Binge-Watch The Leftovers With the Carver Twins: Episode 4

Max and Charlie Carver continue their binge-watch of Season 1 with the commentary below. Find the full run-down of their guide here.

Episode 4: "B.J. and the A.C."

Did Jill go too far by kidnapping baby Jesus?

Max: "The Frost twins are not very participatory at the party with the baby Jesus doll. It's sort of watching a car wreck in slow motion. We're beginning to realize that Jill's issues are not just teenage angst or whatever. We're watching our friend take this important symbol – even in a world where that symbol may have lost some of its meaning or importance – and treat it with such disrespect. It's almost like she's burning the world. Even while we were there, it was just hard to watch. Charlie and I are very much innocent characters and there's a sort of purity and light-heartedness about us. To watch that was to realize that not everyone has that innocence anymore."

Charlie: "As an actor, it was one of those moments while shooting the series that I felt uncomfortable – not uncomfortable in a way that I wasn't willing to do it, but you kind of go, 'Wow, how do I actually feel about this?' I think it's the first time that we see the twins, and Aimee go, 'OK, I thought I wanted to rebel, but as crazily as we do behave, there are certain things that none of these teenagers are going to see eye-to-eye about.' "

Further Reading

One blogger found 7 biblical allegories in this episode. (And compares the Frost twins to angels.)

Next Episode: "Gladys"

Previous Episode: "Two Boats and a Helicopter"

Further Episodes:

6. Guest
7. Solace for Tired Feet
8. Cairo
9. The Garveys at Their Best

Earlier Episodes:

1. Pilot
2. Penguin One, Us Zero