The Leftovers (2014–2017)
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The Prodigal Son Returns 

An unexpected ally helps Kevin get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges Mapleton into chaos.


Mimi Leder


Tom Perrotta (based on the book by), Damon Lindelof (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Theroux ... Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman ... Laurie Garvey
Christopher Eccleston ... Matt Jamison
Liv Tyler ... Meg Abbott
Chris Zylka ... Tom Garvey
Margaret Qualley ... Jill Garvey
Carrie Coon ... Nora Durst
Emily Meade ... Aimee (credit only)
Amanda Warren ... Lucy Warburton
Ann Dowd ... Patti Levin
Michael Gaston ... Dean (credit only)
Max Carver ... Adam Frost (credit only)
Charlie Carver ... Scott Frost (credit only)
Annie Q. ... Christine
Scott Glenn ... Kevin Garvey, Sr.


An unexpected ally helps Kevin get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges Mapleton into chaos. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery


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Release Date:

7 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Christopher Eccleston (Matt Jamison) & Paterson Joseph (Wayne Gilchrest) also worked together on Safe House (2015) as Robert & Mark respectively. See more »


Nora Durst: Dear Kevin, I need to say goodbye to someone I care about, someone who's still here, so I'm saying it to you. You were good to me Kevin, and sometimes when we were together, I remembered who I used to be before everything changed, but I was pretending. Pretending as if I hadn't lost everything. I want to believe it can all go back to the way it was, I want to believe I'm not surrounded by the abandoned ruin of a dead civilization, I want to believe it's still possible to get close to someone. ...
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Wow, thats how you end a season.
8 September 2014 | by tabraham44See all my reviews

Just wow.. what a finale. This season was a bit slow at times yes, but closes out basically perfect. I promise you a tear jerking finale throughout the whole episode and not just at the end, thats when you know it is a great finale. There's not any specific moments since I must keep this spoiler free, but everything wraps up together too nicely and leaves a perfect start for season 2. The season definitely had its yawning moments but boy was this finale worth it. How this show separates itself is that it brings you to the core of each character so by this time when it all kicks in you really feel each moment of pain and grief. There will multiple times when I had to almost pause the episode because the emotion and what just happened was too much. Fair warning if you're extremely stressed do not watch this episode, it will just want to make you explode and the last finale to do that to me was Dexter season 2, actually no matter what you must watch this, so buckle up its one hell of a ride.

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