The Leftovers: Season 1

The Leftovers: Season 1

The Leftovers: Season 1

A group of people try to cope with a sudden phenomenon that caused 2% of the world's population to suddenly disappear in this mystery series co-created by Emmy-winner Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, Lost).

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EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Three years after millions of people – some 2% of the world’s population – vanished into thin air, residents of Mapleton, NY weigh the pros and cons of a “Heroes Day” tribute to the local... MORE “Departed.” Attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy in his strained community, police chief Kevin Garvey faces additional challenges at home with his daughter, Jill, who’s lost in a cloud of apathy with her friend Aimee, and son, Tom, who has gravitated to a cult led by the charismatic Holy Wayne. Also of concern is a silent, white-clad group of chain-smoking men and women called the Guilty Remnant, who team up in pairs to stake out people and places around town. As tension in Mapleton escalates, the lives of Laurie, an unexpected member of the Guilty Remnant, and Meg, a recently engaged young woman, converge.

EPISODE 1.2

Penguin One, Us Zero

In the wake of a series of disturbing encounters, Kevin pays a visit to a therapist. Tom finds himself in a precarious situation with Christine, a favorite of Wayne’s. A frustrated Meg is asked to... MORE part with pieces of her past. Jill and Aimee tail Nora Durst, who became a local celebrity when her entire family disappeared in the Departure.

EPISODE 1.3

Two Boats and a Helicopter

In the face of dwindling church attendance and threats on his life, Reverend Matt Jamison continues to preach his gospel: that many who disappeared in the Departure were sinners and not saints. Matt’s campaign is... MORE detoured when he learns he may lose the church to foreclosure, forcing him to launch a desperate, last-minute plan to come up with the cash to keep it.

EPISODE 1.4

B.J. and the A.C.

A holiday display goes wanting, sending Kevin scurrying to find out who is responsible. Tom and Christine run into trouble at a hospital and on the road. Kevin retrieves a surprise detainee from a neighboring... MORE police station, and receives unexpected visitors at home. The Guilty Remnant put its stamp on the holiday season.

EPISODE 1.5

Gladys

Laurie’s resolve is put to the test in the wake of a brutal hate crime. After his latest initiatives to maintain the peace in Mapleton fall short, Kevin turns down an outside offer to rid... MORE the town of its problems. Matt brings his pulpit to the street. Meg takes on a new role.

EPISODE 1.6

Guest

Nora goes to New York for the second annual Departure Related Occupations and Practices (DROP) conference, but discovers that someone else has her ID badge, so she searches the convention as a "Guest," and has... MORE encounters with a salesman, an author and a rogue attendee.

EPISODE 1.7

Solace for Tired Feet

After learning his father has escaped the psychiatric hospital, Kevin orders an APB to track him down. Jill attempts to break an endurance record. Holed up in Indiana, a disillusioned Tom makes an unsettling discovery.

EPISODE 1.8

Cairo

Kevin fears he’s losing touch with reality after inexplicably finding himself in a difficult situation involving Patti Levin, a leader of the Guilty Remnant. Meg loses control during another encounter with Matt; Jill confronts Aimee... MORE about her relationship with Kevin; Nora stands up to Laurie, and finds her privacy invaded.

EPISODE 1.9

The Garveys at Their Best

Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora... MORE has a job interview; Kevin Senior receives an honor.

EPISODE 1.10

The Prodigal Son Returns

An unexpected ally helps Kevin get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges the town of Mapleton into chaos. Holy Wayne grants... MORE a final wish, Tom copes with his new reality. Nora makes a life-changing decision.

The Leftovers: Season 1 / Reviews

USA Today

USA Today

At worst, Leftovers counts as a noble failure.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The moments of light and wit that emerge in The Leftovers are too few to offset the pervasive grimness...

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Salon

Salon

[The creators] lost their footing, falling headlong into the trap of thinking human suffering is ipso facto fascinating.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Lost fans will eat this up like so much Dharma peanut butter.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Often feels unsure of what it's doing, where it's going, or the message it's trying to convey.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

The many mysteries introduced early on in The Leftovers, combined with some terrific performances, may have already turned this show into my summer TV addiction.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Damon Lindelof ("Lost") and Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights") actually form the perfect partnership for this complex parable.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Yes, The Leftovers is baffling... There is a beauty about it too, though.

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Paste

Paste

Leftovers played like an epic poem of rapture (or non-rapture), and, indeed, there was a hero... we think.

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Time Out

Time Out

Despite its profound sense of hopelessness, there are occasional moments of profound beauty in The Leftovers's depiction of mass grief.

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