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'Big Love' Season Four Spoilers and Predictions

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:30PM
Big Love, Bill PaxtonSeason four of 'Big Love,' HBO's juicy drama about volatile life in a Mormon community, premieres Sunday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. The tagline for the new season is "Hold on Tight," and we can't wait to do just that.

If you prefer not to know a single thing about the new season, do not read any further! Spoilers ahead ...Big Love, Bill PaxtonSeason four of 'Big Love,' HBO's juicy drama about volatile life in a Mormon community, premieres Sunday, Jan. 10 at 9 PM. The tagline for the new season is "Hold on Tight," and we can't wait to do just that.

If you prefer not to know a single thing about the new season, do not read any further! Spoilers ahead ...

When we last left our favorite modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson, everything was up in the air. As first wife Barb said in the season three finale, "We're lost, Bill! We are disintegrating!" She was crazy-talking about having another baby, second wife Nicki had fled the compound with her 14-year-old daughter Cara Lynn and third wife Margene was embarking on a new career selling jewelry on TV. Bill wasn't exactly thrilled with oldest daughter Sarah's announcement that she'd gotten engaged to Scott, but had no choice but to embrace it -- much to Barb's chagrin.

Meanwhile, it appeared that Roman Grant was indeed dead at the hands of Joey Henrickson. Could it really be? Yes, but that doesn't mean his reign of terror is in the past. Roman left behind a slew of wives and a tangled mess of financial affairs that will continue to haunt everyone involved.

In season four, Bill will embark on a mission to build a new church for himself and his family, and continue his quest to open a new Mormon-friendly casino with his Native-American partners. He'll also venture into a very public campaign in the hopes of making things easier for his unconventional family and others like them.

In an interview with Elle.com, co-creator Will Scheffer noted that the wives will not only continue their power struggle, but they'll also continue to question their lives. "They're really being challenged by patriarchal values," he said. "And this season, Bill's making a choice to bring the family more into the public spotlight by ... I don't think this is going to be a secret, but Bill is considering running for public office this year."

Scheffer also noted that Sissy Spacek is joining the cast as a Washington lobbyist. "She's coming into the life of the family as a self-realized woman without a husband and with a very powerful career. She's someone that I think Barb, especially, is looking at and seeing her own choices reflected in the choices of this woman."

A few thoughts:

Roman is dead, but as mentioned, he won't disappear from the story. Though executive producer Mark V. Olsen has said we'll never see any 'Lost'-like flashbacks on 'Big Love,' it will be impossible to tell the further adventures of the Henricksons and Juniper Creek compound without the presence of Roman. How do you think his death will play out?

Will Barb break away from the fold after seeing another strong woman living an independent life? It's a good possibility.

How will the Church of Bill impact the Henricksons? Will it be any more welcoming to Barb and women like her?

Now that Roman is gone, will Alby take the reins as top dog? And will Adaleen let that happen, seeing as he tried to kill her with a letter bomb?

Will Bill's run for the Senate bring the family closer together or tear them apart?

Watch the season four trailer, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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