Nathan Carlson invites Madeline Mackenzie and Ed Mackenzie to dinner in Big Little Lies season 1 episode 4. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 3.
Big Little Lies season 1 episode 4 opens with Madeline driving down the road. She’s thinking about watching Abigail Carlson drive off to live with her father.
Madeline finds Ed practicing for the “Elvis Presley & Audrey Hepburn” themed party. She tells him that Nathan wants them to have dinner with him and Bonnie Carlson.
In a montage, people from the neighborhood tell the police that they believe Ziggy Chapman choked Amabella Klein.
Jane Chapman meets with Ziggy’s teacher. She says that she has reason to suspect that Amabella is still being bullied and that Ziggy might be the culprit.
Madeline confronts Ed after finding out that she spoke to Bonnie. He says that he just wanted to talk to her about keeping friction to a minimum at the dinner. Madeline asks, “Exactly how psychotic do you think I am?”
Madeline shows Jane a picture of a man named Saxon Baker. She believes this is Ziggy’s father, the man who raped Jane. Jane confirms that she’s pretty sure it’s him.
At the end of the episode, Jane comes home after a run. She starts sobbing.