The Leftovers: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3
The Leftovers

Critics Consensus

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


Audience Score

User Ratings: 699
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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.


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Critic Reviews for The Leftovers Season 3

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (18)

It may well be that in the end, as in Lost, there are just too many stray threads to tie up. But whether or not the makers manage to nail the landing, it's quite the routine.

May 1, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Dec 28, 2017
    This show had one of the most perfect endings, bittersweet but perfect. I came to love this show, the way it would draw me deep into thought. I am not sitting here at work thinking about certain characters, the way they went about things and how in the end it was just about the connections they shared. This show was one of the best things I have ever seen on television.
  • Dec 03, 2017
    With the series finale, I can confidently say The Leftovers is officially one of my favorite shows. It's only three seasons, but every minute is packed with so much emotion. It is neither shorter or longer than it needs to be, and it never tries to do too much. Mixing weird scientific incidents with historical biblical references in a modern setting isn't easy, but The Leftovers does it in such a way that there's no room for me to complain. It has a great mix of the impact of The Leftovers on the individual, but also society as a whole. It's well balanced enough that I never felt like I was missing, or had too much, of either one or the other. All the questions that should've been answered were, and all the other ones that shouldn't have were not. The ending is beautiful, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
  • Nov 14, 2017
    one of the best that HBO has produced in those years
  • Nov 06, 2017
    Another incredible season up to the final episode. While the final episode made a good turn at the end of the episode and ended up still leaving a good taste, I don't think the 180 degree turn from the Lost series finale was needed (which is what I view this series in response). I know I am in the minority who loved the Lost finale, but I don't think an entirely naturalistic response to this was needed and it could have been somewhat more fulfilling if there was a partial supernatural explanation (e.g. Kevin's death sequences) or at least a more full explanation of what caused the sudden departure.
  • Oct 27, 2017
    Started dragging a little for me, but the ending was worth it.

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