Crazy Whitefella Thinking



Critic Consensus: ​Riddled ​​with beautiful shots of the Australian Outback, "Crazy Whitefella Thinking"​ spotlights the integral arc of an important side character.

Episode Info

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


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 Crazy Whitefella Thinking

In Grace's narrative of her five kids wandering into the desert and dying after the Departure, The Leftovers found a horrible new permutation of an already horrific event whose possibilities, it might have seemed, the show had exhausted.

May 1, 2017 | Full Review…

The last two episodes of "The Leftovers" have turned the spotlight on two unbelievable talents, but they've also dealt with extraordinary faith on each end of the spectrum: unflinching disbelief and resolute ideology.

May 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Scott Glenn has always played the character beautifully, because he's a terrific actor. Somehow he's able to subtly modulate his trademark steely squint to play out an incredible range of emotions.

May 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Whitefella may not have been the most exciting hour of television, but in true alignment with the show, it offers up a lot of weirdness and that is moving and human.

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

The Leftovers is one of the more intimate, emotional shows on TV, so "Crazy Whitefella Thinking" ends on a note of, if not hope (not exactly), then at least promise, and purpose.

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Crazy Whitefella Thinking is a "bottle" episode, but whether or not you like it will have much to do with how much you like spending time with this character.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

From one minute to the next, tonight's new episode "Crazy Whitefella Thinking" goes from sublimely beautiful and life-affirming to emotionally taxing and heartbreaking.

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

If the seventh anniversary of Departure Day rolls around and no apocalypse arrives, this episode will be [reflected] upon very differently. Right now, he could be the craziest or sanest character living in The Leftovers' world.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The Leftovers, this week, once again did that wonderful Leftovers thing of shifting perspectives and taking us into the journey of an important side character for an entire episode.

May 1, 2017 | Rating: 8.6 | Full Review…

Mimi Leder's direction is gorgeous and the story is always intriguing even when it's opaque.

May 1, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…