The Leftovers – The Final Departure fan tribute | ANYTIME NOW

Ciao a tutti! Ecco finalmente il nostro video tributo a The Leftovers per dire addio alla serie. Grazie di cuore per aver partecipato in così tanti!  🙂

Hi everyone! Our video tribute for The Leftovers is finally online. Thank you so much for giving your contribution to this amazing show, it’s amazing to see so many people from so many different places gather together to say our final goodbye.

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The Leftovers – LET’S WEAR WHITE ON JUNE 3

Join us on our Social final goodbye to The Leftovers!

Your participation is crucial! This is what we have in mind: take a picture of yourself dressed in white holding a notepad with “The Final Departure” written on (just like the G.R. from the show) and post it on every social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using the hashtag #TheFinalDeparture

This is our way of showing support and saying goodbye to the show. It’s something extraordinary and unique because we’re the only group on the web to do such a thing. I hope a lot of you will take part to this project! (CLICK TO JOIN THE FINAL DEPARTURE FACEBOOK GROUP!)

We’d also like to make a video collage with pictures and dedications, that will be posted on social media as well. Send us your pictures and dedications to: wesmoketoremember@gmail.com
All the material we receive will be included in the video.

So MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR:
On 3 June 2017 – at 9pm (UTC) (10pm Rome, 1pm California, 4pm New York) – we all post our pictures in white on social media with #TheFinalDeparture hashtag and tag the official HBO pages (and some of the cast and crew if you want).

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(CLICK TO JOIN THE FINAL DEPARTURE FACEBOOK GROUP!)

The Leftovers – The “Hotel World” is a real place

Hi everyone! Here I am again, trying to figure out the meaning of the “other place” in The Leftovers season two. This time I think I might have found a plausible explanation for that mystical reality that answers to a lot of other questions.

In a NYTimes interview, Damon Lindelof told us to pay attention to the Latina woman in the episode “International Assassin”.

“Listen to what the Latina woman is saying throughout the episode. She appears twice: once in the episode before Kevin gets in the car with Virgil and then again after the fire alarm is pulled, before Kevin approaches the man with balloons. If you speak Spanish or know someone who does, what she’s saying very specifically pertains to the question asked. I think that I’ll probably just leave it at that.”

“if you listen carefully to what she’s saying, that may give an indication of an alternate theory”

I tried for months to understand why the Spanish nurse was so important to understand the whole story, and now I get it. This is what I found in a Reddit post:

“Scene ONE: A woman who appears to be a CONCIERGE! speaks “…don’t tell me you’ve [done]…” “No me digas que has he-[cho]…”
Woman in rags responds incredulously “…But I’m not a Doctor!!” “…pero yo no soy doctora!” Kevin enters, they fall silent.
Scene TWO: “Its a human heart please let me in. Please listen to me I need to go now if you don’t let me in somebody will die”

She’s trying to get into the hotel to (presumably) perform a heart transplant on someone.
The first scene is the REAL clue. The woman dressed as hotel staff is her “Virgil”, her guide. She’s most likely asking whether she drank any of the water.
The woman on rags picked the outfit of a doctor, so she was given a doctor’s mission. Perform an organ transplant to get out of the hotel. That explains why she denies being a doctor, and why she seems so desperate to complete her mission.
If you watch the scenes thinking of this woman as someone with the same “quest” as Kevin, it makes sense. That would also explain the priest in the elevator and the cop with the bag over his head. These aren’t different versions of Kevin, they’re actual people trying to get back to the real world, much like Kevin.” (click to read the whole reddit post).

This might be the final proof of the fact that the other place (the hotel world) is a real place. It’s not just in Kevin’s mind, but it’s an actual place. And when I say “place” I don’t mean a physical place, but some sort of dimension where people who died try to figure out what’s next.
We know for sure that there are four options for people who end up there. First you choose your outfit from the wardrobe and then you can:

  1. Drink the water and forget who you are
  2. Complete a mission, like Kevin does, and try to go back to the real world (maybe this option requires a guide, like Virgil)
  3. Pass a test (like the final Karaoke scene, where Kevin had to prove he loved his family by singing a song).
  4. Stay there and just let time pass without really understanding the reason why you’re there, like Neil does.

It’s not just Kevin’s personal purgatory, but a place for everyone who dies. There’s Neil, there’s Patti, Mary Jamison, Gladys and even Wayne..

And if this is true, we can finally understand the reason why the Guilty Remnants stone each other to death. Not for being remembered or to send a message, but because they know they don’t really die. They know for sure that they all end up in the same place. A place where people actually share their beliefs, where they can organize and do more than just standing outside people’s houses and stare at them. A place where Patti Levin is running for president of the United States, because people believes in what she says.

They stone each other to death so they can all be together in the other place, and get inside people’s mind, like Patti did with Kevin, and finally be able to destroy families.

The Leftovers – Justin Theroux dressed in WHITE on set! Are theories real?

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Hi everyone! I’m literally freaking out about this new pictures of Justin Theorux dressed in white and spitting water from a car window on the set of The Leftovers in Melbourne! These few picture could actually confirm some theories about Kevin Being a Guilty Remnant. (click for the article). Also, the fact that he’s spitting water takes us back to the Hotel world, where drinking water makes you forget your true identity and traps you in the limbo forever. What if in season three Kevin actually comes back to the hotel for a third time? Is this a real place then? And if it is, what’s gonna happen now that their almost-president of the United States has been murdered?  These pictures leave us with more questions than answers. Why is there a lot of water inside a car? And why is Kevin suit so elegant? Don’t forget to read the article about my theory (What if Kevin Garvey is a Guilty Remnant?) and let me know what you think! It won’t be long now….

 

 

The Leftovers – THEORY – What if Kevin is a Guilty Remnant?

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Hello everybody! Today i’d like to share with you a theory of mine about Kevin Garvey, the main character of The Leftovers. While watching and rewatching both series on and on I had a strange idea that got me more and more suspicious (and also afraid): what if Kevin is one of the Guilty Remnants?

Let’s think about it. We don’t know much about him and his past. We are given the first hints about him in the ninth episode of the first series, “The Garveys at their best”. Here, we are shown of the Garveys in the two days before the Sudden Departure. I think this is one of the best episodes because it gives us the chance to take a look at the world before it fell into pieces. Like any other family in real life, the Garveys have their problems which nevertheless can’t ruin the atmosphere of ease and happiness that reigns in the family. Tom has problems with his natural father, but he goes to college and enjoys having time with his family. Jill is absorbed by her school projects like any teenager and looks happy and cheerful. K.G., Kevin’s father, is fully satisfied with his job and his life. During his birthday party he tells his son that what matters in life is family, friends and work, and that you don’t necessarily need a higher goal than simply being a good father, a good husband and a good policeman. Everybody was happy and carefree at that time, everybody but Kevin. He was not satisfied with what he had, it was not enough for him, he needed something more. Kevin is the only character who felt anguished even before the Departure. On October 14th he starts doing things he then forgets, he goes mad for nothing and loses his temper very easily.

In one of the first episodes he’s maddening about disassembling the oven in his office because “his bagles disappeared”. Then he wakes up in the middle of the night, completely unaware  of where he had been in the last few hours, totally ignoring where the bite on his hand – supposedly done by  human teeth – comes from. He often wakes up in his car, so confused, as he had lost his mind and wasn’t able to control is new personality that is taking over.

Let me now explain my theory: I think that on October 14th Kevin has developed a second identity, of which he’s unfortunately unaware, and which takes control over him during sleepwalking. And this hidden Kevin is a member of the Guilty Remnants. This idea has become stronger and stronger while watching the episode called “International Assassin”.  In order to try to confirm this theory, I have rewatched the whole series from the beginning and I have found so many reasons why I could be right. But let’s go back to the start.

FIRST SERIES:

  1. Dean, the mysterious guy who shoots the dogs, often confirms he’s not familiar with the man Kevin is when he’s awake. In the first episode, when Kevin asks him “am I awake?” Dean answers “you sure are now”. (Why did he ask this to him in the first place?). This odd statement seems to suggest that Kevin must have spent some time with this strange guy, who seems to know Kevin surely more than how Kevin knows him.

    In the eight episode, “Cairo”, the situation is even stranger. This time, after kidnapping Patti, Dean says something more direct and way less mysterious: “I signed up for this little adventure under the countenance of strong and decisive leadership, but  now, Lo and behold, that leader is now gone, and the man currently residing in his skin clearly has no fucking idea what is happening in there”. When he realizes that Kevin not only has no memory at all of kidnapping Patti, but he does not even understand why he did it, Dean tells Kevin he should go to sleep, so the other Kevin can wake up and help him finish what they started.
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    More interestingly, at the end of the episode, Dean starts talking to someone we cannot see, just like K.G. did.
  2. In the fifth episode of the first series, “Gladys”, a member of the G.R. is stoned to death by some men with masks and dressed in black. In “Cairo” we are told that the Guilty Remnants themselves are stoning their own members in order to make them reminders of what happened so nobody can never forget them. After Gladys  has been killed, Kevin wakes up brusquely still wearing his jeans, as though he had spent the whole night outside, but cannot remember anything.
  3. The alarm. After all the violence in his city, Kevin decides to install an Alarm because he’s afraid that someone could break in his house. Over the episodes he often finds the alarm off in the morning, and puts the blame on his daughter Jill. But.. What if the alarm was put off by Kevin himself  to got out in the middle of the night  without turning it on again on the way back?
  4. The shirts. Again in the fifth episode Kevin opens the wardrobe and finds out it’s empty: all his white shitrs are missing. I was perplexed thinking that the only clothes missing were exactly the white ones, and  I became strongly suspicious when he goes mad at the laundry. What a violent and excessive reaction for losing some shirts! Moreover, he accepts from the laundry guy some shirts that aren’t visibly his own. We know too well indeed that his shirts are part of his police uniform, and have the badge of Mapleton Police on the sleeve, while the laundry guy gives some ordinary all white shirts. This made me think that somewhere inside him Kevin knows what’s going on, but tries to deny it at all costs.
    In episode eight, Cairo, we’ll find out his shirts are hanging in a circle from the trees in a wood near the cabin where he kept Patti prisoner.
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  5. During the first series Kevin often has some weird dreams too. In the first one, he’s in the woods together with Aimee and Dean, watching them shoot someone in a white dress. In the second, Dean’s (or Kevin’s?) truck is loaded with the corpses of the G.R.

SECOND SERIES:

Things go worse and worse for poor Kevin: Patti follows him everywhere, he’s out of control about this, and he is causing a new family crisis. My theory might be confirmed by other details in “International Assassin”:

  1. “FIRST KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND THEN ADORN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY” – This reads the tag on his wardrobe in the mysterious hotel. Inside there are some garments and there is his Mapleton uniform too, but he doesn’t choose to wear it, and it is  not the chief of police he decides to be. Instead, he chooses to wear the assassin’s outfit, and I think that’s the moment when his second personality takes over and even acquires a name: Kevin Harvey. (a “Harvey” that wants to kill the President of United States? Sounds familiar…)
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  2. In the odd world of the hotel, Patti Levin is running for President of the USA, and Gladys is her assistant. Before the meeting, Kevin is obliged to undergo a test with a truth machine. Whenever he lies, a red light turns on. When he is asked “Why do you smoke?”, he answers he is nicotine addicted, and the red light turns on. He is then asked the same question again, and this time his answer is clear, leaving no space for any doubts: “I smoke to remember that the world ended”. And the red light stays off. These exact words summarize the main belief of G.R., and Kevin looks surprised as though he has just recognized that creed as his own.
  3. When Kevin is led to Patti’s room, in the corridor he crosses a hooded man wearing a policeman uniform just like his own. This scene might symbolically mean that the assassin Kevin Harvey is completely taking over tha good policeman Kevin Garvey.
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  4. Last but not least, in the hotel world Kevin is not an ordinary man, he is the main sponsor and supporter of Patti Levin’s project. She’s running for president and her main goal if “destroying families”. It’s not clear whether this parallel world just exists in Kevin’s mind – sort of a private Purgatory or even Hell – or it belongs to reality. In both cases, Kevin Harvey believes in Patti Levin and supports her project.

This theory of mine might also explain the reason why Kevin is compelled to come back to the hotel a second time: he has to take back his lost identity. Indeed, back to the other world, this time he chooses to play his own role, to be himself. He wears the uniform of Mapleton Police and sings for his family, an odd and very intimate rite of passage that allows him to show that what really matters in his life is his family, that he had risked losing allowing the other Kevin takeover.

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Like I said before, my theory is growing stronger and stronger at every rewatch of the series, but I still hope that i’m wrong. I think that if i’m right the consequences on Kevin might be huge. What if Kevin really discovers to be one of the G.R.? One of the black-dressed ones, with the only purpose to stone their brothers to death? How would he react? Could he live with himself? And what  really happened to his self-nemesis Kevin Harvey? Is he still somewhere inside him or he died in the well with Patti?