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The Leftovers Recap: Creepy Christmastime Comes to Mapleton

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The Leftovers Recap: Creepy Christmastime Comes to Mapleton

Originally posted 07/21/2014 07:00AM

Spreading Christmas fear?

On Sunday night's episode of HBO's The Leftovers, much is revealed about the Garveys' past.

But as for the present, it's the holidays and things are only getting worse.

The episode opens in an austere toy factory, showing a worker building a lifelike baby doll from start to shelf. The toy's later purchased from a Mapleton store, swaddled and placed in the manger of the town's nativity scene.

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The Leftovers Recap: No Church in the Wild for Father Matt

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The Leftovers Recap: No Church in the Wild for Father Matt

Originally posted 07/14/2014 09:30AM

Talk about O.M.G.

Sunday night's episode of HBO's The Leftovers did away with the myriad character vignettes and focused on the painful, pious life of Mapleton's religious leader, Father Matt Jamison (Christopher Eccleston). It raised the question: Did faith decide who left – during the sudden departure that claimed the lives of millions – and who was simply leftover?

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Six Quirky Things You Didn't Know About Justin Theroux | Justin Theroux

Six Quirky Things You Didn't Know About Justin Theroux

Originally posted 07/09/2014 07:15PM

The way Justin Theroux sees things, mornings are for writing, not for running, and a bunny is the best animal to describe the perfect girl.

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The Leftovers Recap: Sanity Is Fleeting In Mapleton

The Leftovers Recap: Sanity Is Fleeting In Mapleton

Originally posted 07/07/2014 09:30AM

And the plot sickens.

On Sunday's episode of HBO's mind-bending new drama The Leftovers – about a town reeling from a rapture-like occurrence that claimed millions all over the world, including many of their citizens – the hunt is on for dogs, trees, people and seemingly everything in between.

The show's second episode opens mid-manhunt, as police officers raid the ranch of mysterious soothsayer Wayne (Paterson Joseph). He's a reported pedophile who keeps company with a host of young girls, but is better known for healing the grief-stricken with his magical hugs.

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The Leftovers Recap: Love, Loss, Cults and Chaos

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The Leftovers Recap: Love, Loss, Cults and Chaos

Originally posted 06/30/2014 07:00AM

In a word: enrapturing.

Premiering Sunday night, HBO's The Leftovers, about a small New York town in the aftermath of a global Rapture-like event that caused the sudden disappearance of two percent of the world's population, was possibly the most anticipated new show of the summer. While disturbing, the first episode did not disappoint.

Reader warning: Plot spoilers ahead.

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