him 50 years old. This is the actual birthday of actor Bill Paxton.
      • Barb's birthday is listed as 10 June 1974. However, according to the character biographies on the HBO website, Bill and Barb met at the University of Utah, which means they should be roughly the same age. Having been born in 1974 would mean that Barb is 31, which means she would have had their first baby, Sarah, when she was 16. The biography states, however, that she graduated from college with a teacher's degree before having a baby. Therefore, Barb's birthday on that sheet of paper is clearly a mistake. It's possible that the year is a misprint since actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is born on June 10, 1963 (making her 42). That would still mean an 8-year age difference with Bill.
      • Nicki's birthday is 18 November 1974, which means she is 31. This is actress Chloe Sevigny's actual birthday.
      • Margene's birthday is 22 May 1978, which is the actual birthday of actress Ginnifer Goodwin. While she is 27 in real life, according to the HBO website Margene should be 21.
      • Next on the list is a person named Amanda Henrickson, born 3 December 1983. The name should read Sarah Henrickson, who is played by actress Amanda Seyfried. She is indeed born on December 3, 1983, making her 22. However, Sarah should be 16 which means her birth year should be 1990 or 1991.
      • Ben's birthday is listed as 22 June 1985, which is actor Douglas Smith's actual birthday. This means he's 20 years old, but Ben should be 15, so his birth year should be 1991 or 1992.
      • Tancy's birthday is listed as 16 March 199? (the last digit is possibly 5 or 6). The biography on the HBO website says she is 8 years old (born in 1997 or 1998) but the biography for actress Jolean Wejbe says she is 11 (born in 1994 or 1995).
      • The rest of the names on the list are not visible. It also seems that only the adults in the family have cell phones because only their numbers are listed. They all start with 801-555. 801 is the area code for Salt Lake City, Utah and 555 is a very usual, but fake, phone number prefix used in many TV shows and movies.

    • Highlight for a spoiler:
      Barb finds out about the extent of Nicki's credit card debt: she has nine different credit cards and owes in total $58.000.

    • Nicki's mother Adaleen's maiden name is Halstrom.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Sarah: How's Seminary? Made friends with the other brainwashees?
      Ben: Don't call them brainwashed.
      Sarah: Why not?
      Ben: I don't like it.
      Sarah: Good. You still have an opinion.

    • Barb: We can't keep doing what we're doing.
      Bill: But I need you.
      Barb: You have me.

    • Barb: Who's that?
      Bill: Just Nicki.
      Barb: Oh. What'd she want?
      Bill: No, nothing. (pause) She's ovulating.

    • Bill: I promise you, you will not have the baby in this motel.
      Wanda: Oh, I could give birth in a potato patch, I'd survive. It's Joey I'm worried about.

    • Heather: You know, I really have some strong opinions about polygamy and I would love to sit down and talk to you about it one day.
      (Sarah looks down, embarrassed.)
      Barb: Wuhh... We should do that sometime.

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