Really?! We just wished a heartfelt goodbye to ‘The Leftovers’, but unfortunately the series didn’t resolve one of it’s biggest mysteries: Kevin Garvey. Spoilers ahead!
I’ll be honest: I found The Leftovers series finale to be truly satisfying. It was a happy ending that gave not only viewers but the characters some desperately needed closure. But unfortunately there is one huge question that remains unanswered. What — or who — is Kevin? Justin Theroux‘s character has been a big question mark for all this time and sadly remains so now that the series is over. Plus, it’s never fully made clear exactly where it was he was going all those times he “died” on the show. WTF is up with that? We need answers!
As viewers of The Leftovers know, Kevin Garvey has a pretty cool party trick: he can die and come back to life. Repeatedly. This happened a number of times over the course of the season, and while we were seriously hoping to find out how or why in the series finale… we don’t. It’s briefly mentioned that Kevin is “immortal” in the finale, but he shoots down that idea by revealing he has some sort of heart condition that’s left him with a pacemaker. Now that may be the answer there — that all along Kevin has had this heart condition that somehow allows him to come back to life over and over again. But, if that’s the case it’s not explained properly and, quite frankly, it likely went over a lot of people’s heads. That also doesn’t explain the length of time he was allowed to be “dead” when he went wherever it was he went, either. Hmm.
Oh, and speaking of wherever it was he went — that’s another big question we never got an answer to. Any time Kevin died and went to the “other side” (purgatory? Hell?) we never truly knew where he was. He was able to interact with people who had died which tells us he was definitely somewhere else, but everyone was always someone else wherever he was. I know, it’s confusing, and it’s even more confusing that we never found out the truth about that. Major bummer!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think that Kevin is immortal? Where do YOU think he was going every time he died? Comment below, let us know!