The Best Episodes of The Leftovers

I Live Here Now

#1 - I Live Here Now 8.51

Season 2 - Episode 10

Kevin comes clean to a skeptical John about his connection to Evie's disappearance, as Miracle faces an unexpected threat on the fourth anniversary of The Departure.

Directors: Mimi Leder
The Book of Nora

#2 - The Book of Nora 8.34

Season 3 - Episode 8

Nothing is answered. Everything is answered. And then it ends. Series Finale.

Directors: Mimi Leder
A Most Powerful Adversary

#3 - A Most Powerful Adversary 8.25

Season 2 - Episode 7

Nora gives Kevin and Jill news they weren't expecting. Laurie makes a rash decision that affects the Garveys. Kevin deals with the fallout of Nora's news, and explores his options re: tackling his Patti problem head-on.

Directors: Mimi Leder
The Prodigal Son Returns

#4 - The Prodigal Son Returns 8.24

Season 1 - Episode 10

An unexpected ally helps Kevin get out of a jam near the town of Cairo. Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges the town of Mapleton into chaos. Holy Wayne grants a final wish; Tom copes with his new reality; Nora makes a life-changing decision.

Directors: Mimi Leder
International Assassin

#5 - International Assassin 8.21

Season 2 - Episode 8

In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

Directors: Craig Zobel
G'Day Melbourne

#6 - G'Day Melbourne 8.16

Season 3 - Episode 4

Kevin and Nora travel to Australia, where she continues to track down the masterminds of an elaborate con, while he catches a glimpse of an unexpected face from the past, forcing him to confront the traumatic events of three years earlier.

Directors: Daniel Sackheim
The Garveys at Their Best

#7 - The Garveys at Their Best 8.14

Season 1 - Episode 9

Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives some not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora has a job interview; Kevin Senior receives an honor.

Directors: Daniel Sackheim
The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)

#8 - The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) 8.11

Season 3 - Episode 7

On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

Directors: Craig Zobel
The Book of Kevin

#9 - The Book of Kevin 8.02

Season 3 - Episode 1

Three years after Miracle, Texas was overrun by the Guilty Remnant, Kevin Garvey has returned to his role as chief of police. Although he seems to have moved past the incredible events surrounding his "resurrection," the Seventh Anniversary of the Sudden Departure is just two weeks away and many believe another apocalyptic event may come with it.

Directors: Mimi Leder
Lens

#10 - Lens 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 6

Some unexpected visitors get under Nora's skin, and she becomes preoccupied with a burning question about herself. Kevin's predicament becomes impossible to ignore. Erika finds an unlikely ally and reveals some haunting secrets.

Directors: Craig Zobel
Certified

#11 - Certified 7.96

Season 3 - Episode 6

Laurie Garvey, a former therapist, must become one again as she heads to Australia to help Nora and Kevin along their paths.

Directors: Carl Franklin
Ten Thirteen

#12 - Ten Thirteen 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 9

A personal loss and subsequent pilgrimage to Miracle offer clues on why Meg embarked on her path as a Remnant crusader. After a fallout with Laurie, Tom seeks to reunite with Meg.

Directors: Keith Gordon
Guest

#13 - Guest 7.89

Season 1 - Episode 6

Nora takes care of some unfinished business in Mapleton before heading to New York for the Second Annual DROP conference (Departure Related Occupations and Practices). Agitated that her ID has been pinched, Nora, wearing a 'Guest' badge, scours the convention for her imposter, and ends up getting detoured by an amorous salesman, a best-selling author, and a rogue attendee.

Directors: Carl Franklin
Crazy Whitefella Thinking

#14 - Crazy Whitefella Thinking 7.88

Season 3 - Episode 3

With the clock ticking towards the anniversary of the Departure and emboldened by a vision that is either divine prophecy or utter insanity, Kevin Garvey Sr. wanders the Australian Outback in an effort to save the world from apocalypse.

Directors: Mimi Leder
Don't Be Ridiculous

#15 - Don't Be Ridiculous 7.87

Season 3 - Episode 2

In her official capacity as fraud investigator for the Department of Sudden Departure (D.S.D.), Nora travels to St. Louis to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing the family members of The Departed there’s a way to see their loved ones again.

Directors: Keith Gordon
It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World

#16 - It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World 7.86

Season 3 - Episode 5

Convinced it is Kevin’s destiny to be in Miracle for the coming seventh anniversary of the Departure, Matt Jamison impulsively heads to Australia in an effort to bring Kevin home. Unfortunately, God gets in the way.

Directors: Nicole Kassell
A Matter of Geography

#17 - A Matter of Geography 7.85

Season 2 - Episode 2

Kevin, Nora, and Jill try to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Mapleton riots but problems from the past keep resurfacing. The new Garvey clan gets a fresh start in the safety of Miracle. Nora makes an impulsive choice, while Kevin gets entangled in the Murphy family's problems.

Directors: Mimi Leder
Orange Sticker

#18 - Orange Sticker 7.84

Season 2 - Episode 4

In the midst of an earthquake, Nora awakens to find Kevin missing and her hopes of safety in their new town dashed. The Murphys are left reeling after Evie's disappearance. Kevin returns home but without his memory of the night before or his cell phone, which would link him to the missing girls. Meanwhile, an old enemy makes her return in an unexpected way.

Directors: Tom Shankland
Cairo

#19 - Cairo 7.83

Season 1 - Episode 8

Kevin fears he's losing touch with reality after finding himself, inexplicably, in a difficult situation involving Patti Levin, a leader of the Guilty Remnant. Meg loses control during another encounter with Matt; Jill confronts Aimee about her relationship with Kevin; Nora stands up to Laurie, and finds her privacy invaded.

Directors: Michelle MacLaren
No Room at the Inn

#20 - No Room at the Inn 7.80

Season 2 - Episode 5

Rev. Matt Jamison takes his vegetative wife Mary outside of Miracle to seek answers about her condition. But their lives take a dangerous detour when Matt is barred from returning to town. Matt races to get Mary back into Miracle while struggling to keep her safe from desperate tourists who are squatting just outside Miracle's gates.

Directors: Nicole Kassell
Off Ramp

#21 - Off Ramp 7.73

Season 2 - Episode 3

Laurie and Tom Garvey's work to rescue lost souls takes a toll on theirs. Laurie seeks to spread the word about the Guilty Remnant's dangers, while Tom's infiltration of the cult uncovers a whole new nest of problems.

Directors: Carl Franklin
Two Boats and a Helicopter

#22 - Two Boats and a Helicopter 7.66

Season 1 - Episode 3

In the face of dwindling church attendance and threats on his life, the Rev. Matt Jamison continues to preach his gospel: that many who disappeared in the Departure were sinners and not saints. Matt's campaign is detoured when he learns he may lose the church to foreclosure, forcing him to launch a desperate, last-minute plan to come up with the cash to keep it.

Directors: Keith Gordon
Solace for Tired Feet

#23 - Solace for Tired Feet 7.65

Season 1 - Episode 7

After learning his father has escaped the psychiatric hospital, Kevin orders an APB to track him down. Jill attempts to break an endurance record. Holed up in Indiana, a disillusioned Tom makes an unsettling discovery.

Directors: Mimi Leder
Gladys

#24 - Gladys 7.60

Season 1 - Episode 5

Laurie's resolve is put to the test in the wake of a brutal hate crime. After his latest initiatives to maintain peace in Mapleton fall short, Kevin turns down an outside offer to rid the town of its problems. Matt brings his pulpit to the street. Meg takes on a new role.

Directors: Mimi Leder
Axis Mundi

#25 - Axis Mundi 7.57

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jarden, Texas was renamed 'Miracle' after it was discovered no one departed. Among the local families is the Murphys: the father, John, the mother, Erika, and their twins, Evie and Michael. Meanwhile, Kevin Garvey, Nora Durst and Jill Garvey show up in Miracle to start over, but Kevin cannot seem to escape his past.

Directors: Mimi Leder