‘The Leftovers’ Episode Guide (Aug. 24): Tom Connects with His Past

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‘The Leftovers’ Episode Guide (Aug. 24): Tom Connects with His Past

“The Garveys at Their Best” (08/24/14) – Kevin tries to suppress his bad habits while tracking down a marauding deer in Mapleton. Laurie receives not-unexpected news amidst a rising sense of foreboding. Tom connects with his past, against his better judgment. Nora has a job interview; Kevin Senior (Scott Glenn) receives an honor.

This episode was written by Kath Lingenfelter & Damon Lindelof and directed by Dan Sackheim.

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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