Here's the Amazing Reference That No One Caught to the National Geographic Magazine In 'Cairo,' This Week's Episode of 'The Leftovers'
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Holy Sh*t! Here's the Amazing Reference That No One Caught to the National Geographic Magazine In 'Cairo,' This Week's Episode of 'The Leftovers'

By Dustin Rowles | The Leftovers | August 20, 2014 | Comments ()


If you’re keeping up with the nuttery surrounding the May 1972 National Geographic magazine that Kevin’s father gave him on The Leftovers, we can add more one amazing connection from the events of the show to the magazine.

Just a refresher: So far, there have been several mentions in the show to articles mentioned on the cover of that magazine, including a reference Christine made to “a spider that lives under the water,” two references to “Cairo,” and there’s a thematic connection between the show and “The Riddle Of The Minoans” piece in the magazine (for more details, click here).

Josh Kurp asked me this week on the Station Agents podcast how much i would spend for a copy of that National Geographic Magazine, and I basically said, next to nothing, because I seriously doubted anything within the show would refer to the contents inside of the magazine.

I was very wrong. Check this out, via The Guilty Remnant Podcast:


The top image is from the May 1972 issue of National Geographic.

Holy Shit.

Source: The Guilty Remnant Podcast

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  • eYeDEF

    Sorry but can someone explain to me how there's any similarity between the cave painting and the shot of Kevin and Patti? I"m not seeing the significance.

  • Elizabeth Greer

    eYeDEF, look at the painting behind Kevin and Patti in the cabin.

  • eYeDEF

    Ah ... thank you.

  • colpetty

    I'm bracing myself for Justin Theroux being dead or dying all this time and those missing are the ones who have faded from his last few pre-death memories.

    If it does turn out that way, I shall let out a small laugh and then unleash hell on Damon Lindelof... well his twitter account.... ok I shall let out a bezerker shriek, scare my dog and crumple of a picture of him before slowly descending into fat tear, super ugly crying. (I take my tv shows way too seriously)

  • themorrigan

    I have that issue of Nat Geo in my actually possession. I'm happy to scan and post something, if someone wants to speculate rampantly based on first-hand experience. Hell, I'd even mail it to someone if they actually wanted it.

  • DarthBrookes

    I'll take it off your hands. Not for me. For my friend. eBay.

  • Merski

    OMG, this is like True Detective all over again! And then at the end of the season it will turn out IT WAS ALL JUST A DREAM!

  • nailpolishcolor

    maybe it'll fade to black as the camera zooms in to Justin Theroux's tear-filled eyes

  • JenVegas

    no, shut up, it better freaking not. i will be soooooo mad!

  • We're entering Pepe Silva territory here. This is dope.

  • John G.

    I fucking love that episode. "There is no Carol!"

  • nailpolishcolor

    I thought I was gonna get fired after how loud I laughed seeing this hahaha

  • pajiba

    That is me by the finale.

  • Chad

    I have a feeling you often run out of wall space.

  • vivkane

    And yarn.

  • Jew Detective

    And brains.

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