Sunday, May 14, 2017

What I’m Watching: The Leftovers

The Leftovers: Season 3, Episode 4 “G’day Melbourne” (B)

Well, at least this episode was a bit more focused than the last hour. There did seem to be something sketchy about Nora wanting to go through global entry other than the factual inconsistency that usually the TSA agent checks your ID once you’re already in the appropriate line, and her nonchalance about having gone through security with twenty thousand dollars duct-taped to her body was quite disconcerting. Trying to bust the frauds she believes that she’s meeting with seems like a foolish enterprise, and I think she was actually more interested in proving that it was real. When they wouldn’t take her because she failed the question about what to do with the twins, she was furious, and now it seems that she stayed in a burning hotel because there wasn’t any reason to move, and I’m not sure what’s going to happen to her. Kevin, meanwhile, encountered Evie and got confirmation that she was real, only to have Laurie go along with it and then help him notice at just the right moment that she didn’t look anything like Evie. I’m not sure how to reconcile the discrepancy between this being a hallucination and Nora actually being an Australian woman at the end of the first episode, but I guess we’re getting closer to finding out. The excitement Kevin Sr. displayed when he showed up with Grace to pick Kevin up from the hotel was genuine, and I suspect that Kevin is about to make some big realizations on the other side of the world.

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