'Big Love' shocker: Who's gonna die?

Biglove_lRemember how funny I thought it was that, after I teased two big deaths on Big Love, none of you tried to pry clues out of me? Well, now that you’ve started prying — to the point where I’m surprised EW.com’s emailbox hasn’t crashed, I don’t think it’s so funny anymore. So here’s the deal: You limit yourselves to just a few thousand letters a day about TV’s best show, and in return, I’ll run down the odds of these major characters meeting, as skeevy old Roman would say, “their heavenly father.” There’s also a supporting player I’ll be sad to see bite the dust in the March bloodbath, but that one’s identity I’m gonna leave you guessing at… until tomorrow when Ask Ausiello goes live.

Odds of the goner being Nicki: 16%. Because: Once Bill and her sister
wives discover the lengths she went to on her father’s behalf, life as
she knew it will be over. So perhaps, to her, it might seem less
painful if life, period, were over, too.

Odds of the goner being Frank: 22%. Because: Once Bill’s parents
started taking turns trying to do away with one another, planet Earth,
never mind the Juniper Creek compound, was no longer big enough for
both of them.

Odds of the goner being Lois: 11%. Because: See above. But her odds of
surviving are better than her “better” half’s because c’mon, can you
imagine an episode without Grace Zabriskie? I sure can’t.

Odds of the goner being Sarah: 17%. Because: With all hell breaking
loose in the Henricksons’ increasingly small world, it would be awfully
easy for an innocent to get caught in the crossfire. Plus, after Mamma
the big screen is beckoning Amanda Seyfried.

Odds of the goner being Roman: 13%. Because: You don’t have to be a
prophet to foresee that someone with as many enemies as wives — who’s
already been shot once — is a serious contender buy the farm.

Odds of the goner being Alby: 9%. Because: You know you’re in trouble
when your own mother takes out a hit on you. And if Dad were moved to
do the same, something tells me the only boys “the usurper” would be
trysting with would be angels.

Odds of the goner being Ana: 3%. Because: Her murder would afford the
Greenes the satisfaction of taking away one of Bill’s wives without us
having to lose Barb, Margene or Nicki. Of course, first the character
would have to be reintroduced…

Odds of the goner being Wanda: 9%. Because: Let’s face it, Joey’s
whack-job wife spends every day with one foot in insanity, the other in
the grave. The only question is, would she do herself in, or would
someone else do it for her?

So what do you think? I can tell you with 100% certainty that the
soon-to-be dearly departed is among the contenders above. Who’s it
gonna be? And, maybe even more interesting, who do you want it to be? (Additional reporting by Andy Patrick)


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  • Ang

    I’m gonna guess Sarah – Amanda’s movie career is taking off…I think she’ll go in for an illegal abortion or something and have complications causing her death..maybe, perhaps

  • Alan of Montreal

    It’ll probably be Sarah–Amanda Seyfried’s film career is red hot right now, and the death of one of the children would certainly create some excellent drama.

  • KSH

    I think it will be Sarah.
    I don’t want any of these characters to dieb/c most of them bring something meaningful to story.

  • ggny

    my guess either Sarah or Nicki

  • Ashlyn

    I really hope it’s Ana. I’ve hated the fourth-wife story from the get-go. I just can’t get on board with her. I’d be happy as a clam if she left for good.

  • Dave

    If he is intimating this is the best show on television his opinion should not matter concerning any television shows from here on out. This show has the most inconsistent writing I’ve ever seen on a program that has the outward image of being something ‘good.’ The writers make these characters do things that are inconceivable considering their circumstances let alone what the characters have done in the past. Big Love is NOT good.

  • ann

    One has to be Rhonda who got in the cab with the skeevy truck driver.

  • kelly

    I think and want it to be Frank and or Wanda . If it’s Frank , then maybe Lois will move into Bill’s house to avoid being reassigned and that will creat fun drams .
    I have to say I am worried that Nicki and Sarah were listed. I don’t want to see either go. But if Sarah were to die , and her baby survive that is a way the Hendricksons could raise the baby.
    I don’t see Nicki going , but if she does they will get Ana back as a wife. If that happens , I may quit this show, even though I love it.
    You hinted there woudl be screaming, but that could be any of them…You also said 2 significant deaths, now one supporting one too, so does that mean 3 by the end of the season ? I think Kathy may be the supporting one.
    I think Barb will die by the end of the series too, if not this season. That cancer will be back, if it is not already….I think it is b/c we didnt; hear the doctor on the other end of the phone and I think that is why she was OK with Ana.

  • anne

    Please let it be Frank!
    probably by the banned son he calls sex maniac. There is no need to kill off Amanda.
    Sarah can go off to school and do guest shots.Anna needs to go away.
    Not a believeable 4th wife……I think they should bring in a really hot young one to mix up the works and get the other 3 jealous.

  • JR

    please kill frank and rhonda.

  • kelly

    Dave – What do you consider good tv – HOUSE ??
    Big Love is excellent, as is most everything HBO turns out.

  • NikkiGrr

    Hopefully it’s Frank..I really dislike his character….However, I would not be surprised it if was Lois or Wanda. I think everyone else is too important to the story!

  • anne

    Dave……….you are the one that should not judge any shows. Big Love is the best drama on TV and the characters are beyond interesting and beliveable. I have never enjoyed a show this much. Go watch one of those predictable hospital dramas or crime scene ‘yeah rights’. This one is too evolved for you.

  • Kyle

    It can’t be one of the three wives, that would just COMPLETELY unbalance the show, and not to mention, they would have to reshoot those brilliant opening credits. I say it’s either Sarah or Frank. The problem is that such a big death will have big repercussions on the show. It could no longer be funny at times. Her death would leave the Henricksons in a very dark place.

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