'Big Sky' Episode 2 Review: Will Cassie escape from Legarski's murderous clutches as she seeks the truth?

Cassie's investigations following Cody's death might have some dire consequences


                            'Big Sky' Episode 2 Review: Will Cassie escape from Legarski's murderous clutches as she seeks the truth?
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'Big Sky' premiered with a bang and what seemed like all-too-familiar-premise. Trucker Ronald Pergman (Brian Geraghty), who shares a peculiar relationship with his mother, abducts women on highways and keeps them in his little dungeon. In the previous episode, he kidnapped two teenagers who were on their way to Montana.

The pattern of sex-workers being abducted has usually gone unnoticed, but when it comes to two college girls who are well-known in their circles, suspicions begin to rise. Unfortunately, Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe), who had just about made the connection between the kidnappings and the nearby church, was shot dead by state trooper Legarski, before he could do anything about it.

The second episode confirms Cody is dead for sure, so there's no chance that even he could have survived a gunshot to the head. His ex-wife Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) and Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) try to understand what happened to him. Cassie decides to take the task head-on and meets with Legarski because she knows that Cody had met him last. Legarski tries to claim innocence but Cassie is onto him for sure.

She's suspicious of each and every move of his. It's worrying because you can't help but feel that she might land up like Cody, dead in a ditch. Meanwhile, the kidnapped girls Grace, Danielle, along with sex-worker Michelle, find themselves in a dark place. They don't know how to plan their escape, and their needless bickering just further adds to their tensions.

They discover that Michelle is trans, and so a few ignorant and insensitive comments come their way, or rather what you would expect from teenagers...though you would wish they were a little more sensible. Finally, they find comfort in one another and sing songs to get through their bleary situation. Getting into a tiff with Ronald is not an option, obviously, as he clearly has anger management issues.

Ronald's daily life with his mother continues, and their relationship continues to be just as creepy and absurd as ever. There are too many creepy people on this show, so it's hard not to wonder if they're all connected in some way. Who else is on this sex-trafficking scheme? The second episode didn't have the same amount of zingers as the first one, but it had some powerful moments, as Michelle goes in for a shower and Ronald sees them for the first time. 

'Big Sky' airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 10 pm.

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