Big Love

Big Love

In Season One of this acclaimed HBO drama series, a polygamist businessman (Bill Paxton) faces many challenges in meeting the needs of his three wives and seven children.
In Season One of this acclaimed HBO drama series, a polygamist businessman (Bill Paxton) faces many challenges in meeting the needs of his three wives and seven children.

Season 1 (12 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 03/12/2006 Runtime: 57:06 min.

    Original air date: 03/12/2006 Runtime: 57:06 min. In the series premiere, polygamist Bill Henrickson tries to satisfy the emotional, romantic and financial needs of his three wives and seven children in suburban Salt Lake City. As if that isn't enough, he's launching his second 'Home Plus' store.

  • 2. Viagra Blue

    Original air date: 03/19/2006 Runtime: 52:20 min.

    Original air date: 03/19/2006 Runtime: 52:20 min. Bill compensates for rising demands at home, and looks for protection from Roman's henchmen. Meanwhile, Franklin's hospital convalescence ends with a visit from Roman; and Sarah forges a new friendship.

  • 3. Home Invasion

    Original air date: 03/20/2006 Runtime: 49:36 min.

    Original air date: 03/20/2006 Runtime: 49:36 min. Despite being admonished by Bill, Nicki tries to throw an extravagant birthday party for her 5-year-old son Wayne. Meanwhile, Bill installs a 'perimeter of defense' around his home; Barb tries to keep the family's secret hidden from the neighbors

  • 4. Eclipse

    Original air date: 04/02/2006 Runtime: 56:27 min.

    Original air date: 04/02/2006 Runtime: 56:27 min. Bill searches for answers to an unsettling dream; Later, on a hunting trip with Ben, he gets the answer for which he's been searching. Barb gets a long-term teaching job; Nicki fends off her creditors; Joey pays Bill a visit with news about Roman.

  • 5. Affair

    Original air date: 04/09/2006 Runtime: 55:52 min.

    Original air date: 04/09/2006 Runtime: 55:52 min. Bill and Barb's behavior arouses Nicki's suspicions. Meanwhile, Bill and Don get dirt on Roman after placing an anonymous call to Attorney General's 'Polygamy Czar'; and a Home Plus employee comes forward with an unsettling accusation.

  • 6. Roberta's Funeral

    Original air date: 04/16/2006 Runtime: 51:26 min.

    Original air date: 04/16/2006 Runtime: 51:26 min. Bill makes Roman a settlement proposal; Lois sees Roberta's demise as an opportunity to rise to First Wife. Meanwhile, Barb bails Nicki out of a jam at Home Plus, and Ben ponders whether he should follow in his father's footsteps.

  • 7. Eviction

    Original air date: 04/23/2006 Runtime: 54:52 min.

    Original air date: 04/23/2006 Runtime: 54:52 min. Despite the feud with Roman, Bill considers launching an expensive marketing campaign. Nicki gives a pair of missionaries the heave-ho; Margene is invited to Pam's church; Barb discovers Nicki's secret; Roman gives his answer to Bill's proposal.

  • 8. Easter

    Original air date: 04/30/2006 Runtime: 52:55 min.

    Original air date: 04/30/2006 Runtime: 52:55 min. Franklin, his wives and dog descend on Bill's just in time for Easter--as does Joey. Meanwhile, Bill finds himself drowning in lawsuits; Nicki learns she's not alone in debt; and Bill surprises Roman with a final settlement offer.

  • 9. A Barbecue for Betty

    Original air date: 05/07/2006 Runtime: 51:27 min.

    Original air date: 05/07/2006 Runtime: 51:27 min. Bill celebrates being 'free and clear' from Roman, but the Prophet's meddling might not be over. Nicki drops a bombshell on Bill. Don falls hard for a woman named Betty. Bill vents to Sarah after a run-in with the law.

  • 10. The Baptism

    Original air date: 05/14/2006 Runtime: 54:04 min.

    Original air date: 05/14/2006 Runtime: 54:04 min. Barb gets an unwanted visit from her sister Cindy. Meanwhile, as his feud with Roman intensifies, Bill seeks to infiltrate the UEB Priesthood Council. Ben gives Brynn a token of his affection, and is offered a much more significant one in return.

  • 11. Where There's a Will

    Original air date: 05/21/2006 Runtime: 54:40 min.

    Original air date: 05/21/2006 Runtime: 54:40 min. The Henricksons' public stock is rising, as Barb finds herself a finalist for Mother of the Year and Bill is asked to become the newest member of the Salt Lake City Leadership League. Meanwhile, the wives mull over custody scenarios in their wills.

  • 12. The Ceremony

    Original air date: 06/04/2006 Runtime: 48:47 min.

    Original air date: 06/04/2006 Runtime: 48:47 min. In the Season One finale, Bill and Joey blindside Roman at a UEB Priesthood Council meeting. Will their triumph be short-lived? Wanda's bad habits resurface; Nicki's allegiances are tested; Barb seizes the spotlight at the Mother of the Year awards.