This contains spoilers for season 2, episode 2.
HBO's season 2 of 'Big Little Lies' has been all about dropping truth bombs with each episode, and even though we couldn't be more thrilled for the Monterey Five's reunion, the consequences of what they did last season is catching up to them and quite drastically. A sneak peek into the upcoming third episode reveals that the two people posing the biggest threat to our beautiful but dysfunctional mothers' lies are joining forces, indicating now is the time that we start worrying about the five of them.
The newly released promotional trailer for episode 3: 'The End of the World' kicks off with the usual spousal conflicts that the show is acclaimed for portraying with brutal realism. In episode 2, Renata (Laura Dern) was pissed off with her husband for wasting away all of her life's savings in a stupid stock scheme, but episode 3 turns the tables as her husband gets a whiff of what she and her other four counterparts of the Monterey Five have done.
Their lies and cover-ups are not so discreet and secret anymore, as Ed (Andrew Scott) and Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) still continue to argue about her cheating on him - after he had stormed off on her saying their marriage was 'done.' But by now, all the parents and their children know that not only is Perry Ziggy's (Iain Armitage) father but also that the little boy was conceived after his mother - Jane (Shailene Woodley) - was raped by the now deceased Perry.
Zoe Kravitz continues on her spiral, with lost episodes of her walking head first into the crashing waves of the sea. On the other hand, the newly widowed Celeste (Nicole Kidman) still mourns the loss of her husband, Perry, and insists that people move on from tragedies, but not necessarily together - implying that a breach among the five could be on the horizon.
The biggest threat, however, is Perry's mother, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) who keeps growing increasingly suspicious about her son's death. Season 1 culminated with the Monterey Five accidentally pushing Perry down a half-constructed staircase, which led to his death by hitting against one of the construction rods. The five ladies covered it up as an accident, but Mary Louise has too many loose ends to tie on that front, so she does what any mother blinded by love for her child would do - she goes to the detective with her concerns, and as fate would have it, the detective isn't too keen on the Monterey Five's lies either.
Shots of Mary Louise snooping around on Jane and Ziggy - now that she too knows the truth about her late son's connection with the two make the threat clearer. And that only makes us more terrified of what's about to come for our favorite ladies as they go about reaping the big consequences of the little lies they have sown.
'Big Little Lies' airs on Sundays, at 9 pm, only on HBO.