The Leftovers: Season 1, Episode 9

The Garveys at Their Best (24 Aug. 2014)

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Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past,... See full summary »

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Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora has a job interview; Kevin Senior receives an honor. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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The Garveys at Their Best?
26 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"A man said to the universe, sir, I exist" With only two episodes left to go it seemed strange to make one of them set before the events of the series, but The Garveys at Their Best did not disappoint at all. The trend of TV shows to do sub par flashbacks at the end of the season for budget issues is blown out of the water in the one of the greatest moments of television this year. The episode is set mere days before the rapture and we see the events leading up to this shocking event. Everything in this episode is well thought out, all the characters are more relaxed happy people than we are use to seeing in this show and it's not until the final 5 gripping minutes that we see what turned them into a darker self. We all knew from the beginning of this episode what was coming but that didn't detract from the spine chilling episode which was achieved through the use of stunning acting and soundtrack that left everyone at the edge of their seats wondering when the disappearance was going to take place. The highlight of this episode also was the great moment in which Garvey is sitting having his cigarette when a car full of woman approaches him and asks him the chilling "Are you ready?" which in the context of this episode felt like something straight out of twin peaks. Hopefully the final episode can set up what is sure to be a great second season.


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