Kill Me
Big Little Lies Season 2



Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

Thoroughly heartbreaking and intense, "Kill Me" does an excellent job of showing how unresolved trauma and abuse can affect children -- regardless of their parent's wealth.

Episode Info

Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon's legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.


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

It puts a lot of the season's hidden pieces on the table, for better or worse.

Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I was all for spending more time with five of our finest actresses. But, now with only two episodes to go, I keep waiting for things to fully kick into gear. We're really going to need major payoff from some of these storylines to make them worth it.

Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

For all the darkness, the show still has shades of humour.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

I never thought I'd say this, but the men are really a highlight of this season for me. As their wives are mired in the whole haunted-by-the-homicide situation they kiiiind of created for themselves, the men have the space to go full petty.

Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"Keep it together," becomes the mantra for this entire episode.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The adults of Big Little Lies have become entangled in personal crises throughout the second season, but it's the next generation that has quietly absorbed it all.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

[Kill Me] tells an emotionally-complex story before descending into some potentially bad soap operatics in the episode's closing montage.

Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It seems that things are heating up in Monterey and not everything is going to be a simple lie anymore.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The question Kill Me leaves viewers with is one we've considered this entire season so far: How do you escape generational trauma?

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…

As someone who was sad but satisfied to see Big Little Lies Season 1 come to an end, I can't wait for this season to be over.

Jul 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It makes sense why Bonnie has been placed at centre stage for this second season given that she was the one who killed Perry, but it seems like far too much to give to one character with such a short amount of episodes.

Dec 13, 2019 | Full Review…

This was just an especially emotional episode of Big Little Lies. Like...all the emotions.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…