When Does ‘Big Sky’ Season 2 Return? Episode 5 Promo Teases Massive Trouble for Cassie Dewell

ABC’s Big Sky Season 2 left viewers with massive cliffhangers in episode 4, but when will the show return with episode 5? The last time fans saw Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), they were in a shootout. Meanwhile, villain Deputy Harvey (Michael Malarkey) held Bridger (Jeremy Ray Taylor) and then Madison (Lola Skye Reid) hostage. Why is Big Sky not on tonight, Oct. 28?

Big Sky cast Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury look worried as Jenny and Cassie
‘Big Sky’ Season 2: Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury | ABC/Michael Moriatis

What night is ‘Big Sky’ on?

ABC’s Big Sky switched to a new night for season 2. Big Sky Season 2 airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC instead of airing on Tuesdays. The crime thriller set in rural Montana featuring Winnick and Bunbury follows Station 19 and Grey’s AnatomyBig Sky Season 2 returned on Sept. 30, 2021.

Why is ‘Big Sky’ not on tonight?

Beginning on Sept. 30, Big Sky Season 2 aired every week four weeks in a row. However, Big Sky Season 2 took a three-week break after the Oct. 21 episode. The series introduced many new characters in the first four Big Sky episodes and added relevant background information. The producers introduced an entirely new plotline with four teenagers culminating in a kidnapping. Then, Deputy Harvey led the others two his remote cabin. Meanwhile, Ren (Janina Gavankar) and her henchman, Donno (Ryan O’Nan), also show up at the cabin. The cliffhanger was the perfect spot to leave viewers hanging for a few weeks while production caught up.

Big Sky star Janina Gavankar plays Ren in Season 2 Episode 3
‘Big Sky’ Janina Gavankar as Ren | ABC/Michael Moriatis

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When does ‘Big Sky’ Season 2 return in 2021?

Big Sky Season 2 returns on Nov. 11, with episode 5, “Mother Nurture.” In the Big Sky Season 2 Episode 5 promo, viewers see that Madison leads Deputy Harvey to one of the stolen bags held by Harper (Troy Leigh-Anne Johnson). In another clip, Madison and Bridger hide in the closet while watching Ren in Deputy Harvey’s kitchen. In a voiceover, Jenny says Cassie’s name worriedly. Did one of the many bullets Donno shot hit Cassie? Plus, something happens between Wolf Legarski (John Carroll Lynch) and Ronald Pergman (Brian Geraghty).

“Monsters aren’t born,” Wolf calmly states in the Big Sky Season 2 Episode 5 trailer. “Monsters are made.”

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‘Big Sky’ Episodes 2021

How many episodes will Big Sky Season 2 have in 2021? Big Sky Season 1 had 16 total episodes; however, the series had the added complication of COVID-19 (coronavirus) production shutdowns. The first season did not begin until November 2020; whereas, season 2 began earlier, on Sept. 30.

Big Sky Season 2 returns on Nov. 11, 2021, with episode 5, “Mother Nurture.” If everything goes as planned, Big Sky Season 2 should have at least 16 episodes like its first season. However, ABC did not release a final episode count.

According to IMDb, new episodes of Big Sky air every Thursday at 10 p.m. EST on ABC, following Grey’s Anatomy.