AVClub: Things used to be permanent in the world of The Returned. If a dam was un-compromised, it held back the flood waters. If someone became a parent, they stuck around to watch over their children. If someone died, they stayed dead. But then Camille Seguret came home one day, years after she and her classmates perished in a bus accident, and permanence was called into question. Bedroom altars to the dead were deconstructed. Broken vows made between two lovers were no longer beyond repair. Despite an apparent lack of leaks, the dam failed and the town flooded.