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The Best Episodes of Big Love

Every episode of Big Love ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Big Love!

The story of Bill Henrickson and his life in suburban Salt Lake City, balancing the needs of his three wives -- Barb, Nicki and Margene-- their seven kids, three new houses and the opening of his newest hardware store. When disturbing news arrives about Bill's father, he is forced to reconnect with his polygamist parents who live on a fundamentalist compound in rural Utah.

Genre:Drama
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Big Love" is "Come, Ye Saints", rated 8.5/10 from 262 user votes. It was directed by Daniel Attias and written by N/A. "Come, Ye Saints" aired on 2/22/2009 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Where Men and Mountains Meet".

  • Come, Ye Saints
    8.5/10 262 votes

    #1 - Come, Ye Saints

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-02-22

    The Henricksons embark on a 2,500-mile road-trip pilgrimage to a Joseph Smith shrine in Cumorah, NY, where Bill intends to bury a family time capsule in the sacred earth. Along the way, a series of jarring revelations test the limits of their family bonds--and Bill's faith.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: N/A

  • Where Men and Mountains Meet
    8.4/10 249 votes

    #2 - Where Men and Mountains Meet

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-03-20

    In the series finale of Big Love, Margene plans on going on a cruise by herself to help people, Barb prepares to get baptized in the new church, and Nikki fears that she will be left alone if Bill goes to prison.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sacrament
    8.2/10 214 votes

    #3 - Sacrament

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-03-22

    Bill convinces Ray Henry to go along with his idea to rescue a kidnapping victim; Nicki has a surprise visitor; Alby hatches a deadly plot to consolidate his power; Sarah makes a surprise announcement that shocks the family.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Victoria Morrow

  • The Ceremony
    8.1/10 258 votes

    #4 - The Ceremony

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2006-06-04

    To Roman's surprise, Bill and Joey attend the UEB priesthood council meeting. Alby's visit to Wanda brings out her old habits, which could potentially land Bill in a big trouble. Rhonda uses the acting competition as an excuse to leave the compound but she discovers that her family isn't willing to let her go. Finally, Barb attends the Mother of the Year awards ceremony but not all goes as expected.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: N/A

  • Rock and a Hard Place
    8.1/10 330 votes

    #5 - Rock and a Hard Place

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2007-07-02

    Bill and Roman butt heads when Rhonda disappears from the compound. The prosecutor offers Joey a plea bargain in exchange for a confession. Meanwhile, Sarah takes an interest in a boy from her support group.

    Director: Adam Davidson

    Writer: N/A

  • Kingdom Come
    8.1/10 218 votes

    #6 - Kingdom Come

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2007-07-30

    Bill is stressed out by work, and Frank tries to get a hold of Lois' money. Meanwhile, the family discovers Ben and Brynn's secret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black

  • End of Days
    8.1/10 185 votes

    #7 - End of Days

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-03-07

    With the election only days away, Bill puts the squeeze on Paley to protect his candidacy. But Marilyn has an ace up her sleeve that threatens to wreck Bill's chances. Meanwhile, Nicki gets news that seems too good to be true; and a late-breaking polygamist scandal forces Bill and his three wives to rethink their bold post-election plans.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: N/A

  • Reunion
    8.0/10 235 votes

    #8 - Reunion

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2007-06-25

    Nicki goes back to the compound for a family reunion, bringing Bill with her, where they find out the extent of Roman's betrayal of their family. Barb is annoyed by Margene and Ben's behavior. Meanwhile, Alby disobeys his father.

    Director: Alan Poul

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black

  • Oh, Pioneers
    8.0/10 226 votes

    #9 - Oh, Pioneers

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2007-08-26

    In the season finale, the family prepares for the annual Pioneer Week. Bill and Alby butt heads over the control of UEB. Meanwhile, Margene reveals the truth to Ana.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black, Mark V. Olsen

  • On Trial
    8.0/10 201 votes

    #10 - On Trial

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-02-08

    Bill attempts to drive a wedge between Alby and Roman, whose case finally goes to trial. Struggling with the decision of what to do regarding her pregnancy, Sarah recruits Heather and Ben for moral support.

    Director: David Knoller

    Writer: Mark V. Olsen

  • Rough Edges
    8.0/10 207 votes

    #11 - Rough Edges

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-03-08

    Bill petitions the DA's office to charge Roman with murder; Margene starts a jewelry business; Don's fact-finding mission about the casino license reveals the possible involvement of Bill's brother-in-law; Sarah considers her options for the future.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: Mark V. Olsen

  • Take Me as I Am
    7.9/10 210 votes

    #12 - Take Me as I Am

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2007-08-19

    Barb finds out that her mother is about to re-marry. Bill hears disturbing news about Weber Gaming. Meanwhile, Nicki is upset by outside influences on her children.

    Director: Jim McKay

    Writer: N/A

  • Sins of the Father
    7.9/10 194 votes

    #13 - Sins of the Father

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2010-02-07

    Bill pulls out all the stops to win Paley's support for the State Senate nomination, while Nicki continues as his campaign's 'secret weapon.' Meanwhile, Margene gets the cold shoulder; Marilyn pitches to represent the casino's interests in Washington; Frank picks a bad time to drop by the casino; and Bill absorbs a last-minute sucker punch from Coburn.

    Director: David Petrarca

    Writer: N/A

  • The Noose Tightens
    7.9/10 169 votes

    #14 - The Noose Tightens

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-03-06

    Bill fights for his family and his freedom; Alby looks to settle unfinished business; Nicki plans a new future for Cara Lynn.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Exorcism
    7.9/10 164 votes

    #15 - Exorcism

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-03-13

    Alby gets Adaleen on his side against Bill and his family. Rhonda asks Ben to marry her which results in Ben & Heather breaking up. Bill faces the possibility of a 20 year sentence, as his family tries to cope. Cara Lynn breaks down after Nikki tells her that Mr. Ivy never loved her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Affair
    7.8/10 261 votes

    #16 - Affair

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2006-04-09

    Nicki suspects that Bill is having an affair and is considering bringing a fourth wife to the family. Margene, feeling alone in the big house, befriends the new neighbor, Pam Martin. Bill goes after Roman and tries to expose him, but polygamy accusations also fly in the Home Plus. Meanwhile, Ben is trying to cope with his arousing sexuality and being a teenager.

    Director: Alan Taylor

    Writer: Alexa Junge

  • The Baptism
    7.8/10 244 votes

    #17 - The Baptism

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2006-05-14

    The Henrickson's prepare Teenie's baptism with friction and surprises from Barb's judgmental sister. Bill decides to take preemptive action against Roman with his brother. Margene continues to butt heads with Nicki, and her misfortunes pile up. Ben wants to show his affection to Brynn but is surprised when she demands something more.

    Director: Michael Lehmann

    Writer: Dustin Lance Black

  • The Happiest Girl...
    7.8/10 218 votes

    #18 - The Happiest Girl...

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2007-08-13

    Bill takes Margene to a convention. Frank is looking for a new wife. Meanwhile, Nicki throws a party.

    Director: Tom Vaughan

    Writer: N/A

  • Fight or Flight
    7.8/10 200 votes

    #19 - Fight or Flight

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-03-01

    Nicki's problems escalate at home and on the job; Alby's wife Glory reacts to her reduced stature at Juniper Creek by showing a secret document to Bill; Joey's plans to make Kathy his second wife could be derailed by Roman and Hollis Greene.

    Director: Adam Davidson

    Writer: N/A

  • Outer Darkness
    7.8/10 207 votes

    #20 - Outer Darkness

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-03-15

    Nicki's homecoming, after a visit from her sister wives, isn't what she imagined; Barb endures a trying experience at her old church; Ted does an about-face on the casino project; Scott's reunion with Sarah doesn't go over well with her father or brother; Joey is upset by Bill's change of heart about Roman after the Greenes' latest move.

    Director: Michael Lehmann

    Writer: N/A

  • Under One Roof
    7.8/10 180 votes

    #21 - Under One Roof

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2010-02-14

    Ana resurfaces with a surprise revelation. Meanwhile, Bill tries to get Tommy and Jerry to rebrand the casino; Marilyn makes yet another impressive pitch; Lois and Frank take Ben and Jodean south of the border; Nicki is infuriated by Alby; Margene worries about her booming business; and, with a flourish, Bill shows his wives the family's collective future.

    Director: Daniel Attias

    Writer: N/A

  • Where There's a Will
    7.7/10 248 votes

    #22 - Where There's a Will

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2006-05-21

    Both Bill and Barb get social recognition as Barb is selected as a finalist for a "Mother of the Year" award and Bill is asked to become a member of the Salt Lake City Leadership League. Meanwhile, the sister-wives draw up their wills, and Rhonda gets to know what life outside the compound is like for teenage girls when she hangs out with Sarah and Heather.

    Director: Alan Poul

    Writer: N/A

  • Damage Control
    7.7/10 253 votes

    #23 - Damage Control

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2007-06-11

    After they're outed as polygamists, Barb decides to leave the family while Bill starts an investigation of who leaked the information. Meanwhile, Sarah attends a support group for ex-Mormons

    Director: Daniel Minahan

    Writer: Mark V. Olsen

  • Dating Game
    7.7/10 215 votes

    #24 - Dating Game

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2007-07-16

    Margene plots to introduce Barb and Nicki to Bill's next potential wife. Meanwhile, journalists take an interest in Rhonda's story.

    Director: Jim McKay

    Writer: N/A

  • Good Guys and Bad Guys
    7.7/10 227 votes

    #25 - Good Guys and Bad Guys

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2007-07-23

    Margene's mother visits the family. Scott has upsetting news about Alby. Meanwhile, a familiar face returns to Juniper Creek.

    Director: Michael Lehmann

    Writer: Mark V. Olsen