Big Little Lies

Tell Tale Hearts

Series 2 - Episode 2 Tell Tale Hearts

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Review

The pressure is building on the Monterey Five; so much of the way they operate is based on secrecy – who killed Perry, the parentage of Jane’s son Ziggy – that when the truth slips out they’re left exposed and vulnerable. The plotting here is delectable, as is the script, even when it’s simple. My notes include the lines: “You will not be like him,” and “I think we’re done.” They don’t sound like much, but when you see who says them, they’re bombshells. And there’s so much else to savour, not least Meryl Streep’s deliciously unhinged Mary Louise, grieving furiously for her lost son. This show does the expression of female anger so well – and this week, Celeste and Renata have good reason to vent their rage.

Summary

Gordon lands in legal trouble, leaving Renata facing an uncertain future. Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
Drama Comedy