7 Intriguing Reveals (and Resulting Mysteries) on The Leftovers

7 Intriguing Reveals (and Resulting Mysteries) on The Leftovers

When 140 million people around the globe – two percent of the world’s population – suddenly disappear off the face of the planet in The Leftovers, not only are the characters left wondering what the heck is going on – we, the viewers, are too.

Questions abound: Was it the Rapture? Maybe aliens? Perhaps some secret, quantum physics, off-book government experiment gone awry?

With the series only four episodes deep, the answer to what happened is still way up in the air. Nonetheless, though, courtesy of the townsfolk of Mapleton, The Leftovers has given viewers some pretty intriguing reveals to help solve the mystery. Here are the seven disclosures I’m finding most intriguing so far. (Fair warning: Spoilers below!)

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The Biggest Questions (and Theories) About the Guilty Remnant

The Biggest Questions (and Theories) About the Guilty Remnant

The all-white clothing. The smoking. The vow of silence...The Guilty Remnant certainly holds to some nonconventional principles. This week, even more eyebrows were raised when the G.R. – including Laurie Garvey and Meg – broke into Mapleton's homes and confiscated family photos they found inside, leaving frames empty. Audiences largely wondered what – and don't let the irony escape you here – the G.R. was trying to say.

WatchingTheLeftovers.com scoured online discussion, pulling together a handful of insights addressing watchers’ biggest questions about the G.R.

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Who Is Kevin's Mysterious Visitor?

Who Is Kevin's Mysterious Visitor?

It's no wonder that Kevin Garvey's confidence was shaken in "Penguin One, Us Zero" – his late night activities with the "mystery man" were called into question by everyone around him: his therapist Anthony, boss Lucy Warburton, direct report Dennis and even his daughter, Jill. Viewers had their own theories about the lonely dog shooter… none of which bode well for Kevin's mental state.

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Kevin's Bagel: Beyond a Burnt Breakfast?

Kevin's Bagel: Beyond a Burnt Breakfast?

One topic that had tongues wagging during Sunday’s episode of The Leftovers: Kevin Garvey’s disappearing – and reappearing – bagel. Questions abounded: Where did it go? What does it mean? Does it represent something more? The people of the Internet – recappers, Twitter commenters, and the Reddit community – all weighed in about the significance of the bagel.

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