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Episode Info

Kevin wonders if his grip on reality is slipping after falling into a difficult situation with Patti, the leader of the Guilty Remnant. Meanwhile, Meg loses her cool during another encounter with Matt; Jill wants Aimee to explain her relationship with Kevin; and Nora shows Laurie she won't back down.

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Critic Reviews for Cairo

The episode title "Cairo" may mean nothing to you - it's actually where Kevin and Patti squared off - but plenty of other answers were given during HBO's latest entry in "The Leftovers."

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

The events that transpire in this week's episode of The Leftovers are so shocking that it's probably going to take until next week's episode for my jaw to stop hurting from hitting the floor!

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

"Cairo" was just dynamite, and evidence that The Leftovers doesn't have to resort to a strict single-POV angle every week if it wants to achieve its full dramatic potential.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

The Leftovers dropped a wicked and heavy weight on our laps this week with "Cairo" - where Kevin's sanity and morality were run through a rather diabolical gauntlet.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Kevin and Patti have the showdown to end all showdowns. "You're wondering if I have a sense of debt to you for saving my life - maybe I'll change my mind about decimating yours," Patti says.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

More than most weeks, "Cairo" has some compelling underpinnings that make it a solid episode. But especially around Kevin, the storytelling falls short of the mystery.

Oct 6, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"Cairo" was all about turning the screw until someone, anyone yelled "Jesus Christ, enough!"

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Like the wild dog that Jill cut loose, Kevin's inner beast might be off the leash again.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

I was thinking political intrigue, like a post-Rapture Game of Thrones. What's actually happening is far more interesting.

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

All that is to say that "Cairo," the eighth installment of this debut Leftovers season, was a busy, twisty hour, packed with more plot surprises than the first few episodes combined.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…