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Cool Clip: "Big Love" Back Story

Cool Clip: "Big Love" Back Story

One of the first things I wondered when I started catching up on "Big Love" was how the Henrickson family came to be. Luckily, HBO is answering some of my questions with a series of three clips following the family's back story.

I first stumbled upon the clips when I checked out the series through Comcast's On Demand service, but at least one of them is online, and it's a doozy: Bill brings Margene home for the first time as the new babysitter, but Nicki sees through the ruse and realizes Bill's eyeing a new wife. (The other clips, by the way, show Barb comforting Nicki in the hospital after Nicki's first child was born and the three wives requesting separate houses.)

If the others pop up online, I'll let you know. In the meantime, to watch Nicki and Margene's tense first meeting,


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oinkoink oinkoink 9 years
I love this show. Nikki is total bitch but she keeps the show exciting.
ikitty13 ikitty13 9 years
I am also addicted to the show, I don't have HBO like many people i just watch them online. I have been reading up on the mormon culture and polygamy, it's creepy but fascinating. This show is awesome.
JuliusCaesar JuliusCaesar 9 years
We have to wait for Big Love a while over here in the UK but I loved Season 1 especially Nikki's character!
KWM KWM 9 years
That was awesome! I am officially obsessed with Big Love and I have always been so curious about the back stories
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Thanks so much for this clip, Buzz. This is a great show.
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
Oh, about Nikki's style of dress: She's from (the fictional) Juniper Creek, or "The Compound", a subculture of the LDS. It is an extremist form of the Mormon faith, where polygamy is very much still in practice - underage girls are "pre-placed" with husbands, wives are "reassigned" to new husbands when their own husbands fall short of the expectations of the compound leaders. Bill Paxton's character comes from the same compound and his mother and father still live there - but his mom is a bit of a rebel and doesn't dress in prairie style. I believe the concept is to be "modest" in dress and behavior, but Nikki hasn't quite mastered the behavior part yet. And she also slutted it up in the finale from last season for the Mother of the Year award! Sleevless dress and everything. I'm addicted to this show. :oops:
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
We watched these just the other day on our On Demand service! I both love and hate Nikki!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
PS Bill: not cute and sooo creepy in this show!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
1. I would totally watch this if I had HBO. But since I don't I'll have to wait for DVD. Is it still 1st season? 2. I actually got to see some polygamist while I was vacationing in Utah last year. The wife I saw was just like yomama said: long hair (her's was pulled back) and long traditional dresses that look very turn of the century. My jaw dropped when I saw her because her outfit was soo cool but so something you'd see in a movie.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Ok, that totally interesting! I am definitely searching out the other clips.
yomama yomama 9 years
I believe Nikki is apart of a fundamentalist LDS in which the women wear their hair long, cannot wear skirts about their knees, basically wear 19th century clothes to stay true to their heritage. She comes from a sect that still allows polygamy.
bugness bugness 9 years
pinkflats- Chloe's character is a fundamentalist mormon and comes from a compound where the women wear modest clothes and long braids. partysugar- I believe she was 20, because she was 21 when the show started... strange because Ginnifer was 28 when they filmed this. I love what they did with her hair!!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
I don't have HBO so I haven't seen a clip of Big Love until today, which I have many questions to ask but I'll only ask the one that's bothering me alot: What's with Chloe Sivengy's frumpy clothes??
partysugar partysugar 9 years
That was a great clip. I totally want to watch the other two now. How old was Margene when Bill first brought her into the family?
specialksgurl specialksgurl 9 years
You are definitely not alone ;) He's totally hot!
lucygoosy lucygoosy 9 years
OMG!! thank you so much for that clip!! I am so addicted to that show. I would love to see a clip of Barb and Nikkis first meeting. I ll bet that would be a doozy!!! Nikki is such a b*tch. And am I alone in thinking that Bill Paxton is HOT!!!
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