Listeners, we’ve officially reached the end of our journey with The Leftovers, and I think we should have a moment of silence to really acknowledge what an incredible accomplishment it was to pull off a show this ambitious and this abstract. Huge props to the writers and creators, and of course to the actors who made it all come alive.
This episode was full of surprises, of course, which The Leftovers manages to do almost every episode. I really had no idea how they were going to wrap up this series, because there are so many different directions they could have taken with it and yet they’d been setting up this strange time-jump with Nora that was left really ambiguous; was it our world she was in, or a different one? Was it even real?
As it turns out, I got to have my cake and eat it too. Nora did take the plunge and go over to the Other Side, where all of the people who’d disappeared from our dimension, so to speak, still were alive and well. Well, as well as can be expected considering how many people that side lost. So I got to satisfy my curiosity on that point, and Nora got some closure on her children. But then I also get to see her and Kevin attempt to repair things between them, and it’s just the most heartbreaking thing and I loved it and it just killed me until I was dead.
This show has been so emotional and so gut-wrenching and so fascinating that it’s a real shame to have to say goodbye to it. Here’s hoping that there will be another show in the future as layered and beautiful and committed to their story as this one was. Thanks so much to you all for listening, and I hope to see you around. <3
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