The Leftovers: Season 3 (2017)

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 46

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User Ratings: 847

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Air date: Apr 16, 2017

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.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2017

Nora goes to St. Louis on business for the Department of Sudden Departure to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing family members of The Departed that they can see their loved ones again.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2017

As the Departure anniversary approaches, Kevin Garvey Sr. is inspired to wander the Australian outback in an effort to save the world from apocalypse.

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Air date: May 7, 2017

Kevin and Nora take a trip to Australia, where she continues to follow the masterminds of an elaborate con, while he is surprised by a face from the past that takes him back to the traumatic events from three years ago.

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Air date: May 14, 2017

Matt heads to Australia to bring Kevin home when he's convinced he should be in Miracle for the seventh anniversary of the Departure.

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Air date: May 21, 2017

Laurie dons her therapist cap once again to help Nora and Kevin along their paths in Australia.

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Air date: May 28, 2017

Kevin's mission of mercy finds him assuming an alternate identity.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2017

Answers are elusive in the series finale.

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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.

Cast & Crew

Margaret Qualley
Jill Garvey
Chris Zylka
Tom Garvey
Liv Tyler
Meg Abbott
Justin Theroux
Kevin Garvey
Scott Glenn
Kevin Garvey Sr.
Amy Brenneman
Laurie Garvey
Carrie Coon
Nora Durst
Jovan Adepo
Michael Murphy
Janel Moloney
Mary Jamison
Kevin Carroll
John Murphy
Regina King
Erika Murphy
Lindsay Duncan
Grace Playford
Darby Camp
Young Patti Levin
Cherif Gacis
Traveler
Jenny Seedsman
Naomi
Damon Lindelof
Executive Producer
Tom Perrotta
Executive Producer
Sarah Aubrey
Executive Producer
Peter Berg
Executive Producer
Tamara Carter
Writer (Teleplay)
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Critic Reviews for The Leftovers Season 3

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (24)

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rather, the show is coming full circle, proving to be the same series it has always been. That doesn't make for a bad final run of episodes, just a flawed one.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Leftovers: Season 3

  • Apr 28, 2021
    an under-appreciated classic
  • Apr 28, 2021
    Horrible payoff to the mystery of the entire show. Way too many dream scenes. Nora is extremely annoying. Episodes drag on. Wish I didn't invest so much time in this show.
  • Jan 27, 2021
    One of the best shows on TV. Season 3 was a masterpiece.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    One of the greatest TV series of all time. It is there with Dark, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, etc. This series focuses on how people deal with their grief and loss. Mind blowing, out of the box, artistic, symbolic, and plenty of biblical & cultural references. Classy opening theme from Max Richter too, showing missing people being taken towards the sky | follow us at @uncle.review
  • May 23, 2020
    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.

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