The Leftovers – REVIEW 03×07 “The Most Powerful Man On Earth (And His Identical Twin Brother)”

Hi guys! There’s just one more episode of The Leftovers left and now we all really feel like the world is ending. 🙁 Let’s see what happened in episode 7.

We thought we had seen everything about Patti, and we couldn’t be more wrong. We’re back on the other side. Kevin is asked three personal questions to identify himself as the President of the United States and be allowed to the security area of the Department of Defense. When he is asked “Who is your Secretary of Defense?” Kevin replies “Patti Levin”. That is: he summons her back from “retirement” (that’s how she calls her death) by just saying her name. So maybe that’s the key to understand the whole thing about this “mystical” place: Kevin is the most powerful man on earth – that’s the title of the episode and that’s what David Burton whispered in his year on the bridge (Season 2 Episode 8) – and he controls what happens on the other side.

Maybe he’s not aware of his power, but it really seems that everything we see has been created by Kevin himself. As a matter of fact, as soon as he arrives on the other side he immediately finds two of the three people he’s looking for: Grace’s children are right in front of him, and Evie is there too; everybody is there to listen to his speech as the President of the United States.

We can find a lot of other proofs in Season 2 Episode 8 “International Assassin”. Just like in “The Most Powerful Man On Earth (And His Identical Twin Brother)”, as soon as Kevin gets to the hotel everything is already set for him to begin and accomplish his mission: he had already paid 50.000$ to support Patti Levin who was running for President of the United States; there was a hotel room reserved for him and the wardrobe was already set for him to choose an outfit, and accordingly his own role. This doesn’t mean that the other place is just in Kevin’s mind, and he’s crazy. On the contrary, it really means what the episode’s title suggests: he’s the most powerful man on the universe and he is able to create and change things as he pleases. Continue reading “The Leftovers – REVIEW 03×07 “The Most Powerful Man On Earth (And His Identical Twin Brother)””