The Book of Kevin



Critic Consensus: Tense, evocative, and packed with strong performances, "The Book of Kevin" exemplifies why The Leftovers is among the best of HBO's recent series.

Episode Info

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
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Critic Reviews for The Book of Kevin

Right now, we're scared - just like Kevin. And that's right where we need to be.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This is fiction. The best series HBO has run over the last couple years.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Turns out Easter Sunday gave us way more than Easter Egg Hunts and a chocolate bunny overdose. The Leftovers did not miss the opportunity to use Resurrection Sunday as the perfect launch pad for Season 3.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This show... wrangles with themes of faith, existential despair, depression, alienation, and inexplicable loss. But it still speaks to me on the most basic, human level.

Jun 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Leftovers is a Dali painting dripping on your television screen-warped and glorious.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Is there such a thing as "perfection" in TV? While the episode may hold indelible flaws, they're hard to spot.

May 5, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's not all that surprising that Nora's legend would come to match Kevin's. But this premiere indicates we'll be waiting on answers for a while.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Comedy, tragedy, horror, symbolism: The Leftovers fires them at you one after the other and doesn't much care whether you're able to field them.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Most of "The Book of Kevin" involves throwing us into the deep part of the water along with Kevin so we can get used to all the changes in the present, and the many things that are sadly still the same.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

I'm so glad that The Leftovers is back and can't wait to hear that spine-tingling score soundtrack the next jaw-dropping moment.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…