This is what I miss…
not something that’s gone,
but something that will never happen.”
I guess it was sort of a dare when, in last week’s recap, I declared that if the show asked to me to sympathize with Mapleton’s least favorite cult, I would remember the empty photo frames and resist.
The show accepted and opened this week with Gladys, a familiar scowling member of the Guilty Remnant, being pulled into the woods, taped to a tree and brutally stoned in a scene that had me covering my eyes and pulling my knees to my chest before the opening credits rolled.
Read on at The Stake…
Extra Tidbits From This Week:
Last week, I was way behind on the Reblog Book Club. Then I blew through California over the weekend and now I’m all caught up.
I had a few random thoughts that I’ll share, without giving too much away:
In previous episodes of The Leftovers, we have heard rumors and murmurs of how the world outside of Mapleton is handling the Sudden Departure. There have been congressional hearings, radio talk shows and ads for manufactured corpses that can be buried in place of a disappeared loved one. And though this week’s cold open followed the manufacture of an average toy baby doll it did bring to mind a question that is starting to float to the surface of the show: What, or who, is this doll replacing?
The Baby Jesus, as it turns out.
Extra tidbits from this week: