Big Little Lies Season 2 Finale Recap: Do You Swear to Tell the Whole Truth?

TVLine | 7/21/2019 | Dave Nemetz
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Need to catch up? Read our previous Big Little Lies recap here.

Sunday’s finale opens with yet more elliptical flashbacks to Perry’s death, and Celeste staring blankly in the shower. She watches some old video of her and Perry on her iPad, smiling at the happy memories… until she happens upon a video of one of her boys watching her through a cracked doorway? (We don’t see what she’s seeing.) Plus, Ed is taking out his frustrations on a punching bag, and even Ziggy is pushing Jane to give Corey another chance.

Renata - Starbucks - Barista - Mary - Louise

Renata is busy berating a poor Starbucks barista when she bumps into Mary Louise and hammers her for putting Celeste through all of this. Mary Louise just thinks Celeste might need some help, but she sets Renata off when she quips that sometimes nannies are “more trouble than they’re worth.” (Did she touch a nerve?) Renata explodes on her, labeling her a “judgy judger… keep your eyes on your own f–king paper.” Meanwhile, Celeste and Mary Louise’s lawyers prep their clients for what’s sure to be a contentious cross-examination, and we see flashes of what looks like Perry as a kid, covered in blood? Hmmm.

In court, Mary Louise takes the stand, and Celeste asks her if she thinks she’s a bad mother. Mary Louise thinks she’s “committed,” but then lists off all of her violent and erratic actions. She thinks the boys are in “imminent peril,” but Celeste points out she never reported them to child protective services. Celeste gets Mary Louise to admit she only saw her lose her temper once, then asks: “Did you ever lose your temper?” She brings up a time when Mary Louise was driving and her son Raymond died “because you lost your temper” (!). Mary Louise says the question is “obscene” and lets...
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