'Big Sky' Episode 3 Preview: Ron's mother gets nosy about his erratic behavior, will he murder her too?

Ron might just put an end to his mother's nosiness in the next episode


                            'Big Sky' Episode 3 Preview: Ron's mother gets nosy about his erratic behavior, will he murder her too?
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'Big Sky' had us fooled, from its promos and synopsis. We too, believed that it would be a crime series with a messy love triangle at the forefront: Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe) would be the main man, while two girls Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) and Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) fought over him. They would have to put aside their convoluted love lives and come together to understand why girls go missing in a small town.

However, the premiere showed us that no one was safe, as Cody was killed off point-blank by Montana state-trooper Rick Legarski (John Carroll-Lynch) who knows exactly what's happening in the town. Hell, he's responsible for it and has a close association with the creepy trucker Ronald Pergman. There's a lot more than meets the eye and there appears to be a church cult involved in the fracas too.

In the previous episode, we saw Cassie questioning Legarski about Cody's disappearance, which puts him on edge. He knows Cassie is onto something, and she is too much of a threat to him. In the upcoming episodes, he might try to dispose of Cassie the same way, except that she's a few steps ahead of him.

The synopsis for Episode 3 reads, "Still on the search for the missing girls, Cassie grows more suspicious of Legarski after a threatening conversation between the two. Meanwhile, Grace manages to make headway on the girls' quest for freedom. Merilee pleads with Legarski to open up emotionally before it's too late, and Helen finally confronts Ronald about his increasingly strange behavior." 

Ron shares a peculiar relationship with his mother Helen, to the extent that it eerily mirrors the one Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) shared with his mother Norma in Alfred Hitchcock's classic 'Psycho'. It's quite possible that she might end up being the next victim too if she confronts Ron about his strange and erratic behavior. 

 In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lynch warned that fans shouldn't be looking for happy last-minute rescues for the missing girls: "For those three women, they're very close to being erased — in one fashion or another. That's obviously what Cassie and Jenny are trying to stop, and Cody was trying to stop. It's going to get pretty dark. It's a particularly dark show for the network [TV]. It's particularly dark for ABC. They were very brave to put it on."

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

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