“The Leftovers” Season 1 Finale Episode 10 “The Prodigal Son Returns” airs on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on HBO. WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Read only if you want to learn more about Episode 10 “The Prodigal Son Returns” spoilers.
Previously on Episode 9 “The Garveys at Their Best” (air date: Aug. 24, 2014), the lives of everyone including the Garveys before the Departure were all featured in the latest “Leftovers” episode. Garvey Sr., who was now a crazy old man, was still the town chief, and his family were celebrating his recent win as the “Mapleton Man of the Year.”
Other clues that led to the crumbling lives of the characters were also featured. Kevin felt trapped with his current life for not having his own purpose of doing so. He continued to rebel in his relationship with Laurie by having sex with numerous women.
Laurie was a therapist by profession, and one of her patients was Patti, the leader of the Guilty Remnant group she was now a member. Both of them felt similar about the past they have with their former abusive husbands. Later on, Laurie also went to a doctor for a check-up and learned that she just lost her unborn child while her marriage was slowly crumbling. She later met with Gladys, who was a former dog breeder.
Tommy, a loyal servant of Holy Wayne and protector of his fellow member/lover Christine, was a young man who was struggling with a life of having two fathers. He went to his biological father’s home while intoxicated. He was now adopted by Kevin when they got together.
Nora, who was known as the woman who lost her entire family, was an employee working under Mayor Lucy’s campaign. She was already experiencing problems on balancing her work with her role as a wife to the man who constantly cheats on her.
SPOILER ALERT: “The Leftovers” Season 1 Finale Episode 10 “The Prodigal Son Returns” is directed by Mimi Leder and written by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta.
Spoiler TV posted the official synopsis for “The Prodigal Son Returns.” It was said that the upcoming episode will pick up as Kevin finds a friend who might help him get out of Cairo. While he is stuck in the traffic jam, the Guilty Remnants will start holding a very memorable and haunting celebration of another memorial day for the Departed. Holy Wayne will return to grant someone’s wish after “hugging” a depressed Nora, who will also have a decision that may change her life forever.
And that’s it for the recap and spoilers of “The Leftovers.” Episode 10 “The Prodigal Son Returns” airs on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on HBO. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we keep you posted on updates about “The Leftovers,” including weekly recaps and spoilers.
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