The Leftovers - Season 3, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Don't Be Ridiculous



Critic Consensus: "Don't Be Ridiculous" cleverly utilizes 1980s sitcom humor to offer a bleak outlook on the fate of The Leftovers characters, led by a stupendous turn from a newly emboldened cast regular.

Episode Info

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.


Justin Theroux
as Kevin Garvey
Carrie Coon
as Nora Durst
Amy Brenneman
as Laurie Garvey
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
Margaret Qualley
as Jill Garvey
Janel Moloney
as Mary Jamison
Jasmin Savoy Brown
as Evie Murphy
Mark Linn-Baker
as Mark Linn-Baker
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Critic reviews for Don't Be Ridiculous

This episode turned out to be the Nora Episode, which, in keeping with Nora episodes of the past (I'm still completely messed up by Season 1's "Guest"), meant it was emotionally wrenching.

April 24, 2017 | Full Review…

What a great, complicated character Nora Durst is, what a great performance Carrie Coon gives.

April 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The key initial takeaway from Episode 2 is two-fold: 1. Carrie Coon should get any role she wants, forever, and 2. Nora is the driving force of Season 3, and thus, the series.

April 24, 2017 | Full Review…

If this show teaches us anything about coping, it's that everyone does it in different ways.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This whole episode has major Lost vibes.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Like an infant growing into a toddler learning how to walk, it's finally found its footing. You could say it's "gone through."

August 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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