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Haven Review: The Will To Go On

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I don't even know what to say about "Last Goodbyes." It's kind of a difficult episode to review because it was really all about Audrey coming to the realization that she has to fight to say in this world. How it went down, however, was pretty fun.

Audrey &:the Bolt Gun Killer

Since she's Trouble free, Audrey found out she was the only person in Haven awake on a day when, well, everyone else wasn't. It was pretty easy to figure out Amnesia Man was in a coma and his coming out of it was what put everyone else into one, and kind of funny that it was he who realized they were in comas and not just asleep. How did he know they were in comas? 

Nolan North played the part of Amnesia Man (Will Brady) so well. He has great comedic timing and he was perfectly cast to play off Audrey while Haven suffered the fate that was meant for Will. It was a sad tale, but an incredibly enjoyable hour to watch. Emily Rose and Nolan North had such great chemistry that I wouldn't have minded his role continuing. Check out some of the Haven quotes for a taste, and enjoy.

After their day together, I was very happy Audrey seemed to have a new lease on life, and that she decided it wasn't right for Will's family to give up on him. If he could hear what they were saying and was aware of what was going on around him, then they should all be fighting for him to come back, just like Audrey should be fighting to stay in Haven.

At the beginning of the episode, when Audrey and Claire vetted each other as not being the skin walker so they could then vet the rest of their group, I was getting the idea that whoever was behind the whole thing might be The Colorado Kid. Not because he really wants to hurt anyone, but to create this FrankenAudrey that can go into the barn and end The Troubles for 27 years, while he gets to know his mother for the first time. 

By this point, I'd have to imagine The Colorado Kid isn't in the best of shape. We have few details of his life, although we know he grew up in Nederland, Colorado. Did he know about his birth mother? Was he searching for her? Could he have been Troubled, and understood from where he came, wanting all along to have contact with her, but only getting the chance once every 27 years? That could drive someone over the edge and it would be difficult to blame him, much as it is difficult to blame the other Troubled people. I'm just thinking out loud.

Has anyone else had about enough of the Teagues? They aren't amusing with all of their secrets and denials. Their unwillingness to work with Audrey is holding everyone back and putting Haven and everyone we love in the town in jeopardy. I used to enjoy their antics, but now when they're on screen, I just want them off as soon as possible. Whatever quirky fun they originally brought to Haven has washed out to sea. Whether they can redeem themselves remains to be seen. Headline for the Haven Herald: Time Is Running Out!

As it turned out, my nightmare came true. In my review last week, I was fleetingly convinced (as much as I can be convinced of anything on Haven), that Claire was the skin walker. Dammit! Claire is dead. The Bolt Gun Killer is wearing her skin. I hate The Bolt Gun Killer. I have so enjoyed having Bree Williamson on Haven and, unless there is some miraculous save - such as a twin sister who also happens to help The Troubled - she's not long for this world. 

Brilliantly played episode, and with most of it shot with only two actors it felt almost like a stage play. With very few scenes or words, almost everything that needed to be said between Audrey and Nathan was also in the open. The dialog, clues and conclusion were sheer perfection. Am I wrong or am I right?

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the skinwalker is apparently able to take off and put on different skins like clothes, because when that woman was killed at the atm he was grady then tommy again. The skinwalker did slip up when 1st interviewed by audrey (the golum comment) but audrey fell for it. The blonde woman next wk is arla cogan(imbd credits) who is i guess the skinwalker/bgk. I've noticed that Haven usually gives the big answers in the last 2 episodes of the season.

Marisa1983

@Wendy, right after the flashback, Audrey turns her face in panic because she found out and doesn't want Claire to see her expression. Claire then calls her name, she turns her head to face Claire, who pulls a gun a her and asks what gave her away. And the episode ends just like that.

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(2/2)I'm indeed sick of the Teagues acting like everything's a big joke. They used to feel like they were on Audrey's side and now they (especially Dave) don't. But more than anything, I'm sick of the forced D/N/A love triangle. It cheapens D/A's relationship to act like he wouldn't be concerned about helping her if he wasn't pining after her (especially considering most of last season presented them firmly as just friends, so it seems to have come out of nowhere). It weakens the whole love across time/love will save Haven theme as well as the N/A relationship if A is torn between N and D. And it takes away a lot of the connection and history between N and D to present their interactions as being determined largely by their shared feelings and competition for A. The triangle was fine for establishing everything in the first season, but I think the writers and characters are better than that now. I don't mind the romance angle, but the triangle is taking away from the truly interesting plots and interactions.

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(1/2)Personally, I was a little disappointed by this episode. The character stuff for Audrey was great, but both the coma case and the Claire reveal (no one else except conveniently-forgotten Dwight is really expendable) were entirely predictable. Perhaps she got nabbed by the BGK after they cleared each other, but they were also being stupid with how they tested each other - a lot of the things brought up happened after the BGK was already in town and could have replaced one of them!

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Wendy next week Claire knocks Audrey out and another woman is on the loose I think she's working for the guard.

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I am a little confused...so most of the episode I was wondering what was with Claire she seemed to be pushing for Audrey to give up. That didn't seem like her' but I thought okay it is probably a week before maybe...then well this was silly but I couldn't figure out what was with her hair (usually it is quite neatly dealt with but this week it was like they said how would a guy know how to do her hair). I also had thought Audrey had told her about her and Duke. I am hoping that maybe this claire is actually the woman he was creating and the real claire is being held somewhere so he can get info when he needs it (though I am guessing her notes would suffice).

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Great to see those two got to work together again (worked with one another on uncharted series), so I can see why they have great chemistry and are comfortable with one another. Really good episode, one of the best this season.

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So, I DVR this show so I don't have to wait through commercials. Draw back is that sometimes it stops recording to early. The last I saw was Audrey flashing back to the guy saying the bolt gun killer said "hush". Then it ended...so what happened after that and what is coming next week? HELP! I hate missing the last minute!

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Claire probably became the skinwalker after the interviews. I loved her for duke. I wanted them to keep her around . IM so sad but I loved the conversation with Nathan. That was beautiful because they didn't need to say anything they just know. I hope they can get at least one time this year.I love this show and this episode was terrific.

Marisa1983

Great episode as always, but with only two episodes left, I'm worried we still haven't got enough answers before Audrey is supposed to go. Maybe the writers will delay the supposed time of her departure until next season and ending it on a cliffanger. We already know the show is coming back, so... I was hoping Nathan and Audrey would really talk, but then it feels like each of them knew exactly what the other wnated to say, they didn't really need to talk. They had a sweet moment when Nathan told her about when he felt her for the first time. Claire as the bolt-gun killer really surprised me, I didn't not see that coming after Audrey cleared her. So how did she get the memories right? Maybe Tommy (as the bolt-gun killer) found out about it?

Haven Season 3 Episode 11 Quotes

Amnesia Man: Gear down there Champ, I'm the one without a gun.
Audrey: That doesn't mean you're still not dangerous.
Amnesia Man: Right, because only the most hard-core criminals roll with only one shoe.

Audrey: Nathan, if it turns out that I go away, there's some things that I want you to know.
Nathan: That sounds important.
Audrey: Important. And, overdue.

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