Big Love's husband and wives exchanged places as Bill learned to share Margie with another man (a Green card marriage for his bastard child), and Nikki, influenced by questionable hormones, realized her true love for Bill, and her accompanying jealousies.

Faced with his women's newfangled ideas of identity and self-actualization, Bill, always terrified of emasculation, reasserted his domestic dominance through that age-old display of masculinity: a tetherball showdown.