International Assassin



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.


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
Scott Glenn
as Kevin Garvey Sr.
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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

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

Nov 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.

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

Even after watching three times, I'm not going to stand here and pretend like I know exactly what I'm talking about. After each viewing, there was something new that jumped out about "International Assassin," and the final vote is it was brilliant.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

In what was arguably the weirdest, most wonderful hour of television this season, The Leftovers followed Kevin to the other side this week to reveal not only the outcome of his battle with Patti but also his ultimate fate.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

You could write a master's thesis on the sheer amount of metaphor used in this episode, then go back to get a PhD in whatever the hell it all actually means.

Nov 23, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

To begin, it must be said that the episode lives and dies on the characterization of Justin Theroux, whose look of bewildered desperation is heart-rending and among the finest performances on television. Theroux is a force.

Nov 23, 2015 | Full Review…

TV can be equal parts daring and entertaining. The Leftovers has continued to prove that, week after week, in this second season.

Nov 23, 2015 | Rating: 9.6/10 | Full Review…