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Haven Review: A Brilliant Twist!

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Finally. Haven brought an end to the "Audrey's in the Bar(n)" saga with a nifty little twist. While we waited for that, we were treated to a truly spine tingling Trouble, making "Lost and Found" the best episode of Haven Season 4 so far.

While none of my theories or wishes of what might occur when Sarah/Lucy/Audrey/Lexie made her way back to Haven was used as the end results, it still changes everything and makes what comes next pretty exciting.

Working With Jennifer

First let's chat about The Trouble of the week. Anything with kids is always extra scary, but put black blunt cut wigs, spiked teeth and blue eye shadow on them and make them giggle like little freaks and you can count me out of playing ring around the rosy with them. 

I had never heard of a Douen before, but if I know my friends well enough, somebody will tell me they've already been examined by Joss Whedon and I'm late to the party. I did a little research on the creatures, and in folklore one of their characteristics is that their feet are on backward, with their heels facing the front. I'm glad they didn't add that little detail, because they were nightmare inducing without it.

It seemed an odd Trouble for a husband to bring to his wife after realizing he couldn't give her children, but I guess that's what made them mystical - their ability to make her happy even while scaring the crap out of everyone else. Nonetheless, great Trouble and one I was happy to see cured.

On to the good stuff! William was using his mojo in the Bar(n) with Lexie to get her open her mind to see things as they really were on her side, and Duke was doing the same thing with Jennifer in Haven. I'm still really digging Jennifer and Duke and it was a perfect touch that the thing that opened Jennifer up was playing quarters and swilling beer. I like her more all the time!

Jennifer and Lexie had some sort of actual connection and through that realized that they both had to open a door and by doing so Lexie will be able to cross the divides between the Bar(n) and the real world to get back. William told her she had to take a leap of faith and that part of who she is is someone who has friends looking for her - always. 

William was very cryptic and in being so essentially spoke to the fact that our favorite blonde isn't any one person. We also learned he wouldn't be making the trip with her (that bummed me out), but they will likely meet again (in bursts like Agent Howard?). 

Audrey: You know, you kept saying that I'm not who I think I am. If I make it to the other side, who will I be?
William: Whoever you most want to be. | permalink

There was a big ripple and the doors disappeared and the girl was back on the ground. Nathan spoke with her, told her she had to kill him to end the troubles. But guess who she most wanted to be - Lexie. It would appear that Audrey Parker is gone. Is that a cool twist? Yes, yes it is. 

It takes care of our problem of killing Nathan, because Lexie doesn't know any of the people in Haven. It also gives me hope that she might like Jordan, because of her imaginary roommate and friend in the Bar(n). Given what Kate Kelton said in her recent interview on the site, I'm wondering if Lexie might not fall for Jordan. There's nothing that says Lexie can't fall for a woman, is there? Only two people can touch Jordan, right? Nathan and Lexie. It could happen.

Oooh - I'm excited. I can't wait. I liked Lexie, and apparently Lexie liked Lexie, too! We will get to find out about her and get to see Emily Rose go all Tatiana Maslany with a fourth incarnation of her character with all the regulars and maybe she'll end up friends with unlikely suspects. 

What do you think of this new development and are you as glad as I am that she's finally out of that darn Bar(n)?! Welcome to Haven Lexie!

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Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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Marisa1983

I am also hapy to get to know Lexie. Getting her to fall for Jordan would be an interesting twist, except I like more the idea of her always falling in love with Nathan every time she gets a new personnality. Like she did when she was Sarah, and than Audrey. Like they're meant to be. But I guess for now, it's better she doesn't recognize him, so she isn«,t confronted to the dilemma of killing him or not. I didn't expect her to kill him anyway. I guess she wanted to be Lexie, because she didn't remember Audrey, but maybe throughout the season, she'll remember Audrey and decide to be her. Or maybe changing personnality is really how she's built. Maybe every time she had the choice of returning with her last personnality and she always chose to be someone new...

Chrys

Definetely the best episode of S4. I also especially enjoyed the parallel scenes between William/Lexie&Duke/Jennifer. I like Jennifer a lot and i keep wondering how she's connected to ''Audrey''. Maybe like there's a person handling the Troubles, there's also another connected to the barn...always. Maybe Jennifer was sb else before too and her ability wakes up when ''Audrey'' needs to leave the barn. I'm also sad William couldn't follow Lexie, but i'm glad she didn't choose to be Audrey. The point of the character is to be always-changing.Of course, i don't know why she would want to be Lexie the most.I'm kind of bummed we still haven't any clues about who she actually is. Come on...it's S4 already, we've seen how the barn operated...it's high time we learnt the backstory.
Why did everyone expect that Audrey would still be Audrey?