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The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 9, “The Garveys at Their Best”
Directed by Daniel Sackheim
Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on HBO
Well, that was a neat trick.
Not the final reveal, no, that is something that (I hope) will become almost beside the point. But what I’m really talking about is the episode itself. That is something that I did not expect the show to pull off so well this late in the game.
Nine episodes after the fact, we are now getting who Tommy is and what he means to Kevin. We get what Jill has lost. And we see where Kevin’s head has been at, and where it might go, all in an absorbing, if necessarily stuffed hour. This flashback to flesh everyone out is absolutely invaluable as we head into the finale and the second season. It is also pivotal »
Disney's animated series Phineas and Ferb continues its tradition of having fun with geek pop culture. Co-creator and writer of Lost Damon Lindelof has written a special episode for the show that pays tribute to Lost. Not only that but Terry O'Quinn, the actor who played John Locke in the classic TV series, will be voicing a character in the episode!
In the episode, "a mysterious locked capsule falls into Phineas and Ferb's back yard and they struggle to open it, only to discover they have unleashed something they cannot control. Meanwhile, Perry learns that Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been abducted and tracks him to Seattle where another evil scientist Professor Mystery has his own sinister plan."
O'Quinn will provide the voice of Professor Mystery, with Kaczmarek and »
- Joey Paur
In the penultimate episode of its inaugural season, The Leftovers finally gave viewers a reason to care about the Garveys. It took nine hours to get here -- was it worth it? Like so much about The Leftovers, the placement of "The Garveys At Their Best" is a question of pacing. It would have been a harrowing season opener, or another early episode. Was Damon Lindelof afraid that a flashback episode would feel too much like Lost? (That the present only matters because of the revelations of the past?) Or was there a feeling that waiting this long would make the character reveals more interesting? In any case, it arrived -- hit the jump for why "I smoked. And I don't want a dog." Seriously consider for a moment just how different the viewing experience of The Leftovers would have been if the series had opened with "The Garveys at »
- Allison Keene
Recently, HBO delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Leftovers" finale episode 10 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "The Prodigal Son Returns," and it sounds like things will get very interesting as an unexpected ally arrives on the scene to give Kevin a helping hand, and more. In the new,10th episode press release: An unexpected ally will help Kevin (Justin Theroux) get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. In the meantime, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant, is going to plunge Mapleton into chaos. Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph) will grant a final wish. Tom (Chris Zylka) is going to cope with his new reality. Nora (Carrie Coon) will make a life-changing decision. The episode was written by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta, and it was directed by Mimi Leder. The finale episode 10 is set to air on Sunday night, September 7th at 10pm on HBO. »
We learned a few days ago that the Disney Xd original series Phineas and Ferb will be resurrecting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s characters from Shaun of the Dead for a special Halloween episode, and now news comes that a Lost-themed episode will debut next month. Titled “Lost in Danville”, the episode features a story by Lost co-creator/showrunner Damon Lindelof and a voice performance by John Locke himself Terry O’Quinn as, fittingly, a polar bear. The story involves a mysterious locked capsule falling into Phineas and Ferb’s backyard, which may or may not contain said polar bear. I’m not particularly familiar with Phineas and Ferb myself, but the one-two punch of the Shaun of the Dead and Lost news is making me rethinking my interest in the series. Hit the jump to check out the first Phineas and Ferb Lost episode image. It airs on Disney Xd on Monday, »
- Adam Chitwood
When a mysterious locked capsule falls into Phineas and Ferb’s backyard, the duo accidentally unleash something they cannot control. Elsewhere, Perry learns that Dr. Doofenshmirtz has been abducted and tracks him to Seattle where Professor Mystery is planning something sinister.
The episode, aptly titled “Lost in Danville,” will air Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Et. on Disney Xd. »
- Natalie Abrams
The network on Friday announced that the animated series’ Lost-inspired episode — first revealed at Comic-Con — will air Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30/6:30c.
Lost star Terry O’Quinn is lending his voice to evil scientist Professor Mystery, »
Is “Phineas and Ferb” about to tangle with the Dharma Initiative? Disney Xd’s hit toon series will deliver a “Lost”-themed episode on Sept. 29 with a story by “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof and a key character voiced by series alum Terry O’Quinn.
The episode, “Lost in Danville,” also features Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow in guest voice roles. Story revolves around a mysterious locked capsule that falls into Phineas and Ferb’s backyard and unleashes something that they can’t control.
The “Phineas and Ferb” episode will air 10 years almost to the day after the island mystery drama premiered on ABC.
- Cynthia Littleton
The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 8, “Cairo”
Directed by Michelle MacLaren
Airs Sundays at 10pm Est on HBO
Cults on TV are tough. They seem like a really good idea. They’re weird and scary and, bonus, we have them in real life. But anyone who has seen or read my reviews of The Following knows that it is incredibly easy to abuse (big, unnamed plans that go nowhere; non-believably-cultish members, too much access and synchronicity on too many fronts). It’s exciting to see, then, that this show, which has saddled itself with two cult plots—both trickily heightened from real life— finally comes through with really activating at least one, with making it live. A lot of what’s in “Cairo” is material I’ve been waiting for since the pilot. The gusto with which it delivers it makes it absolutely worth the wait. »
Recently, HBO served up the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Leftovers" episode 9 of season 1, and it appears to be very interesting and drama-filled as Kevin continues to encounter some shocking situations, and more. The episode is titled, "The Garveys at Their Best." In the new, 9th episode, Kevin is going to attempt to suppress his bad habits while going after a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie is going to get not-unexpected news during a rising sense of foreboding. Tom will end up, connecting with his past, against his better judgment. Nora will land a job interview. Kevin Senior is going to be given an honor. The episode was written by Kath Lingenfelter & Damon Lindelof and it was directed by Dan Sackheim. Episode 9 is scheduled to air on Sunday night, August 24th at 10pm on HBO. »
In an interview earlier this summer, Tom Perrotta, who wrote The Leftovers novel and is an executive producer on the show, said that there was a definite creative tension between himself and executive producer/showrunner Damon Lindelof over the question of whether the supernatural exists in the show. This first season is, supposedly, a battleground in which either option could be true. But by "Cairo," that seems less and less likely. Hit the jump for a look at why things in Mapleton need to expand beyond the gloomy suffering of its inhabitants, and what it means if they don't. From my understanding, in the novel, there is not a question of supernatural events aside from the Departure itself. What makes The Leftovers TV show different though is that the question hasto be answered. Because it's a series, and because Kevin's visions are getting stronger and his "lost time" is becoming »
- Allison Keene
No, it wasn’t easy. My personal viewing experience of the first two episodes of HBO’s The Leftovers has stuck with me throughout the entire summer, and I have zero problem with telling people that watching two hours of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta‘s series actually made me feel physically ill, it was just that heavy. The Leftovers may still not be binge-watch television, but it has finally become must-watch television. With just two episodes left, it was about time that some kind of tide turned. The HBO series, inspired by Perrotta’s novel of the same name, was never intended to be feel-good television, just by virtue of the fact that it’s entirely centered on a global-scale tragedy. The series picks up three years after some kind of “event” has whisked away 2% of the world’s population, enough time to sort of get things back to normal, but »
- Kate Erbland
With J.J. Abrams currently deep into directing Star Wars: Episode VII, Paramount has turned to Roberto Orci, co-writer and producer of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, to direct what we still only know as Star Trek 3, set to release in 2016 to coincide with the franchise’s 50th anniversary.
With Orci’s previous regular collaborator Alex Kurtzman busy preparing to direct Universal’s The Mummy reboot and Into Darkness co-writer Damon Lindelof currently running his HBO series The Leftovers, Orci has teamed up with screenwriters Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (the same pair who have been working on a Flash Gordon reboot for 20th Century Fox) to pen the next Star Trek film.
Now, Orci has taken to the comments section of Click to continue reading ‘Star Trek 3′ First Script Draft Has Been Completed
- Anthony Vieira
Everything is at stake for Kevin Garvey in “Cairo,” The Leftovers‘ most eventful and dramatic installment to date, as well as undoubtedly one of its best. The Damon Lindelof we know and love from Lost came out to play in last week’s “Solace for Tired Feet,” an episode that updated us on the situations of most of the main players. So, in typical Leftovers fashion, “Cairo” is a much more restrained hour, centering only on Kevin and Jill’s journeys, but it still features plenty of Lindelofian storytelling by way of evocative imagery, enigmatic dialogue and a mounting sense of psychological instability.
Throughout the season, Kevin’s battle for control of his mind has taken center stage. We’ve seen that the mysterious Dean appears to exist separately as a flesh-and-blood individual in reality (shouting out during the town meeting, and showing up at the site of Gladys’ death »
- Isaac Feldberg
A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" — which HBO renewed a few days ago — coming up just as soon as I keep my gun in the crisper... "That's all any of us want now, every single one of us. Not answers. Not love. Just a reason to exist. Something to live for. Something to die for." -Patti "The Leftovers" is not "Lost," but because both have Damon Lindelof at the top of the masthead — and because both feature characters coping with an unfathomable, possibly supernaturally-driven loss — there will be times when the new show can't help but evoke the old one. "Two Boats and a Helicopter," for instance, had echoes of the famous John Locke spotlight episode "Walkabout" (and its single-pov style was the "Lost" flashback structure taken to an extreme). "Cairo," meanwhile, plays more than a bit like Lindelof and company — in this case, writers Curtis Gwinn & Carlito Rodriguez, plus »
- Alan Sepinwall
Recently, HBO served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Leftovers" episode 9 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "The Garveys At Their Best," and it sounds like things will get quite intriguing and dramatic as Kevin attempts to suppress his bad habits, track down a marauding deer, and more. In the new,9th episode press release: Kevin will try to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie will receive not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom is going to connect with his past against his better judgment. Nora will have a job interview. Kevin Senior (Scott Glenn) is going to receive an honor. The episode was written by Kath Lingenfelter & Damon Lindelof ,and it was directed by Dan Sackheim. Episode 9 is set to air on Sunday night, August 24th at 10pm on HBO. »
Liv Tyler was on the brink of giving up acting, leaving the city and retreating to country life. But then the offer came along to star in a new HBO drama, The Leftovers, made by one of the creators of Lost
Liv Tyler, whose first movie role was two decades ago, may have just made the smartest choice of her career. In the autumn, shell appear on British TV screens in HBOs The Leftovers a good move not just because its her first ever television role, but also because the series is currently the most discussed TV show in the Us.
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, who co-created the series along with Damon Lindelof of Lost fame, its set in a world where, three years previously, 2% of the worlds population suddenly vanished without explanation. The series follows those who have been left behind in the fictional small town of Mapleton, »
- Hermione Hoby
Greetings everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the WhatCulture.com News Brief. It’s been a bit of a tough week for movie, TV, and entertainment fans, as not only was it a slow news week in general, but we also lost two incredible Hollywood legends. Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams both passed away, and left behind incredible legacies that we’ll talk about a bit later on.
In other news, we have several studios playing Release Date Jamboree and announcing openings for upcoming films and franchise sequels, we have word on the future of Damon Lindelof and HBO’s controversial new series The Leftovers, updates on Marvel’s The Inhumans and DC’s Aquaman, and a glimmer of hope that Michael Bay might finally move on from the moneymaking machines known as the Transformers franchise.
Before we mourn the loss of those who’ve fallen this week, »
- James Garcia
HBO announced that it has renewed "The Leftovers" for a second season, with only three episodes left until the Season 1 finale. Based on the book by Tom Perrotta, "The Leftovers" explores a sudden, inexplicable event that causes 2 percent of the world's population to vanish. The show follows those left behind, dealing with the social, spiritual and emotional ramifications of the so-called Departure. "We are thrilled to bring back 'The Leftovers' for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta," said Michael Lombardo, HBO programming president. "It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. "We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who »
Ridely Scott has been quoted saying that it will be a direct sequel to the first film, Prometheus: “I know where it’s going. I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential..." Noomi Rapace, who will be reprising her role as Elizabeth, told The Playlist: “There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations…there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue." Writer Damon Lindelof says there are lots of unanswered questions left from the first film: “Ridley was very interested in talking about, ‘What are the answers to the questions that Prometheus is posing that are not necessarily definitively spelled out in the body of Prometheus?’” He also discussed how Prometheus was a quasi-prequel to Alien: “This movie has two »
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