This Tiny Detail In 'Big Little Lies' Opening Credits Makes So Much Sense Now
All was finally revealed for "Big Little Lies" viewers in the finale this Sunday, and now that we know what really went down at that fateful Monterey trivia night and who was behind it, fans are starting to pick up on some of the subtler hints the show had been giving us from the very beginning!
One eagle-eyed fan even pointed out the show was low-key telling us who the killer was from the very beginning — right from the opening credits!
SPOILER ALERT: Obviously, don't read any further if you haven't finished "Big Little Lies" yet.
After the show's finale, a Reddit user posted that there was more to the show's opening than just those sweeping seaside views and that soulful Michael Kiwanuka song.
That shot of the children all playing in a line actually reveals a major plot point.
All season long, both the audience and the main characters were trying to figure out which child was hurting Renata Klein's (Laura Dern) daughter Amabella.
In the finale, we learn the abusive apple doesn't fall far from the tree, and Celeste's (Nicole Kidman) son Max is actually the bully.
But anyone who paid close enough attention to the opening credits could have figured that out long ago.
The poster pointed out Max is the only kid featured in the show to not appear in the opening credits, although his twin brother, Josh, does. This could have been a nod to viewers that Max doesn't exactly get along with the rest of the kids.
And that isn't the only thing that the opening credits reveal! A commenter went on to point out that not only does the title sequence reveal the classroom bully, but it also hints at who the killer is in the end.
In the finale, Celeste finally confronts her abusive husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgård) at the trivia night, and all the women discover Perry was also Jane's rapist.
A fight breaks out between Perry and the women, until Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) pushes Perry down a staircase and kills him. The rest of the women then cover up Bonnie's murder for her when the police get involved.
Crazily enough, this conclusion can be drawn from when the main cast walk toward the camera in the credits. Bonnie comes first, and then the rest of the women follow after, showing they "have her back" in a sense.
I know this sounds like a bit of over-reaching, but hey, these clues do make sense. And what else are "Big Little Lies" fans supposed to do but skim over every little detail of the show now that it sounds like we won't be getting a second season?