The Leftovers, like many popular cable shows of the moment, is another vision of the end of the world. However unlike The Walking Dead, where the violence of their new world is on full display, the destructive forces in The Leftovers are all internal. As we learned in the pilot last week, the world underwent a rapture like event where 2% of the world’s population just up and disappeared. While there isn’t a threat of zombie invasion, the framework of society is barely holding on.
The Leftovers isn’t an easy show to watch. The pilot alone featured dead dogs, disengaged hand jobs, and mute agression, and that was the fun parts. In tonight’s episode it appears that Liv Tyler’s husband isn’t taking her choice of leaving him well. Liv’s character made the move to join the Guilty Remnant, the all white chain smoking cult, at the end of the pilot, and now her husband reports her kidnapped. That means the Chief will need to make another visit to his wife back at the Guilty Remnant cul-de-sac. Check out the preview below for tonight’s all new episode.
Kevin goes to a therapist; Tom and Christine wind up in a precarious situation; Meg tries to decide if she can let go of her past; Jill and Aimee follow Nora Durst.
Date: Sunday, July 6th
Episode Title: Penguin One, Us Zero
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: HBO.com & HBOGO