Why start the season with “The Book of Kevin” and close with “The Book of Nora?”
Nora Durst has suffered the most profound loss of anyone on the show. If she can be okay, so can everyone else.
How did the final scene of the show came to fruition? Whose idea was it to end with Nora’s monologue?
The writers convened at the beginning of the season and worked for two weeks just trying to figure out what the final scene would be. This is the one we landed on. As with all the best ideas on The Leftovers, it was a group effort and by time we wrote it, it felt like ALL of ours.
Why did you have her explain -- rather than show -- her journey to the other side?
Because the show has always been about the stories we tell to make ourselves feel better.
Do you believe Nora is being truthful? Can we trust she “went through?”
Hm. Well... We did revisit our old theme song for a reason.
As The Leftovers ages, what do you hope viewers will continue to take away?
I hope it makes people think and feel and laugh and cry and forgive and last but not least — to quote the Guilty Remnant — I hope it makes them remember.
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