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Critic Consensus: The Leftovers continues its string of excellent episodes with an especially moving final scene from Regina King and Carrie Coon in "Lens."

Episode Info

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.

Cast

Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
Margaret Qualley
as Jill Garvey
Chris Zylka
as Tom Garvey
Christopher Eccleston
as Matt Jamison
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Ann Dowd
as Patti Levin
Regina King
as Erika Murphy
Kevin Carroll
as John Murphy
Jovan Adepo
as Michael Murphy
Brenda-Isaacs Booth
as Housewife #1
Kenneth Wayne Bradley
as Tollbooth Ranger
Turk Pipkin
as Pillar Man
Dominic Burgess
as Dr. Goodheart
Diego Wallraff
as Dr. Joaquin Quarto
Sonya Walger
as Dr. Allison Herbert
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Critic Reviews for Lens

Damon Lindelof, co-creator of The Leftovers, likes the clash between science and religion, as evidenced by the direction his past show, Lost, took towards the end of its run. "Lens" packs the two sides into a gripping, gut-punching 60-minute episode.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Change is an illusion because of ego and trauma and tragedy. Or, it is on The Leftovers, anyway.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Nora (Carrie Coon) and Erika (Regina King) came head to head over the most sensitive of subjects: their dead - or departed - kids.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

In the final moments, everyone was seen through the lens at very close range, baring their very souls. Ahhh. Lens.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

There is hope within the world of The Leftovers that one's beliefs can be shaken up. And it seems right that that person would be Nora.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

The episode's power rests on attempts by the hour's two POV characters, Erika and Nora, to figure out how much they're to blame for their loved ones' Departures.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

The Leftovers continued its hot streak this week with "Lens," further spotlighting how much the changes in cast, location, and method of storytelling have helped make Season 2 such a moving, invigorating experience.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

"Lens" may be the most perfectly balanced episode of "The Leftovers" yet, not surprising given how much time the episode gives over to a drawn-out battle of the wills between Erika and Nora.

Nov 10, 2015 | Full Review…

I hate to be hysterical about it, but The Leftovers is absolutely clowning the rest of television in this quantum leap of a second season.

Nov 10, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

"Terrible things happen in this world, and the only comfort we get is that we didn't cause them," Nora maintains, though she's trying to convince herself more than Erika.

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