The Leftovers - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes




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.

Episode Info

A vicious hate crime tests Laurie's resolve; Kevin mulls an outside offer for help to rid Mapleton of its problems; Matt takes his sermon to the street; Meg assumes a new role.


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
Wayne Duvall
as Artur Vitello, Louis Vitello
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Critic reviews for Gladys

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.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

January 27, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"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.

October 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"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.

October 6, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The Leftovers Season 1 Episode 5 wasted no time in setting up a storyline designed to make you go from hatred to horror in under a minute.

October 5, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Not one but two members of the Guilty Remnant break their vow of silence, and what transpires on screen takes away our ability to utter anything but gasps.

October 5, 2015 | Full Review…

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