So much juicy drama happened during the second episode of “Big Little Lies” Season 2 that one of Gold Derby’s readers just raved in our TV forums that it’s the “best episode of the whole series.” Go ahead, we dare you to disagree.
Among the notable nuggets, Madeline’s (Reese Witherspoon) affair was exposed to Ed (Adam Scott), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) confessed to Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) that Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) raped Jane (Shailene Woodley), Ziggy (Iain Armitage) found out his father’s true identity, Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) continued to spiral following last year’s murder, and a newly poor Renata (Laura Dern) broke Twitter with her line, “I will NOT not be rich!”
What did you think of the Sunday, June 16 episode of “Big Little Lies,” titled “Tell-Tale Hearts”? Our readers have been discussing every aspect of Season 2, Episode 2 in our fun and fiery TV forums, where reactions are mostly focusing on Kidman’s strong performance in this instant classic episode. Check out a sampling of our forum posters’ reactions below and then be sure to join the discussion to give us your thoughts. Friendly reminder: “Big Little Lies” is not eligible at this year’s Emmys, but will contend at the 2020 ceremony.
ScandalWife: “This might be the best episode of the whole series.”
Trevor: “Nicole Kidman was near her Season 1 best, and Laura Dern was HILARIOUS in her loud, over-the-top way. Incredible episode!”
Bridgian: “Wow. Still full of ham but so many absolutely powerful performance this episode. Nicole had amazing scenes with her therapist and stopping her children.”
Kellis: “The episode as a whole was sooo good, maybe better than the finale and pilot last season. I feel like they all brought their A-game and their best on the show, continuously trying to one-up each other.”
Smi: “AMAZING episode. One of, if not the best of the series. Every actress had a defining moment. I felt myself tearing up several times. This show is SO good.”
Marcus Snowden: “This episode was amazing all around. Quite possibly the best of the entire series. In regards to the acting, I feel like some Emmys might’ve been won tonight.”
Miles: “This was a stunning episode. Everyone had such juicy material and were at their top form, especially Shailene Woodley. My god.”
Blanche: “The way they all outperformed each other the whole time over and over again on this episode omg I’ll be so mad if any of them misses at the emmys.”
Methaddiction: “Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley just secured their nominations.”
Jays: “Tonight’s episode was excellent. This show and the entire cast are just perfect. It’s such a shame that they’re all competing against one another when it comes to awards because they’re all genuinely deserving.”
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