The Leftovers – Lily is the key of everything

Hi everyone! Every time I start a “The Leftovers” rewatch I think there won’t be anything new for me to find out and to freak out about, and every time I’m wrong. Every time I start watching it again I find new secrets, details that make the story even more mysterious and beautiful.

This time I have tried to focus my attention on Wayne and Lily‘s characters. In every episode of Season Two we tend to focus on Kevin and his whole “Patti-Hotel” situation, and that’s right, that’s the main storyline. What I found surprising in my seventh rewatch (I know…) is the super important role of these two characters, that seem to be secondary and less important for the whole duration of both seasons. They almost seem to be waiting to become a huge and important part of the future storyline. If we try to focus on Lily more closely, we can clearly see that her role is anything but secondary in Season Two, but in fact she could be the key to all those mysteries we can’t explain yet. To fully understand this character’s nature we have to go back to Wayne.


Wayne’s character is introduced in Season One. We don’t know much about him: we know his name, Wayne Henry Gilchrest, and his power of healing people through hugs. What makes his story even more mysterious is his predilection for Asian girls. Indeed, right in the middle of Season One, we find out that Christine isn’t the only Asian girl to be pregnant with Wayne’s child: when Tom is told to leave money in a mailbox, he finds out that it’s intended for another boy just like him, whose job is to protect another pregnant Asian girl. Continue reading “The Leftovers – Lily is the key of everything”