(Warning: This post contains spoilers from Sunday’s Season 2 finale of “Big Little Lies”)
HBO is keeping the second season finale of “Big Little Lies” so under wraps that they wouldn’t even send Jimmy Kimmel a clip from Sunday’s season closer to show when star Shailene Woodley dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Monday.
But to make amends for the lack of footage, Woodley said the pay-TV channel gave her the all-clear to reveal one massive spoiler from the opening of the episode.
“They did say I could say this, which is kind of cool,” the actress, who plays Jane Chapman on the HBO drama, told Kimmel and his audience. “In the beginning of the next episode, all of the — it’s a little bit of a cliffhanger — but all of the women go to visit Perry’s grave, and his body is missing.”
Cue gasps from the audience as they realize what it could mean for the late Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) to no longer be resting in peace — and what his mother, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep), will have to say about that.
When Kimmel asked if Woodley’s “cliffhanger” description meant this plot point could lead into a possible Season 3, she said, “Oh no, I mean that’s the beginning of the next episode so you still have an hour to figure out …”
“That’s technically not really a cliffhanger,” Kimmel said.
OK, Shailene says she’s not a “wordsmith,” Jimmy.
Watch the clip above.
The “Big Little Lies” Season 2 finale airs Sunday at 9/8c on HBO.