Re: The Leftovers Thread
For me this season peaked with the priest Matt and his wife episode, that one really got under my skin. They gave him the best episode in the first season as well, IMHO, when he was trying to save his church. That said, no episode this year has disappointed me. The penultimate one had to be prosaic. After many poetic, implicit, mysterious episodes they had to prep for the finale and it's very a propos when Meg says to the GRs "Don't give me any more of that mysterious bullshit". This happens a lot I find with the best shows, they do a brilliant succession of edgy installments, but then are forced to take care of business plot-wise and put some wheels in motion so there can be some kind of resolution in the finale. On that slightly awkward, heavy-handed level I still found it pretty chilling. Liv Tyler's lack of affect is probably a function of her not being that great an actor, but it really did the trick here because she sounded so casual but menacing.
"Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm fucked" - Deranged Donald