‘The Leftovers’ season 3 plot news: EP explains Mark Linn-Baker’s cameo

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This might be the only thing Nora (Carrie Coon) can do to reunite with her long-lost children.

In the second episode of “The Leftovers,” a man who introduced himself as Mark Linn-Baker contacted Nora. He said that he is a member of a third party. He went on to ask Nora if she would like to see her children — Aaron and Jeremy — again.

It should be noted that Nora lost her husband and children during the Sudden Departure.

At St. Louis, Nora met Mark. She learned that he was an actor in “Perfect Strangers,” a sitcom. Mark revealed that his costars disappeared during the Departure.

He said that a group of scientists invented a teleportation machine that can bring back the people to the same location where they disappeared.

“Nora would be very reluctant to believe that this thing is true – it sounds like it’s a con,” showrunner Damon Lindelof explained to Entertainment Weekly. He stated that they intend to use Baker as a non-traditional source in order to convince Coon’s character that they can rely on the scientific device.

“I was nervous about the idea up till that point, but once I saw what he did, he emotionally grounded it. His idea was to basically infect Nora with this idea and he accomplished that more than I could ever hope for,” said the showrunner.

Back in the episode, Nora went home and found Kevin Garvey Jr. (Justin Theroux) trying to suffocate himself. However, he denied being suicidal. She then received a call from Baker’s benefactor to secure $20,000 and to fly to Melbourne, Australia. Kevin decided to join her.

In the Land Down Under, a group of women abducted a police chief named Kevin. They drowned him, hoping to see him rise up again. Kevin’s father (Scott Glenn) confronted them for what they did.

Lindelof asserted that Kevin went to Australia not because of his father but because of Nora’s mission.

The next episode would focus on Kevin Garvey Sr. as he tries to prevent the apocalypse.

“The Leftovers” season 3 will return on April 30 on HBO.