Heading into this week's episode of ABC's Big Sky, we officially have Jenny (Katheryn Winnick) and Cassie (Kylie Bunbury) reunited, but more missing women and connections to the cartel aren't exactly making it feel so good (someone will get that reference). Meanwhile, Ronald (Brian Geraghty) is not exactly thrilled to be Wolfgang "Wolf" Legarski's (John Carroll Lynch) "captive audience but he doesn't have much of a choice. And as you're about to see from the following preview images, episode overview, and promo for "You Have to Play Along," our teen schemers are finding their plans going from bad to really, really bad:
Big Sky Season 2 Episode 3 "You Have to Play Along": After officially teaming up, Jenny and Cassie sit down with Tubb who reveals that this one goes far beyond their jurisdiction. Realizing Travis may be a man on the inside, Jenny reaches out for intel and learns the cartel is involved. With Tonya still missing, Cassie and Jenny fear the worst and kick their search into high gear. Meanwhile, the kids' plan continues to fall apart, with secrets and scheming threatening to land them in hot water. Guest-starring is Ryan O'Nan as Donno, Vinny Chhibber as Jagat "Jag" Bhullar, Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Tonya, Patrick Gallagher as Sheriff Tubb, Madelyn Kientz as Max, Troy Johnson as Harper, Lola Reid as Madison, Jeremy Taylor as Bridger, Arturo Del Puerto as Tracy "T-Lock" Ridgeton, Romy Rosemont as Agatha and David Meunier as Deitrich. Written by Kyle Long and directed by Tasha Smith.
Here's a look back at the previously-released teaser for ABC's Big Sky Season 2 that offered our first (audio) preview of Lynch's return. Following that, an updated rundown of this season's new "who's who":
Sigler's Tonya works as a waitress at a local diner. She and her boyfriend have big plans, that is until he mysteriously disappears. Tonya hires the services of Dewell & Hoyt to find her boyfriend, but she is withholding some secrets of her own. Like all of the women in this town, it would be unwise to underestimate Tonya. Kientz's Max is Cassie's teenage babysitter, who uses her quiet cool & sarcastic wit to navigate the stormy waters of adolescence. Her close group of friends is a welcome solace from her complicated home life. However, the teens' bonds will be tested when they witness an unspeakable crime. Johnson's Harper is Max's brazenly confident, daring, and opportunistic best friend. Harper works after school at her father's struggling local diner. When she discovers an illicit way out of her difficult circumstances, she and Max's relationship will be put on edge. Reid's Madison is the third musketeer to Max and Harper and the "baby sister" to Bridger, but that doesn't stop her from throwing her sibling weight around. Taking after her lawyer parents, she's the most rational and pragmatic friend in the group. Madison's composure will be pushed to its breaking point as her friends and family are thrown into danger.
Taylor's Bridger is Madison's precocious older brother. He's close with his sister, who often has to rein in his impulsivity. Bridger lands himself in trouble when he tries to take the teens' precarious situation into his own hands. Carpio's Rachel is Max's mother, a kindhearted woman, stuck in a rut. Despite Rachel's drinking habit and her turbulent relationship with her boyfriend, Max is the center of her universe. Del Puerto's T-Lock is Rachel's ne'er-do-well boyfriend, oozing with entrepreneurial self-confidence, especially when it comes to his myriad of "get-rich-quick" opportunities. Though he can be a loose cannon and leeches money off a begrudging Max behind her mother's back, T-Lock genuinely loves Rachel. Marshall-Green's Travis is an old friend of Jenny and her late husband Cody. Travis has been working undercover on a local drug ring for long enough that the line between Travis and his undercover alias Stone has begun to blur. Travis will cross paths with Jenny, whose new case overlaps with his undercover work. While Travis and Jenny will try to keep their relationship professional, they have a shared history as well as unresolved feelings that will make their partnership both difficult and dangerous.
Chhibber's Jab is an outsider who has his sights set on Helena after a local crew of drug dealers threatens to break ties with his family as their supplier. Jag is Ren's brother, and while they are both formidable opponents, Jag has a particular method of restoring his family's power that clashes with Ren's way of doing things — Jag is as thorough in rooting out the rot as he is merciless. Rosemont's Agatha co-runs an animal rehabilitation ranch in rural Montana. Ever a calming presence, she believes in nurturing all creatures the same way she tends to her bountiful garden—with both love and a firm hand. Gallagher's Sheriff Tubb is an honorable face of the "old guard" who has built an earnest career in law enforcement in Montana. Tubb remains a friend, mentor, and near-father figure to Jenny and believes she has a bright future in combating crime if she can just be reined in.
O'Nan's Donno is a bodyguard with ties to a notorious crime family. Though a menacing killer of few words, he's also his boss's subservient, frequently berated underling. Malarkey's Deputy Harvey is a pompous, self-assured cop who—despite preaching respect for the law—sells his loyalty to the highest bidder. A man who wears the badge to protect & serve himself. When Harvey gets into hot water with a criminal organization, he becomes increasingly desperate and unhinged. Meunier's Dietrich is the leader of a local crew of drug dealers who will go to war with their suppliers when a large shipment they paid for never turns up. As the war escalates, Dietrich will be forced to question the loyalty of his crew, and whether someone he trusts has been working another angle all along.
Based on the books by C.J. Box, ABC's Big Sky is executive produced by Kelley, Ross Fineman, Matthew Gross, Paul McGuigan, and Box, and is produced by A+E Studios in association with 20th Century Fox Television. A+E Studios is the studio unit of global media company A+E Networks, LLC. 20th Century Fox Television is a part of Disney Television Studios, alongside ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios. Production on the second season of Big Sky is moving to Rio Rancho, NM, from Vancouver. Elwood Reid serves as showrunner, and executive-produces alongside Kelley.