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Big Little Lies S01E05 “Once Bitten” **spoilers**

Kind of funny that the title of this episode is “Once Bitten” and Alexander Skarsgård who plays Perry, Celeste’s wife-beating husband, previously played the vampire Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood.

Yes, Eric Northman beats up Celeste again this episode. And the Asian woman who appears briefly in the flash forwards says that she couldn’t imagine Madeline and her beta-male husband Ed having sex. Once again, there’s the contrast between the asshole jerk who makes Celeste have intense orgasms, and the nice-guy Ed who does the opposite to Madeline.

Someone bit Amabella at school, but she refuses to say who did it. Renata goes totally crazy psycho bitch, and she’s sure that Jane’s son Ziggy is the “bully.” But the show seems to be suggesting that Ziggy is innocent. Is Renata crazy psycho bitch enough to murder someone?

Madeline and the good looking theatre director get into a car accident that hurts him more than it hurts her. Perhaps this leads to Ed getting suspicious, finding out that Madeline cheated on him with the theatre guy, and he goes beta-male rage on him?

The episode ends with Jane being pulled over by police for speeding after she visits the interior decorator in San Luis Obispo whom Madeline believes is the guy who raped Jane. The show is trying to suggest that maybe Jane shot the guy because we know she was packing heat. But I am almost sure that’s a red herring. That would make the rest of the show anti-climactic. The murder victim is surely a character who has gotten more airtime than the interior decorator who was only onscreen a few seconds in this episode.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 20, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Television

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  1. We already found out where the murder took place and the cause of death in first episode though. Wasn’t gunshot and no reason interior designer would be at the school function. Murderer-Murder Victim have to be parents or possibly somebody really close to parents like theater director or coffee shop guy.

    PerezHBD

    March 20, 2017 at EST pm

  2. Lion, did you catch that Jane is shown alive as police investigate the fundraiser at the finale of the episode? So we know who isn’t the victim …

    Paul Rise

    March 21, 2017 at EST am

  3. Is it just me or is the murder plot the weakest part of the whole thing? The constant flashing forward to the police interrogations is a gimmicky distraction (even if the asian ladys line about imaging couples having sex was good). I guess their trying to play around with the traditional murder mystery by making the basic facts about the murder itself also into a mystery but it simply doesn’t work.

    The performances are also generally really weak. And they don’t seem to be willing to really take the material to interesting places. I get the impression that we’re just supposed to side with the feminist therapist that Nicole Kidman is a capital ‘v’ Victim and her husband is some kind of monster.

    The only part I really like is Laura Dern and her husband. I would like to see a HBO take on the real Housewives franchise where it’s just a bunch of super high strung bitchy women like the Renata character. Everyone else is so boring.

    Magnavox

    March 21, 2017 at EST am

  4. The opening dream scene was terrifying. I thought Renata was going to beat her husband. She’s crazier than Madeline.

    And Perry cried twice. I have no clue what that means.

    Dsgntd_plyr

    March 21, 2017 at EST am

    • Madeline isn’t crazy, she’s just really annoying and very illogical, typical of a lot of women.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      March 21, 2017 at EST am


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