As “The Leftovers” heads into its home stretch, it gave a free rein to an amazing twist at the end of its ninth episode—one that was inspired by a classic 70s film. Co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof talks about how “The Leftovers” pulled off that shocker; what the HBO drama did differently in its excellent second season and how the show is and is not like “Lost”. He also discusses TV’s “fakeout death” trend and season two’s exceptional eighth episode, “International Assassin”.
“The Leftovers” is currently airing its second season on HBO but will this series have a third season? That is the big question fans have had during the last few episodes. It is a question that The Hollywood Reporter posed to Justin Theroux recently, and he feels that the series does have a future ahead of it if. The men in charge want to continue on with the series. However, he called the end of season two a nice “bookend” for “The Leftovers”.
While reviewing the show’s episode, we are tempted–as the ending reveals that Evie and her friends had run away to join the Guilty Remnant as a commentary on Millennial idealism. Well, many can alternately argue that it’s utterly un-stereotypical for 2015 teenagers to rebel like this. Whatever, Meg offered a line that “The Leftovers” viewers can cheer for: “Don’t give me that mysterious bullshit.”
Well, we think that unless the mention of Meg ordering plastic explosives was a diversion, the season might well come to another fiery end. It’s impossible to envision her getting any kind of device into the town given the security infrastructure in place, although, maybe that’s part of the plan for the girls—if they surprise everyone enough with their return, possibly people won’t notice the bomb vests they’re wearing? There’s no explanation that could live up to the mystery, so perhaps it’s best simply to accept it as is and focus on more pressing and gratifying matters.
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