“The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 2 “Penguin One, Us Zero” airs on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on HBO. Three years after the Rapture, Mapleton residents celebrate the annual “Heroes Parade” for their “departed” loved ones. WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Read only if you want to find out more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) ”The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 2 “Penguin One, Us Zero” spoilers including a brief recap of Season 1 Premiere Episode 1 “Pilot.”
“The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” aired on June 29, 2014. It was directed by Peter Berg and written by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrota. “The Leftovers” Season 1 kicked off with the disappearance of the 140,000,000 million people or the 2% of the entire human population on October 14.
Three years later, the people “who didn’t made the cut” struggled after the mysterious Rapture, including the citizens of a small community in Mapleton, New York. Everyone tried their best to commemorate the “Heroes Parade.” The town had been bombarded by a cult called Guilt Remnant (GR), which was led by Patti Levin (Anne Dowd). Members of the GR imposed themselves, keeping their mouths shut, writing their messages on paper and smoking as “proclaiming their faith.”
Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) was a former police chief who returned to his duty as the town’s peacekeeper. As his surroundings began to crumble around him, Kevin also had his own problems inside their home. He now lives with his alienated daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley). Kevin’s daughter had joined her rebellious friend, Aimee (Emily Meade), in attending several sex-centered parties. There, they met the carefree twins Scott (Charlie Carver) and Adam (Max Carver).
Kevin’s problems continued with the loss of his wife and son to mysterious cults. Laurie (Amy Brenneman) was one of those who have joined the white-wearing Guilt Remnant. Elsewhere, Tom (Chris Zylka) had found himself joining a cult headed by the pseudo-savior Wayne. Wayne has an apparent attraction with bikini-clad Asian girls, whom he usually get acquainted with. One of them was Christine, the girl who got friendly with Tom. Later, Wayne warned Tom on boundaries with the girls. Wayne also told Tom about the end of “grace period” and it’s about time to start their mission.
SPOILER ALERT: “The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 2 “Penguin One, Us Zero” is directed by Peter Berg and written by Damon Lindelof and Kath Lingenfelter.
According to Spoiler TV, “Penguin One, Us Zero” will feature Kevin (Justin Theroux) seeing a therapist. Aside from his problems in his family and the outside world, Kevin has been seeing disturbing visions. In “Pilot,” he has previously seen a buck being devoured by a pack of wild dogs while a man tries to kill all of then. Will Kevin find an answer? What could trigger his hallucinations? Can this affect his work as the town’s chief in the future?
On the other hand, several female characters will be featured in their current post-Rapture status. Meg (Liv Tyler) found herself joining the GR. She was a previously engaged woman who got stalked by the members of the said cult. This time, she will have to face about her past. Jill (Margaret Qualley) and Aimee (Emily Meade) will find the woman who got famous after losing everything including her husband and child during the Rapture.
And that’s it for the “The Leftovers” Season 1 Episode 2 “Penguin One, Us Zero” spoilers. It airs on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on HBO. Check out MNG regularly for the latest news about “The Leftovers,” including recaps and spoilers, as well as other entertainment news.
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