From creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer comes Big Love, the story of a man, Bill Henrickson, living in Salt Lake City with his three wives, three houses, and three families. Polygamy loves company...
Last Episode05x10 Where Men and Mountains Meet Aired: Mar. 20, 2011
With the specter of jail time looming, Bill charts out contingency plans for the family, while orchestrating a last-minute preemptive referendum …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (factual errors): Barb has a list of everyone's birthdays and social security numbers that she uses to find out information about one of her sister-wives. However, in some episodes the…
[show]Goof (factual errors): Barb has a list of everyone's birthdays and social security numbers that she uses to find out information about one of her sister-wives. However, in some episodes the birth years listed do not match the ages given for the characters. At least two of the birthdays [for Nicolette and Margene] are the actual birthdays of the actresses and not the characters. The birth year given for Barb would make her the same age as Nikki, but she is clearly portrayed as being about 10 years older.
- Sarah is the oldest of the Henrickson children but in real life Amanda Seyfried is 6 months younger than her co-star and character's younger brother Douglas Smith.
- SPOILER: The season three subplot in which the LDS Church conspires to buy from Alby an antique letter that seems to be damaging to the church (but which eventually turns out to be a forgery)…
[show]SPOILER: The season three subplot in which the LDS Church conspires to buy from Alby an antique letter that seems to be damaging to the church (but which eventually turns out to be a forgery) is a reference to the Mark Hofmann "Salamander letter" scandal of the mid-1980s. Hofmann, himself an ex-Mormon (and a talented forger), "discovered" multiple letters and documents purportedly written by Joseph Smith and other founders of the Church of Latter-day Saints. Some of these documents cast the church or its founders in an unflattering or ridiculous light; the most famous of them, the so-called "Salamander letter," seemed to provide proof that when Joseph Smith had the foundational Mormon revelation, instead of being visited by the angel Moroni, he had actually seen a talking salamander. The LDS church was unable to determine if the letter was authentic, and it was sold for $40,000 to a devout Mormon who intended to donate it to the church to hide it. However, after Mormon critics exposed Hofmann as a forger and the Salamander letter and his other "discoveries" as fakes, Hofmann became desperate and bombed and killed two people, including the man who had purchased the letter. The whole incident was highly embarrassing to the church, which received a lot of criticism for not having been able to discern Hofmann's works as forgeries. As of December 2010, Hofmann is serving a life sentence at the Utah State Prison in Draper.