Season 2 Finale of ‘Big Little Lies’ Brings Closure After Explosive Showdown [Spoilers]
Celeste threw her mother-in-law off guard by bringing up the car accident that killed Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgard) brother when they were children.
“You’re a liar,” Mary Louise said when Celeste asked her about things Perry told her. Louise blamed Perry for the accident and beat him. However, Celeste played a video of Perry beating her up that the boys had filmed.
Before the discussion between Mary Louise and Celeste, Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste talked about the lie the Monterey Five had been keeping. Madeline regretted suggesting the lie and was sad the secret was tearing them apart, but Celeste told her that “the lie is the friendship” for the Monterey Five.
Renata (Laura Dern) lashed out against her selfish husband, Madeline renewed her vows with her husband, Ed (Adam Scott) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) opened up to her new boyfriend. They all met at the police station and walked in together to turn themselves in, as Mary Louise drove out of town.
According to Casey Bloys, HBO boss, it is unlikely that a third season will happen. He told The Hollywood Reporter, “it’s hard to imagine aligning everybody’s schedule again. The fact that we were able to get season two together is a small miracle.”
Show creator David Kelley also said that he believes the second season is the last chapter and that he aimed to deliver a satisfying ending, but he would keep his options open.
“Everybody has now lectured me to never say never, so I’m not saying never,” he said to THR. “But my idea is this is the end.”
The season finale also comes from a report of the behind-the-scenes drama with director Andrea Arnold and the executive producers. The news outlet claimed that Arnold lost creative control of the second season when turning in her cut to the producing team, which includes season one director Jean-Marc Vallee.
It has been reported that the trimmed episode length and stylistic choices were changed in the edit in order to visually match the style that Vallee brought to the first season.