“A satisfying ending for a show is an intangible. It’s the same as eating a great meal where you’re basically like, ‘I am full and that was good.’ You’re either satisfied or you’re not satisfied and you can’t overthink it.
However, acknowledging that not everyone will be content with the ending, Lindelof has a final warning for fans still expecting full closure:
Tom [Perotta] and I have been pretty transparent saying if you’re watching The Leftovers because you want answers to mysteries — where did all these people go? Why them? — don’t watch this show. It’s not about that. It’s about living in a state of ambiguity and emotional reality of how people are interrelating with one another. On that level, I think the show will be immensely satisfying. But I wouldn’t be surprised if there were members of the audience who were not satisfied by the way The Leftovers ends, because you can’t please everybody all the time.”
What are your hopes for The Leftovers series finale? Should the show have stretched into a fourth season?