Big Little Lies: Episode 4, violence is hidden everywhere, our critic
Last night HBO was broadcasting a new episode of his miniseries Big Little Lies and you can discover our review of “Push Comes to Shove”.
HBO’s new five-star drama starring Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. For more distracted, you can refresh your memory with our review of episode 3 of Big Little Lies , always available melty. And for others, let us get to episode 4 titled “Push Comes to Shove” which is also available on OCS City. This week, Jane’s past is revealed sensitive and realistic way and his confessions to Madeline set the tone for an episode that showed us women prisoners standards, too afraid of foreign judgment to express their feelings . When Jane spoke of the rape she had undergone, she confessed to Madeline that, Having spoken of it has liberated it somehow from the grip of this drama and that his body finally wakes up. With all the restraint so she is capable – that is to say not enormously – Madeline encourages her to follow this path and listen to her body that Jane finally seems to reclaim. A touching and important scene since it was essential that the revelation on Jane’s past does not pass to the trap without defining the character completely around it.
In addition, the young mother also had to face the unfounded accusations of the mistress of Ziggy who accused her of abusing Amabella. We are slowly aware of the unpleasant treatment that must be reserved for the boy at school and fortunately, the psychiatrist that Ziggy will see reassures Jane. According to his diagnosis, Ziggy is neither violent nor a sociopath and these words help Jane to push the idea that a child born of rape necessarily inherit the violence of the act in which it was designed . Big Little Lies continues to treat delicate subjects in delicacy and to talk about while making it difficult not to attach to his characters. On the side of Celeste also the embarrassed confessions take place, always thanks to the attentive ear of Madeline. After helping her to fight for her play against the mayor, Celeste confesses to her best friend that the life of a mother is not enough for her and that her profession as a lawyer is missing. The debate between family and working life for women is still relevant and the series shows how it can be taboo for a mother to admit that her children are “not enough”.
Once again, Madeline encourages her friend and even adds her voice in order to get the message: to want to do something else than to look after her children is quite legitimate, just as she wants to be a stay-at-home mother. It is up to each woman to make her choice. Whether for Jane or for Celeste, the presence of Madeline quietly but surely helps to reinforce the idea that any judgment on the emotions felt by the two women would be ridiculous and they are the only masters of their destiny . One can imagine Celeste continuing on this path, hoping that the bursts of violence of Perry do not discourage her. Besides that, Madeline has her own problems with Abigail’s departure from her father and the return of her father, A former lover who is none other than the director of the theater with whom she assembles the famous play that makes controversy. Only what seemed to be halfway between flirting and attempting to reconquer was much closer to harassment when he followed it and despite their history together, it is hoped that he will be able to record the final “no” Madeline. Big Little Lies gave us an interesting episode, with ever less scenes on the investigation and a near monopoly of our trio of heroines. Despite an idyllic setting and a well-stocked bank account, Celeste, Madeline and Jane all have to deal with various forms of violence that may be the presage of the murder of history. In the meantime next week, Episode 5 is available above and our weekly series program gives you all the appointments not to be missed! And you, what did you think of the episode?