Burning Love
Big Little Lies Season 1



Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

"Burning Love" raises the stakes, giving meaty moments to unexpected characters and setting the table for a feast of a finale.

Episode Info

Madeline worries about Jane and the can of worms she opened. Meanwhile, Jane confronts Renata; Bonnie tells Nathan about Abigail's secret project; and Ed and Madeline have a candid conversation about the lack of passion in their marriage.


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Critic Reviews for Burning Love

Doe-eyed, hoodie-enshrouded Jane turning into a stone cold potential killer is a great turn.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

After the tension of the previous episode, it's a relief to have some elements of humour back, though it's the nature of this brilliantly constructed drama that they involve extremes of behaviour.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Much of Burning Love feels like a set-up for the series' finale, but the episode is still full of satisfying moments.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

In other words, it may be centered around a murder mystery, but Big Little Lies is at its best when it's about life.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

In many ways, Burning Love feels like the calm before the storm.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

What started out as a sudsy, delicious series about affluent women Mean Girls-ing around the bluffs and into the public schools of Monterey, California, has slowly unspooled into a weighty, aching, drama.

Apr 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The pressure of keeping secrets was getting to everyone on Big Little Lies Season 1 Episode 6, and admitting imperfections seemed to be the theme of the hour.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

I'd be more then fine sticking with these characters without a big murder investigation framing the whole conceit. With drama this good, we barely need it.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This week, as BLL deftly maneuvers all of its pieces in place for next week's finale, the facades finally begin to crack, as Madeline, Celeste, and Renata all decide to let go of the destructive elements they've been holding onto for far too long.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The much-anticipated dinner at Nathan and Bonnie's is a work of physical bravado on Reese Witherspoon's part.

Apr 5, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…