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Critic Consensus: "Guest" benefits from its singular focus on Nora Durst, whose darkly comic adventure in New York City is bleak and disconcerting but also lively and ultimately hopeful.

Episode Info

Nora goes to New York for the second annual Departure Related Occupations and Practices (DROP) conference, but discovers that someone else has her ID badge, so she searches the convention as a "Guest," and has encounters with a salesman, an author and a rogue attendee.

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Critic Reviews for Guest

Damon Lindelof takes us on another singular journey, this time tracking Nora as she ventures to New York for a life-changing conference.

Jan 28, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This week's episode of The Leftovers is fantastic.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

A valuable and fascinating portrait of what life would be like for someone who lost so much in the Departure.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

"Guest" didn't repeat the beats from "Two Boats and a Helicopter." It was its own beautiful mess with a surprisingly uplifting outcome.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

The most entertaining episode of the season, which is revealing an unfortunate pattern: As soon as the show takes a break from the horror of the Garvey family (the central characters), it gets a LOT better.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"Guest" is simply stunning.

Oct 6, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Wayne may be the purpose of the episode, but Nora Durst is the focus. Played with alternately icy reserve and fluid fire by Carrie Coon, she's become the most successful embodiment of the series' themes.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Back home, Nora isn't stalking the mistress at the playground anymore... She saves her brother's voicemail apology. And when the doorbell rings, it's Chief Garvey, who's tracked her down to invite her to dinner. There is hope.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The Leftovers gave us another single-perspective episode, focusing on Nora Durst. This episode was less tense than Matt's - no beating of thieves to a pulp, no race-against-the-clock climax - but I still enjoyed it more than the recent ensemble episodes.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So for those debating whether to stick out the last batch of episodes, know this: "Guest" is a revelation. It is sardonic and playful, bleak but parodic, disturbing and deeply moving.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…