What if instead . . . The Leftovers finale

I had to write right away to share some ideas about the series finale of HBO’s The Leftovers while it was still fresh. So this will be different for me. A quick post, quickly composed. And not in my areas of expertise. Unless being a fan counts.

I have a theory about the series finale of The Leftovers on HBO. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS

Nora isn’t sure Kevin will believe her. What if it’s not true?

Who do we see in the final episode?

Nora

Laurie

Kevin

Last we saw Nora she was going to join her children aka commit suicide or at least die

Last we saw Laurie she was going into the water to commit suicide

And Kevin? The immortal one? The one who keeps committing suicide in order to go to the other side and speak with the dead.

So . . .

Kevin has come to the other side to find Nora.

Here’s another possibility — Kevin says he had a heart attack. A big one. Maybe it was a really big one. The one that did it. Maybe Kevin too is dead.

If either of these possibilities is true, it still ends with a lovely message about the importance of loving one another in a genuine way, of being there for those who are with us.

But it’s intriguing.

What do you think?

Writer, teacher, researcher, PhD, optimist. I explore language & everyday genres to help people see & choose the language & genres they use. www.amydevitt.com

Writer, teacher, researcher, PhD, optimist. I explore language & everyday genres to help people see & choose the language & genres they use. www.amydevitt.com