Axis Mundi

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Critic Consensus: With "Axis Mundi," The Leftovers opens its second season by offering promises of compelling storylines, terrific acting, and a cinematic aesthetic.

Episode Info

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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Critic Reviews for Axis Mundi

This episode highlights exactly what makes The Leftovers not just one of the best shows on television but specifically better than more popular shows.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

That opening. Wow.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The stakes couldn't have been higher, and, if I may mix my metaphors, they all cleared the bar with inches to spare.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

If "Axis Mundi" is any indication, it should be an interesting season that offers more compelling material upfront than season one ever dared.

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[The firmer grasp on plot] still doesn't make The Leftovers a great show, but it makes it a great social exercise. This was a premiere I was glad i watched, but I never, ever want to watch it again. Ever.

Oct 5, 2015 | Full Review…

What a wonderful premiere. Yes, a reset button has been pushed, and the end result is The Leftovers Season 2 Episode 1 delivered one of its best hours. It's fresh, mysterious and full of possibilities, with a decidedly wicked edge.

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

Before sending viewers to the new home base in Texas, "Axis Mundi" turned back the clock, Kubrick style, to the days of early man...the perfect metaphorical bridge between seasons 1 and 2.

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So what does it all mean? I don't know yet, and that's what makes this moment, with the rest of The Leftovers second season still ahead of us, so delicious.

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"Axis Mundi" is miraculous. It's leaner and more focused than anything season one had to offer.

Oct 5, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's spooky, it's dramatic, and it's own quiet way it asks important questions about what we believe in - and why.

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