The Leftovers

Series Summary
In a global cataclysm, "The Sudden Departure," 140 million people disappeared without a trace. Three years later, residents of Mapleton, N.Y., try to maintain equilibrium when the notion of "normal" no longer applies. Intense grief has divided families and turned faith to cynicism, paranoia and madness, leading some of the traumatized to join the Guilty Remnant, a cultlike group. Kevin Garvey, a beleaguered police chief, must keep peace between townspeople and the cult, a task made tougher with concern about his kids. His daughter alternates between apathy and rebellion, and his wayward son befriends a charismatic prophet. "The Leftovers" is based on the best-seller by Tom Perrotta, who is one of the series' executive producers.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: HBO

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : I Live Here NowDec 6, 2015

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    Kevin comes clean to John about his connection to Evie's disappearance; Miracle faces an unexpected threat on the fourth anniversary of the Departure.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Ten ThirteenNov 29, 2015

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    Meg suffers a personal loss and heads out on a pilgrimage to Miracle; after a fallout with Laurie, Tom seeks to reunite with Meg.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : International AssassinNov 22, 2015

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    Questions and answers emerge in the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti; the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : A Most Powerful AdversaryNov 15, 2015

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    Nora gives Kevin and Jill some news; Laurie makes a rash decision; Kevin explores his options to tackle a problem.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : LensNov 8, 2015

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    Nora is irritated by unexpected visitors; Kevin's predicament becomes impossible to ignore; Erika finds an unlikely ally and reveals haunting secrets.

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Critic Reviews( 3 )
  • Few current shows on TV approach The Leftovers level of contemplation and as a result, the show stays with you long after an episode ends. Though it’s sobering to watch, it’s also very moving and beautifully acted. Show More

  • The new season of The Leftovers is an exhilarating experience in trying to understand that certain fundamental things cannot be understood. Show More

  • Season 2 of The Leftovers has its maddening moments, but I never knew what was coming next. And, in a crowded TV world, that anything-might-happen quality is enough to keep me interested. At least for a while. Show More

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