Haven Review: Who's Been Spreading the Troubles?

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Alright. If you saw the events that occurred in the last 10 minutes of Haven Season 4 Episode 9 coming from the beginning of the season, you deserve a TV Fanatic Fan Patch. We don't have one of those, but you deserve one.

William is a bad guy? But he's played by the always adorable Colin Ferguson! Tell me leaving the Bar(n) and entering Haven gave him his own Trouble - please!

The Fate of the Town

The news is out - Audrey didn't shoot Nathan! Discussions with Vince and Dave lead me to believe that she would have if the Bar(n) thugs hadn't turned up in her high-rent apartment in The Grey Gull causing her to shoot at something other than Nathan's heart.

To hear Nathan tell it, they were ready and willing to go through with it until the thug crept in. Ironically, if William had just let Audrey go he would have had her all to himself, wouldn't he? There will have to be a reason given as to why he interfered with that little scenario somewhere down the road, as he seems to have shot himself in the foot.

So do you think the little pebbles in the ears purposefully created an Audrey jealousy scenario, or is everybody really that paranoid of Audrey? Of course, they've all had encounters with her, but how can Audrey every have a real relationship or friendship if that's where people's paranoia takes them? It's kind of sad.

If anything, though, the paranoia of Nathan and Jennifer let me know how much they really cared for Audrey and Duke. While I didn't need that reassurance from Jennifer, I did from Nathan. He's been so unemotional lately that seeing him near tears when talking about taking out William to secure Audrey's love was kind of nice.

When Audrey and William were walking up the hill, I was with Audrey. He was infected. It never occurred to me that he was the infector. He's also been responsible for so many other deaths by way of spreading Troubles to the non-Troubled just to try to get Audrey's attention. How very kindergarten of him.

At least now we know. There is someone inside of Lexie/Audrey/Lucy/Sarah that predates them all and she "belonged" to William. Whether he understands the concept of love we have yet to learn. That's a great person to consider though, isn't it?

I wonder if Agent Howard was Audrey's protector from William, and once he died, William and his thugs were free to enter her life again. That's a frightening thought. Perhaps he killed her son inside the Bar(n) and that's why he hasn't come out yet. 

It's a lot to ponder. What are you thinking?


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I knew William was bad news from the beginning. I was waiting for his true self be exposed.


@ Tim Audrey's doesn't age in any notable way, she's looked the same since 1956 at least and is housed in a magical barn for 27 year earth time intervals. Howard's words could be interpreted as you demonstrate unusual human emotions for a being that is in fact not human. Maybe they are both witches or dabbled in witchcraft at some point but to say she isn't supernatural in any way is inaccurate.


By the way, in the season 3 finale Howard tells Audrey that she's very human, so I don't think either she or William are supernatural in any way.


Here's a theory. William and original Audrey were indeed in love, and they did something that started the troubles. If I had to guess, I'd say they wanted eternal life (which they seem to have found in some way) and thus eternal love, and the troubles were the result of their devil's bargain. Original Audrey realizes this (remember when Howard said it seemed like she was being punished?) and decides she will continually sacrifice herself to save everyone else. The barn is William's prison and Audrey's penance. I'm sure there are some holes in all that, but I figured I'd share.


That was one of the most surprising episodes of tv I think I've ever seen. No one, in any review or message board I read last week predicted anything even close to what happened. I like the theories that people are coming up with - Hades and Persephone is an interesting thought, but who is Demeter in this analogy? - but after this episode I don't think we can predict anything that these writers are going to come up with! My LOL moment during the episode was when Audrey called the "Code Red" in the PD and said that Dwight and Nathan had been infected by "some kind of toxic...?" and Duke yelled out, "GAS LEAK!" It's remarkable that the Haven survivors hasn't launched a class-action lawsuit against the gas company yet - aren't there any lawyers in that town?

@ osofine

I meant "haven't". Oops.


William is Randall Flagg? Just a thought.....

@ Dave

Oh yes! There hasn't been much sign of him besides in the credits!


Audrey chose Nathan always. I bet the troubles started because Audrey chose him over William. She goes back to the barn after sacrificing her love, Nathan and William stops the troubles because she comes back to him.


Now that William clearly isn't the Bar(n) rep this leads the way for my previous theory, that Jennifer is the new Agent Howard! Although that doesn't bode well for her future with Duke (but as you said last week, no one is safe)! I like your theory that Agent Howard was somehow protecting Audrey from William. I wonder if, seeming as Williams "trouble" appears to be giving other people the troubles, this means that he's the root cause of the troubles way back when... He's the reason the troubles are in Maine, and maybe that's why the women he loved (even if she didn't love him back) was tasked with the role of Haven's protector.


These seems a little like a Greek myth I've read my daughter. Hades (?) kidnaps Persephine and when pushed releases her to change the seasons. Perhaps William is Hades and he wants Audrey to be by his side during the "off" trouble season? Could troubled people be Titans or gods?

@ Joshua

I definitely think they are something other than human. And we can't rule out that William might not be delusional that she (before she was the Haven Savior) loved him too. Perhaps she was also as cruel as him (back in the day) and being Haven's Savior is her penance. It's mentioned that Agent Howard was her protector from William, but what if he was her jailer? And William couldn't get to her (to rekindle those memories of her true self) with him in the way.

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Haven Season 4 Episode 9 Quotes

Let me guess - you're a Pisces.


You'd think by now we'd have learned how to save the world back at The Gull. Where there's alcohol.