Haven Review: The Time Space Continuum

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Yippee!!! I get to say time space continuum.

Of course, I normally say space time continuum, but Nathan chose the phrasing, and I'll follow his lead. After hearing a lot about "Sarah," she was finally introduced to us when a Troubled man spotted Duke and Nathan, who he recognized from the past... in 1955. We had a genuine time loop that seemed to keep Sarah in Haven to help the Troubled.

Her first case? Returning Duke and Nathan to 2012. 

Present or Past

Holy moly what a fantastic premise. I knew the episode was going to feature Duke and Nathan going back in time, but the changes it made to the future and both of them running into their relatives in the past were amazingly well done. Emily Rose completely changed to be Sarah. From the inflection of her voice to the mannerisms, the transformation was incredible. 

It was an emotional roller coaster, watching Duke get to know the grandfather he had never met while trying to save his life. Nathan also ran into Chief Wuornos as a little boy playing policeman, while Audrey was visited by him as his old self, alive and kicking, in a Haven that had been radically altered due to the rift in time. It's not very often I get teary eyed watching Haven, but I found myself wiping my eyes more than once during "Sarah."

If anything, there are more questions after this episode than there were going into it. We all had our hopes that maybe Nathan and Sarah would find they way into each other's arms (and other parts) to create The Colorado Kid, and unless they cut some scenes and held out on us, I don't think Nathan and Sarah got past first base. I dare say Nathan's chemistry with Sarah was deeper than what he has with Audrey. Before you get bent out of shape, check out my reasoning.

Nathan was looking at Audrey, but a fresh, non-jaded version of herself. She was just as smart and witty, but hadn't yet had the Haven world tossed up all around her. Her eyes sparkled mischievously as Nathan blatantly stared at her, astounded at the resemblance, and yet knowing fully well they were two different people. It was obvious Lucas Bryant and Emily Rose were enjoying the hell out of those scenes. And let's face it, Emily looked smashing in that red wig and Lucas dashing in his fedora. 

As the world was changing back in 2012, I was so happy that the one thing that stayed the same was the trust Haven had in Audrey. If she said the Haven they were standing in wasn't the real Haven, then they believed her. As ludicrous as things became, people lined up beside her willing to help. Even Jordan was working to get her out of town, as Audrey had a price on her head for killing The Rev. In the altered 2012, The Guard didn't smuggle people into Haven, they smuggled them out. 

If Haven stays on the air long enough, another time travel episode exploring what could be might be fun to investigate. As long as they don't then take that one episode and plan the entire next season around it. Yes, I'm looking at you Fringe. Some things are best explored by the episode thank you very much.

We're no closer to knowing who the father of The Colorado Kid is, but now I'm wondering if it might be one of the Teague brothers. They've been so tight-lipped about everything, why not that? It could very well be a stranger, but the odds of that happening on Haven seem slim. They manage to so neatly tie things together and bring them full circle it would be strange if they were to pluck someone out of the blue as the father.

As an example of tying things together, wasn't it great that Roy took the "pirate money" Duke gave him and put it into his son's birthday card, which is how it eventually got passed down to Duke? Duke gave his grandfather the very doubloon that his own father gave to him. How cool is that, and for how many more cycles will it continue? Oh how I love the idea of time travel.

Agent Howard has been in on the Troubles since the beginning. Well, at least Audrey's part in them. If not playing the part of an FBI agent, he'll take the role of an Army officer. I wonder, how on earth did Sarah manage to get pregnant and have a child under his watch? Maybe she disappeared because she had a child, and Lucy after her because she began a relationship with him, as well. 

Season three is wrapping up nicely. We have only (sob) four episodes left and we've been promised the finale will be amazing. What new theories do you have after watching "Sarah?"


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might be one of the Teague brothers. They've been so tight-lipped about everything, why not that? I believe that they were so tight lipped because they knew the past. And couldn't reveal anything to them that might prevent them from changeing things before they traveled to the past. Now that they have been to the past the Teague brothers can tell them things they may need to know. We have seen this before on shows like SG1. When they travel back to 1969. At the end Gen Hammond reminds Jack that he still owes him the money he borrowed back in 1969. Same thing. He knew but couldn'r say anything until after the event of going back had happened.


I LOVE this show and this episode is exactly why. I love shows that can do different episodes that involve time travel or just completely out there happenings but they all work and make sense with the plot line (Supernatural, heck even Castle can do it). Emily Rose was perfect as Sarah and they way Nathan just starred at her made my night. I think he was seeing the Audrey he originally fell for, before the hunter and her disapearance and all of that stuff started weighing her down and pulling her away. If they had introduced Jordan earlier, before Nathan found out he could feel Audrey's touch (one of my favorite moments EVER), I think I could have gotten on board with the two of them being together, the one who can't feel and the one who's touch is extremely painful. But I haven't been on board with that the entire time because Nathan is so obviously supposed to be with Adurey. I do think he's the father of the Colorado Kid. Vincent said Sarah never said who the father was, why couldn't that be because he was a time traveler she had spent one day with? How does she explain that? I agree with Duke/Claire, they just need to put them in more scenes together! I wasn't sure how I'd like her but I really do enjoy her character. The only thing missing from this episode was Dwight.


I have all of Haven downloaded on ITUNES season passes. This is by far my favorite episode of the entire show. Emily Rose was amazing - her change in voice, demeanor - a very innocent, unjaded Audrey at the start of helping the troubled. I love time travel episodes (Supernatural does them well also) and this one was extremely well written and acted. Audrey/Sarah and Nathan have fantastic chemistry and definitely belong together. Four episodes left. Sigh. Sob. At least we know Haven has been renewed for another mind bending season.


I wonder too if something more happened after they cut away, but then I wonder because Nathan and Sarah were kind of exposed. If it did my impression is that Howard monitors but does not keep constant watch so when Sarah decides to stay...it could be 9 months before he return and his reaction could be why she fled with the baby. Just not sure. Even though we are sick of Jordan..I am guessing she won't really leave until she discovers about Nathan and Sarah and not just for the cheating but how it deepens his connection to Audrey.


WOW! My favorite by far! Nathan/Sarah: I think Nathan feel more in love than ever. He was so taken by her being so carefree & open and not so "jaded" by the troubles like Audrey had been that on the beach he didn't want to walk away with any regrets and he was tired of holding back what he felt for her. The writers still want us to guess about who the father of the CK is but I am still going with Nathan. The look that he gave Audrey when she told him. I just can't believe the would ruin it by having one of the Teague brothers be the father, YUCK! Duke: was sad when he realized that he couldn't change what fate had in store. Enjoyed seeing the Cheif (young & old). Want to see Claire & Duke pairing. After watching this epidode i camt watch jordan/nathan anymore, Ready for the Jordan storyline with Nathan to be OVER!


Best episode yet!It is starting to seem like Nathans the father.The way everything played out just supports that as well.I mean Audrey had 3 chances to tell him about the CK but each time something interrupted so that he never found out until after he was with Sarah.Now I believe they were together and the reason no one knows who the father is is because Sarah didnt even know.He never told her his name and I cant see her being with anyone else after Nathan.She fell hard and fast and thats why Audrey said shes always loved him.


This was my favorite episode of the season, possibly the whole show, possibly of any show ever. There have been two occasions this season where I said to myself "Is that Lucas Bryant playing that character?" Once with the guy who abducted Audrey in the pilot and once when we saw the CO Kid from behind before he started moving and speaking. That said, I too am not convinced that Nathan is the father. There's a bigger history behind Sarah and the Teagues that hasn't been revealed yet, and the scene on the beach/Nathan's reaction to Audrey was left just ambiguous enough to give me a reasonable doubt. I loved the Duke storyline! I loved mini-Chief! The only thing I didn't love was Sarah's fake accent.


Nathan tried to walk away from Sarah but they have a connection. Sarah seemed to really like Nathan. Nathan is starved for human touch. He can only feel Audrey/Sarah. When Audrey told him of her son, his reaction was interesting. Audrey told him last week that she always loved him. Wonder if she has feelings from her life as Sarah that are coming to the surface as she learns more.


I was intrigued at Nathan's reaction when Audrey told him about the Colorado Kid, like he was considering it could be his. I could be wrong, but I'm still pretty sure they cut out the scene where Nathan and Audrey slept together to show flashbacks in the future. I can't believe Sarah would be with someone else. I agree their chemistry was great, it's like Sarah was more carefree and less tortured than Audrey. And even though it was a different character and Emily Rose was amazing, Nathan knew she was the same person as Audrey so he trusted her and followed his heart, which is something he has a hard time doing with Audrey because she's more closed up about her feelings. And also there's Jordan. God I hope she goes away already. Overall great episode as always, I get so attached to this show and the characters it's crazy.


I can't believe we have to wait 2 more weeks. I love this show truly best show on TV. Not too much drama the love triangles are kept short on this show which is great because I hate love triangles. I just hope they get rid of Jordan soon and add more Claire for duke. I hope they put duke and Claire together. He's a good guy and he deserves happiness, she would make him better. Great show sucks there's only four episodes left.

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Haven Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

Duke: Hey! I just wanted to thank you. I thought I was going to be in there until The Beatles!
Junior: The who?
Duke: Them too.

Claire told me I'd find you out here, exhibiting avoidance behavior.