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Let the Power of Meryl Streep’s Big Little Lies Crucifix Compel You

The second season of Big Little Lies has already given us the song of the summer, fake teeth, and philosophical ruminations about the art of extending a miniseries. But mostly, Meryl Streep. Or now, Meryl Streep quietly taunting Reese Witherspoon with a tasteful crucifix necklace. Such a moment occurs in the show’s second episode (which aired last night), where Streep’s character sizes up her tiny foe. “When I was very young my family just moved and I was going to a brand-new school, and I was especially scared. My father gave me the best advice. He said, ‘Mary Louise, you just scout the bully. Make friends with her,’” she explains. “On your awesome days, I suspect you are a godsend. But on your bad days, decidedly less so.” And what retort does she get in response? Turn up the volume and listen.

Let the Power of Meryl Streep’s Crucifix Compel You