‘the Leftovers’: Broken Vows

When Laurie seems to be on the verge of backing out, Patti is tasked with responding like a certain Comcast customer service agent whose insane retention tactics went viral not too long ago. The violence of the episode winds up testing the convictions of more than just Laurie in one way or another. And Gladys manages to become another strong offering that echoes some of the emotional weight of Two Boats and a Helicopter, while thankfully not shying away from providing a few much-needed moments of levity. Reverend Jamisons response to Kevins dropping of an F-bomb is one particularly enjoyable light moment, as is Kevins ongoing flirtation with Nora Durst. Like the event at the heart of the series itself, the question of who killed Gladys will seemingly go unanswered, as the government perfunctorily cremates her remains, while the concerned parties are basically told (either verbally or by whistle) to forget about it and move on. As Jamison and Laurie dig their heels in with regard to their respective groups, the two Garveys still in the same house have a breakthrough in their relationship. This is a community (and a world) torn apart by a universal catastrophe, one where every attempt to unite is answered with the creation of another ideological or emotional schism, or through acts of aggression that leave one person dead and another with several white shirts that are presumably not his.
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Look Back 250 • Class conflict erupts on St. Louis streets in 1877 general strike : News

Eight months later, leading businessmen founded the Veiled Prophet organization. Riding upon floats bought from Mardi Gras in New Orleans, members rolled their first parade on Oct. 8, 1878. It was a blunt assertion of social hierarchy. That years prophet the only one ever revealed by the secret society was Police Commissioner John G. Priest, who had worked to suppress the strike. St. Louis briefly experiments with legalized prostitution During the Civil War, the city was filled with soldiers and the brothels they kept busy.
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