Critic Consensus: "Gladys" opens with a horrific gut-punch and concludes with a bitter confrontation, successfully mixing in some familiar themes and surprising moments along the way.
as Kevin Garvey
as Laurie Garvey
as Nora Durst
as Matt Jamison
as Patti Levin
as Jill Garvey
as Scott Frost
as Adam Frost
as Tom Garvey
as Lucy Warburton
as Artur Vitello, Louis Vitello
Critic reviews for Gladys
Her murder presented the Garveys-Chief and Laurie-with independent spiritual tests. Each was tempted to abandon the path they've chosen, to relent and take an easier way out.
The Leftovers is clearly a show with a surplus of signs and symbols. Faithful viewers are left to wonder which, if any, they are meant to divine. And to hope that there's a greater purpose.
The fifth episode of the confounding and captivating first season of "The Leftovers" started with a bang and ended with a burn, but at least we know what the episode title means.
"Gladys" does a very effective job of splitting the difference between the tunnel vision of episode 3 and the broader ensemble pieces we've gotten in the other installments.
"Gladys" gave us us our most harrowing moment of violence on the show to date while brining Matt into the main Kevin/GR storyline in a very cool, intriguing way.
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