The Leftovers - Series Finale - S03E08 - The Book of Nora

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    GoPackGo

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    Wow. Just wow. Right up there for me as one of the best all time finales.
     
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    jkeegan

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    Too tired to write much now but I agree and I was so incredibly satisfied with the finale. I loved that we only heard Nora's verbal depiction of the other place, since that wasn't what mattered. I love that Matt was right in the pilot episode when he yelled "This was NOT the rapture!!!" to people. I loved that they played with us re: Kevin saying he had only briefly met Nora but that he eventually came clean, and we were just in the same world.

    I loved that Laurie was still alive, and had merely gone diving in that previous episode.

    I loved the ending.

    I loved this show.


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    ej42137

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    Suck it, Lost! This is how to end a series!
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    One lesson Lindelof obviously learned from Lost was this time, instead of overpromising the finalé he underpromised it...
     
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    Family

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    It was a great finale because it focused on what the series had lost since season one. The Leftovers was best when it was a story about people and how they reacted to a horrible unusual event that couldn't be understood. The series lost itself the deeper it dove into the supernatural and the further it went from the people. Whatever the science of the disappearances was, the end confirmed there was a scientific explanation. This allowed the story to be completed in a touching human way. What made the show great was we cared more about Nora, Kevin, Jill, Lori, and Matt than sideways journey the series had taken.
     
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    Cainebj

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    I agree with everything everyone has said. It was a very satisfying series finale.
     
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    NorthAlabama

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    yes, great finale that didn't disappoint.
     
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    trainman

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    I'd kind of like to see a completely different series set in the world Nora went to where 98% of people suddenly disappeared.
     
  10. kaszeta

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    That's actually what I had thought happened, that when the Departure happened, the 2% found themselves in nominally the same position, just with more people missing.

    Nicely done finale.
     
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    My entire show description was"answers are elusive in the series finale". Talk about a crappy description for what was a great finale. Thanks Rovi!
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

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    I wouldn't blame Rovi. They just pass on what they're given. That was probably just Lindelof & Co. being cute.

    If you find that annoying, just look at the episode descriptions for Twin Peaks! :D
     
  13. mwhip

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    Need to clear something up, Kevin went to purgatory when he died?

    Imagine how much harder the 2% had it? Wow.
     
  14. trainman

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    Pretty sure it was never explicitly spelled out exactly where Kevin went.
     
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    I will admit that I was kind of just waiting for it to end, this season. Having watched the finale this morning, I was impressed. It exceeded my expectations. Then the birds returned, to cap it off. :)
     
  16. Test

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    People are asking if Nora was telling the truth about where she went. Anyone here think she was lying about it?

    I agree with Trainman; would like to see at least a mini series of what life was like for the 2%.

    Poor fetus, poor crying baby in the backseat of the car, poor whoever crashed into Matt and Mary.
     
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  17. Cainebj

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    I do not think Nora was lying.
     
  18. crazywater

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    My problem with this show is I didn't care about any of the characters... I just suffered through the three seasons to see how it would end.
     
  19. Mikeyis4dcats

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    the only thing that leads credence to the theory she was lying was the apparent beginning of a shout as the bubble filled. But I believed she went as I watched. Now though, I can definitely see the possibility it was a fabrication to cope.
     
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    It seems like if Nora came back, others would have come back also. It would be big news. The machine looked quite complicated. It is unlikely the inventor could recreate it alone. Even if he did not want to return, other people who helped build it probably would. He would have to be a horrible person to build it and only let Nora use it.
     
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