VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Penguin One, Us Zero' Episode of HBO's THE LEFTOVERS
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Below, check out two clips from The Leftovers episode 2 titled "Penguin One, Us Zero". In the wake of a series of disturbing encounters, Kevin pays a visit to a therapist. Tom finds himself in a precarious situation with Christine (Annie Q), a favorite of Wayne's.
A frustrated Meg is asked to part with pieces of her past. Jill and Aimee tail Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), who became a local celebrity when her entire family Disappeared in the Departure.
The series airs on Sundays at 10PM on HBO.
Episode #2: "Penguin One, Us Zero":
Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: July 6 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 7 (12:30 a.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m., 11:15 p.m.), 10 (10:00 p.m., midnight), 11 (9:00 p.m.), 12 (9:30 p.m.) and 18 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: July 7 (10:00 p.m.), 11 (1:00 a.m.) and 12 (11:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.)
The series was created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Lindelof serves as showrunner. Episode 2 was written by Damon Lindelof & Kath Lingenfelter; directed by Peter Berg.
Based on Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, The Leftovers is an original look at The Rapture...or was it The Rapture at all? Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed "The Sudden Departure." Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people Disappearedwithout a trace, the series focuses on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and The Strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.
At the heart of The Leftovers is the Garvey family. Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux), the town's beleaguered chief of police and father of two, is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies. While Kevin and his rebellious daughter, Jill (Margaret Qualley), try to go back to the way things used to be, Kevin's son, Tom (Chris Zylka), sees the event as a wakeup call to take action. At the same time, Kevin is faced with the conflict between the townspeople of Mapleton and the Guilty Remnant, a mysterious cult-like group that seems to offer an escape for traumatized residents.
Photo credit: Paul Schiraldi/HBO.