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The Best Episodes of 'Big Little Lies' 

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Updated August 12, 2019 17 votes 7 voters 14 items

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There are so many good episodes of Big Little Lies, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "You Get What You Need" the best, or is "The Bad Mother" your favorite episode of Big Little Lies? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Big Little Lies are, let's rank every Big Little Lies episode from best to worst.

Big Little Lies is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The show tells the story of five women in Monterey, California, who become embroiled in a murder investigation. Big Little Lies premiered on HBO on February 19, 2017, and received 16 Emmy Award nominations and won eight, including Outstanding Limited Series and acting awards for Kidman, Skarsgård, and Dern.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Big Little Lies, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Big Little Lies episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
 

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You Get What You Need is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Big Little Lies'
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You Get What You Need

Season 1, Episode 7

Celeste takes steps towards independence; Madeline deals with fallout from her past.

Original Airing: April 2, 2017

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Burning Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Big Little Lies'
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Burning Love

Season 1, Episode 6

Madeline worries about the can of worms she’s opened for Jane. Jane confronts Renata. Bonnie tells Nathan about a secret project Abigail has been working on. Meanwhile, Ed and Madeline have a frank conversation about the lack of passion in their marriage.

Original Airing: March 26, 2017

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The Bad Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Big Little Lies'
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The Bad Mother

Season 2, Episode 6

Celeste is blindsided by Mary Louise. Gordon continues to disappoint Renata. Bonnie contemplates a solution to her mother’s suffering and her own ongoing guilt. Ed entertains an unusual proposition before catching Madeline in an unguarded moment. The Monterey Five feel the pressure of increased scrutiny of Perry’s death.

Original Airing: July 14, 2019

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Serious Mothering is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Big Little Lies'
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Serious Mothering

Season 1, Episode 2

Madeline feels slighted by Renata and gets bad news about her community-theater production. Ziggy asks Jane why they moved to Monterey. Celeste tells Perry they should seek counseling. Nathan and Ed have a tense meeting about their wives.

Original Airing: Season 1, Episode 2

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