Even before the mid season finale* of Haven last year the appearance of a certain guest star was teased. It was pretty obvious what character was going to be played by the guest star though the show was coy before the reveal at the end of this week’s episode. Spoilers ahead.
This week’s episode of Haven makes Nathan account for his actions (sort of). Audrey is still looking for the source of the darkness Trouble and Duke tries to handle a Trouble in Nova Scotia. Spoilers ahead.
The last thirteen episodes of Haven pick up where the first half of the season left off with the town about to be plunged into deep kimchi (here’s a refresher if you need it). And yes, a lighthouse gets it. Spoilers for the double header premiere ahead.
If you've been watching Haven on a 30-day delay, you may be interested to know that they've unlocked the rest of the season for free streaming on Hulu. (It could be by mistake because they're still locked on SyFy) I just marathoned 10-13 (5-13 are available) and now I'm off to read @Ghost in the Machine's recaps.
Haven's mid season finale "Chosen" did what it needed to do - resolve some things and set up the rest of the season. Sacrifices are made and Dave shows up to advance the other story that had been sidelined for the last several episodes. Spoilers ahead.
This episode was getting the pieces in place for next week's mid season finale. Secrets are revealed and a plan turns out to be sheer elegance in its draconian complexity (maybe three people will get that). Spoilers ahead.
While the Troubled people of Haven have tried to keep their problem on the down low the Troubles are becoming more and more of an open secret among the normal residents. So it was only a matter of time before the Troubled were cast as "those people." Spoilers ahead.
With the illness Trouble spreading it's a good thing that Doctor Charlotte Cross is in town. Meanwhile someone receives a premonition about their death and someone may not be what they seem. Spoilers ahead.
The only other person in the room is Duke so it's not much of a contest. This week's episode "Morbidity" also has the people of Haven trying to keep their Troubles secret from Doctor Cross. And there were those bears. Spoilers ahead.
There is a lot going on in this week's episode of Haven. Mara and Duke engage in some quid pro quo, the Teagues brothers try to protect Haven and there's still that Trouble to resolve. Spoilers ahead.
In the aftermath of last week's episode Nathan and Duke have to figure out what's really going on with their prisoner. There's also the issue of how the locals and the Guard feel about Mara. Too bad Nathan has a big problem of his own to deal with. Spoilers ahead.
Most of "The Old Switcheroo, Part 2" is a pretty straightforward Trouble resolution. But towards the end we get some off the wall stuff including one big thing that I did not see coming. Spoilers ahead.
It's a genre classic used in shows and movies like the original Star Trek, Freaky Friday, Warehouse 13 and Stargate Universe (don't get me started on those stones). People swap bodies and either hilarity or drama ensues. In part one of "The Old Switcheroo" we get both. Spoilers ahead.
On this week's Haven Mara is still in full over-the-top villain mode as she tackles Nathan, Duke and Dwight. But the real story is what's happening with Dave and Vince. Spoilers ahead.
A theme that's popped up in two shows I'm currently watching involves multiple personas inhabiting the same body. Both Haven and Intruders raise the question which persona should be dominant.
In this week's episode "Spotlight" Nathan cranks his creepy-obsessiveness up to eleven, Duke makes a drastic change in his appearance and Mara is still the most interesting person in Haven. Spoilers ahead.
This week's episode of Haven is more about Duke, Nathan and the rest of the guys than Mara. Duke has to deal with the Trouble he's causing while finding out what happened to Jennifer. Nathan has to deal with his blandness while chasing down Mara. Spoilers ahead.
So Season 5.0* of Haven kicked off right where Season 4 ended. The town of Haven is still in deep kimchi (mmm, kimchi) with Troubles. A couple of characters are missing but there's someone new in town as well. Spoilers ahead.
My assorted thoughts on last night’s episode of Haven. Spoilers ahead.