Madeline Mackenzie gets in a car crash in Big Little Lies season 1 episode 5. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 4.
Big Little Lies season 1 episode 5 opens with Madeline driving. She parks and steps out onto a cliff. Renata Klein jumps out at her and attacks her with puppets. It turns out it was a nightmare.
Perry Wright comes home unexpectedly, surprising Celeste Wright. She asks why he wanted to skip his tennis game. They start having sex.
Joseph Bachman drives Madeline to a parking lot to talk to her. He says that he knows she has feelings for him. She says, “If you know then just cling to that.” They keep arguing as Joseph starts driving. Another driver crashes into them.
Jane Chapman speaks to Principal Nippal and Ms. Barnes. They tell her they’re not convinced Ziggy Chapman is hurting Amabella Klein, but that Renata is convinced.
Celeste visits Dr. Amanda Reisman. Dr. Reisman tells her that she’s picked up on the fact that Perry hurts her, but Celeste insists that they both get overly angry and she’s partially to blame.
After her appointment, Celeste meets Perry at the airport. They hug and Perry cries as he holds her.
The end of the episode flashes forward to the Audrey Hepburn and Elvis party. Flashing lights indicate the cops arriving.