Picking up where “Cairo” left off, the season finale features a series of reckonings, not all of them as satisfying as one might have hoped.
It pauses to establish the constellation of conflicts driving the first season of The Leftovers to its conclusion.
With “Guest,” The Leftovers whittles away Nora’s placid exterior until all that’s left is the abraded soul inside.
Compared to “Pilot,” “Penguins One” is more focused, but the ambivalence it provokes remains the same.
In the beginning, at least, The Leftovers sounds familiar.