“The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 5 “Gladys” aired on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on HBO. Kevin investigates the gruesome murder of a Guilt Remnant member. Read on to find out more about the Episode 5 “Gladys” recap, plus a sneak peek of Episode 6 “Guest.”
In the world of “The Leftovers,” things aren’t all glitz and glamour if you’re a Guilty Remnant. Just look at what happened to a member named “Gladys” and see how brutal the other people had become. She was waiting outside a gas station when several unidentified men kidnapped her and dragged her into the woods. The stoning ensued after they duct taped her to a tree. It wasn’t until she was badly wounded when she disobeyed one of the golden rules. She broke her silence and begged them to stop hurting her.
Laurie (Amy Brenneman) found the lifeless body, while Patti (Ann Dowd) notified Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) on the hideous crime. They agreed that the GR members must stay low for a while to keep themselves free from harm. Kevin also handed some rape whistles to the members. Dean, who was the sole witness, got his rifle taken as well. Unfortunately, Kevin was the only one on the case because his fellow officers asked FBI for help.
It seemed that Laurie almost broke her sworn silence because of her panic attacks. She was brought by Meg (Liv Tyler) to the hospital. Kevin went to visit his wife, but Meg shot him down. He later went to Jill’s school to tell her about her mother’s condition. Jill (Margaret Qualley) got mad at herself when she cried, overreacting, about the news.
After she was released, Laurie accepted Patti’s invitation at a motel for a “GR off-day.” Patti told her about Gladys’ experience when she learned that her son died in Yemen. During the entire moment, Laurie remained true and didn’t talk at all.
Meanwhile, there was another missing body in Mapleton. Rev. Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston) was now in the hot seat for the murder. He previously got in the way of the GR in “Two Boats and a Helicopter.” When they arrived at the morgue, Gladys went missing. They found out that her body was shipped to be examined by the AFTEC.
Remember the rape whistles that the GR members got? Rev. Matt started a vigil for the death of Gladys. When he asked the GR to join him, Laurie stood from the others and used the whistle to interrupt Rev. Matt’s sermon. On the other hand, the investigation of Gladys’ murder didn’t happen. The case was shut down, and her body was dumped into a furnace.
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And that’s it for the “The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 5 “Gladys” recap. Don’t forget to check out the sneak peek on Episode 6 “Guest,” which will air on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on HBO. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we keep you posted with updates and weekly recaps and spoilers of “The Leftovers.”
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