The Leftovers - Season 3 - Review


The Leftovers - Season 3

The Leftovers - Season 3 - Review

This season made more people appreciate, understand, and watch The Leftovers. The last and final season of the masterpiece written by Daniel Lindlof and Tom Perrotta and starred by the dazzling Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon will blow your mind!

It’s an example of being able to create more than one can imagine a few single thoughts and interests, and continue to show them and deliver straight forward real messages and emotions from across the screen, as well as hidden messages, and a funnel for eye-opening thoughts and concepts that are endless.

This season follows the lead of season 2 but expands its horizons in every way. I was a little frustrated with the lack of details in which I made peace with and was comfortable going through watching the entire show but not showing what happened to the individual characters we fell in love with like Tommy, who throughout the show seemed to be smarter than all of them even though he'd make weird choices but he knows it’s weird and he is ok with being as messed up as all their lives are.

But that’s my fault, getting too attached to things because the writers seem to have the freedom to stick to their plan.

I don’t know where to start with reviewing this season, but let’s just say that it’s the 7th anniversary of the Sudden Departure day and the number 7 has it’s importance in the bible so the folks at Miracle are waiting for something to happen just like the rest of the world but they think they have a privilege this time too since they were so special.

The writers of the show, on-the-other-hand, take the cast to Australia, where Kevin’s dad went after being released from the mental hospital and as far away from their tragic life as possible. The season doesn’t really start where it left off but not too far off.

Kevin is still haunted by his old psychological habits but tries to get help and gets into other death experiences trying to understand more and find out if the world is really ending and if he can do anything to prevent it by following his father’s lead. A father who has a deep, long-lasting connection with his son who desperately needs some kind of guidance.


Kevin and Nora lost their adopted baby Lilly and we later find out that they lost her to her biological mother which is really fair and unfair at the same time. Jill gets to talk to her mother this season and the relationship between Kevin and Laurie and how they deal with each other is shown in a simple, yet outstanding way.

Tommy is back home and follows his dad’s league too but then disappears by the end of the season with Jill and we get to know what happened to them briefly from Kevin.

Kevin’s relationship with Nora is threatened by her getting overwhelmed with the need to be with her kids and the fact that Kevin gets so full of himself and overwhelmed with life and the struggles it brings.

This season has a lot of Matt and his wife Mary who actually and miraculously wakes up for good. Unfortunately and realistically (from what we used to feel from her “looks” throughout the entire show) they do not end up together.

But Matt, who apparently hasn’t rehearsed his scenes many times and improvised with his lines a lot does a spectacular performance. One of my favorite episodes of any show on television would now be The Leftovers’ episode that includes a boat that goes to Tasmania and is filled with individuals who do nothing but one big sex orgy, a lion, and God’s presence.

 When the world doesn’t end this season, the creators of the show and their team raise a very clear question, what now? This creates the space for the last episode to make sense, an episode about trust, belief, communication, and love!

The entire show is like you’re wearing skating shoes and standing with your nose pressed up against a painting, all while a toddler pulls you with a string, and so the further you get away from it, the more you can see and make sense of it.


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