Episode 2.03 : Higher Power

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

January 27, 2013




Drama, Comedy

Show Period

2011 - 2013

Production Company


Cast and Crew


Mike White


Mike White

Main Cast

  • Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe
  • Luke Wilson as Levi Callow
  • Diane Ladd
  • Mike White
  • Sarah Burns
  • Timm Sharp
  • Amy Hill
  • Charles Esten


Amy receives a letter from Levi at Open Air-he's clearly not buying into it. He hates his gassy roommate and doesn't get anything out of the group sessions. "For me, God is a beer on the beach," he writes. "Maybe that's f*cked up, but at least it's honest." He goes snorkeling to find the turtle Amy once spotted, but he can't find it; the beach is too polluted.

After lashing out at his group leader and his therapist, Levi decides to sneak out with two young skeptics, Danielle and Travis. They head to a nearby hotel on the beach with a bag of coke Travis smuggled in with him. Their night of partying turns sour when the drugs run out, and Levi heads back to the facility. His roommate covered for him, but the other two are likely to be kicked out.

Levi returns to Open Air with a renewed focus. He writes another letter to Amy, telling her he's becoming more engaged in the activities. When asked to meditate on his best self, he thinks of the way Amy used to think of him. "Maybe you're my higher power," he says. "I don't believe in much, but I believe in you." He heads back in the water to look for Amy's turtle.

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