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The Leftovers Season 2 Episode 7 Recap | A Most Powerful Adversary

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It was already in the jar. Put down The Wishing Cup and look no further, your spirit guides through this episode of The Leftovers are here!

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) is away on a strange assignment* in Cairo, but Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) and AJ Mass (@ajmass) have unshackled themselves and are ready to trip the life fantastic through this week’s emotional events in Miracle. Forget the Miracle Math, there’s room for everyone on this journey through life, the universe, and everything. Nothing is off limits, including scissor tattoos, ghost busting, and drinking truly foul concoctions for self-improvement. This is The Leftovers after all. What is it about? What is it NOT about? Antonio and AJ dig deep into those questions, including a discussion of how and why The Leftovers differs from everything else on television.

We would love to hear YOUR takes on this Miracle madness, either in the comments below or by hitting us up through our feedback form.

*Josh claimed he would be right back in like “five minutes”, so hopefully that means he will return next week.

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  • Drew Douglas

    INCREDIBLE episode. Can’t wait to listen to the recap!

    • TrentC

      Agreed. Kevin slowly becoming unhinged throughout the episode was great. And the last ten minutes was truly amazing. As it ended I literally just sat here staring with my mouth hanging open.

      • Drew Douglas

        I kept checking the time remaining. Not because I was bored — but because I was hoping to see lots left because I was so into it.

        • Antonio Mazzaro

          I checked my time at one point thinking the show would be half over at best and over 50 minutes were past. Just flew by.

          • Drew Douglas

            For real.

  • tanja

    Great show for a great episode, thank you guys. You have addressed almost all doubts that show presented, which is not an easy task.

    What bothers me is that we are getting so many answers in the last two episodes – buried birds, goat sacrifice, Jon and Virgil relation, Laurie dissecting not only Kevin’s state of mind, but leftovers in general and many other things. It feels like they are rapidly wrapping up the whole series. :( Taking into account the ratings I suppose there is no chance for season 3, what do you think?

    • TrentC

      I hope you’re wrong and it gets picked up somehow. Easily one of the best shows on television. Agreed, it feels like they’re revealing plot situations, almost like it’s unraveling.

      • tanja

        I hope I am wrong too

    • Drew Douglas

      I thought I read somewhere that they had it mapped out until season 5.

      • TrentC

        That makes a lot of sense considering the excellent writing we’ve seen so far. They keep peeling layers off of the onion and we may never see the core of the onion. And part of me is somehow okay with that.

      • Antonio Mazzaro

        Indeed, they have sketched a five season picture as part of their renewal pitch to HBO last season. However, I DO think they are also trying to wrap most of the Miracle mysteries up in this season in case they do not get renewed.

  • ryan

    Just wanna point out rating don’t mean everything for HBO. Sure they mean something but not as much compared to other networks.

    • Drew Douglas

      Hopefully HBO factors in stiff Sunday competition, namely The Walking Dead and Sunday Night Football. Two ratings juggernauts.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      This is a good point. They have renewed shows that perform worse than The Leftovers, but cancelled shows that perform better. Hopefully the prestige element is important enough.

  • Loving this show… I’m on the same boat as AJ Mass, watching this live rather than The Walking Dead which has been pretty bad the last couple of episods

    • Drew Douglas

      I’m about to show divorce that one until Neegan shows up. I’ve never been a huge fan but always watched it. I’ve missed the last 3 episodes and right now, have no desire to catch back up.

  • Drew Douglas

    So a theory I stumbled on is Tommy believes his hugs are magical and real. Laurie does not. That’s what led to their split. Interesting idea because I really believed every word Tommy said and was bummed when Laurie revealed to Kevin it was a sham.

    If the hug angle ends up being fake — I really believe the girls disappearance won’t be supernatural related. They likely staged the vanishing to create a “miracle” in Miracle.