The Leftovers - Season 2, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

International Assassin

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Critic Consensus: The Leftovers makes a bold narrative choice in "International Assassin," an exhilarating and provocative hour of television.

Episode Info

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.

Cast

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
Scott Glenn
as Kevin Garvey Sr.
Paterson Joseph
as Holy Wayne
Darby Camp
as Young Patti Levin
Bill Camp
as Man on Bridge
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Critic reviews for International Assassin

Hallelujah, people! All praise be to the kind and merciful souls of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, who saw it fit for us all to get a much-needed win in a series committed to dealing with loss.

November 23, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The final two words of the episode that Michael Murphy utters speak for every viewer. It's the only reaction for what unfolded. Damon Lindelof, who used purgatory or some rough definition of it, in Lost, pulls the trick like a master again.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

From week to week The Leftovers is a beautifully written, acted, and produced meditation on loss, anxiety, love, depression and more.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

"International Assassin" has ripped open a hole in The Leftovers. A pathway, might be a better word. It put its cards on the table and made a dozen decisions about the type of story that is being told. Kevin will be forever changed.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Just as gripping, and powerful, and strange, as the rest of this season.

November 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Another "10." Sorry, folks. I can only bend with the breeze here. What a phenomenal episode. And one I think may be the first truly polarizing chapter of this second season.

November 23, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

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