The BEST Episodes of Big Little Lies
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2021
Based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling book, and featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, this darkly comedic series tells the tale of three mothers whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
#1 - You Get What You Need
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 2, 2017
Celeste takes steps towards independence; Madeline deals with fallout from her past; Jane learns the identity of the school bully.
#2 - I Want to Know
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 21, 2019
Celeste questions Mary Louise about a tragic event from Perry's childhood; Madeline worries their lie is tearing the Monterey Five apart.
#3 - The Bad Mother
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2019
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.
#4 - Burning Love
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 26, 2017
Madeline worries about Jane's behavior; Jane confronts Renata about a school petition; Bonnie tells Nathan about Abigail's secret project.
#5 - Once Bitten
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 19, 2017
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.
#6 - Tell-Tale Hearts
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 16, 2019
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.
#7 - Kill Me
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 7, 2019
Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon’s legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste. Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.
#8 - Push Comes to Shove
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 12, 2017
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.
#9 - Living the Dream
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 5, 2017
Madeline irks Renata; Celeste succumbs to Perry's charms; Jane opens up to Madeline about her past.
#10 - She Knows
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 30, 2019
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.
#11 - What Have They Done?
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 9, 2019
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.”
#12 - The End of the World
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 23, 2019
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.
#13 - Serious Mothering
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 26, 2017
Jane deflects questions from Ziggy; Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata; Celeste suggests she and Perry see a counselor.
#14 - Somebody's Dead
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 19, 2017
A suspicious death at a coastal elementary school draws attention to the frictions among three mothers and their families.