There’s no way of avoiding the bad news here — Big Little Lies season 2 episode 6 next week is the penultimate one of the season. Once we get to the other side of “The Bad Mother,” the only thing left to do is then see how this season, and possibly the series overall, comes to a close. We’ve posted already our uncertainty as to whether or not there will be a third season of the show; we hope that there could be more but you don’t want to bank on anything.
So what’s coming within the story of the HBO show? Below, CarterMatt offered up the official Big Little Lies season 2 episode 6 synopsis with some more news on what lies ahead:
Celeste (Nicole Kidman) is blindsided by Mary Louise (Meryl Streep). Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling) continues to disappoint Renata (Laura Dern). Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) contemplates a solution to her mother’s suffering and her own ongoing guilt. Ed (Adam Scott) entertains an unusual proposition before catching Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) in an unguarded moment. The Monterey Five feel the pressure of increased scrutiny of Perry’s death.
When you think about the title for this episode, it’s clear almost immediately that there are a number of different ways to read it. This could be a reference to Mary Louise and some of what she did to Perry at an early age. Or, this could be some commentary on Celeste and some of what Mary Louise thinks about her. We know that she’s out to torment and hurt her in a number of different ways — basically, she is on a deflection tour. She’s doing what she can in order to cast blame on other people for her late son’s actions. We do get it to a certain degree — she is in pain and because of that, she is doing whatever she can in order to cast some blame in some other directions. It’s easy to look towards others like Celeste than it is to look within the mirror at some of what happened in the past.
What do you want to see on Big Little Lies season 2 episode 6?
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