A Most Powerful Adversary



Critic Consensus: "A Most Powerful Adversary" delivers a shocking twist ending to a superb episode of The Leftovers.

Episode Info

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.


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
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Critic Reviews for A Most Powerful Adversary

This horrifically upsetting episode of The Leftovers draws the mind towards wanting to know what's next.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Back at Virgil's, the heart-stopping - literally, for Kevin and Virgil - final moments of the episode only take a few minutes but are so packed with drama and shock that it feels like they unfold in slow motion.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

That Kevin chooses Creepy Grandpa and the cup of poison is pretty interesting in that what he's doing sort of mirrors the big 'embrace and live within the various inexplicable mysteries of life' theme of The Leftovers.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm putting all my trust into The Leftovers. After I've gone this far on this mad journey, what other choice do I have?

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

"A Most Powerful Adversary," like most great Leftovers episodes, answered questions while immediately raising more.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Yes, I'm fully aware that I started this review right at the end of the hour. It's kind of hard NOT to want to start at the end and work your way back into it, you know? It was that amazing.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"It's going to be a hard day, buddy," Patti warns Kevin at the beginning of Sunday's episode of The Leftovers. She wasn't fooling.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

The Leftovers explores how we live with the unknowable, and it's doing so with great characters and fantastic writing and across-the-board stellar performances.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In the end, Kevin does what he does because he believes it's the best way to be free, to be found, to be saved. Only time will tell if his faith is rewarded or if he'll pay for his mistake with his life.

Nov 16, 2015 | Full Review…

This came out of nowhere and, if you're a dutiful watcher of The Leftovers, should have left you shaken.

Nov 16, 2015 | Rating: 9.6/10 | Full Review…