Don't Be Ridiculous




Air dateApril 23, 2017

Running time59 mins

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Directed byKeith Gordon

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"Don't Be Ridiculous" is the second episode of Season 3, and overall the 22nd produced hour of The Leftovers. It originally aired on April 23, 2017.


The episode opens with the theme song from Perfect Strangers and delivers a wide view of downtown Miracle. The mysterious man that has been living on the tower for five years, encounters some trouble that gets the town questioning things.

Using her official capacity as fraud investigator for the Department of Sudden Departure (D.S.D.), Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) travels to St. Louis for personal reasons to investigate a possible scam that involves convincing the family members of The Departed there’s a way to see their loved ones again.

During her trip, Nora encounters a variety of emotional moments and shows signs of breaking down. When she returns to Miracle, she has emotional conversations with both Erika Murphy and Tom Garvey. Yet, when she returns to her home in she puts on a tough and happy face for her boyfriend, Kevin Garvey.

The episode completes with a strange occurrence in Australia involving a local police chief and a group of women on horseback seeking a police chief named Kevin.

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