History Series / TheLeftovers

17th Feb '18 3:44:59 PM marcoasalazarm
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* BackForTheDead: The third season premiere has [[spoiler: Dean the dog-hunter]] return only to die trying to murder Kevin and Tommy.

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* BackForTheDead: The third season premiere has [[spoiler: Dean [[spoiler:Dean the dog-hunter]] return only to die trying to murder Kevin and Tommy.Tommy.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Goodbye, Guilty Remnant.]]



* RealityEnsues: The MASSIVE invasion of the town of Jarden, Texas by the Guilty Remnant led to serious civil unrest as droves of unsanctioned civilians came in with them and proceeded to loot and commit general anarchy. In response to this domestic terrorism, [[spoiler:ATFEC launches a drone strike on the visitor's center where the GR is holed up, wiping them all out in an instant]].

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* RealityEnsues: The MASSIVE invasion of the town of Jarden, Texas by the Guilty Remnant led to serious civil unrest as droves of unsanctioned civilians came in with them and proceeded to loot and commit general anarchy. In response to this blatant act of domestic terrorism, [[spoiler:ATFEC launches a drone strike on the visitor's center where the GR is holed up, wiping them all out in an instant]].
17th Feb '18 3:03:11 PM eroock
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* BlindfoldedTrip: Tom aks the congressman to wear blindfolds when taking him Wayne's hideout.
12th Feb '18 11:32:03 AM eroock
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* HomeEarlySurprise: Nora returns home early from her journey only to bump into Kevin as he is about to suffocate himself via [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_bag suicide bag]]. He then confesses to her that he only wanted to see how it felt.
6th Jan '18 2:32:37 AM eroock
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* OutOfGenreExperience: A SpyFiction episode in a mystery drama series.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A SpyFiction episode in a mystery drama series.
2nd Jan '18 5:03:37 PM eroock
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* ThrownDownAWell: Kevin does this to little Patti.
2nd Jan '18 11:04:09 AM eroock
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* DaydreamSurprise: Predominantly in the first season. Kevin's dreams start out like real scenes but then a surreal element comes in at which point we know it's another of his BadDreams.


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* FeedbackRule: Whenever a character grabs a microphone of megaphone, it will produce a feedback. Could have made for a DrinkingGame, if those situations would have arisen more frequently.


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* SequelGoesForeign: The second season has the Garveys move from Mapelton (NY) to Jarden (Texas). The third season moves the conflict to Australia.


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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Unless it's a ADayInTheLimelight episode, the story will usually involve two or more plotlines competing with another.


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* GodTest: Imposed by Grace onto the police chief via water boarding. He fails the test.
2nd Jan '18 10:41:53 AM eroock
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When Kevin and Laurie come clean with another about their relationship, Kevin says he still feels remorse over having being a dick when Laurie wanted a puppy. But Laurie had already forgotten about that incident.



* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When Kevin and Laurie come clean with another about their relationship, Kevin says he still feels remorse over having being a dick when Laurie wanted a puppy. But Laurie had already forgotten about that incident.
1st Jan '18 3:25:40 PM eroock
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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: John gets instructions from Laurie via earpiece.
* ZipMeUp: Justified. Nora asks Kevin to help her zip down her dress because of the cast she's wearing.




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* AssholeVictim: The Australian chief of police named Kevin kicks some dogs which makes it easier for the audience to accept his death by the hand of the old lady.
* AuthenticationByNewspaper: In the clips Nora is watching, the volunteers hold up newspapers to prove the day of recording.
* InstantSedation: The Australian Kevin goes out from the TranquillizerDart in no time.
* MercyKill: The kangaroo hit by the car.






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\n* UnfamiliarCeiling: When Garvey Sr. wakes up after being [[BedouinRescueService rescued from the desert]], he finds himself in a room and his POV shot lingers on a globe hanging from the ceiling.
* WhenItRainsItPours: When Garvey Sr. is stranded in the desert at night it starts raining cats and dogs.





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\n* CoincidentalBroadcast: Kevin spots Evie on his hotel room TV when a news report about a dead police chief named Kevin attracts his attention. Later Garvey Sr. spots Kevin on TV as well which prompts him to call all hotels in the city to find out where he is staying.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the opening scene, when the customs official checks Nora and Kevin's passports, a freeze frame reveals that both passports have expired (Nora's in 2013 and Kevin's in 2009), but they are still allowed to enter Australia.
* ISeeThemToo: At first Kevin thinks that Evie is a projection like Patti but then he gets surprised when another man acknowledges her existence too.
* UseYourHead: Kevin gets headbutted in the streets by a man for harassing Evie.





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\n* AnswerCut: When the airplane is diverted to Tasmania, Matt's question "How the hell do we get to Melbourne?" is answered by a cut to a ferry.
* ChekhovsGunman: The man who claims to be god can be seen earlier when boarding the ferry.
* ShamingTheMob: Subverted. When Matt mentiones the name "Frasier" he gets tied to a chair in order to "milk him". But he manages to free himself, picks up a megaphone and starts shaming the mob, but his words have no effect on the crowd and they start booing him.
* ShoutOut: The episode title is named after ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld''.
* TwoKeyedLock: The soldier on the submarine manages to turn both keys with his hand and foot.
* WretchedHive: The love boat where EverybodyHasLotsOfSex.




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* ShoutOut: Laurie makes references to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'':
-->'''Laurie''': Well, so everybody wants something. A brain, a heart, courage. Kevin's in the Emerald City. He's the one that's gonna give it to you.
-->'''Garvey Sr.''': All right, Dorothy. Let's have it.
* AStormIsComing: Garvey Sr. mentions it, fearing that it will be another biblical flood.




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* DeadMansTriggerFinger: When Kevin is caught out by two security guards on the stairway, his accomplice snipes them down. While being hit the first guard turns around and shoots his fellow.
* ExcusePlot: Kevin is tossed in a cliche spy story where he is the only man alive to stop the president from starting a nuclear war.
* NakedOnArrival: Again, Kevin is naked when being washed up on the shore.
* SittingOnTheRoof: The last scene. In anticipation of the great flood Garvey Sr. climbed on the roof. Kevin joins him for a chat after his return from the dead.


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* ChekhovsGun: The goat and the beads.
* ConvenientSlowDance: Kevin and Nora dance to one at the wedding.


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* OpenSaysMe: When the bathroom door jams up, Nora rams it in with her shoulder.
1st Jan '18 12:37:22 PM eroock
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* AsYouKnow: John mentions to Isaac that they both have known each other since third grade.
* DestinationDefenestration: During John's nightly raid, Isaac is thrown out of the window of his house.




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* FullNameUltimatum: John usually calls his daughter Evie but when they can't find her in her room after the earthquake, John leave an enraged message on her phone in which he calls her by her full name Evangeline.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Uplifting classic music plays over the muted ScreamingBirth scene early on.
* ThreeMonthOldNewborn: The child born to the prehistoric woman looks more like four month old.



* TheAllegedHouse: The house Nora purchased for three million dollars turns out to be rundown.



* BungledSuicide: Kevin tries to drown himself via CementShoes but the earthquake puts a spanner in the works.




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* ReusableLighterToss: Subverted. Meg has Tom soaked in fuel and threatens to drop Laurie's zippo onto him but it's only FakeKillScare message to Tom and Laurie for them to stop their business of "freeing" members of the Guilty Remnant.




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* ImpairmentShot: Early on, when Nora suspects that Kevin has departed, she drops to the ground and the camera goes with her.



* FlashbackCut: When Matt finds the dead man in the car wreck, there's a short flashback to the scene where the man stole his wristband earlier in the episode, because ViewersAreGoldfish and couldn't make the connection themselves.
* GiveMeASign: Matt demands this of god.



* LawOfInverseFertility: Matt mentions that he and his wife tried to have children for ten years but then this one night they had when she awoke after three years was the time it actually worked.
* MaleFrontalNudity: When Matt takes his clothes off for his turn at the pillory.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kevin got John to let Matt and Marie back into the town but then Matt makes John angry at the last moment so that the latter would change his mind and have Matt and his wife deported back to the camp.



* BookEnds: The episode begins with Nora angrily throwing a rock through the Murphys' window. At episode's end - after [[spoiler:Nora has confronted Erika with the new DSD questionnaire, and as Kevin admits to Nora that he's being haunted by the ghost of Patti Levin]], Erika returns the favor.

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* BookEnds: WindowPain: Serves as a BookEnds. The episode begins with Nora angrily throwing a rock through the Murphys' window. At episode's end - after [[spoiler:Nora has confronted Erika with the new DSD questionnaire, and as Kevin admits to Nora that he's being haunted by the ghost of Patti Levin]], Erika returns the favor.



* WhamShot: The last scene. As Kevin [[spoiler: lies dying on the floor, Virgil empties the syringe of adrenaline he promised to rescucitate Kevin with and then blows his own brains out.]]
* AteHisGun: Virgil.

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* AteHisGun: [[spoiler:Virgil.]]
* DeathIsTheOnlyOption: Virgil notes that Jill may be better off if Kevin let go and died.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: When Kevin and Laurie come clean with another about their relationship, Kevin says he still feels remorse over having being a dick when Laurie wanted a puppy. But Laurie had already forgotten about that incident.
* WasJustLeaving: When Kevin comes to Virgil's house, he bumps into a tense situation between Virgil and his grandson Michael. Virgil resolves the situation by announcing that Michael was just leaving which the latter grudgingly does.
* WhamShot: The last scene. As Kevin [[spoiler: lies dying on the floor, Virgil empties the syringe of adrenaline he promised to rescucitate resuscitate Kevin with and then blows his own brains out.]]
* AteHisGun: Virgil.


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* LieDetector: Kevin is hooked up to one.
* NakedOnArrival: Kevin wakes up naked in a bathtub.
* NeckSnap: How Kevin offs the fat guy in the hotel corridor.
* PoliticiansKissBabies: Discussed by Patti who is running for president.
-->'''Patti''': I was working my way through the crowd shaking hands and I see this fellow and he's waiting for me and he has a baby in his arms. And I'm thinking to myself, "Shit, now I'm gonna have to kiss that thing. Because that's what one must endure if you want to get elected."


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* RaisedHandOfSurvival: Kevin's hand is the first thing we see when he rises from his grave at the end.
* RoomDisservice: The guy delivering flowers to Kevin's room was out to kill him.
* SilentWhisper: Towards the end, the man on the bridge whispers something in Kevin's ear but we never learn what exactly it was.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: A SpyFiction episode in a mystery drama series.


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* FakeKillScare: Meg pulling the pin of a (fake) grenade on a [[BusFullOfInnocents bus of school kids]].
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The cyclist who got too close to the camp of the Guilty Remnant gets stoned on Meg's order.
* SpitefulSpit: Meg spits out in disrespect before entering the bus that would take her out from Jarden.
* UnflinchingWalk: Meg walking away from the school bus, less the explosion.


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* FadeToWhite: The transition from the rampage on the bridge to Kevin waking up in the hotel bathroom.
31st Dec '17 3:04:50 PM eroock
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* CountryMatters: Kill refers to that team mate she punched out on the field as a cunt.



* HystericalWoman: The mother how freaks out after her baby vanished.



* ApologeticAttacker: Tom apologizes to the police man he shot in the neck.



* ThisIsThePartWhere: Kevin says it to Dennis.

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* ThisIsThePartWhere: Kevin says it to Dennis.brings this up in conversation with one of his officers.
-->'''Kevin''': Dennis, do you think I made this guy up?
-->'''(Silence)''
-->'''Kevin''': This is the part where you say, "No, Chief, that's fucking ridiculous."



* AsYouKnow: Nora mentions stuff to her brother about their parents which only serves to inform the audience.
-->'''Nora''': They died in a fire when I was seven...



* ShoutOut: The title of this episode is based on a [[https://gittefalkenberg.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/i-sent-you-two-boats-and-a-helicopter/ joke about religious faith.]]



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Because Matt stopped to help a member of the GR who is hit with a rock, he ended up losing his church [[spoiler: to the very GR]]

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* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Subverted. It looks like Matt is gonna lose his new won money to a thug outside the casino but he manages to hold on to the bag.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Because Matt stopped to help a member of the GR who is hit with a rock, he ended up losing his church [[spoiler: to the very GR]]GR]].
* ThePatientHasLeftTheBuilding: Matt leaves the hospital on his own terms after being AsleepForDays.



* ShoutOut: The title of this episode is based on a [[https://gittefalkenberg.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/i-sent-you-two-boats-and-a-helicopter/ joke about religious faith.]]



* BriarPatching: A library fundraiser is held. Garvey asks Patti nicely to leave the event alone, believing that this would make the GR ''more'' likely to show up and give him an excuse to jail them all during the Christmas season. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, they see through the gambit and plan accordingly]].



* ReversePsychology: A library fundraiser is held. Garvey asks Patti nicely to leave the event alone, believing that this would make the GR ''more'' likely to show up and give him an excuse to jail them all during the Christmas season. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, they see through the gambit and plan accordingly]].



* ShoutOut: Laurie dropping the lighter into the grid and later recovering it is a reference to ''Film/StrangersOnATrain''.




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* ShrineToTheFallen: Nora keeps the room of her children as they left it and even renews the cornflakes boxes in the kitchen ever so often.




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* MobstacleCourse: When Kevin's father flees from the police car, Kevin runs after him but a group of Guilty Remnant is in his way. Naturally he has to bump into every single one of them and losing track of his father in the process.
* ThreeMonthOldNewborn: Christine's newborn looks three month old.
* WomanScorned: When the other Asian girl learns that she is not the only one Wayne "planted his seed in", she grabs a gun and shoots at Tom.



* HeroicBSOD: Kevin has one when seeing his white shirts hung up on the woods.



* MotiveRant: Patti gives one to Kevin.



* PartingWordsRegret: We discover that Nora's last interaction with her family was yelling at her daughter for spilling her juice over the cellphone. She's never gotten over that fact.



* CassandraTruth: Patti mentions in a therapy session with Laurie that she feels the world is gonna end. Laurie doesn't believe her.



* HappyBirthdayToYou: This episode was shot a year before the lyrics to "Happy Birthday to You" moved into public domain so it's no surprise that we hear "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" sung instead of "Happy Birthday" at Kevin Sr.'s birthday party.



* PartingWordsRegret: We discover that Nora's last interaction with her family was yelling at her daughter for spilling her juice over the cellphone. She's never gotten over that fact.



* CallBack: In the pilot, Garvey says that people are ready to explode when Lucy says Memorial Day is meant to help them move on. In the season finale, set a year later on the same holiday, a riot breaks out in response to the GR's latest stunt and Lucy admits that he was right.

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* CallBack: CallBack:
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In the pilot, Garvey says that people are ready to explode when Lucy says Memorial Day is meant to help them move on. In the season finale, set a year later on the same holiday, a riot breaks out in response to the GR's latest stunt and Lucy admits that he was right.right.
** The corpse dolls mentioned in episode 6 make an appearance.
* CarpetRolledCorpse: Patti is rolled up in a carpet and then carried into the forest for burial.


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* DoorstopBaby: Tom places Christine's baby daughter on the porch for Kevin to find. But it's Nora who finds her first which makes her change her mind about leaving Mapleton.
* EpilogueLetter: Nora's farewell letter to Kevin is read out in her voice in the second-to-last scene of this season.
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