6 Callback Details From 'The Garveys at Their Best'

6 Callback Details From 'The Garveys at Their Best'

Last Sunday's flashback episode of The Leftovers pulled back the curtain on the lives of Mapletonians before the Departure. Beyond connecting the dots between characters, the episode referenced plenty of details from earlier installments of the series. Below are a list of several insights – collected by critics and fans alike – compiling elements that throw back to previous episodes.

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Reddit Discusses Dean's Deal

Reddit Discusses Dean's Deal

For weeks, viewers have been speculating about Dean – the bald, truck gifting, dog hunter who Kevin Garvey, Jr. can't seem to avoid. Following "Cairo," the debate heated up: Dean's actions left viewers as puzzled as Kevin was after he woke up in the woods.

Redditors were all over the subject, naturally. Below is a breakdown of the top theories concerning Dean's motives.

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3 Wild Reddit Theories About Mapleton's Wild Dogs

3 Wild Reddit Theories About Mapleton's Wild Dogs

As series co-creator Damon Lindelof has admitted, there’s more to the animals of Mapleton than meets the eye. In this week’s "Solace for Tired Feet," the town’s wild dogs once again rear their furry heads. Kevin Jr.'s new "pet" had fans on Reddit buzzing about what the canines mean for the Garveys and Mapletonians at large. 

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Is Holy Wayne a Scammer or Savior?

Is Holy Wayne a Scammer or Savior?

The climax of Sunday's episode of The Leftovers, "Guest," involved an emotional moment – and potentially magical hug – between Nora Durst and Holy Wayne. Writer Kath Lingenfelter admits that "the way that Nora associates with people has changed," but does that mean that Wayne has a supernatural touch? Watchers debate the merits of Wayne's enterprise.

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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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