On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling as the "Monterey Five" - Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie - bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
Created by David E. Kelley, teleplays by David E. Kelley and story by Kelley and Liane Moriarty, and based on the novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty, BIG LITTLE LIES returns for its seven-episode second season in June, exclusively on HBO. The new season explores the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode…and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom.
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.
S2 - Episode 5
Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon's legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.
S2 - 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.
S2 - Episode 3
"The End of the World"
Mary Louise tries to get closer to Jane. Rather than address her troubles at home, Renata focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal. Madeline is forced to confront her issues at a couples therapy session with Dr. Reisman. Celeste remains conflicted by her memories of Perry.
S2 - Episode 2
Renata faces an uncertain future when Gordon lands in legal trouble. Corey asks Jane out on a “practice” date. After a challenging therapy session with Dr. Reisman, Celeste opens up to Mary Louise about her relationship with Perry. Bonnie’s mom Elizabeth arrives. Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets.
S2 - Episode 1
"What Have They Done"
Following first-day-of-school events, Madeline is worried by Bonnie’s behavior and, later, is shocked when Abigail says she doesn’t want to go to college. Mary Louise, Celeste’s mother-in-law, offers her unvarnished assessment of Madeline’s character. Jane learns from her new coworker, Corey, that she’s known in town as one of the “Monterey Five.”
S - Episode 119
In an affluent community, a suspicious death at an elementary school fundraiser draws attention to the friction amongst some of the mothers. Madeline and Celeste welcome Jane into their inner circle. Battle lines are drawn after an incident.
S - Episode 226
Jane deflects Ziggy's questions about why they moved. Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata. Celeste suggests that she and Perry should see a counselor. Nathan and Ed meet in hopes of smoothing out tensions between their wives.
S - Episode 35
"Living the Dream"
In an effort to get under Renata's skin, Madeline organizes a trip to compete with Amabella's birthday party. Celeste falls for Perry's charms before their first session with the therapist. Principal Nippal announces the Fall Gala Fundraiser theme.
S - Episode 412
"Push Comes to Shove"
Nathan invites Madeline and Ed to dinner to discuss a "parenting paradigm" for Abigail. Celeste prepares for a city-council meeting about Madeline's play. Jane meets with Ziggy's teacher. Madeline unearths a key player from Jane's past.
S - Episode 519
Madeline receives encouraging news about the play from her director, but his newly icy demeanor concerns her. Principal Nippal and Ms. Barnes talk to Jane about Ziggy and Amabella. Dr. Reisman examines Celeste's relationship with Perry.
S - Episode 626
Madeline worries about the can of worms she created for Jane. Jane confronts Renata. Bonnie tells Nathan about Abigail's secret project. Ed and Madeline discuss the lack of passion in their marriage.
S - Episode 72
"You Get What You Need"
After another fight, Celeste makes a bold move. Before the school's fall fundraiser, Madeline deals with fallout from her past. Jane learns who has really been hurting Amabella at school.