'Big Little Lies' fans react to season 2 finale shocker -- and that Renata moment!

 

*Caution: Spoilers Ahead!*

The second season of Big Little Lies came to an end on Sunday, and fans of the show were overcome with a mix of emotions regarding the somewhat low-key yet powerful finale.

One of the most powerful scenes of the entire season came when Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Mary Louise (Meryl Streep)faced off in court, as Mary Louise tried to get custody of her grandchildren.

During a particularly tense exchange between the pair, it was revealed that Mary Louise caused the car crash that killed her own son, Raymond, when Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) was a child. Celeste said that the aftermath, in which Mary Louise blamed Perry for the accident, led to Perry's abusive behavior.

The shocking revelation, in part, eventually led to Celeste retaining custody of her kids as Mary Louise was essentially sent packing, forced to contend with the fact that her son was an abusive monster. Meanwhile, fans had a lot of love for Celeste's courtroom smackdown and Mary Louise's comeuppance.

However, the showdown between Celeste and Mary Louise wasn't the only epic battle of the night! In fact, the most incredible obliteration of someone's entire life came when Renata (Laura Dern) finally had enough of her husband Gordon (Jeffrey Nordling) after he left them bankrupt and had an affair with the babysitter.

Things went off the rails (pun very proudly intended) when Gordon boasted about being able to keep some of his man-child hobbies, like a model train set and his baseball bat collection. 

Renata had been the internet-appointed queen of season two throughout the last seven episodes, and with her explosive, smash-happy demonstration of reclaiming her sense of self and punishing her husband, she basically broke the internet with a tidal wave of support and obsession.

The episode ended with all the members of the so-called "Monterey Five" getting together in a rain-soaked street, and walking into the police station together to turn themselves in.

It was a powerful and somewhat enigmatic ending that some fans saw as a cliffhanger, while others saw it as a form of closure. Needless to say, the fact that season three hasn't been confirmed left some viewers desperate for more story.

However, many other viewers felt the show has effectively told its story, and that another season will only drag out the premise and ruin whatever good will was generated in the first two seasons.

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'Big Little Lies' season 2 premiere: Red carpet arrivals
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'Big Little Lies' season 2 premiere: Red carpet arrivals
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Reese Witherspoon attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Ava Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Nicole Kidman attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Meryl Streep attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Laura Dern attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Shailene Woodley attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Zoe Kravitz attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Alexander Skarsgard attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Adam Scott attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Kathryn Newton attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Iain Armitage attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Cameron Crovetti and Nicholas Crovetti attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Keith Urban attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Denis O'Hare attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Andrew Rannells attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Jonathan Van Ness attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Jessica Williams attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Sarita Choudhury attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Poorna Jagannathan attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
US model Denise Bidot attends HBO's "Big Little Lies" Season 2 premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Hilary Quinlan and Bryant Gumbel attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Per Saari attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Ivy George, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Iain Armitage, Darby Camp and Chloe Coleman attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Phoebe Robinson attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Jeffrey Nordling attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: James Tupper attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Taylor Treadwell attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: P. J. Byrne attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Nelly Buchet attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Darby Camp attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Margarita Levieva attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Crystal Fox attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Douglas Smith attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Gina Gershon attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Lily Rabe attends the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 29: Keegan-Michael Key and Elisa Pugliese attend the "Big Little Lies" Season 2 Premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
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