Big Little Lies: Season Finale

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Warning: The following article reveals key information about the Season Finale of Big Little Lies. Do not read further if you have yet to see the series or episode first, unless you love spoilers.

Every second in the ‘Big Little Lies’ season finale, ‘You get What You Need,’ sent shivers down our spine, but all dots surprisingly connected. Unanswered questions like who sexually assaulted Jane and who was/were the murderer(s) revealed in the final 15 minutes.

The gradual anticipation of the episode intensified at the start of Trivia Night, also known as the night of the murder. Though trivia night was supposed to be about families raising money for their children’s education; all hell broke loose, secrets came out, battles were fought, and women rose to the top.

In the last 15 minutes of the show; the man who sexually assaulted Jane and was subsequently Ziggy’s father was actually Celeste’s abusive husband. As Perry, Celeste’s husband, drunkedly approached the group of women  (Celeste, Madeline, and Jane), Jane exchanged looks of terror with Madeline and Celeste. As a result of Jane’s facial look transcending the fearful truth of who Perry really was, the women began revolting against him with physical punches and screams.

At this moment, the audience probably assumed that the three women killed Perry, but the directors of Big Little Lies ignited another plot twist. In the final moments of this scene after it seemed as though the show was over, the unexpected Bonnie pushed Perry off a cliff and singlehandedly murdered him.

The final scene of the finale consisted of all the women, including Bonnie and Renata, relaxing on the beach in harmony watching over their children youthfully play with one another, a complete juxtaposition of the series filled with horrifying drama.

As dark as this HBO mini-series was, it showed the impact of women working together and rising to the top, regardless of serious obstacles which take place each day in the real world. Big Little Lies also examined society’s perception of a perfect life, which isn’t always as perfect as it seems. Needless to say, watch Big Little Lies as soon as you can, if you haven’t already. You will not regret it.

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