Big Little Lies

10 Best Episodes of Big Little Lies

The tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 24, 2023.

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Big Little Lies - S1E1

#14 - Somebody's Dead (Season 1 - Episode 1)

A suspicious death at a coastal elementary school draws attention to the frictions among three mothers and their families.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 6383 votes.

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#13 - Serious Mothering (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Jane deflects questions from Ziggy; Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata; Celeste suggests she and Perry see a counselor.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 5230 votes.

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#12 - The End of the World (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Mary Louise tries to get closer to Jane. Renata focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal. Madeline is forced to confront her issues at a couples therapy session. Celeste remains conflicted by her memories of Perry.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 1526 votes.

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#11 - She Knows (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Celeste accuses Mary Louise of overstepping boundaries with Jane. Renata endures a prying court hearing with Gordon. Jane opens up to Corey at Amabella’s birthday party. Madeline continues to try to make things right with Ed.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 1461 votes.

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#10 - Living the Dream (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Madeline irks Renata; Celeste succumbs to Perry's charms; Jane opens up to Madeline about her past.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 4907 votes.

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#9 - What Have They Done? (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Following first-day-of-school events, Madeline is worried by Bonnie’s behavior. Mary Louise, Celeste’s mother-in-law, offers her unvarnished assessment of Madeline’s character. Jane learns that she’s known in town as one of the “Monterey Five.”

The episode was rated 7.63 from 1749 votes.

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#8 - Push Comes to Shove (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Nathan invites Madeline and Ed to a dinner to discuss Abigail; Celeste backs Madeline's play, despite Perry's concerns; Jane unlocks a key to her past.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 4657 votes.

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#7 - Kill Me (Season 2 - Episode 5)


Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon’s legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste. Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1427 votes.

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#6 - Tell-Tale Hearts (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Renata faces an uncertain future when Gordon lands in legal trouble. After a challenging therapy session, Celeste opens up to Mary Louise about her relationship with Perry. Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 1570 votes.

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#5 - Burning Love (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Madeline worries about Jane's behavior; Jane confronts Renata about a school petition; Bonnie tells Nathan about Abigail's secret project.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 4448 votes.

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#4 - Once Bitten (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Madeline gets encouraging news about the play; Jane is told of the school's decision about Ziggy; Celeste is put on the spot by her therapist.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 4513 votes.

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#3 - The Bad Mother (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Celeste is blindsided by Mary Louise. Gordon continues to disappoint Renata. Bonnie contemplates a solution to her mother’s suffering and her own ongoing guilt. Ed entertains an unusual proposition before catching Madeline in an unguarded moment. The Monterey Five feel the pressure of increased scrutiny of Perry’s death.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 1418 votes.

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#2 - I Want to Know (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Celeste questions Mary Louise about a tragic event from Perry's childhood; Madeline worries their lie is tearing the Monterey Five apart.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1432 votes.

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#1 - You Get What You Need (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Celeste takes steps towards independence; Madeline deals with fallout from her past; Jane learns the identity of the school bully.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 4802 votes.

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