Celeste returns to pro bono work as a favor to Madeline while Jane faces a potentially troubled Ziggy in the latest episode of HBO’s stellar ‘Big Little Lies.’
OK, I wrote a completely misleading headline. Caught your eye, though, didn’t I? I hope you found last week’s episode of HBO’s Big Little Lies as fantastic as I did. The episode deepened the relationship between Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Perry (Alexander Skarsgård) in fascinating ways. To me, you won’t see much better performances than that fantastic therapy session. We’ll see more as the series progresses. However, in Big Little Lies Episode 4, Celeste officially returns to work to help Madeline save Avenue Q. Perry, naturally, objects to the arrangement, further heightening their marital strife.
Here are a clip, a synopsis, and stills from Big Little Lies Episode 4.
Big Little Lies Episode 4 – “Push Comes to Shove”
Synopsis: Nathan (James Tupper) invites Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Ed (Adam Scott) to a couples’ dinner to discuss a “parenting paradigm” for Abigail (Kathryn Newton). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) prepares for a city-council meeting about Madeline’s play, and bristles at Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) concerns about her returning to work. Jane (Shailene Woodley)meets with Ms. Barnes (Virginia Kull), Ziggy’s (Iain Armitage) teacher, who suggests her son be medically evaluated in light of further evidence of classroom bullying. While Madeline deals with a skeleton from her past, her internet sleuthing reveals a key player from Jane’s past instead.
Written by David E. Kelley; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.