The Leftovers is a phenomenal show that has many of the elements that made series like Lost so great. It also has many mysteries that fans are still trying to figure out. Tonight's episode left fans with a lot of questions, which we'll try to explain below. This post and the following pages have spoilers for Season 3 Episode 4.
The episode really brought a range of emotions, from intrigued to terrified. We were right alongside of Kevin on his journey, believing everything he believed. At first, we thought that Evie was a hallucination, just like Patti. We thought that "voice" or "ghost" was back. Then we learned that Evie was actually real, and wondered if she had the same gift of resurrection that Kevin has. But then we learned that Kevin was hallucinating, and everything was turned upside down. How much of what we've seen has just been in Kevin's head? Then at the end, when we realized that Kevin's dad found him only because
Kevin Jr. had lost his mind... Well, that seemed to show some kind of divine hand at work, even using suffering to bring about a greater purpose.
Meanwhile, is Nora's suffering going to bring any kind of greater purpose for her? The breakup scene between her and Kevin was raw and heartbreaking. They both said incredibly hurtful things that they might regret later. Kevin just left her at the hotel, in the burning room. But Nora was the one who abandoned him first. She first abandoned him when she found out he was seeing dead people because she couldn't handle it. Then she tried to abandon him during this episode. It's obvious by how upset she was that she was ready to leave him to try to be with her departed children. So although Kevin's "departure" might have seemed harsh, Nora had already left him in her heart a long time ago.
Here are viewers' top theories and explanations for Season 3 Episode 4 of The Leftovers,
"G'Day Melbourne." You can click through the gallery
to see photos and theories about Episode 4, or you can look at the index below and jump ahead to the question that you're specifically wondering about. (HBO)
Is the Radiation Machine Real? And What Was the Answer to the Baby Question?
Is Kevin Jr. Crazy? Is This All in His Head?
Now We Might Know Why Nora's Not with Kevin in the Future
The Mystery of the Explosion: Remember the Guy at the Airport?
The Sign in the Window Read Surah 81
Are There Any More Copies of the Book of Kevin?
No, Kevin's Hotel Is Not the One from International Assassin