The Leftovers 206 "Lens" Discussion

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The Leftovers 206 "Lens" Discussion

Unread postby musicmonkey » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:09 am

Synopsis: Nora is irritated by unexpected visitors; Kevin's predicament becomes impossible to ignore; Erika finds an unlikely ally and reveals haunting secrets.

"The Leftovers just won't stop kicking the rest of television's ass" - A.V. Club

Another amazing episode! Everything's coming together. We get the reveal about Erika's father, an explanation about the birds in the box, the goat sacrifices, and even the lady in the wedding dress. It's all superstition. Thankfully they're not just dangling mysteries that will never be resolved but are rather tying things together including Laurie phoning Nora! Loved the country-ish version of the Season 1 theme song! The music this year is spot on!

Where is it all heading? Is Reverend Matt becoming the leader of a new cult outside Miracle? According to the Bible, in the end times "many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." - Matthew 24:11

Is Nora a "lens"? Is Kevin a "lens"? How much is bullshit superstition and what's really going on? In an interview with Variety, Regina King says, "You guys have no idea what you’re in for! Mind blown. Just get ready."

One thing that kinda bugs me though is that there's all these people who appear to be Christians who consider themselves spared. If a Christian rapture had occurred, the Christians should be afraid that they've been left behind. We haven't seen any of that other than in Season 1 when Matt was handing out pamphlets stating that this wasn't the Christian rapture. Considering this show is likely trying to appeal to our modern day zeitgeist of secular humanism, it's not a surprise that they're avoiding the Christian aspects of the rapture or maybe they feel they covered that in Season 1 with Matt.

Nonetheless I feel that they should explore all facets of beliefs, cults and superstitions in the aftermath of the Sudden Departure, even if it's alien abduction, science or some axis mundi purgatory. In other words, I'd like to see some Christians talk about being left behind.

Anyway, at least there was mention of a theory about demon Azazel tonight and where The Leftovers lacks in overt Christian theology, it makes up in at least getting us to think and ask the bigger questions about the human psyche, the in-explainable, and grief, which is far more than most shows on television do.

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