I’m going to need everyone on Big Sky to just take a breather.
The penultimate episode revealed that sometimes, family can be your own worst enemy.
At least, that was true for Jagat. Dynamics between a father and son tend to be complicated, but allowing your own son to be shot as you turn your back on him is just plain cruel.
I don’t care what events transpired right before the shooting either — it’s a major sign of disrespect.
Veer’s pride took a hit, but again, that’s no excuse to give someone the go-ahead to kill your son.
And knowing that Veer has done his fair share of terrible things didn’t make this any easier to swallow; his actions and lack of empathy for his son were jolting.
I’m #TeamJag all the way. I want him to get his revenge.
You also can’t blame me for not buying any of the things Veer said to Ren at the end of the episode.
Veer doesn’t strike me as the kind of man that will just give up his power. Alicia may have stood up to him — and good on her for coming into her own and not being intimidated by him — and promised to leave him if he didn’t give the reigns to his children, but considering he’s killed his girlfriends before, I don’t think he’d just have a change of heart just because she told him to.
Though, I am so intrigued by how Alicia stood her ground. It almost seemed like she was the boss in all of this, which would be a major game changer.
Overall, I’m distrusting because the Bhullar clan is not one to reveal their hand. We don’t know what Veer has gotten into, only that he’s not doing well financially.
Ren seems to have an idea of the direction she wants to take the company, but it’s unclear how she plans to proceed with the knowledge that Travis is a cop. You would think that she would simply ask Donno to take care of him, but we know she hasn’t done that because Travis is still very much alive and very determined to get his revenge on Veer for what he did to Kate Garza.
Ren knows who her father is, but she’s also always idolized him. I think digging up the truth about Kate helped her see her father in a new light. She seemed equally as upset about it as Travis, which is why I can’t shake the feeling that she’s going to be the one to secure her father’s downfall.
I was convinced that right as Veer was telling Ren that he loves her and that he knows she’s his heir, Travis was going to walk in and shoot him with Ren’s permission.
I see them in a Bonnie and Clyde type of situation just riding into the deranged sunset together.
Travis has gone off the deep end — he’s willing to risk it all for his mission. While I don’t think he’ll die, I do think that his involvement in the cartel and with Ren is more permanent.
He’s dirty, and there’s no coming back from that.
Truthfully, I wouldn’t blame Ren for turning her back on her father.
She’s always sought out his acceptance, but seeing him completely turn on his own child out of shame may have swayed her decision. She knows she can have a better handle on the business, so eliminating her father from the equation would allow her to do it while also dishing out the proper punishment for how he treated Jag.
As the mastermind behind many of the decisions this season, I think Ren has something up her sleeve that’s going to make jaws drop.
Veer had an interesting take on the business when he was confronted by Richard. He has a good read on people, so he didn’t seem all that intimidated by the man with the gun because he never actually thought he would shoot.
I think Veer was slightly surprised that Richard had it in him to shoot his son, but he also gave him no choice. Instead of apologizing, he belittled him by calling Mason, the son who died of an overdose because of his tainted drugs, weak.
Veer didn’t care about cutting the drugs with fentanyl because he saw what he did as cutting poison with poison. If you don’t see the problem, you’ll never actually feel bad for your actions.
It’s almost disturbing that someone has the means to distribute drugs and no care for who they hurt.
Grief affects us all in different ways, so Richard’s actions, while extreme, weren’t entirely surprising. He wanted to get revenge on the people who killed his son, however, the game was rigged because it was never an eye-for-an-eye since Veer never cared about his son. He basically handed him over on a platter.
In a way, Mason was much luckier than Jag. His death was a tragedy, but it proved just how much his father loved him. Veer, on the other hand, told a man to shoot without giving his son a second thought.
You can’t blame the Bhullar kids for being as messed up as they are.
Cassie’s grief manifested as she sought out a counseling group to work through her emotions.
As she talked about keeping Ronald with her as a reminder never to let her guard down, she got a call from Scarlett, who was trying to sell her information in exchange for her and Phoebe’s safety.
Of course, safety is a loose term when Humbert, a man from the syndicate, is tailing you because you stole evidence that can bring down the whole sex trafficking ring. I love that we’re making a full circle right back to this storyline.
Scarlett, unfortunately, is in danger, and instead of putting her daughter’s safety first, she’s willingly putting her in danger, too. Love makes you do crazy things, but it’s heartbreaking to watch Phoebe dragged into all of this. She knows that their lifestyle isn’t normal, so it’s only a matter of time before she escapes her mother’s clutches. She’s been going along with everything because of her loyalty to her mother, but we know that Phoebe is observant and will eventually realize that something is off.
The worst-case scenario is that she’ll witness her mother getting killed, be it by the syndicate or Cassie.
Cassie’s goal was to bring Phoebe to safety as she knows just how ruthless the syndicate is. They are tying up loose ends — first they came for Tubbs, then they approached Scarlett.
I’m just glad that Jenny was in Tubb’s hospital room to make sure that nothing happened to him.
She fights for the people she loves, but unfortunately, her love might not be enough for Travis anymore.
He’s willing to risk it all to get his revenge, but as he pointed out, Jenny always had an inkling it would come to this. She didn’t want to admit it, but it is the truth. Their relationship never had a shot at surviving this mess and everyone knows it except for her. Everyone has told her to cut Travis and walk away, and I fear that if she doesn’t, she’s going to end up with more than a broken heart.
The season finale blows Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles into town as the new acting sheriff, and him and his cowboy hat look like they mean business.
I’m not saying that Jenny needs a new love interest, but with Travis having gone completely rogue, I can see this being a potential thing moving forward. Especially since we all know how much Jenny loves mixing business with pleasure.
Will the season finale finally wrap up Scarlett’s storyline and put an end to the sex trafficking syndicate? Or will she once again escape from Cassie’s grasp?
And how will the Bhullars’ story end? I don’t expect they’ll stay in Helena for much longer, but as seasons go, they were definitely the most captivating crop of characters!
If this season was any indication, expect some big twists ahead!
What Happened to Travis on ‘Big Sky’?
If you’ve been watching Big Sky since the beginning, you probably noticed a handful of familiar faces on Big Sky Season 3.
And there’s definitely an absence of a few core characters as well, including Travis Stone (Logan Marshall-Green), Jerrie (Jesse James Keitel), and Mark Lindor (Omar Metwally). What happened to these characters, and why aren’t they part of the brand new season of the ABC drama?
Travis, Jenny Hoyt’s love interest and undercover cop, got pretty tangled up with the Bhullar drug cartel in season 2 as he sought out revenge for his former love, Kate Garza, who was reportedly killed by Veer Bhullar. Kate was Veer’s mistress who Travis turned into an informant before falling in love with her. As the season progressed, Travis went rogue during his undercover work, determined to get answers about Kate’s death. And when Veer was near death, he revealed that Kate was actually alive, so Travis became determined to find her. Jenny, who arrested Travis, pulled the truck over in the final episode and let him go in order to find some closure under the condition that he would turn himself in after/if he tracked Kate down. Travis wasn’t sure if Veer told the truth, but he knew he had to do everything in his power to see if she was still out there.
There hasn’t been any mention of Travis in season 3 yet, but hopefully we’ll get some kind of conclusion to this story, though, don’t hold your breath that Jenny and Travis will get back together.
Jerrie has been with the show since the beginning as one of Ronald Pergman’s original victims in season 1. She later joined Dewell and Hoyt as a private investigator, however, when season 3 kicked off, she was nowhere to be found. Cassie addressed her exit by informing Jenny and Denise that she was chasing down information about the syndicate that was connected to Ronald and his love, Scarlett, along with Lindor, who she was now dating. Cassie assured her co-workers that “he and Jerrie are a good match.”
In reality, James Keitel booked a role on the Queer as Folk reboot and Star Trek, which likely conflicted with the Big Sky filming scehedule. The door is open for her character to return, however, so we’ll hopefully see her back sometime soon to put this syndicate/Ronald drama to bed.
Lindor, as mentioned, was Cassie’s love interest in season 2 but apparently jetted off to chase leads on the syndicate with Jerrie. Lindor was a U.S. Marshall who arrived in Helena to track down Ronald Pergman in season 2. During his time in town, he developed feelings for both Cassie and Jerrie, and while the season 2 finale saw him making things official with Cassie, in the brief explanation at the kickstart of season 3, Cassie decided they were better as friends and he reportedly moved on with Jerrie. Sadly, that’s the only thing that really made sense for his exit as there was a scheduling conflict that prevented Metwally from returning.
. “At the end of [Season 2], Omar came to me and he had this opportunity to be in an off-season play. And I said ‘sure,’” showrunner Elwood Reid told TVLine, adding, “I didn’t know if we were coming back. I didn’t know when we would come back.” Metwally signed on for the play, and when the show got renewed, Reid had to find a way to write him out. That’s showbiz!
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Big Sky Review -The Woods Are Lovely, Dark and Deep (3×02)
Big Sky needs to tone it on down on the “big” when it comes to its plot.
The promos for Deadly Trails hooked audiences because they provided one singular focus—a mystery involving a Sunny Barnes’ camping adventure where hikers go missing under mysterious circumstances.
It felt like the series was hitting refresh after two thrilling yet muddled seasons. Unfortunately, the writers seem to be repeating the mistakes of the past, packing all too much into one season in a way that’s overwhelming for audiences.
There’s the mystery of Mark, the hiker that we saw fall off of a cliff when he encountered Walter, a strange man, at the top of Deadman’s Drop. The beginning of the episode reveals that Walter, a recluse who lives in the woods, informs his mother about Mark, claiming he accidentally fell from a cliff. She goes into protective mama bear mode, telling Walt she’ll handle it, but when she’s alone with Mark, she just lets him die a slow and agonizing death. When Cassie and Beau come around investigating, she pretends that she knows nothing about Mark’s whereabouts when that’s clearly not the case.
There’s also the mystery surrounding the campers at Sunny’s, including Paige and Luke, a couple who clearly didn’t mesh well when it came to vacation plans. After the premiere, it seemed as though they simply didn’t see eye to eye about glamping, but a little time in the woods is beginning to unravel them as they mention that they are hiding out until the money comes in. Paige even mentions that Luke would be in jail for what happened. The campers at home base get concerned when Paige and Luke don’t come back, but it’s even more concerning that Luke grabs a rock after he gets into a fight with Paige and attempts to choke her.
When Emily, Beu’s daughter who is camping with her stepdad Asher, sets out to find the missing couple, she sees Luke covered in blood and makes a run for it. It’s good podcast material… if she survives. The teaser also talks about a missing woman from Sunny Day Camp, which could be Paige or Emily. Did Luke do something to Paige? Or was she the dangerous one since she threatened to kill him if he ever laid hands on her again?
There’s also Asher, who didn’t seem suspicious at first, but he started becoming way too invested in Paige and Luke’s relationship, even sniffing around their room and finding a gun in Paige’s duffel. Why would she leave that behind? Why did she have it in the first place?
There are clearly a lot of concerning things happening at Sunny Day Campgrounds, and it doesn’t seem to be a first. Sunny is great at burying her secrets, but it does make me wonder if Mark’s death at Deadman’s Drop is connected to the case Denise mentions from 20 years ago, And was Walt responsible?
Sunny seems to have everyone fooled, but Cormac hesitated when he stumbled upon his mother in the woods and questioned her carefree plan to find the troubled lovebirds. Does he know something he’s not letting on? Is he aware of Walt? Or is Walt a child from a previous relationship?
Jenny and Beau also team up to deal with a squatter situation at one of Tonya’s properties. They encounter Donno manhandling Jef with one F, who isn’t exactly forthcoming about his true identity or why he’s living inside the home. Jenny arrests him, along with Donno and another drunk that they pick up on the side of the road, who actually attempts to assassinate Jef. Donno and Jenny save the day, and while I know Jenny does a good amount of kicking butt in this scene, Donno is such a gem. I can see why they chose not to write him out. He brings a sort of flair to the series that continues to be interesting even as he tries to walk a straight and narrow path these days,
Anyway, the near-attack forces Jef to come clean about what’s really going on—he’s a whistleblower for Redmond, a jet company that’s allowing a fleet that failed inspection to hit the skies, putting all of their passengers in danger. Since he knows too much, they want him dead. Jenny persuades him to go into Witness Protection, but the agent that comes to get him raises some red flags. Technically, it all checks out, but Jenny and Beau have played this game before, so they send Poppernak to make sure that Jef gets to safety. When they see Weaver’s car divert from the road to the airport, they leap into action, saving Jef in the knick of time. They also find Camille, the CEO’s executive assistant that went missing, hiding in the basement ready to corroborate Jef’s story. It’s unclear why this new storyline was introduced, but it does beg the question: how does it connect to the hikers at Sunny Day Camp?
Also, did anyone else catch the subtle nod to Jensen Ackles’ Supernatural character when Beau gives Cassie bread and salt as a housewarming gift to “fend off the demons?” Classic.
Does Asher work for this company? Are Paige and Luke somehow involved?
And if Walt didn’t kill Mark, why is Sunny so eager to cover for him? Has this happened before? What’s her story?
Do you think there are too many threads to follow this season when it should have been more simplified?
Share your thoughts about the episode in the comments below!
Big Sky: Deadly Trails Season 3 Premiere Review – Do You Love an Apple
Big Sky: Deadly Trails is entering a new era and living up to its new name!
After dealing with two murderous truckers and a drug syndicate, Helena finally got a break for a few months before danger crept back into town disguised as a glamping experience of all things.
Sunny Day Excursions, run by Sunny Barnes and her husband, Buck, seems like a fun nature escape, but what’s lurking in the shadows, er, trails, is much more sinister.
The episode kicked off with a death on Deadman’s Drop. The curious hiker, Mark Woodman, was ambushed by a hunter, who lured him in with a cassette player. While Mark initially managed to get away, when he reached the top of the cliff, he heard the same song playing, and when he turned around, Walter was standing right behind him. As fear washed over him, he backed away slowly and fell to his death.
Mark’s disappearance hit the desk of Dewell and Hoyt, and they immediately jumped on the case. Cassie visited Sunny Day because has a personal relationship with Sunny Barnes, which is what threw everything for a loop. Cassie has a good feel for people, so if she thinks that Sunny is a great person, the kind of person she’d trust to go camping with her son, I’m inclined to believe her.
Except that Sunny is hiding a very dark secret. After all of her glamping guests went to sleep, she threw the missing person’s poster into the fire, made some smores, and walked into the woods while singing the exact song that is played on the cassette player. She then called out to the man, Walter, who is revealed to be her son. I’m not entirely shocked since that was my guess from the very beginning, but when they introduced Cormac, I figured maybe I was wrong in my assumption. Now, I’m just bummed that Sunny’s friendly tour guide act is a total fake.
It’s unclear why her son is a man of the woods, but we’ll just peel back the layers as the season progresses. Is he responsible for the murders and the hushed-up missing glampers? Or is he a witness to the killings? How is Walter involved?
It’ll be quite a shock to Cassie once she realizes that Sunny isn’t the woman she thought she was.
The campers are all in danger, particularly Emily, who arrived with her stepdad Avery. Initially, they seem like just another random group of glampers, but by the end, the connection between Emily and Beau is made apparent. He’s concerned about his daughter and jealous that she spends so much time with her stepdad, Avery, who Beau hates and has on his punch list.
This also explains why Beau’s ex-wife, Carla, was brought up so many times. We haven’t met her yet, and she didn’t come glamping with Avery and Emily because of work, but I’m sure that she’ll show up eventually. Will Avery and Emily’s dangerous glamping trip bring her to Montana and reconnect her with Beau? And will she really hate Jenny as Beau said?
Sunny’s business and overall plan, however shady it may be, is in danger now that both Beau and Cassie are somehow involved. They won’t stop until they get to the truth.
While it’s not entirely clear if Sunny’s husband and son, Cormac, know what she’s really up to, my guess is that they have to be aware. Buck questioned why Cassie visited them before the guest’s arrived, and he seemed worried that maybe the whole operation was going to unravel before it even began.
The mystery of Sunny Day excursions and the hiking trails was only just beginning as Beau and Jenny Hoyt tackled another case involving a nearly-naked man that flagged them down on the side of the road. The man, a cop, was seduced by a prisoner named Faith, who then robbed a small store at gunpoint and took the manager, Bill, as a hostage. Beau or Jenny couldn’t figure out why someone who just wanted cash would take a hostage, and when they checked out the manager’s house, his body dropped right onto the hood of their car.
Jenny threw caution to the wind and ran up to check the apartment without backup (Beau should expect this behavior from her at this point), and figured out that the case may involve a child. When they tracked down Faith, sure enough, she risked everything for a little girl that she helped raise like a daughter. The scene that unfolded was heartbreaking as Maddie ran into her mother’s arms to save her from the guns that Beau and Jenny pointed at her. Eventually, Faith surrendered, and they allowed her to say goodbye to her daughter one last time before she was locked up for good.
This was definitely a one-off case that didn’t tie into the overall mystery of the season, but it was necessary to help us get a deeper understanding of Beau and Jenny’s partnership. They work well together, even if they’re roasting each other half the time.
These two may still be figuring each other out, but Beau and Cassie are the kind of BFFS that have movie nights together. If you’re thinking they are probably more than friends, well, so did Jenny, and Beau shot that right down. He’s clearly still hung up on his ex, while Cassie is getting over a breakup with Lindor. Honestly, I hate that. I know the series wasn’t able to get Lindor back this season because of a scheduling conflict, but I don’t buy the “we’re better as friends” and “he and Jeri are a great match” excuses at all. He was such a promising love interest for Cassie, so it hurts. However, there was definitely some sexual tension between her and Cormac, and I’m not opposed to giving him a shot, as long as he’s not involved in any shady business with his mom and man of the woods brother.
Cassie also purchased the ranch that was previously owned by the Bhullar cartel, and she managed to get it at a good price by playing Tonya at her own game. Tonya truly got off easy considering everything she did. She’s only a “legitimate business owner” because she worked her way up to acquiring land and property by working for a gang. Therefore, there’s nothing legitimate about it. I hope that at some point, Cassie and Jenny destroy her and Donno once and for all. Much like Ronald last season, these two are the lingering characters that keep the series grounded for longtime viewers, but it also means that their storyline isn’t over. Why did they stick around when the cartel operations clearly folded?
What did you think of the Big Sky: Deadly Trails Season 3 premiere? Have all your glamping dreams fizzled out? Maybe Luke was onto something when he complained that they weren’t at an all-inclusive 5-star hotel.
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