Haven Review: Lady Justice
I know "Double Jeopardy" wasn't supposed to be funny - after all, people were being attacked for their wrong doings in very appropriate ways - but Duke was on fire and I wanted to laugh at everything he said. So what was so darn humorous?
It started out with Duke seeing what looked like a Grecian Goddess slicing his tires. We later learned she was attacking people for their wrongs, scooping out the eyeballs of a peeping tom, breaking all the bones of a woman who shook her baby. Not funny.
Then Duke raised his hand and said, "parking tickets." Seriously? Tell me that's not funny. She got him for something else as well, and he was really worried about that little murder he committed to save the family of organ snatchers a few episodes back, but it would happen that someone would frak up Duke over parking tickets. Hilarious!
When she blew to pieces of plaster when Audrey shot her, we learned she was the incarnation of Lady Justice herself.
Duke and Audrey spent a night together under the guise of her protecting him, but also using him as bait to lure the goddess. That gave the two of them a wonderful opportunity to connect and their conversation was great. I know there is a part of Duke who thinks he wants more from Audrey, but they make excellent friends. It's a quite unique partnership, and I'm glad he hasn't pushed the issue. There is a woman in Haven, or there will be, for Duke.
I'd like to see him with Claire, and look forward to an increase in their screen time. That would also allow Audrey and Claire to enter into discussions about Nathan and Duke while they're having their sessions. How fun would that be? The little chats between Claire and Audrey have been welcome additions to the hour each week, and I'm interested in getting Claire even more involved.
Audrey still isn't letting Nathan get close, and he's determined to find the link between the Guard, the bolt gun killer and Audrey's fate. Nathan is telling Audrey too much about his infiltration of the Guard. The less she knows, the better. She doesn't need to be aware that he's spending time with another woman, even if it's to help her. It could drive her even further away. Audrey hanging out with Duke is already rubbing Nathan the wrong way, so we need as little friction between the lovebirds as possible.
Jordan asked Nathan to help the Guard with a transfer of a criminal, and it looked like she had nefarious reasons for doing so. As Nathan watched, she commandeered the transfer van and used her trouble to take the men down. Watching her hurt those men was powerful. She hated it. Even though she knew she was doing it for what she must have considered good reasons, it practically brought her to tears to put them into such pain. That could explain why she was so shocked to learn how quickly Nathan had accomplished his task to transfer the guy; she knew what was required of her.
Showing her in action, and not enjoying it, made her character more authentic. Now I want to know more. What I don't want is for Nathan to toy with her and hurt her. Given the reason the Guard helped the man escape prison, so far they aren't in the wrong. Until she deserves to be used, I'd rather he find other methods to gain her trust.
Once again, the Trouble this week was top notch. The ending was fantastic. Duke put his life on the line and the Troubled woman was the one who paid the final price, ascending into the very painting from which she summoned Lady Justice.
There is so much about Haven to like. The usage of character and their growth is amazing. The ongoing mystery is compelling, but never overshadowed by the cases of the week. Those cases, in lesser hands, could be hum drum and boring. Instead they add to the suspense and through them we learn more about the town and its residents. This season we have a long running investigation into the bolt gun killer, meshing into the weekly Troubles and the overarching enigma of the destiny of Audrey Parker.
If Audrey was right, it looked like that story just got bigger because the bolt gun killer might be putting together a woman. Perhaps one that will look just like, or even replace, Audrey herself.
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