Carrie Coon

Did 'The Leftovers' Finale Explain the Sudden Departure?
Did 'The Leftovers' Finale Explain the Sudden Departure?
The Leftovers has come to a somber, emotional close; finally returning us to that far-flung future of Nora living in Australia under an assumed name. Tears were shed, goats were rescued and “Matt Libs” were written, but perhaps most shocking of all – did Damon Lindelof actually offer an explanation of the Sudden Departure? Let’s take a closer look.
Mimi Leder Calls ‘The Leftovers’ Series Finale ‘Bittersweet’
Mimi Leder Calls ‘The Leftovers’ Series Finale ‘Bittersweet’
If Damon Lindelof is the brain behind the The Leftovers, Mimi Leder is the eye. The executive producer directed some of the show’s must astounding episodes, from Season 1’s brutal “Gladys” to last year’s Season 2 finale that found Justin Theroux’s Kevin Garvey singing karaoke to escape the afterlife. The visual language of the HBO series reached new heights in the second season, and now Leder is helping expand that ever further as the show heads to Australia for its final eight hours.
‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Review: A Rewarding End to One of TV’s All-Time Greats
‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Review: A Rewarding End to One of TV’s All-Time Greats
How do you end a show in which the end of the world has already happened? It’s a question I’ve been wondering since the very beginning of The Leftovers, a series about the search for answers and explanations where there are none, about coping with the past and learning how to survive in the present, but rarely, if ever, looking towards a future. For the characters of the HBO series, The Sudden Departure – a Rapture-like event that saw 140 million people suddenly vanish from Earth – was the final page of their stories. Some drowned in misery, some sought refuge in violent blackout, others joined cults. Damon Lindelof’s mysterious post-apocalyptic drama has been about the tireless search for meaning as much as it is about finding peace in ambiguity. In its third and final season, the series is weaving those together more ambitiously than ever.

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