Critic Consensus: "Certified" lays the groundwork for The Leftovers' series finale with a smartly constructed, surprisingly funny episode -- and a poignant farewell.

Episode Info

Laurie dons her therapist cap once again to help Nora and Kevin along their paths in Australia.


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 Certified

These writers are working with such impeccable ingenuity we want to see what they come up with this time.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

A show indeed, but merely? No! / This is amongst the best I know! / The narrative trick this episode plays, / Cutting back and forth in time / From Grace's ranch to Nora's van / A clever way to depict this span / In which Laurie makes a fateful plan!

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

I'll never complain about a Laurie-centric episode, partly because Amy Brenneman is so spectacular to watch, and partly because she gets some of the wryest lines in the show.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Amy Brenneman is so special in this episode, her performance on Certified encapsulates everything that she's put into Laurie in the past couple seasons.

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

It was one more episode in a season woven with spectacular performances.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The puzzle box structure of the episode is so powerful because it's not really about any of those individual mysteries.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The theme of suicide is heavy in "Certified," a laser-focused portrait of Laurie, one of The Leftovers' most beguiling and hard-to-know characters

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

What an extraordinary show.

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

One of the show's most staggeringly sad episodes

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

In case you were wondering if the Leftovers would end like Lost in some nondenominational church in neverneverland/purgatory/Damon Lindelof's brain, it seems like we're being steered toward something with more decisiveness.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…