Santiago Cabrera Big Little Lies Episode Five and more
Big Little Lies Episode Five ‘Once Bitten’ aired on HBO at 9pm on Sunday 19th March.
Madeleine (Reese Witherspoon) is awoken by a nightmare where Renata and Avenue Q puppets are pushing her over a cliff. Things are obviously playing on her mind but especially her moments with Joseph. And it turns out that the moments of weakness in Episode four weren’t a one off but a rekindling of an old affair that Joseph (Santiago) now wants to make the real thing.
Later Joseph shows up at the coffee shop where Madeleine is talking to Celeste and Jane. Madeleine agrees to go talk to him in his car. He’s angry that she won’t give the two of them a chance, that she won’t throw over her life to be with him when he’s willing to throw over his marriage. Both are upset and then Madeleine demands he drive her back. A few moments later a teenager crashes into them while texting. The accident puts Joseph in a neck brace and on a stretcher while Madeline has to explain why she was in Joseph’s car. Husband Ed must be suspicious at this point, but she claims she was just talking to Joseph who was nervous ahead of his show. Big Little Lies again.
Madeline returns to the hospital to explain herself to the injured Joseph, images of the accident and their previous sexual escapades come flooding back but she doesn’t want her affair to destroy her life with Ed. She stands at the foot of Joseph’s bed trying to explain to him and agrees to leave the play she’s worked so hard to get produced. Joesph’s wife Tori shows up and she’s also suspicious. An emotional Madeline runs out to her car to cry, leaving Joseph behind and out of her life, and the series, for good?
We hope not but it seems likely that Joseph won’t be appearing in the remaining episodes. He’s got a collapsed lung and will be in hospital for a few days at least, and everything with Madeleine appears be over. Whether the play will go ahead now is a moot point but if it does it will presumably be without Madeleine’s input. Watch this space.
Santiago was wonderful in this episode, especially the scene in the car with Reese/Madeleine!
Here’s a few screen caps:
Episode Six airs on Sunday 26th March at 9pm on HBO.
‘Big Little Lies’ is based on Liane Moriarty’s bestseller which follows three mothers of first graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Santi plays Joseph Bachman, a community theater director. Joseph is a minor character in the book but the role has been fleshed out and expanded by Kelley. Santi has worked with HBO and Nicole Kidman before, having co-starred in ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn’. In addition to Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, James Tupper, Zoe Kravitz, Kathryn Newton and Hong Chau.
More News on Salvation
Deadline are reporting that Dennis Boutsikaris and Aaron Poole have joined the cast of Salvation.
“Dennis Boutsikaris (Better Call Saul) and Aaron Poole (Strange Empire) have landed recurring roles opposite Charlie Rowe and Santiago Cabrera on CBS’ summer suspense drama series Salvation, from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios. Salvation follows whip-smart MIT grad student Liam (Rowe) and tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Cabrera), who bring to a low-level Pentagon official a staggering discovery: An asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Boutsikaris will play Dr. Malcolm Croft, Liam’s professor and mentor at MIT. When Liam shows up at his house in the middle of the night with an urgent discovery, Croft at first is dismissive. But after a further look at Liam’s findings, he realizes that the young prodigy has discovered something that could change the course of human history, and there’s little time to act. Poole will play Lazlo, a childhood friend of Darius. Despite a long, complicated history together, Lazlo is Darius’s head of security and trusted fixer.”
And a couple of new IG posts from Santiago…
This one is adorable – Killian setting off to explore !
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