The Leftovers should take a bow. In an absolutely stunning season, I Live Here Now was the final piece and it certainly did not disappoint. There is no other series on television that can give you the feels in the way The Leftovers does and every aspect of this finale had me in tears. It’s funny too because, while we all want answers to the mysteries which have been presented to us, it never seems to matter in the end. All I end up caring about is what the characters are going through and the finale was probably one of the most emotional episodes to date.
Every single character that we have spent time with on this series has been on a journey but it was Kevin and John who came full circle and those final two scenes were so emotionally riveting that I can honestly say that this was a life changing experience. This was a story that made us question everything about life and loss. We’re all going through our own journey, just like the characters on the show, and the final message was picture perfect with Kevin and John returning home to their respective families.
No, we didn’t get any answers about that cave woman from the premiere or those earthquakes or why no one departed from Miracle but none of that really mattered. The cave woman from the premiere was more of a symbol, a representation of Kevin and John’s journey. This all led to one important message: family is everything. The cave woman did everything in her power to protect her only remaining family member even though she lost her life in the process. And John and Kevin finally realize that the most important thing in their lives has been there all along.
It was an absolutely breathtaking finish to one of the best seasons in television history. This series has the uncanny ability of making us question everything about life and what should be important. So let’s put the guns down, stop all of the hating and let me give you all a hug because family is everything and I’m finally home. Enjoy the review, fellow departed.