It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World



Critic Consensus: "It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World" uses real-life global drama as grist for a strange, funny, and ultimately thought-provoking series of events that tie into familiar Leftovers themes while advancing a central character's arc.

Episode Info

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


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 It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World

This was, I think, my favorite episode of the third series so far, from the bravura opening sequence on the French nuclear submarine to the lion orgy to the final confrontation between Matt and a man calling himself God.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Absurdity didn't just reign supreme throughout It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World, it also saved the titular madman.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Even though I don't know entirely what to make of this ending, I still thought it felt like a kind of culmination for the character [of Matt].

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

This episode is definitely out there, but manages to reel itself in once we see how fractured Matt's unwavering faith has been.

Jun 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Laurie is this episode's underdog, her feistiness really shining through in her frustrations with Matt.

Sep 16, 2017 | Full Review…

The greatest trick The Leftovers may have pulled isn't bringing Kevin Garvey back from the dead, it's breathing new life into Matt Jamison.

Aug 30, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a stunning final scene that almost matches last week's stunning final scene. There are just three more days till the end of the world.

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Incredibly unusual, thought-provoking, emotional and now frequently hilarious, The Leftovers is making every last minute count.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It was a fantastic episode that managed to move four major players down under without it feeling too forced, while also providing key moments of lunacy an poignancy.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 9.2/10 | Full Review…

I've loved how The Leftovers has sprinkled in Biblical metaphors and parallels, especially the apocalyptic Book of Revelation, but I honestly never considered that the show might drift into Godzilla territory.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…