Big Little Lies: Episode 5, from victims to heroines, our review
Last night HBO was broadcasting a new episode of his miniseries Big Little Lies and you can discover our criticism of “Once Bitten”.
A week has already passed and as we were unveiled last Monday our critic of episode 4 of Big Little Lies , it is now in the fifth episode that we attack. “Once Bitten” was broadcast last night on HBO and tonight on OCS City and it was a poignant and intense episode that we could discover. We find Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley) on the same track as last week, in full emancipation and control. The young woman rejects the role of victim and, with her pistol as a faithful ally, sets out to meet the one whom she thinks is her aggressor. A courageous act which leads to a confused scene at the end of which there is no confirmation that it was the man who, Has violated or not . Moreover, Jane has to face other enemies than her demons of the past since Renata (Laura Dern) continues to stand in his way and point Ziggy at the fingertips for the violence suffered by Amabella but one doubts more and more Of his guilt. Instead, we would look for young boys who are experiencing violence in their homes and who are trying to reproduce it …
Despite the efforts of Perry (Alexander Skarsgård) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman), the twins must realize that something is wrong and this week again, Celeste’s intrigue takes the guts. The incredibly frustrating blindness of the mother and the flashbacks of Perry’s abuses are becoming more and more difficult to see, especially as the violence seems to be exacerbated in the silent passages . After numerous questions, the therapist Amanda Reisman (Robin Weigert) still arrives to make him open the eyes and to repel the blind blindness which hitherto prevented him to call himself a victim. It must be said that the bruises on her arms remain overwhelming evidence and it is hoped that with help, Celeste will eventually find a solution to stop this violence. Indeed the road is still long since at the end of the episode, this does not prevent her from returning to her husband, literally and figuratively, going to the airport with his children.
Whether it is thanks to Nicole Kidman or the entire production team, it is nevertheless worth highlighting the intensity of this scene which takes to the guts and which deals with a subject that is so sensitive and still too taboo. On Madeline’s side (Reese Witherspoon) the violence is as brutal as sudden, as she finds herself in a car accident with her former lover Joseph (Santiago Cabrera), as if to punish them for their sins . A turning a little easy but which perhaps shows the violence that created this rupture. Fortunately the two characters manage to escape unharmed even if Madeline ends up abandoning the theatrical project that was so dear to her heart to preserve her life with Ed (Adam Scott) – particularly attentive in this episode.
Although they each have their own demons – and which demons – Madeline, Jane and Celeste remain welded and very present for each other, forming a powerful and effective trio that emanates a real force as has been nicely shown by their Race together. They complement each other and advise each other so much that they form almost a single entity with multiple histories, all of which today revolved around the frontal confrontation of their problems in order to move forward. In addition to this, the investigation of murder is always fading away from them and their lives and the return to reality is likely to be brutal since there are only two episodes left . This week again Big Little Lies continues to venture off the beaten track with an intense episode and taking to show that all women are faced with the same ailments and that they all have their fairly fair way of fighting. While waiting for the rest, find out what else you can watch while waiting for the next episode – including the promo video is available above – thanks to our program of the week on melty! What did you think of the episode? Other awaiting the next episode – including the promo video is available above – thanks to our program of the week on melty! What did you think of the episode? Other awaiting the next episode – including the promo video is available above – thanks to our program of the week on melty! What did you think of the episode?