This week’s episode of The Leftovers was the most delirious one yet. This episode gives focus to Kevin Garvey and Nora Durst, and to a lesser extent, Jill Garvey and her friend Aimee, who’s living at her house for whatever reason – perhaps Aimee’s family got taken away or she’s detached from any of her family. She’s always smoking that ganja (many times in public, no less), so perhaps it serves as some kind of coping mechanism for the pain she doesn’t care to speak about.
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Folks, this is it. This is the episode where I realize watching all the previous episodes of The Leftovers was not an exercise in vain. This is the episode where we finally get to see some faint conception of continuity.
Unlike the past episodes of The Leftovers, this episode focuses on a concept of closure but not in a way you’d expect. Like episode 3, “Two Boats and a Helicopter,” which focused on the oh-so lovable Matt Jamison (and calling back to its ancestor, LOST), “Guest” explores the inner machinations of Nora Durst’s character and no one else.
As any good TV reviewer would do, I found out that The Leftovers is based off of a book after some reading around so I suppose I could just go read the book instead of waiting for episodes to come on every week… but reading is for squares.