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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
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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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?

November 16, 2015 | Full Review…

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

November 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.

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

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