The Leftovers: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3
The Leftovers

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With reliably ambitious storytelling and outstanding performances from its cast, Season 3 of The Leftovers approaches the series' conclusion as thoughtfully, purposefully, and confidently as it began.



Critic Ratings: 46


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User Ratings: 739
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Air date: Apr 16, 2017
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Season 3 begins three years after the Guilty Remnant descended on Miracle, Texas, where Kevin is now chief of police, a job that isn't made any easier by the fact that the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure is two weeks away, and many citizens are convinced that another apocalyptic event is in the offing.


Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
Christopher Eccleston
as Matt Jamison
Kevin Carroll
as John Murphy
Jovan Adepo
as Michael Murphy
Scott Glenn
as Kevin Garvey Sr.
Regina King
as Erika Murphy
Chris Zylka
as Tom Garvey
Janel Moloney
as Mary Jamison
Mark Linn-Baker
as Mark Linn-Baker
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Critic Reviews for The Leftovers Season 3

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (19)

As gonzo as the new season is, it never loses touch with what the show is about: coping with unbearable loss.

Apr 16, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's still something about this program that can't be put into words. There's something almost religious about in the way you just need to see it, feel it, and believe.

Apr 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Between the prospect of a definitive ending, the looming fear of catastrophe, and the continually exceptional performances, it's bravura television that somehow follows the model of earlier seasons while subverting expectations.

Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Returning this week for a third and final season, the work of several master storytellers, is HBO's The Leftovers, and if you have never seen it, try dipping in just to get a feel of how far TV drama has travelled in the past decade.

Apr 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Exciting, ambitious, baffling and not always tethered to coherent storytelling, The Leftovers is one of TV's best series.

Apr 12, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta's final season is a masterpiece more in tune with the moment than anything you'll see this year.

Apr 6, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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No matter how you feel about the actual subject matter, the performances and teleplays were transcendent.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Each episode is a reawakening, a daring reorientation of characters or setting, and they're all building towards something world-changing.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

The show ultimately connects the Departure to the experience of loss and grief - religion does not so much explain the mysteries of life as provide a framework for living within them.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It has been one of the most intense emotional experiences of the last years on television. And possibly, the best series of recent times. It leaves when we need it most. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It isn't an easy watch. If you're struggling with grief, choose something else. For everyone else, The Leftovers is one of the decade's best shows and definitely deserves repeat viewing.

Jun 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Pillar saints, sacrificial goats, four horsewomen of the Apocalypse, resurrections, miracles - it's all here.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Leftovers: Season 3

  • 3d ago
    Season one did just enough to get me hooked. I'm so pleased it did, thought provoking material and some fine performances.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    A perfectly fine final season... but a story is only as good as its antagonist, and Season 3 simply had no antagonist. All of the great character moments never quite made up for this. It goes the route of Lost and half-answers the big questions, leaving us slightly unsatisfied after an overall fun ride.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Will there ever be another piece of television like this ? One can only hope.... Episode 3, "Crazy Whitefella Thinking" ( with its full on nod to Nig Roegs seminal "Walkabout", inclusive of David Gulpilil [ Chris Sunday ] AND the VW beetle in the same colour ) was absolutely fantastic with a great turn by Scott Glenn. Episode 6, "Certified" had me in pieces. If ever an hours TV could convey what loss, and dealing with it means, and stir that kind of sorrow, I'd be a basket case. The final denouement was a masterclass from Carrie Coon notwithstanding her sidekick Theroux . Moved beyond belief would be doing it a disservice. A truly absorbing, thought provoking, emotional roller coaster of a ride. One for the ages without a doubt. Thanks to every single "mortal" who contributed. See you on the other side......
  • Oct 22, 2019
    Ending was blah likenthey didnt knownhow to end it. All the work up of the main character being a hero never happened. They just went with some sci fyi tech that could never happen ending and let the build up of the character just fall off a clif.
  • Feb 21, 2019
    The Leftovers is an amazing journey into the conflicts, psychology and struggles when dealing with loss. Each character is developed well to create a rich tapestry of how different people deal with loss. The writing is superb allowing the viewer to understand some of the bizarre ways humanity deals with losing those close to us. There are many questions and threads entering Season 3 and the writers manage to address all of these stories. The writing is excellent and believable while maintaining a real compassion for each of the characters. The characters were portrayed magnificently by the actors, leaving the viewer invested and caring about them. The music is fantastic and many tracks have made it into my playlists One of the best series I have watched in years.
  • Dec 07, 2018
    The weirdest, craziest, most profound, most enthralling season of television ever created.
  • Sep 30, 2018
    The Leftovers was able to achieve perfection in its third and final season.
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Worst season. Nothing really explained. Stop at season 1.
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Only 1 thing bad in these season: is the last one :(
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Brilliant. Best show on TV in a long time!

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