'Big Little Lies' season 2 episode 5 spoilers hint at the Monterey Five being fronted with the biggest question of all
The upcoming fifth episode of 'Big Little Lies' season 2 puts one mother's integrity into question, while another's child questions his own nature. Most of the little lies have been busted big time on the second run of the HBO series, and as Jane's (Shailene Woodley) son Ziggy (Ian Armitage) unravels the truth about his deceased father, and how he came to be, the said father's widow, Celeste (Nicole Kidman), is fronted with the question about whether she really is capable of taking care of her own kids.
The previous episode explored Celeste's mother-in-law, Mary Louise's (Meryl Streep) real intent behind moving to Monterey after her son, Perry's (Alexander Skarsgard) death. But while we were led to believe that Mary Louise just wanted to find out the actual truth behind Perry 'accidentally' falling to his own death (which she very much is working towards), she also wants to take custody of Perry and Celeste's twins, Max and Josh. Now, episode 5 takes us deeper into the inner workings of Mary Louise's sinister mind, as the promotional teaser for the episode shows her citing Celeste's dazed and unstable state as the reason behind her asking for the twins' custody.
But on a more darker note, there's also a scene between Ziggy and his mother, Jane, in the same trailer, where the child is asking her if he will grow up to be like his father, who is Perry. Perry had raped Jane in the past, and that's how Ziggy was conceived, but it's equal amounts heartbreaking, and alarming, the impact finding out this truth has had on Ziggy. Unlike other kids his age, he doesn't fight with Perry's legitimate children, neither does he lash out in rebellion against his mother. He handles the situation like a mature adult, probably why such brutal questions and thoughts about turning out like his abusive father are haunting him already.
Meanwhile, Ed (Adam Scott) and Madeline Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon) are still fighting over the latter's newly revealed secret affair from the past, which she had kept from her husband. Ed accuses his wife of leaving him with the 'most difficult choice of all', and that is to live with a woman he cannot trust anymore. But that is least of Madeline's worries as at the end of the teaser we see the Monterey Five gathered around the same steps that Perry had fallen to his death from after Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) pushed him mid confrontation. Madeline tries to be her confident self and claims nobody can bust them for covering up Perry's death with lies, but Bonnie asks the biggest question of this season: What if the authorities are able to prove that it was the five of them who killed Perry?
'Big Little Lies' season 2 airs on Sundays, at 9 p.m, only on HBO.