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Clearly, I am not as analytical as some because I did not see the twist at the end coming. My mind went through so many things all at once and then it all made sense.

oh_no_yesKudos Shernold Edwards for a well written episode and an even better twist with a side of why. Kudos also goes out to Kate Kelton for getting us to empathize with Jordan even when we don’t want to.

Once again, I am not doing a comprehensive recap. If you want one, check out the one done by Syfy Haven.

Wade Crocker – I just do not know what to make of this guy. He is so different from Duke and there’s such a “suit” vibe from him that he just doesn’t seem to fit in with the laid back Haven. But he is from the outside so this is to be expected. Jury is still out till we see more of his story.

Jordan – Anyone just flipping over to the show can easily see that Jordan is an angry woman. A-N-G-R-Y. Her trouble is that she is a human taser so she can’t really touch anyone directly without tasering them. You can understand why she would be at the top of the list to want the troubles gone. When Nathan botches the chance for her to be trouble free (even if only for 27 years), you can imagine she is going to be P-O’d. As a viewer you see so much of her anger (following/watching/protecting Nathan, confronting Vince (s4 premiere)), that you forget what she is going through. And it is never more apparent than after Mike touched her and was knocked unconscious.

“No! I’m so sorry. Mike.  I’m so sorry.” – Jordan

In that moment, my heart really went out to Jordan. You remember what is driving her actions and why she takes every chance she can get to remind Nathan he better do his part to end the troubles. And why she also reminds Nathan that she will enjoy seeing it happen. So kudos to you Kate Kelton for continually confusing us on how we should feel about Jordan. :p

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Blame Game – I’m getting a little tired of everyone reminding Nathan that he is the reason the Troubles are still around. We know and trust me he knows. Dwight asks him the question we are all dying to ask.

Dwight: “How do you know Audrey will do it? Kill you to end the troubles? I mean, she didn’t do it last time.”
Nathan: “I didn’t know about it last time. I’m gonna tell her to.”

Then there’s the opinion of the Guard, especially Vince.

It’s time to let go of old grudges. He’s [Nathan] made mistakes but he’s our only chance.” – Vince

The fact that everyone thinks Audrey will just do what she is told. Audrey has never been a person who liked being told what to do. So being told to kill the man she loves)? Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s not going to fly.
And, what if she does come back as Lexie? When Audrey was Lucy, it was believed that it was James that needed to be killed. I’m not sure Nathan would fit the bill right away. I am going to go on the record and say I think they’ll connect instantly just like he did with Sarah. I just don’t think Nathan can be killed right away because what if he (and the Guard) are wrong? But when they do make that connection and Nathan is known as the man Lexie loves, I don’t think anyone will be able to convince her to kill him. Underneath it all she has Audrey in her. It’s not going to happen, so what’s the alternative?

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The Teagues – The brothers may fight, bicker, and argue but when it comes down to it they are still brothers and there for each other. In the beginning, I admit I was Team Vince but since last season’s finale have switched to Team Dave. Why? Because right now he seems to be the more level headed of the two. Maybe it’s the responsibility on Vince’s shoulders as leader of the Guard that has him so …. uptight.

Vince: “I’m tired of dancing around it. What Nathan did was selfish.
Dave: “His father was our friend. It’s our duty to look out for him.”
Vince: “Nathan wasn’t looking out for Haven when he shot Howard. He was thinking about how much he needed Audrey. Well, Audrey doesn’t exist just for him. I care about her too but I let her go.”
Dave: “I? You mean we don’t you.”
Vince: “No word games. If Nathan had let the cycle continue, the troubles would’ve gone away for 27 years. Then he would have seen Audrey again!”
Vince: “He’s young and rash. But now he’s doing the right thing and Haven has to keep going.”
Dave: “Where we’re going is a morgue in New Hampshire. If Audrey is dead, I’ll never forgive Nathan Wuornos.”

It’s about time we got this all out in the open because ever since we’ve learned about him being the leader of the Guard, I don’t know who Vince is anymore. He acts all high and mighty because he cared for Sarah/Lucy/Audrey and let her go.  I mean why would we forget that you want to keep putting Audrey in a barn as a 27-yr old band-aid. That’s not selfish at all. When it all comes down to it, you just want one thing. The troubles gone no matter how it gets done.

Barn = Bar – Huh. Kudos again Shernold for that reveal and how you revealed it to us. Increasing the voices Jennifer hears and lining it up with what was happening in the barn. The barn is still imploding and Audrey/Lexie needs to escape. If William is another version of Agent Howard (an unconfirmed theory), then who are Sinister man and Heavy? Will everyone be destroyed when the implosion completes? Still so many questions but at least we have one answer. Audrey is still in the barn.

Here’s to hoping we see the reunion of Audrey/Lexie with Nathan and Duke next week because I really miss that dynamic. My guess is that the reunion will be the cliffhanger for next week so I am mentally preparing myself but really:

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LOL. I wanted to use that gif. :pI leave you with my usual random thoughts and some quotes. 🙂

peace,
aimee

Random Thoughts:

  • Dwight, you had my eyes stinging when you asked the Teagues to id the Jane Doe in New Hampshire. “Guys, if it is Audrey, bring her home.” – Dwight
  • Jennifer is staying in Audrey’s apt. 🙂 When Audrey gets back I hope they’ll be roomies!
  • Nothing good ever happens at Haven PD. See Lockdown and Ain’t No Sunshine.
  • Emily Rose looks great for someone who just gave birth just before filming. I need her secret!
  • Jordan was queen of the one liners this episode with her sassy lines to stating the obvious.
  • “So you think Audrey is still in the barn and it’s still imploding?” [best summation]
  • Goodbye Rhona (played by Nicola Correia-Damude). You were a friend to Lexie/Audrey when she needed one, even if only in her head.
  • “Here we go again” – Nathan <—- perfect for a gif
  • The Teague brothers, brothers through and through.
  • Duke is afraid of becoming addicted to his trouble….smart. I’d be afraid too.
  • I could have done without the multiple references to Dwight having been a cleaner and Nathan used to being chief.  In my opinion the most powerful one was when the cop brought the map over to Dwight and Nathan saying, “Chief” and they both responded somehow. (yikes! poor Nathan)
  • REMINDER: Last season, Agent Howard told Audrey she was very much human and not Troubled. How does that play into everything?
  • If the barn is imploding (still) and James was healing in the barn …. :-/ – what happened to James?

Other Quotes (lots of ’em):

  • “Once a cleaner, always a cleaner.” – Dwight
  • “You get one.” – Nathan
  • “Looks like Jordan’s still on dead man’s watch.” – Nathan
  • “It was really gross.” – Jordan
  • Jordan: “He’s a sponge…”
    Duke: “Shut up!”
    Jordan: “For troubled blood, an evil sponge.”
    Duke: “I said, shut up Jordan!”
  • “I’m not saying he’s not a nice guy or anything, but based on what I’ve seen of this town, since I’ve been in town, everything is mad at Nathan.” – Jennifer
  • Vince: “This is what it must have been like for Nathan watching Audrey walk into that barn.”
    Dave: “It was an impossible decision.”
  • Jennifer: “You didn’t trust me enough to tell me?”
    Duke: “My thing with troubled blood, it’s ugly.”
  • “I didn’t know if it was going to kill me. And when it didn’t, I was almost sorry. I can’t touch anything. I don’t want to live like this anymore. You have to do what you promised. You have to end the troubles.” – Jordan
  • “Well, you still have to look at her face. It’s procedure.” – Dave
  • “Did I say sorry for crushing your windpipe earlier?” – Duke
  • William: “This place has many names. You know it most recently as the barn.
    Lexie/Audrey: “I prefer the bar.”
    William: Well, call it what you will, its dying and unless we move fast it’s going to take you with it.”

This entry was posted in Look Back, Season 4 and tagged Tagged: , , , on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 .