For fans of “Big Little Lies,” the end to the series’ second (and possibly final) season on Sunday night was bittersweet. We’ll miss our weekly pensive-wave-watching sessions with the Monterey Five and all the opportunities Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise afforded us to (figuratively, let’s hope) spit at our screens. But one thing fans can collectively carry with them from the 14 episodes we were given? The Rage of Renata as a major mood for the rest of 2019.
We already knew that Renata Klein, played by Laura Dern, was the "BLL" queen we didn’t deserve. Let’s review the evidence.
In short, the reasons to stan Renata were already plentiful. But with the finalé, our appreciation was forever elevated to full-on icon status following a standoff with her (bankrupting, deadbeat, unfaithful) husband that'll go down in TV and maybe also baseball history.