The Leftovers – REVIEW 03×04 “G’Day Melbourne”

Hi everyone! Episode four of The Leftovers is finally out. Let’s see what happened:

– Nora and Kevin: Nora was really rude to Kevin. She kept him in the dark for the umpteenth time, she told him nothing about her plan and she treated him like he was useless. She tried to distract him with sex and didn’t even considered the idea of telling him what she was trying to do.  This obviously hurt him a lot.

She also took the quick way to go through customs without even asking him if it was ok, leaving him alone at the airport for a while. This sentence gave me chills.

When they got to the hotel, she made fun of him and of “His Book”. Continue reading “The Leftovers – REVIEW 03×04 “G’Day Melbourne””

The Leftovers – 03×01 Ending scene analysis

Hi guys! Rewatching the first episode of Season 3, I tried to find out more about the church in the final scene. Here’s what I found: the church is named after Saint Mary MacKillop. She is the first Australian Saint, also known as Mother Mary of the Cross. She was born in January 1842 (the opening scene with the Millerite movement took place in 1844). She obtained the title of Saint for curing a woman with leukemia.

“Mary MacKillop was an ordinary person who lived an extraordinary life, an unconventional life that saw her triumph over adversities and obstacles placed in her way. She truly was a woman who lived her life out of the ordinary.”

Her formal canonization took place in Rome, on October 17, 2010 (a year before the Sudden Departure). Here’s a picture of one of her churches I found on marymackillop.orgIt’s very similar to the church we see in episode one ending scene.

“Saint Mary MacKillop”

This is the final proof that the ending scene takes place in Australia. We don’t know exactly where, but according to this map the church should be somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney, maybe in a rural area far from the city.

Also, these are the messages that were brought by the doves:

We can clearly see that all these messages are about Love. We can read “be happy…”, “shut up and kiss me”, “spread the”, and a lot of “love”. The nun also says “Don’t usually get so many so close together… love is in the air”.

What if this are actually song titles? “Shut up and kiss me” “Love is in the air”… Also, in the following picture it really looks like the nun is watching doves fly and listening to music…

From Wikipedia: According to the biblical story (Genesis 8:11), a dove was released by Noah after the flood in order to find land; it came back carrying a freshly plucked olive leaf (Hebrew: עלה זית alay zayit),[Gen 8:11] a sign of life after the Flood and of God’s bringing Noah, his family and the animals to land. Rabbinic literature interpreted the olive leaf as “the young shoots of the Land of Israel”[2] or the dove’s preference for bitter food in God’s service, rather than sweet food in the service of men.[3][4][5]

The Leftovers – Season 3 little details

  • Kevin’s full name is Kevin Eugene Garvey, and he was born on February 8, 1971 (from s3 trailer)
Grace’s kids / people outside of the house
  • This people outside Grace’s house look exactly like her dead children…  They are also wearing the same clothes they’re wearing in the pictures… Why? It can’t be them. According to the dates on the certificates of adoption they should be younger than that. This people look like they’re 25, 30 years old…
    Also, Grace looks honest to me, I don’t think she lied about her children’s death… But why is this people identical to them? People is posting a lot of theories on the web about this, saying that K.G. Sr never stopped hearing voices and he’s the only one who can see these people, because they’re dead.

Anyway, there’s more than five people outside of her house, so who knows… It could be just a weird coincidence.

  • This paper was found by K.G. Sr in Grace’s photo album
  • Some pages from “The Book Of Kevin”
  • Oceanic Airline symbol from Lost in s03e03 ♥

The Leftovers – RECENSIONE 03×03 “Crazy Whitefella Thinking”

Ciao a tutti! È finalmente uscito il terzo episodio della terza stagione di The Leftovers. Questa puntata è stupenda e speciale, diversa da tutti gli altri episodi concentrati su un unico personaggio: mi è quasi sembrato di vedere un intero film dedicato a Kevin Garvey Senior! Di lui non sappiamo molto: dalle stagioni precedenti sappiamo che è il padre di Kevin, che era il capo della polizia di Mapleton e che ha smesso di lavorare quando ha iniziato a sentire delle voci nella sua testa. Ha passato un numero indefinito di anni in un ospedale psichiatrico e si è ripreso nel momento in cui ha iniziato a fare quello che le voci gli dicevano. L’ultima cosa che sapevamo di lui era la sua decisione di trasferirsi in Australia, appunto su consiglio delle voci. In tanti speravamo tantissimo di avere un intero episodio dedicato a lui per capire che tipo di persona fosse e quale fosse il vero motivo del suo viaggio. A quanto pare le voci sono sparite e l’ultima istruzione da loro ricevuta è appunto quella di trasferirsi in Australia, senza però specificare precisamente dove o perché. Dopo aver preso un aereo per Sydney e aver comprato un biglietto per Verdi all’Opera House – è la seconda volta che abbiamo a che fare con Verdi, la prima era nell’episodio International Assassin con il Nabucco sempre in sottofondo – si mette in attesa di nuova istruzioni. Il primo segno ad arrivargli è un hippie con un elastico rosso in testa, che gli chiede se vuole parlare con Dio.


“Allora devi parlare la Lingua di Dio”
, gli ha risposto. Sapevamo già che la Lingua di Dio è un potente allucinogeno sperimentale che K.G. Senior aveva già assunto nell’episodio International Assassin per comunicare con Kevin tramite il televisore dell’Hotel. Dobbiamo quindi dare per scontato che Kevin sia Dio? O si tratta di una strana coincidenza? Ma la parte strana deve ancora arrivare, perché K.G. Senior non si ricorda niente di tutto ciò. A quanto dice, si ricorda di essersi svegliato due settimane dopo in una stanza d’hotel a Perth, sulla costa opposta dell’Australia, senza nessun ricordo di aver visto Kevin attraverso il televisore, in una stanza s’albergo identica alla sua. Non ricorda neanche di averlo aiutato dicendogli di portare Patti al pozzo. L’unica cosa che si ricorda è una stanza con un materasso in fiamme e “un gruppo di tizi bianchi distesi per terra e dipinti con colori da guerra” e di aver visto nel televisore non Kevin ma – e qui la cosa si fa divertente – un pollo.

“Un pollo!!”

A quanto pare, il 14 Ottobre, da una città dell’entroterra australiano era sparita l’intera popolazione di 14 persone, compresi gli animali.  Ogni essere vivente di quella città era svanito, tranne un uovo, da cui qualche giorno dopo era nato un pulcino. Continue reading “The Leftovers – RECENSIONE 03×03 “Crazy Whitefella Thinking””

The Leftovers – REVIEW 03×03 “Crazy Whitefella Thinking”

Hi everyone! The Leftovers Episode Three is finally out and here I am, trying to put things together as always. This episode was special and beautiful, completely different from all the others. It almost felt like I was watching a movie about the amazing character of Kevin Garvey Senior. We didn’t know much about him from Seasons One and Two: he is Kevin’s father, he’s a former police chief and he stopped working when he started hearing voices. He spent an indefinite number of years in a mental institution, and he finally got better when he stopped fighting the voices and started doing what they told him to do. The last thing we knew about him was that he decided to move to Australia as the voices recommended. I could not wait to know more about him and this episode is just what we needed to understand what kind of person he is and what’s the meaning of his journey. Apparently, he’s not hearing voices anymore and the last thing they told him was to move to Australia, without telling him exactly where to go or why. So he arrived in Sydney, bought a ticket for Verdi at the Opera House – that’s the second time we hear about Verdi in the serie, it’s impossibile to forget about the amazing episode International Assassin with Nabucco always in the background – and waited for some signs to come.
The first signs he received was a hippie with a red headband who asked him if he wanted to talk to God.

“Son.. i’m fucked up on this s*it they call God’s tongue…”

“Then you’ve gotta talk in God’s tongue”, that’s what he told him. We already knew that “God’s tongue” is an high-end hallucinogen, used by K.G. Senior to communicate with Kevin through the Hotel’s television (International Assassin – s02e08). So… Do we have to take it for granted that Kevin is really God? Or that’s just a coincidence? But the odd part is yet to come, because K.G. Senior doesn’t remember a thing about that. He claimed he woke up two weeks later in a hotel room in Perth on the opposite coast of Australia and now he clearly has no memory of Kevin being in an identical hotel room. He doesn’t remember helping him with his situation, or telling him to take “his target” to the well. The only thing he remembers is his room with “a smoldering mattress and a bunch of white dudes lying around in war paint” and – and that’s the funny part – seeing a chicken in the television.

Apparently, on October 14th a small Australian town lost its entire population of 14 people, including the animals. The only living thing that didn’t depart was an egg, from which a few days later a chicken came out. Continue reading “The Leftovers – REVIEW 03×03 “Crazy Whitefella Thinking””

The Leftovers – RECENSIONE 03×02 “Don’t Be Ridiculous”

Ciao a tutti! Ecco la mia recensione del secondo episodio della terza serie di The Leftovers, “Don’t Be Ridiculous”. Questa settimana ci troviamo davanti a un episodio stupendo ed emozionante sullo stile della prima stagione della serie. Ecco cos’è successo:

– Kevin: Non vediamo molto di Kevin in questo episodio, ma è sempre più forte l’idea che quello che fa con il sacchetto di plastica sia un vero e proprio rituale che compie ogni volta che si ritrova da solo in casa. È ancora poco chiaro se cerchi di soffocarsi per riuscire a provare di nuovo qualcosa (un po’ come faceva Nora nella prima stagione, quando pagava delle prostitute per spararle) o se cerchi di tornare nella dimensione dell’Hotel. Questa seconda opzione mi sembra un po’ più probabile. Ho anche avuto l’impressione che “Il libro di Kevin” abbia smesso di rappresentare una minaccia per lui, anzi, mi sembra abbastanza preoccupato di perdere l’unica copia esistente dandola a Nora.

– Matt: Mary se n’è andata e Matt sembra completamente perso senza sua moglie e suo figlio. Nelle prime due stagioni era meraviglioso vedere quanto fosse forte la sua fede: non c’era assolutamente niente in grado di mettere in dubbio quello in cui credeva, né la violenza né la mancanza di fede delle altre persone. Ma ora che Mary non è più con lui, Continue reading “The Leftovers – RECENSIONE 03×02 “Don’t Be Ridiculous””