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I have to agree with the previous comments - with a BIG LUMP in my throat there is a sadness - the day after. Wasn't expecting that ending but realize it made sense. After so many close calls - the neighbor does it. Wow.

Missed seeing Bill's brother this last season, he must be off doing some filming somewhere?

I hope all of you get on or stay on FaceBook so we can keep up with your carreers.

Don't know if Plural marriage is legal anywhere in the US, but you have given us a glimpse of both arguments, for and against. Thanks!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine Willingham
I also loved the last episode, but did have a few questions:

Firstly, where are Margene's kids through all of this? I would have liked to see them with Nikki in the last scene. I noticed that her baby was absent throughout much of the season. I always wondered who was watching the baby when she was doing other things. Nikki's blond haired boys are more obvious in a lot of scenes but I hardly saw Margene's. (I always wondered if the baby was napping)

Also, did Ben convince Heather that he could lead a polygamist life with her in it? Did she agree to a life within Bill's church? Or did Ben forgo polygamy to be with Heather. I had thought that Ben was going to lead a monogamous life until last week's scene with Rhonda where he offers to care for both women.

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
Poor Marie..She doesn't get it... She missed the whole point of the finale..
My mesage to her rantings about Bill and the men who wrote the story is;
Let It Go !!!
Take a deep breathe...
Move on ...Get some rest!!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
Nikki only had one child, Wayne. Margene's were shown in several scenes and she was holding the baby at Bill's church and all his children were there. I didn't see Bill's brother, and his name escapes me at the moment. We didn't get closure with him, his wife and their child.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine Willingham
Such a sad ending for such a wonderful show.In a way that is so strange you showed people such a deep and profound love in a family that most families wish they had. Thank you for your fine acting and lessons on love.
I will miss this show deeply, but i look forward to seeing all of these wonderful actors again in future roles.
Thank you for a great 5 years!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam
In the real world, Bill would have gone to jail and served his time and that would have been it. His family would have maybe stuck around, but after he was released, would have made an effort to be with him in one way or the other. The end of this series was very satisfying. The real hero's here are the three wives and the children. Bill got off easy. It did not matter who killed Bill off the series, it only mattered that he not remain a part of the family in life. The only way that the wives and children could progress and grow and move on with their lives was to be without Bill. Even one year later at the end of the series, each wife showed major strides in becoming an individual person. Not tied to bill or polygamy or fear of living a lie, Barb embraced the priesthood and Niki, will always be Niki, but even Niki seemed a bit more open. The only one that had not changed, but took full advantage of the outcome was Margene. I cannot believe that she was able to leave her kids to travel elsewhere to help others, but let's face it, IT ONLY TV!!! Great show and I thought the ending was a bit mushy, but it made me stop and think. This was the only time that a silly soap opera like Big Love made me stop and think. Very well done! Thanks and I will miss my stops into Big Love for a dose of someone else's problems - always worse than mine could ever be! Thanks again! Mahllynn!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermahllynn
So Margene, who's minding the kids? Won't they miss you or are you taking them with you?
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatheM
I watched every episode of Big Love, and the ending was a cope out. We, the viewers, needed to know how Bill would handle the problems for resolutions. Killing a person does not solve problems. Apparently, the writers were creatively burnt out and not able to solve the problems.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
I will miss Big Love. I really didn't get into it till the third season and now I wish I saw it from the beginning. Margene had to be my favorite charater she was so beautiful ,, sweet, young and nieve in a good way. I almost cryed at the ened of the last episode. Good luck to all the cast & crew who help make this a great show.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHarold 372
I have watched this show from start to finish...I will miss so much about it. I really feel like their story wasn't finished and a lot was crammed into the final season. Last week I thought there was no way they could end it now..to much to tell still. I think the final show had some great conclusions but left too much unanswered....Killing Bill was not the outcome I had hoped for. It seems like a waste of his purpose. And Margene leaving her kids to do other work and stay away from home after such a terrible ordeal??? Weren't they suppose to be about family in this series?? And what was Bill writing in the end? And why such a terrible ending for BIll when Albi has been awful to many...Bill should have killed him last week. I did agree with Lois dying....that was sweet in an understandable way. I just feel like too many questions went unanswered but I still love this show and enjoyed the series greatly.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
Wow Marie, you're an idiot!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreg4168
I was like..really? a show about polygamy? this will be a train wreck! no, it was fantastic! i'm still pretty sad about bill, and have so many unanswered questions...
1. the 400 some-odd people that showed up to bill's church..did they readily accept Barb as a priesthood holder? I mean, it doesn't seem like it would be easy for that crowd.
2. Margene..would she really leave home for months on end with babies at home? maybe once every few years, but I doubt twice in 11 months.
3. It looked like Ben and Heather got married.. good for them..maybe she decided to take him back after he lost his father, because she felt she needed to be supportive. they're a nice couple.
4. Was Teenie even in this season? lol
5. That ol' caboose?? hehe RIP Lois!
6. Will the Hendrickson women try to find a new husband or go their seperate ways, and stay a family?
7. What did happen to Joey and Wanda..crazy crazy Wanda?
8. Alby...does he go to the looney bin? because that's where he belongs.
9. I'll miss the Hendrickson's..you were my favorite, Margene. :-)
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Haven't taken time to read all posts but it's interesting that the series was all about "family" but Margene has apparently walked out on her own children.

Don't get me wrong--love Big Love. Will miss it madly. But what a contradiction! I guess if home is here **touch chest** then it doesn't matter where those kids are. Interesting.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterradley
I've enjoyed watching the show but it was time for it to go. The Emmy nomination people agree with me.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWALLY
I can't believe that it ended like that. How sad. I wish the show was going to go on. But i guess not. I see that HBO has pulled the plug on it. It was a great show that i never got bored of.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me
I knew it was coming and I've dreaded it. The end of this show is like friends being ripped from my fingers. As a grown woman, I am quite sure I've never gotten so emotionally involved in a TV show. I've only kept HBO on subscription b/c of Big Love. I wish they could have kept going a few more seasons, instead of ending it this way, but I completely understand as well, its time to move on.
I hope I will be able to watch reruns on HBO or atleast buy all the seasons on DVD. I'm glad I got to watch from beginning to end. : ((
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
I obsessed with Big Love so it's so hard to see this show end. Even though Poligamy is wrong, it brought a new meaning to it as well. Family is forever and faith comes from family. When Bill died, I cried. Even though no one would ever think that Carl would ever do such a thing, it happened and shocked me he would do such a thing. But with Bill dying it brouht a finale with all the wives and how they are going to move on. Barb became the preisthood holder with Bill's blessing, Marg tries to mae a difference, and Nikki, she changes. It's the dynamic that I'm going to miss, a love for a family is so eternal and no one could tear apart.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime
It is so sad that Big Love came to an end. My husband and I were big fans of your show. We waited anxiously all weeks for sunday to watch it. We felt like if we have known you for a long time. I really cried on that finale, I still can't believe Bill was killed in such an easy way.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
I am so sad to have this show end, I have so grown to love each and every cast member. I will miss you all so much!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarion
I also have been in this for the LONG haul since the very beginning and I can definitely say the ending was NOTHING like I had even remotely thought it would be. I am some what disappointed that the ending happened the way it did, I mean come on WRITERS, even I could have come up with something so much better. My LOVE as well as obsession with this show and the characters would like to have had the possibility of a reunion down the road. I will miss my BIG LOVE seasons but again sad it ended the way it did, sort of like HBO writers need to be replaced BADLY, I mean look at the SOPRANOS and now this :(
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersheila
I am so sad for this show to come to an end and boy what an ending! After all Bill had fought for and to have it end with his ending was just so sad. I have grown to love each and ever cast member as a part of my life. What am I going to watch on Sunday's now? Thank you all for your wonderful show and the joy it brought to my life.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarion
I had no idea this blog even existed til now. Anyhow, the ending was sad. I cried like a baby. After 5 seasons, I wish this show could of lasted longer. Why do all HBO series have to end after 5 years? I love Bill and Sara. Can't they make a Spin off of what happens after Bill passes?
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia C.
GOSH!!! What a great show.... Im going to miss you all...... best of luck to you guys! pss......You guys should be given a nod for the emmy! great acting!!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacie
My family has loved this show from the start. I am so sad to see it go but know it was time to move on. Thank you all for all you gave, everyone involved helped create this wonderful family for us to learn about and enjoy . Thank you thank you thank you. I am sure we will enjoy re-living this journey through the dvd's but still its like loosing a friend. Watching this goodbye blog made me cry. Marge I will miss you probably more than any of the others. Thanks again Big Love Family for letting us be a part of this.

March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin G.
LOVE LOVE Love Big Love, What a BEAUTIFUL show. I am saddened by its finale :( I feel like HBO rushed it to finsih it up left too much open and just tried to hard to rush And cram everything in at the end, how sad :( i will miss the show sooooooo much.
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya from Australia
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