Big Little Lies: Season 1, Episode 4 “Push Comes to Shove” (B)
We’re still no closer to finding out who has been killed and who is responsible, but the drama continues with a specifically legal showdown with Madeline and Renata on opposing sides. Having Celeste on Madeline’s side really helped, though it’s very unfortunate to see Perry react violently to the news that, in his mind, she lied to him, and that she may in fact continue doing something that doesn’t just constitute raising his children and could give her some happiness in life. Her going to see the therapist on her own was a big step, but it doesn’t seem likely that the destructive cycle Celeste is caught in is going to stop anytime soon. There is so much hostility between Madeline and Nathan, and Ed paying Bonnie a visit didn’t seem to help the situation at all. We got to see a side of Madeline with her guard down, as her coconspirator in all things “Avenue Q” made a move on her that she definitely didn’t resist at all and now wants to go public with it rather than leave it as a one-shot (or two-shot) dalliance. It’s worrisome that Ziggy’s teacher is continuing to watch him so closely, though obviously Jane thinks there’s cause enough for concern to have him go see and talk to someone. An interesting bit of news is that actor Iain Armitage, who plays Ziggy, will soon play a nine-year-old Sheldon Cooper in the likely ill-fated CBS spinoff “The Young Sheldon.” The easy conclusion would be that either Ziggy killed someone or got killed by someone, but I suspect that there’s a reason we haven’t seen our main characters interviewed about the incident. My current bet is on Perry as the victim with Renata as the runner-up.