Odds are that if you ever started watching this show you have probably quit watching it or killed yourself from the pure agony of watching it.... But for those survivors or leftovers (if you exist) SPOILERISH ALERT . . . . there was a pretty big payoff last night. Tommy finds the girls but doesn't seem to know what to make of them. The point to the audience though is that the big story from early in the season actually had a payoff and tied in kind of nicely. This show overall has drawn back in hard. I had heard Damon Lindelof was working with HBO and knew the overall premise of the show when it started. I was a huge Lost fan and felt like Lindelof was kind of the creative genius behind the best aspects of the show while Cuse was the guy that kept the network happy and Abrams was just around to make the suggestion to "have stuff that the viewer and characters know are there but don't get to see unless they stick around". Anyway, I don't have HBO but my family and I were stuck in a Residence Inn for a few nights while our floors were being done. One night my wife had the kids at a friend's house so I had the miserable motel to myself. I watched the first two episodes. Well, I watched the first episode and most of the second but found myself too bored, depressed, disappointed to finish the second episode. So that was the end of that. But I couldn't get away from it. After not being able to watch without HBO and not caring enough to stream or find a neighbor to watch it with me I started reading the episode summaries and other Wiki information to find out what was going on. This past April I finally got HBO to watch GoT but still avoided Leftovers. Then after GoT ended I found myself binge watching Leftovers on the train like my life depended on it. And I get little enjoyment from it. It is like pro wrestling but where I actually have to pay attention. It's miserable but I can't quit it. Good things rarely happen and when they do it is barely celebrated or seems to come from something bad. The main character (best known for being Jennifer Aniston's husband and writing the screenplay to Rock of Ages) is a macho idiot. He is one of the most flawed heroes in tv history. He is the king of facial expressions. His girlfriend is the most handsome woman I have ever seen but can be so damn sexy and looks great naked (assuming that is not a body double). She delivers some fantastic lines, "I hire prostitutes to shoot me." She is tough as hell but breaks down like she just found out her while family disappeared (oh wait). Jennifer Aniston's husband's daughter is annoying just like a teenager should be. She looks like a young Robin from How I Met Your Mother if Robin had random lip injections from psychotic plastic surgeon strip club owner. Young Robin's mom is played by a much older and weathered Judging Amy. She's pretty good too. Her son annoys me but between the rape scene, the Holy Wayne revelation scene, and now funding the girls her had been a part of the three best payoffs that the show has offered. Patti is fucking amazing. So good that I actually remember her name. It took a while for her to get there but she has delivered ever since she got kidnapped. I'm kind pissed that her Kenobi role is kind of over. Liv Tyler has been really good. It sucks as a man to see such an attractive woman go down the path she has taken but she does it so well. Her background story last night was well told and very Lostesq. I'll never forget Holy Wayne's love of young Asian women and slobbering problem. The Rev annoys me but I think that is the point. His episode the season was terrific and it was good to see him not roll over and people gullible Matt as much last night. The actress who plays Mary needs to work on facial expressions. That was a joke. The new family is interesting too. The dad is really good except when he does anything physical I can't take him seriously. He is kind of feminine when he acts angry. He throws like what I would describe and not manly without being sexist. But the characters are nothing compared to the overall story telling. Like I think I said earlier, the show is long, slow, sad depressing, dragged out, confusing, and fails to deliver answers in a straight forward way. I find myself making my own judgments some of the time. I hate it but I crave it every Sunday night. I can't stop watching. I have to laugh at the show and myself to keep me sane. But whatever, there is little on TV that I watch that makes me think. Leftovers is an exception. Anyone else watch the train wreck? Did any of my comments touch a nerve? Anyone willing to give it a binge?