Big Little Lies: Episode 7, a grand finale, our critic
That’s it, the HBO miniseries event ended last night and we invite you to discover our review of “You Get What You Need”, pay attention to spoilers.
After only a couple of weeks, the first and a priori single season of Big Little Lies ended last night on HBO and a few hours later on OCS City and we admit you miss it already. We suggest you plunge into “You Get What You Need” and watch out for spoilers for those who have not seen the episode. The last chapter of the story is divided into two parts: the first in which each of the heroines goes about its business as usual, and the second during which the famous gala takes place during which the murder takes place. The beginning is marked by a certain violence of the men of the series, perhaps highlighted to raise the tension in crescendo until the murder. Whether it was Joseph who verbally assaulted Madeline who had come to ask him about his wife or Gordon who threatened Jane, the husbands seemed to be on a dangerous path. Yet it is always the same who wins the palm and the episode opens on a Celeste curled up in fetal position, frightened by Perry whose blows are discovered a few scenes later . The flashbacks of the moments when he strikes her remain silent but scream Celeste’s distress and grief that finally made the decision to leave her violent husband. Frightened by Perry whose blows are discovered a few scenes later . The flashbacks of the moments when he strikes her remain silent but scream Celeste’s distress and grief that finally made the decision to leave her violent husband. Frightened by Perry whose blows are discovered a few scenes later . The flashbacks of the moments when he strikes her remain silent but scream Celeste’s distress and grief that finally made the decision to leave her violent husband.
Thanks to Ziggy, Jane finally learns that it is Max, one of Celeste’s twins, who has been abusing Amabella since the beginning and Celeste finds herself having to fight against violence on all fronts. The way mothers manage it remains exemplary and sets the tone for saving cooperation throughout the episode. Because the gala hour arrives and offers us, slowly but surely, a denouement to all the intrigues, like a symphony brilliantly orchestrated . The talent competition begins and the voice of Zoë Kravitz comes to rhythm the ball, very pleasant. She is followed by an Ed with a soft astonishment voice – lined by singer Conor O’Brien – so sweet that she capsizes Madeline who is overwhelmed by guilt after having doubted her marriage. For once it is Jane who comes to her rescue, who listens to her and reassures her, who restores her strength through her words as Madeline has so often done for her. Meanwhile another drama takes place in the car of Celeste and Perry which gives us the opportunity to also hear the version of Perry. If it can also be a good thing to give the floor to the aggressor, it does not excuse any of the blows given, any physical or verbal attacks suffered by Celeste escaping thanks to Renata.
The recurring violence of men is contrasted with the deep humility of women in the latter part of the episode. Madeline admits her mistakes and finally says she does not need to be perfect, Celeste immediately apologizes to Renata for the behavior of her son, Renata in turn apologizes to Jane for The way she treated Ziggy. Outstretched hands that bear witness to the great heart and strength of character of these women and which seem only more important compared to the futile beatings between Ed and Nathan or between Gordon and Tom . The impromptu but necessary meeting between Jane, Madeline, Celeste and Renata is interrupted by Perry who is closely followed by a suspicious Bonnie.
In a few seconds and in spite of her ridiculous accoutrement of Elvis, Jane recognizes in Perry its aggressor, the one who raped her then abandoned, the father of Ziggy. The scene cuts to bring us to the mute testimonies of the five women whose interviewer is no more needed to know the words to know what they are saying. Back to the night of the gala: Perry, impaled on the stairs in construction and five women who no doubt feel a powerful mixture of terror and relief. The death of Perry will finally be shown interspersed with images of the sea as indomitable, unstoppable and powerful as those women who fight each day to survive, each in their own way . Knowing that Bonnie is the culprit has little importance. The series ends on her heroines together, Those that have always been at the center of history, far more than murder or anything else. Madeline, Celeste, Bonnie, Renata and Jane already shared many things before adding their terrible secret to the list. HBO offers us a scene of late bittersweet, like the reality that its characters have so well transmitted in a miniseries breathtaking and very well conducted. Dilemma between work and family life, divorce, rape, domestic violence, deceit … all these subjects were approached in depth and accurately while music, talent and intrigue were at the rendezvous. It will be necessary to look in our program series of the week to find a series that will fill the lack left by Big Little Lies and her heroines. And you, what did you think of the “