Two Boats and a Helicopter



Critic Consensus: Gripping and unpredictable, "Two Boats and a Helicopter" focuses on a single character for its duration, and the result is one of the series' best episodes to date.

Episode Info

Undaunted by death threats and diminishing attendance, Reverend Jamison maintains that not all the Departed should be considered heroes, but he's shaken by news that he may lose the church to foreclosure, a startling development that forces him to go to extremes to find the money to save it.


Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
Christopher Eccleston
as Matt Jamison
Chris Zylka
as Tom Garvey
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Amanda Warren
as Lucy Warburton
Ann Dowd
as Patti Levin
Charlie Carver
as Scott Frost
Max Carver
as Adam Frost
Annie Q.
as Christine
Janel Moloney
as Mary Jamison
Wayne Duvall
as Artur Vitello
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Critic Reviews for Two Boats and a Helicopter

What was the impact of focusing on Christopher Eccleston for an episode, and did previous knowledge of Tom Perrotta's novel affect our perception of it? Indiewire discusses below.

Jan 27, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

What a bizarre, marvelous, freaky, abrupt left turn is "Two Boats and a Helicopter."

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

A stunning, sad, and clever chapter with a wicked "be careful what you wish for" message.

Oct 6, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

While it wasn't what I expected, I found myself intrigued by where Reverend Matt's story was going and what the lesson would be.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

They've just stepped away from the spotlight so that the series can dish out a Very Special Episode devoted to Christopher Eccleston's Reverend Matt. And, in fact, it is pretty special.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

The Leftovers is starting to seem like a show with very little to say. Coming up with a clever way to say it is not enough.

Oct 8, 2015 | Full Review…

An episode specifically focused on Matt's personal drama and scarred history evokes episodes from Lost that delved into a character's past, revealed surprising links to other characters, and explained the personal baggage that made them who they are.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

If last week's episode was lacking in momentum - and it was - this week made up for it.

Oct 6, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

For all the clumsiness, this episode was also the most compelling and fast-paced of the series so far.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

In deciding to keep their presence at the house a secret, each chooses adherence to faction over acknowledgement of doubt, rejecting the deeply human emotion that ultimately binds all of the show's characters together: the fear of meaninglessness itself.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…