‘Big Sky’: Jenny and Cassie Have a Conversation That Proves They’ve Come a Long Way From Throwing Punches

In the new series Big Sky, Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), an ex-cop, and Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury), Jenny’s husband Cody Hoyt’s (Ryan Phillippe) private investigator partner, team up together to find missing girls in the area as well as Cody when he goes missing too. Despite their rocky relationship, the two women come a long way, and It’s proven in their conversation in episode 6.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from ‘Big Sky’]

Katheryn Winnick, Ryan Phillippe, and Kylie Bunbury in 'Big Sky'
Katheryn Winnick, Ryan Phillippe, and Kylie Bunbury in ‘Big Sky’ | Kharen Hill/ABC via Getty Images

Jenny and Cassie trade punches in episode 1 of ‘Big Sky’

Jenny and Cody are estranged from each other, and they have a complicated relationship. However, Cody is sleeping with his partner, Cassie. Jenny learns about it and even confronts Cassie about it. At one point, the two trade punches over it at a bar. They both get cleaned up at the urgent care, and Cody drives them both home. He spends the night with his wife though, making it seem like they are working on things.

Cody goes missing and Jenny and Cassie must work together

Meanwhile, two missing sisters, Danielle (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Grace (Jade Pettyjohn), are kidnapped by a long-haul truck driver named Ronald Pergman (Brian Geraghty) in a sex trafficking ring. They’re being held with Jerrie (Jesse James Keitel), who was kidnapped from a truck stop right before them. Ronald is working with a state trooper named Rick Legarski (John Carroll Lynch) as well.

Cody and Jenny get on the case when Danielle’s boyfriend, their son, tells them she hasn’t arrived as expected. Jenny is an ex-cop, and Cody is a private investigator. Together with Cassie, they work the case. But Cody gets too close, and when he teams up with Rick, he shoots and kills him.

Now Jenny and Cassie must work together to find the missing girls and Cody, since they don’t know what happened yet.

The new partners learn the truth

Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick in 'Big Sky'
Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick in ‘Big Sky’ | Darko Sikman via Getty Images

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Cassie is immediately suspicious of Rick, and she and Jenny track down every lead until it becomes clear that he’s involved. Cassie finds him at a bar/store he frequents, and he just so happens to have moved Danielle, Grace, and Jerry there. When Cassie sees him with her weapon drawn, she can hear them in the basement. She shoots Rick in the head when he draws his weapon too and starts counting to five. However, he miraculously still lives, and the doctors save his life, although he wakes up and appears to have amnesia and doesn’t remember what he’s done.

With Danielle, Grace, and Jerry safe, the police uncover Cody’s truck that’s been buried on the property with him in it in episode 6. It’s a devastating moment for Jenny, who falls to the ground and cries when she realizes he’s dead. But Cassie is also distraught because she had a romantic relationship with him too.

Jenny and Cassie have a conversation that proves they’ve come a long way from throwing punches

There is a memorial and funeral for Cody where Jenny throws some of his ashes into the wind. There is also a get together with music and conversation, but it’s still a truly sad set of circumstances. During the party, Cassie asks if Jenny needs help, and Jenny replies that she’s “almost done.”

Cassie eventually says, “Jenny, I don’t know how to be with you.”

“Can’t you just Google it? How to be with the widow of the funeral of the dead guy you slept with?”

“Ouch,” Cassie replies.

But Jenny insists she’s only “kidding.” “I don’t think there’s a script for either one of us,” Jenny tells her.

“I supposed not,” Cassie says.

Jenny then refers to how Cassie’s “been through this,” referring to her husband that died. “So I don’t mean to dismiss the idea that you could help,” she explains.

Jennie then asks Cassie for her advice, proving things have changed between them. “Where should I start?”

“No idea,” Cassie tells her. “At least for what you should do. As for what you shouldn’t do, don’t push everyone away like I did.”

“I won’t,” Jenny insists. “Thank you.”

They also sing Cody’s favorite song together when Jenny can’t do it on her own. Jerrie also helps, and it’s a touching moment.

The two women teamed up to find the girls and put their differences aside despite the relationships they both had with Cody. This conversation shows they’ve come a long way because they have started to form a friendship and mutual respect for one another despite past events. Jenny is asking for Cassie’s advice, and it’s a surprising turn of events considering they were throwing punches not long ago. They are now in a better place and could almost be considered good friends.

They might even continue working together in the future

Later on during a different conversation, Jennie thanks Cassie, saying, “I never thought it would be you that would help me get through this. Thanks.”

Cassie suggests that they work together because she can’t “make a go of this place alone.” Jenny’s an ex-cop like her husband, and she has connections. Plus, they still need to find Ronald before the case is closed. Although Jenny laughs at first and says, “You must be joking,” they work the case together without Jenny giving an answer about becoming official partners.

They could be working together officially if things continue this way. We’ll have to see what happens though, since they only recently started working together and they do have a lot of drama between them. They continue to work the case in search of Ronald, the other member behind the abductions.