HBO (ended 2011)
This series finale was sorta hit or miss with me but I did love to see that Margene finally got to become her own person instead of just Bill's wife which is pretty much what she's been the entire series save this season
Yes the ending was a cliche but i didn't see it coming. Did anyone catch the tribute to Six Feet Under on this last episode of Big Love? When Barb, Nicki and Margene were riding in the car it was an obvious tribute to when Lauren Ambrose drove away from CA in the convertible with the Sia song playing in the background. that was my favorite all time ending to any show I've ever watched.
I agree that the last season picked up the pace after a pretty dismal previous season. It managed to wrap up several loose threads and resolve some ongoing issues. One thing I have thought about a lot throughout the series is the whole legal question of polygamy as it applies to the Henricksons. When Bill and Barb got divorced so he could marry Nicki, it was pointed out that only he and Barb were legally married, so they needed to divorce so he and Nicki could marry. To me this means that Bill only had one "legal" wife and Margene and Nicki were like common-law wives. One could say that Bill and Barb had an open marriage. Notwithstanding the various ethical and moral opinions regarding this type of arrangement, is it really illegal? If a couple has a minister or other religious equivalent perform a marriage ceremony but doesn't obtain a marriage license from the state, are they legally married? If not, who could stop either party from going out and getting married again? I realize the show is fiction and laws vary from state to state, but if there are no multiple state-licensed marriages in play, what grounds does the state have to prosecute? I know they were using the under-age status of Margene to go after Bill, but he also mentioned the possibility of being offered a plea to the lesser charge of polygamy. I'm just curious to know if legally Bill was breaking the law against polygamy in the state of Utah.
I can´t believe that Bill is dead. But honestly it was the best ending that they could write for this series, because all the seasons were so fantastic,that the ending needed it to be the same...shocking. From my perspective is amazing how the wives developed a truly love for each others, like if they were blood sister. The final hug was sotouching and so full of love. In that momment I realized why the tv series is called Big Love, because love is such an amazing feeling that comes in 100 millions ofshapesand forms...we can´t even describe and discover.