The Leftovers: Season 2 (2015)


Season 2
The Leftovers

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The Leftovers continues to be unpredictable and provocative in season two with its new location, though the inexplicable circumstances will still frustrate many viewers.



Critic Ratings: 40


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Air date: Oct 4, 2015

Season 2 opens in a Texas town that was renamed Miracle for having no departures, but longtime resident John Murphy is skeptical of charlatans and carpetbaggers who are trying to profit from this good fortune. Meanwhile, the Murphys welcome new neighbors when Kevin, Nora and Jill relocate from New York, hoping to start a new life.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2015

Nora gets an offer on her house from an unlikely buyer with a morbid curiosity, but the money could come in handy when she and Jill are on board with Kevin's impulsive suggestion to leave Mapleton behind.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2015

Laurie works on a book to expose the evils of the Guilty Remnant, and rents office space to serve as a refuge for individuals fleeing the cult, while Tom goes undercover in the silent sanctuaries to rescue lost souls from its clutches.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2015

An earthquake rocks Miracle in the middle of the night, but Nora has no idea where Kevin is, and when he finally comes home he can't remember where he was or what happened to his phone. Meanwhile, Evie's disappearance has the Murphys reeling; and an old adversary makes her presence felt.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2015

Matt and Mary leave Miracle to see if they can learn more about her condition, but their lives are turned upside down when they're not allowed back into town and must deal with the mob of desperate squatters that lingers just outside the gates.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2015

Surprise visitors irk Nora as she becomes preoccupied with self-examination. Meanwhile, Erika finds an unlikely ally; and Kevin's situation is finally plain for all to see.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2015

Nora delivers shocking news to Jill and Kevin, who worries about how to solve his Patti problem. Meanwhile, Laurie makes a startling decision that affects her whole family.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2015

In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2015

Meg's path to the Guilty Remnant follows an intense personal loss. Meanwhile, Tom hopes to reunite with Meg after a fallout with his mom.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2015

In the Season 2 finale, John is skeptical of Kevin's revelation about the night Evie disappeared. Meanwhile, the fourth anniversary of the Departure brings an unexpected threat to Miracle.

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Season 2 opens in Jarden, Texas, aka Miracle, a town known the world over for not losing a single person to the "Sudden Departure," and one where Kevin, Jill, Nora and baby Lily hope to start anew with a clean slate. Preceded by Matt, who's found a new preaching gig, and his wife, Mary, they're welcomed by their new neighbors and lifelong residents Erika and John Murphy. The latter, however, is leery of charlatans and carpetbaggers who seek to profit from Miracle's reputation, but that stature is called into question after three young girls vanish without a trace. Back on the East Coast, Tom goes undercover to lure skeptics from the Guilty Remnant, while Laurie works on a tell-all book to expose the chain-smoking cult's silent campaign of intimidation. Also starring Ann Dowd, Liv Tyler, Jovan Adepo, Steven Williams and Jasmin Savoy Brown.

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Critic Reviews for The Leftovers Season 2

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (21)

But the thing is, most of those dizzy moments - including the first episode's epic opening, which seems tethered to nothing else - are as entertaining as they are mystifying.

Oct 2, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The new season makes a start so fresh, it's almost a rebooting: new location, new characters, an occasional smile. The show remains uniquely interested in coping-or not-with tragedy, but flashes of something that looks like hope have entered the scene.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…
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Thank heavens: Instead of expending energy trying to do a Sherlock Holmes, viewers can simply let themselves sink deeper and deeper into the mystery.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

The Leftovers continues to forge its own fascinating path.

Sep 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

From the very first episode of season two, there's renewed confidence in The Leftovers.

Sep 29, 2015 | Full Review…

Leftovers fans are in for a wild ride.

Nov 6, 2015 | Full Review…

There's such authoritativeness in the storytelling here that even settings and characters that have just been introduced feel fully realized, recognizable, and worthy of our investment.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

If the show continues to delve into these characters, get ready for an emotional roller coaster.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

For now, we can take a break from the violence and melancholia of Season 1 and start to understand the trauma within the world of The Leftovers through a more multifaceted spectrum of emotions.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Series two of The Leftovers is, arguably, one of the best series of television ever made.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

... The Leftovers is proving to be one of the most compelling dramas on TV right now.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The Leftovers is a dark and sombre show but ultimately rewarding with its intricate character work and rich and provocative writing.

Dec 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Leftovers: Season 2

  • Sep 27, 2020
    One of the best seasons of television ever made, plain and simple. It's a pity season three drops the ball which season two so perfectly knocks out of the park.
  • Mar 23, 2020
    To be be better on the second outing ? Absolutely riveting. My only criticism of the second series, episode 5 "No room at the Inn", it just didn't marry with the plot at all, but that might come back to bight me on the ass in the 3rd series. The music/soundtrack is exceptional as well. Loved the Sodom and Gomorrah references in episode 10. I'm looking forward to where John Murphy goes now and more than expectant of what the pastor's prodigal child is going to fit in. Glorious television.
  • Jan 24, 2020
    This time I appreciated how they focused on individual stories and families in each episode, which in turn shows realism and individuality in response to the circumstances.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Quite simply some of the best TV I have ever seen - the finale of Season 2 had me in tears, which as a big strong guy is not a light achievement and left me looking in at myself. Truly exceptional.
  • Nov 02, 2018
    One of the all-time best seasons of television.
  • Sep 27, 2018
    A change in setting but maintaining the same depressing atmosphere makes the shows second season more intriguing than the first good season.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    I watched all kind of series... but none as good as this one.
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Brilliant. Best show on TV in a long time!
  • Nov 03, 2017
    The first and last episodes were mind-blowing and everything in-between was great entertainment. Didn't want to stop watching.
  • Sep 18, 2017
    very good drama, recommendable

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