The Book of Nora



Critic Consensus: One of TV's best dramas closes with a gratifying and somehow sweet final chapter to a powerful, unique, and heartbreaking story that ends on a cryptic yet comforting note.

Episode Info

Answers are elusive in the series finale.


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 Nora

The finale was, in every way, lovely. Focusing on the character of Nora (the great Carrie Coon), it gave closure in ways fans of the series couldn't have hoped for.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…

How good was Carrie Coon? ... If she doesn't win an Emmy this year, the voters should be dragged out of their beds into the street and forced to explain themselves.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…

No matter what you expected going into the final hour of The Leftovers, it's safe to say few were prepared for an hour of epic romance punctuated by tear-jerking, soul-baring speeches.

Jun 5, 2017 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

The Leftovers was terrific, also short-lived. But Leftovers burned hot over these three seasons, and "three" seems about right.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A one-of-a-kind, utterly committed work of art and philosophy, the finale was a microcosm of The Leftovers itself.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…

The apocalyptic show that gracefully depicts grief and personal suffering takes its final bow.

Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So, does the Leftovers 'let the mystery be?' Yes, and no.

Aug 22, 2017 | Full Review…

The Book of Nora was not a perfect episode of television - but it was a perfect, overwhelming end to the series.

Aug 15, 2017 | Full Review…

With careful patience and emotional vulnerability, the finalé provides enough of an auteur bait-and-switch to warm hearts and secure open-coded closure for what's come before and what will be.

Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The episode, written by show creators Tom Perrotta and Damon Lindelof, was often achingly beautiful yet never mawkish or sentimental.

Jun 5, 2017 | Full Review…