Burning Love



Critic 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.


Nicole Kidman
as Celeste Wright
Reese Witherspoon
as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
Alexander Skarsgård
as Perry Wright
Laura Dern
as Renata Klein
Adam Scott
as Ed Mackenzie
Zoë Kravitz
as Bonnie Carlson
James Tupper
as Nathan Carlson
Jeffrey Nordling
as Gordon Klein
Darby Camp
as Chloe Mackenzie
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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…

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…

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 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…

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…