All In Good Storytime

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Page Thirty-Three--Serious Mothering


In the 33rd episode of All in Good Storytime, we watch the second episode of Big Little Lies on HBO. In this second episode, the tension that was building up between Madeline and Ed, and Bonnie and Nathan, reaches a climax when it is revealed that Bonnie brought Abigail to Planned Parenthood for birth control pills. Ziggy is snubbed and is the only student not invited to Amabella's birthday party, and Madeline responds by inviting all the kids to go see Frozen on Ice instead. Chloe and Skye attempt to repair the damage between Amabella and Ziggy in a well-intentioned scheme that goes horribly wrong.

In this episode, we discuss why Avenue Q, a play that is being put on at a community theater and not at a school, is being so heavily scrutinized by the town. We debate whether or not Bonnie crossed a line in taking Abigail to Planned Parenthood and we further examine the root of Madeline's resentment towards Bonnie. We begrudgingly look at the scene between Celeste and Perry which reveals their increasingly violent marriage. Additionally, we discuss Jane's evident symptoms of PTSD which are resurfacing following the accusations toward Ziggy at school. We end by sharing our theories regarding the identities of the murderer and victim.

CONTENT WARNING: This series/episode contains depictions/discussions of sexual violence.


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