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Balloons for Mary
During his stay, Kevin meets a man carrying balloons that read, “It’s a Boy!” He says they are for Mary Jamison, who is also, allegedly, a guest. Later, the man knocks on Mary’s hotel room door ready to hand off said balloons. This suggests that Mary, who has been in a coma since a car accident that occurred during the Departure, may be exploring this parallel dimension as well. Jump to Season 3’s “The Book of Kevin” where we meet Mary’s three-year-old son, Noah.

Kevin Garvey, Sr.
Though he may not physically be in the hotel, he could be the key to understanding this purgatory. We saw Kevin Garvey, Sr. communicate with Kevin through the television set — where they appear to be in the exact same room and, somehow connected. Still skeptical? The fire onscreen in Kevin Garvey, Sr.’s hotel room inexplicably triggers the fire alarm in Kevin’s room. In the trailer for Season 3, there’s another hotel room and fire alarm reference. This time it’s Nora, sitting on the bed, smoking, triggering a fire alarm and the sprinkler system around her.

David Burton
In Season 2’s “Off Ramp,” a background TV mentions that a man named David Burton was in a hotel then mysteriously awoke in a cave in Perth, Australia — and now claims he cannot die. Burton was noted in the Season 2 premiere, “Axis Mundi,”  when his name and address were written on an envelope from Pillar Man.

“I am not a doctor.”
After the hotel is evacuated, a Latina woman in the crowd declares she is “not a doctor,” despite being dressed as such. If you pay close attention, you might notice she’s with a woman dressed as a hotel concierge — a guide, if you will — like Virgil is to Kevin. Similar to how Kevin chose the assassin’s suit from his wardrobe, one might assume she “adorned accordingly.”

People in the Guilty Remnant do throw stones
If the hotel is another dimension, we can analyze why the Guilty Remnant (and Patti Levin, specifically) stoned Gladys to death in Season 1’s “Gladys.” It can be argued the cult did this, not only to force people to remember, but because they know mankind has the potential to live on elsewhere. A place where people share the beliefs of the GR — where the cult can organize and achieve the highest positions of power. (Ahem, Patti Levin for President).
Have thoughts or theories of your own about the notorious hotel? Share them in the comments below. 

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

Ciao a tutti! È finalmente arrivato il quarto episodio della terza serie di The Leftovers. Ecco cos’è successo:

– Nora e Kevin: Nora si comporta molto male con Kevin. Per l’ennesima volta lo tiene all’oscuro dei suoi piani, acconsentendo a farsi accompagnare in Australia ma senza spiegargli il motivo del viaggio e trattandolo come se la sua presenza fosse un fastidio. Kevin sembra essere molto ferito dal fatto che Nora non abbia neanche preso in considerazione l’idea di chiedergli di aiutarla a far passare i soldi alla dogana, preferendo invece legarseli addosso e trasportarli illegalmente.  Quando Kevin chiede spiegazioni, lei cerca di distrarlo seducendolo.

Inoltre, Nora sceglie il modo più rapido per passare i controlli all’aeroporto senza neanche chiedere a Kevin se sia d’accordo, e quindi lo lascia solo per un po’. Quello che gli dice è da brividi: Continue reading “The Leftovers – RECENSIONE 03×04 “G’Day Melbourne””

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””