The Leftovers - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

B.J. and the A.C.



Critic Consensus: A slight comedown from previous installments, "B.J. and the A.C." still contains enough engaging scenes and visual panache to compensate for its heavy-handed plotting.

Episode Info

Kevin has unexpected visitors at home, while work brings more surprises with a holiday display snafu and a detainee from another police station. Elsewhere, Tom and Christine encounter more trouble on the road and at a hospital.


Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Ann Dowd
as Patti Levin
Margaret Qualley
as Jill Garvey
Charlie Carver
as Scott Frost
Max Carver
as Adam Frost
Chris Zylka
as Tom Garvey
Amanda Warren
as Lucy Warburton
Annie Q.
as Christine
Frank Harts
as Dennis, Dennis Luckey
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Critic reviews for B.J. and the A.C.

Baby Jesus has gone missing on The Leftovers. Well, not the Baby Jesus but the doll used in Mapleton's Nativity scene. And that isn't even the worst thing that happens as the beleaguered suburb celebrates Christmas

October 5, 2015 | Full Review…

But whatever decisions and alterations happened behind the scenes, the finished product is another strong episode - not as intense as last week's (or, for that matter, next week's), but an effective holiday portrait of the shattered Garvey family.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Again, no big answers, but enough engaging moments of coincidence to make you wonder if Tom's "holy" mission is legit.

October 6, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It seems there is no rest for the weary in Mapleton, not even on the Christmas.

October 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

That clears up nothing, except to confirm: That is one horrifying Christmas.

October 5, 2015 | Full Review…

It is not inherently a bad episode, but girl, it is very heavy-handed. I found myself cringing through a lot of it, even though there were moments that managed to speak to me.

October 5, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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