'Big Little Lies' Finale Recap: Who Died? Plus, More Questions Answered!
The finale of the HBO limited series Big Little Lies aired tonight (April 2) and we finally know the answers to some questions we’ve had all season long.
In the first episode of the series, we found out that someone was going to die, but the identity of the murdered person and the person who killed the victim was kept a mystery until the final moments.
There was also the question of which kid has been abusing Annabella, the daughter of Laura Dern‘s character. Ziggy, the son of Shailene Woodley‘s character, was accused of the bullying in the first episode, but his innocence was finally proven.
Click inside for the spoilers from the final episode of Big Little Lies…
Big Little Lies Finale Recap
Jane (Woodley) gets Ziggy to tell him that the child hurting Annabella is Max, one of Celeste’s twin boys. Jane meets with Celeste to tell her what she found out. Celeste asks Max to tell her the truth and he confirms to her that he hurt Annabella.
At the beginning of the episode, we saw that Celeste has gotten her apartment ready so that she could leave her husband. After being assaulted by him again, she decides it’s time to leave him after the school fundraiser that night. Right before they are ready to leave for the party, Perry discovers that she rented the apartment and gets into an argument with her in the car ride. Celeste tells him how it’s finally time to leave him as she doesn’t believe he will ever change.
At the party, Celeste continuously tries to avoid Perry. While Jane is trying to console an emotional Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Renata (Dern) comes over to apologize to Jane for accusing Ziggy of the abuse all this time. Celeste then heads over to them to escape Perry, who follows her. Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) sees Perry abusing Celeste during the party and decides to follow them too.
When Jane sees Perry, she realizes that he was the man who raped her and is the father of her son Ziggy.
Perry asks Celeste to go to the car with him and she refuses. He ends up rushing at her and starts kicking her in front of the other women, who try pulling him off of her. Bonnie then rushes to the scene and pushes Perry, who falls down a staircase and dies after metal poles stab through his body.
In the interrogation room, none of the women reveal to investigators that Bonnie was the one that pushed Perry and the detectives think that the women are lying.
The episode ends with the five leading women hanging out at the beach while their young children play with each other.