Damon Lindelof Teases Episode 9 As The One ‘In Which We Do What We Said We Weren’t Gonna’

As the latest Leftovers teaser tells us, there are “only 2 episodes left” this season. But so much more is teased in that video: Kevin seems to be missing and John is looking for him; Meg returns...possibly with a big plan; and we’re ominously told: “Not every miracle…is a blessing.”

To that mix of teases for this Sunday’s installment “Ten Thirteen," we’d add that co-creator Damon Lindelof exclusive told Watching the Leftovers that this episode is the one “in which we do what we said we weren’t gonna.”

What’s he mean? With Lindelof, we’re never really too sure, but see if you can make heads or tails of his cryptic words while watching the latest tease (yet) again:

Tom Perrotta Teases Episode 8: ‘Business Traveler’

The next episode of The Leftovers, titled “International Assassin,” is cloaked in mystery...but Watching the Leftovers has a tiny tidbit to whet your appetite in advance: Co-creator Tom Perrotta teases the hour with the words “business traveler.”

Who’s that business traveler? What do they have to do with the upcoming episode? We’re not entirely sure, but watch the new “In the Week Ahead” trailer for The Leftovers to see what you can glean.

Tom Perrotta Teases Episode 7: ‘We Jump the Shark’

We’ve been rolling out episodic teases from co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta here on Watching The Leftovers each week, but this week’s tee-up of episode 7, titled “A Most Powerful Adversary,” may be the juiciest one yet: Perrotta ominously says that this episode is “the one where we jump the shark.”

What now? Who knows...that’s why it’s a tease. Below, explore the “A Most Powerful Adversary” preview—which focuses on Kevin and his continuing break with reality—to see if you can figure out how The Leftovers, according to Perrotta, is going to “jump the shark.”


Tom Perrotta Teases Episode 6: ‘Glass Houses’

After last week’s episode focused on Rev. Matt Jamison, this Sunday’s episode of The Leftovers, airing at 9 pm, puts the spotlight on his sister, Nora Durst, and is titled “Lens.” But what else do we know about what’s to come at this point? Not that much. But The Leftovers book author and co-creator Tom Perrotta teases the coming hour to Watching the Leftovers by simply saying: “Glass houses.”

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Damon Lindelof Teases Episode 5: ‘What’s It Like Outside the Pearly Gates?’

As we near the halfway point of The Leftovers Season 2, the show’s plot is only thickening—and this Sunday, that plot concerns mostly one person: Rev. Matt Jamison. Series co-creator Damon Lindelof previewed the episode—titled “No Room at the Inn”—to Watching The Leftovers with another of his cryptic teases, saying, “What’s it like outside the pearly gates?”

Hmmm...interesting. Read into that what you will, and ruminate on his words even more as you watch the preview for “No Room at the Inn” after the jump.

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A Look Back: Jill Garvey's Life

A Look Back: Jill Garvey's Life

While Kevin may be getting “rick-rolled” in Sunday’s episode, the hour also focuses on another fascinating character: Jill Garvey, who’s had something of a transformation this season.

In the latest installment of our The Leftovers: A Look Back series, co-creator Damon Lindelof updates us on Jill’s story from Season 1, all of which informs where the teen is in the story now.

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Damon Lindelof Teases Episode 4: ‘Kevin Gets Rick-Rolled’

We’ve met the Murphy family, seen how the Garvey-Durst clan made it to Miracle and checked in with the happenings of Laurie and Tommy. So what’s up in Episode 4 of The Leftovers second season? Series co-creator Damon Lindelof teases the episode, titled “Orange Sticker,” cryptically by teasing: “Kevin gets rick-rolled.”

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A Look Back: The Garvey-Durst Family & Kevin’s Relationship with Patti Levin

Co-creator Damon Lindelof has offered a tease for the second episode of Season 2, but how else to prepare for the coming hour? Here’s a thought: Watch these two short videos—the latest in our The Leftovers: A Look Back series—which find Lindelof catching you back up on a couple older storylines that will be crucial in “A Matter of Geography.”

The first takes a look at how the new Garvey-Durst family came to be, while the second looks at Kevin’s relationship with Patti Levin. Watch them both after the jump.

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Damon Lindelof Teases Episode 2: ‘Wrong Place, Wrong Time’

It’s almost that time, Watchers: Another episode of The Leftovers premieres this Sunday. We asked co-creator Damon Lindelof to give us a short line to tease the coming episode, “A Matter of Geography,” and he cryptically said: “Wrong place, wrong time.”

What does that mean? Good question. Watch the preview of the coming episode below to see if you can make any sense of what “wrong place, wrong time” means.

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Damon Lindelof Explains the Perfect Strangers Storyline in The Leftovers

When The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof chatted with us last week, we held back one juicy piece from the interview to publish post-premiere: Lindelof’s response about the show’s running gag about all the actors from Perfect Strangers going missing. 

In Sunday’s premiere, it was revealed that star Mark Linn-Baker faked his departure. But why though? So we asked Lindelof: What's the deal with the Perfect Strangers thing? 

Lindelof explains after the jump.

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A Look Back: The Departure & The Guilty Remnant

Season 2 of The Leftovers starts this Sunday, Oct. 4. A variety of trailers (here’s one!) and a Season 1 recap have been released, but looking for a reminder about the Departure in general? Co-creator Damon Lindelof takes you back in the first installment of our The Leftovers: A Look Back video series, focusing specifically on the Departure and the Guilty Remnant.

“Three years before this show started, on Oct. 14, two percent of the world’s population vanished without explanation,” Lindelof reminds in the video. “Everybody on the planet was deeply confused and horrified by this event, particularly if you lost someone in your own family. For three years, the world was trying to kind of understand this thing.”

Lindelof continues his education in the video, which you can watch after the jump.

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The Leftovers Sparks Artist's Minimalist Posters

The Leftovers Sparks Artist's Minimalist Posters

Much like the Loaded Imagery offered here each weekThe Leftovers has inspired an artist to boil each episode of the show down to one singular image. The figures range from the ill-fated Dudley's dog tag ("Pilot") to a whistle ("Gladys").

Seattle-based graphic designer Andy Paroff, 24, has posted five of what he calls "minimalist posters," one for each episode, on his Tumblr.

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Argentinian Artist Inspired to Create Episodic ‘Pencil Postcards’

Argentinian Artist Inspired to Create Episodic ‘Pencil Postcards’

The Leftovers keeps inspiring artists to reinterpret the objects on the show. Seattle-based graphic designer Andy Paroff creates weekly “minimalist posters,” and now, similarly, Argentinian filmmaker, writer, and columnist Pablo Martin has been inspired to draw what he calls a “left behind” object from each episode that he’s posted on his Tumblr.

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