Big Sky star responds to midseason finale's Rick Legarski moment

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: ABC

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John Carroll Lynch has opened up about crime thriller Big Sky's game-changing midseason finale.

Recognised for roles in Shutter Island, The Walking Dead and Zodiac, Lynch portrays the arrogant Officer Rick Legarski here, but his character's excessive goading of Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) led to an enormous shock before the finale cut to black.

She shot him in the head... but where does it go from here?

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Photo credit: ABC

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In an interview with TVLine, the actor was asked if this means he's a goner for real.

After suggesting he's not allowed to confirm or deny, Lynch teased: "I will say that whatever happens is appropriate for this character."

Further along, Lynch was asked whether he believes the big moment would have still transpired if Rick didn't feel like he was unravelling, as he confessed earlier in the episode.

"One of the things that I've been really excited about is exploring the decisions of someone who is not capable of compartmentalising his decisions," he explained.

Photo credit: ABC
Photo credit: ABC

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"They have an effect on him, as opposed to someone who's able to continue on without cost. This is an appropriate response to the cost of it all, you know what I mean?

"Rick Legarski in his prime would never have been a sex trafficker. We have to believe that, at some point, he was what everybody thought he was. And then something happened to him.

"He took the power into his own hands, made his own decisions. So this is what appropriately happens to him in the course of that.

'Karma's a bitch, you know what I mean? A pain in the ass."

Big Sky airs on ABC in the US.

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