9 Takeaways From The Leftovers’ Cast and Creators at the Vulture Festival

9 Takeaways From The Leftovers’ Cast and Creators at the Vulture Festival

With Season 3 of The Leftovers officially in production, the series was featured in the third annual Vulture Festival, where TV critic Jen Chaney sat down with co-creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta—along with executive producer Mimi Leder, and actors Justin Theroux and Ann Dowd, who play Kevin Garvey and Patti Levin. After the jump, read nine things gleaned from their conversation about the Peabody-winning series.

Warning: spoilers ahead from Seasons 1 and 2.

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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:

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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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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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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