There are only a few episodes left in Season 2 of HBO’s Big Little Lies and the Monterey Five are desperately trying to keep it together. Their big secret from Season 1 has yet to be revealed, though Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgard) mother, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep), is inching closer to finding out what really happened to her son. With the Season 2 finale a few weeks away, here are the most shocking fan theories so far.
Bonnie commits suicide
Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) has been feeling tremendous guilt for killing Perry in Season 1 of Big Little Lies. We know that her actions were justified – Perry was a rapist and was violently abusing Celeste (Nicole Kidman) – but Bonnie is clearly traumatized by what happened. Bonnie’s response to murdering someone is completely natural and it would be questionable if she did not feel remorse about Perry’s death.
Even still, some fans believe that Bonnie’s feelings towards the traumatic event could push her to do something drastic in the Season 2 finale.
One Big Little Lies fan theory argues that Bonnie will take her own life before the season is over. The theory says that Bonnie’s depression will eventually win out and that she will attempt to commit suicide. The theory argues that the visions of Bonnie drowning are evidence that she will take her life. Given how many of these visions have been featured this season, it seems likely that Bonnie will be facing something momentous this season. Exactly what that entails, of course, is yet to be seen.
There are still a lot of questions surrounding Perry’s father Raymond’s death. The two leading Big Little Lies Season 2 theories are that either Perry or his mother killed Raymond. Mary has proven to be a complicated character and some fans believe that she might be capable of killing her own son. Although it is possible that Mary is responsible for some of Perry’s behavior, it is a stretch to think that she actually had a hand in Raymond’s death.
It is more likely that Perry played a role in Raymond’s passing, either intentional or accidental. We already know that Perry is capable of committing acts of violence and it is conceivable that he killed Raymond as a child.
After all, this is the same person who raped a woman and constantly beat his wife. Unfortunately, the series has yet to reveal details about Raymond’s death, so it is difficult to say what really happened at this point.
Mary Louise killed her husband
Another Big Little Lies theory related to newcomer Mary Louise is the idea that she murdered her husband. We know that Mary loved Perry and does not believe he is capable of doing anything wrong. With that in mind, some fans believe that Mary’s husband may have abused her, and that Perry learned to be violent via his father.
If that is the case, then it is possible that Mart took matters into her own hands and killed her husband. In this manner, Perry’s story ended the same as his father, which would be a nice way to tie things together.
There is an alternate theory that Perry is the one responsible for his father’s demise. Some fans believe that Perry killed his father after witnessing him beat his mom. This could also explain why Perry was violent and clearly had issues as a grown man.
Bonnie and Perry have a child
There is an interesting theory that argues Bonnie and Perry had a history together. Prior to pushing Perry down the stairs during trivia night in Season 1 of Big Little Lies, some fans have argued that Perry had an affair with Bonnie and that Skye is actually his daughter. This would explain some of Bonnie’s actions the night she killed Perry, especially if their relationship turned violent.
There is also the idea that Perry might have raped Bonnie, because he is a known rapist. Unfortunately, there is no real evidence to support this theory, making it less likely to be true.
New episodes of Big Little Lies air Wednesday nights on HBO.