‘The Leftovers’ Episode Guide (Aug. 10): Kevin’s Father Escapes from a Psychiatric Hospital

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‘The Leftovers’ Episode Guide (Aug. 10): Kevin’s Father Escapes from a Psychiatric Hospital

“Solace for Tired Feet” (08/10/14) – After learning his father has escaped the psychiatric hospital, Kevin (Justin Theroux) orders an APB to track him down. Jill (Margaret Qualley) attempts to break an endurance record. Holed up in Indiana, a disillusioned Tom (Chris Zylka) makes an unsettling discovery.

This episode was written by Damon Lindelof & Jacqueline Hoyt and directed by Mimi Leder.

Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy winner for “Lost”) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award nominee for “Little Children”; “Election”), the new HBO drama series “The Leftovers” kicks off its ten-episode run Sunday nights at 10:00PM EST exclusively on HBO.

Lindelof and Perrotta executive produce the series along with Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger co-executive produce; Lindelof serves as showrunner. The series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. Based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel of the same name, “The Leftovers” is an original look at The Rapture…or was it The Rapture at all?

Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed “The Sudden Departure.” Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series focuses on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.

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