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As Seen On TV :: Sunday, September 8, 2014

In this installment of “As Seen On TV” I will give a three-sentence review of the finale episode of season one of The Leftovers, which my husband and I have deemed “What the Fuck” all season long. We hoped for some answers, but were mainly left with more questions, and a wait until season two for (maybe) some of those answers.

This feature will include SPOILERS, so read at your own risk and consider yourself warned.

Please share your thoughts in the comments to the shows I mini-review – I welcome all reactions, debate and discussions. Oh, and bring on the TV show recommendations, old and new.


The Remnent make a cruel statement, a baby is abandoned, a wish is made and possibly granted, and we get to the end of a season with no answers on the season one finale of The Leftovers – “The Prodigal Son Returns”

Through it all, Kevin (played amazingly by Justin Theroux) has been my favorite character, so I was grateful that this episode spent so much time with his character, and that he was the last one to be touched by Wayne, who granted one last “wish” as his own dying wish, to ensure that he was not a fake. So, what did Kevin wish for, is it my guess which is to have his family back, or at least a version of his family back? Nora almost left, but finding Wayne’s magic baby on Kevin’s doorstep may make her stay, though why would Tom leave the baby there, and did he leave somewhere with his Mother, and will she leave the Guilty Remnants now, after their horribly cruel way of making people remember their departed ones (it was so unbelievably horrible what the did)?

Bring on season two.


Ne Me Quitte Pas :: Nina Simone
from the finale

Dream :: Al Green
from the finale

One thought on “The Leftovers :: As Seen On TV :: If you had one wish, what would it be for?

  1. aw, nuts, I can’t read because of the spoilers but I appreciate you put a warning up! i’ll track back if I remember when I finally see the series, I’m so left out!

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