Hello listeners! It’s time for the episode of The Leftovers that I kept thinking was named “Committed” because that is also a way of saying that someone has gone off the deep end (heh, see what I did there?), just like the term “Certifiable”. And since this episode deals with a ton of suicide, it’s a really apt title.
Truly though, it seems like everyone here is trying to get the hell off the face of planet Earth in one way or another. And let’s be honest, Earth isn’t always a friendly place in the best of times, and I can’t imagine what it must feel like to be living in a world where it feels like things make even less sense than they did before. I mean, our making-sense rate was about 5% at best.
I am, however, surprised to see that Laurie decides that her time here is over, because in a lot of ways it seemed like after her return from the Grateful Remnant, she was the one who had adjusted best to everything. But Laurie and I are similar in that we use analyzing others as a way to distance ourself from our own problems, and she’s apparently been battling some things on her own that we had kind of forgotten about as viewers.
Meanwhile, Nora does the thing I knew she wanted to do, but I wasn’t sure if–when it came right down to it– she would go through with it or not. At the end of the episode we still don’t know what’s really happened with Nora or with Laurie, and Matt is a real wildcard as well.
I can’t wait to watch the next one. Thanks so much to everyone for listening!
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