‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Episode Guide: June 30th and July 7th Details

Big Little Lies Season 2
Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley in ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 (Photo: Jennifer Clasen/HBO)

HBO has avoided the dreaded sophomore slump with season two of Big Little Lies. Equally as gripping as season one, the one-hour drama continues with episodes four and five airing June 30th and July 7th, respectively. HBO’s released details on what’s in store for those two episodes including brief plot descriptions.

The cast of season two is led by Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie, Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright, Shailene Woodley as Jane, Laura Dern as Renata Klein, Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson, and Meryl Streep as Mary Louise Wright. Adam Scott, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Douglas Smith, Kathryn Newton, and Iain Armitage also star in season two.

Robin Weigert plays Dr. Amanda Reisman, Crystal Fox is Elizabeth Howard, Martin Donovan is Martin Howard, Denis O’Hare is Ira Farber, Poorna Jagannathan plays Katie Richmond, Sarah Sokolovic is Tori Bachman, and P.J. Byrne plays Principal Nippal.

The critically acclaimed award-winning hour long drama was created by David E. Kelley, based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel. Andrea Arnold directed all seven episodes and David E. Kelly wrote the scripts. Kidman, Witherspoon, Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Bruna Papandrea, Per Saari, Gregg Fienberg, Nathan Ross, Andrea Arnold, and author Liane Moriarty serve as executive producers.

Season two consists of seven episodes airing on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.

The Season 2 Plot:

“On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling, as the ‘Monterey Five’ – Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie – bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.”

Big Little Lies June 30 and July 7 Episodes:

  • Season 2, episode 4: “She Knows”
    Debut date: SUNDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
    Celeste (Nicole Kidman) accuses Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) of overstepping boundaries with Jane (Shailene Woodley). Renata (Laura Dern) endures a prying court hearing with Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling). Jane opens up to Corey (Douglas Smith) at Amabella’s (Ivy George) birthday party. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) continues to try to make things right with Ed (Adam Scott).
    Teleplay by David E. Kelley; story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; directed by Andrea Arnold.
  • Season 2, episode 5: “Kill Me”
    Debut date: SUNDAY, JULY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
    Renata (Laura Dern) deals with the fallout from Gordon’s (Jeffrey Nordling) legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste (Nicole Kidman). Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) relives painful memories from her past.
    Teleplay by David E. Kelley; story by David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty; directed by Andrea Arnold.