Big Sky is the latest series from visionary storyteller David E. Kelley, who is behind “Big Little Lies”. The series follows Private detectives Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt, who are searching for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. But when they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.
In the fifth episode, Jenny and Cassie feel as if they’re closing in on Legarski, but they are racing against the clock as he and Ronald are preparing to move the girls. The pace of the episode starts picking up some speed as the detectives get closer to solving the case. This makes the episode much more enjoyable as, after 4 episodes, it feels like the story needs to move on a little. Which thankfully it does, as I was beginning to think the entire season was just going to be a constant game of cat and mouse.
The focus is once again back on the kidnapped girls, as they try to convince Ronald to let them go, but after being spooked by the detectives, Big Rich & Ronald find they have to get rid of the girls, especially after the close call the previous night.
With Jenny arrested following their run-in with the law, it leaves Cassie to carry on the search as she knows she’s so close to tracking the girls down and time is running out. t’s only when Cassie speaks to Big Rick’s wife, Merilee, that she gets an idea about where he is, leading to one epic confrontation that delivers a huge cliffhanger.
One of the things I like about this show is, the villains are very complex, since they aren’t just a one-dimensional bad guy. Especially with the writers incorporating the current situation in the United States, where he is a defence state trooper who is playing upon Cassie being a racist and that “Blue Lives Matter”. All this deflecting makes his character so much more believable and with us knowing what he is actually doing, makes him even more evil and manipulative. While some might argue that the show doesn’t need these little references, it makes it feel much more current.
I’ve been really enjoying “Big Sky”, the characters have slowly been fleshed out over the past 5 episodes, pulling you into the show. While it took a little while to get going, this episode feels like that’s all been worth it, but it also leads me to wonder, where is this show going for the rest of the season.
Rating 4 out of 5.