While many of our questions have yet to be answered and never will be, a look at the above trailer — and previously released teaser — gives us some striking clues on what to expect leading into the show’s final run.
Expect a sizable time jump
It looks like the new season is aiming to move the story ahead, to the seventh anniversary of The Departure. That time jump is key, as it seems we’re on the verge of the actual end of the world, with a “great flood” on the horizon. As the previous two seasons alluded to, the global destruction is set to begin in Australia. And given the visuals featured in the above clip, it looks like the Garveys are heading to Melbourne to face things head-on.
Kevin may actually be the Messiah
Kevin has made a habit of coming back from the dead, a mystery that’s been itching at us for quite some time. While we don’t have an exact reason as to why (or how) Kevin cheats death, there’s always been suggestions that he might actually be some kind of savior. While it’s doubtful the show will ever truly go there, it seems that with his father’s assistance, Kevin may finally try and get to the bottom of all this.
Nora will finally get closure
“Would you like to see your children again?”
Sure, Kevin’s Christlike abilities have our full attention — but it’s those final words spoken to Nora (Carrie Coon) that has us begging for more. Simply put, Nora has never recovered from The Departure — her family forever taken from her. We’ve watched her deal with the grief through self-inflicted wounds that led to her shared experience of loss, and subsequent love, with Kevin.
We may never get the reasons behind why it happened, and that’s fine — but for Nora’s sake, getting closure from The Departure is the only closure we really need.
The final season of “The Leftovers” begins Sunday, April 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.