Hello, Haven fans, and welcome to our weekly review of this incredible SyFy series!
I hope you've had time to catch up on the first two seasons because with the Season 3 Premiere we pick up right where we left off: Nathan confronting Duke about the disappearance of Audrey. If only it had been Nathan or Duke who was responsible for her kidnapping, things in Haven would be much simpler.
I have to be honest, I was completely lost for a lot of the episode as to why Audrey was kidnapped. It had something to do with The Colorado Kid, which most any of her problems do. Except that The Colorado Kid had supposedly been dead for over 20 years and the kidnapper seemed to think Audrey would have new information to share.
That wouldn't be unheard of because we have yet to discover who Audrey really is. Is she the awakened incarnation of Lucy or Sarah? Or might she be someone even completely different, with new memories that will come out during Season 3?
It's so fun to learn along with the characters who she might be, and what her significance to Haven is that she keeps coming around every 27 years. Given the first two seasons and the many shocking revelations, nothing would totally surprise me.
Despite what Vince said, when they dug up the grave of The Colorado Kid, there was no body to be found. The Colorado Kid may still be alive. I have absolutely no idea what that would mean to Haven, Audrey or anything else because he has been even more of a mystery to the audience than Audrey.
At least with Audrey we know who she is now, but Vince, Dave and the others who were around during The Colorado Kid's time in Haven are reluctant to share more than the basest of facts. It does absolutely nothing for Audrey's search about her past, who she was or who she is, and for once she really laid into the brothers about what they might know. They revealed very little. Again.
But in the coffin of The Colorado Kid, weighted with bricks instead of the body they had sworn was buried there, one of her previous incarnations wrote "Find him, before The Hunter." Because The Colorado Kid wasn't mystery enough, now they have to figure out who, or what, The Hunter is. Never a dull moment.
The trouble of the episode was certainly one unlike we've ever encountered. And it was a close one! Aliens? To this point troubles have seemed more in tune with the individual, their families or their problems. For a family to imagine aliens that not only scoop up the members, but also make themselves known to all of the townspeople was really different. Duke, Audrey and Nathan watched Wesley walk into a light and up into an alien craft. A strange trouble, for sure, and it only affected others by its magnetic power to raise pretty much anything under 50 pounds and toss it around town.
With his disappearance, so went the trouble.
When Audrey finally got free from her kidnapper and ran to Nathan, the look on Duke's face was so telling. It's been no secret that both men have harbored as much of a thing for Audrey as they do for each other. For each other, in a brotherly way, of course. I know this season is going to delve deeply into the very complicated relationship between these three characters, and that's what the premiere did best, it set up the season for us to wonder what will happen between them. A bromance and at least one romance.
At this point I doubt Duke would move in on Audrey because as much as he plays to hate Nathan, their feelings are so deep that the pain that comes naturally between them is enough for both of them to handle without further complicating it with a fight for Audrey. If something happened to Nate, all bets would be off.
What did you think of the premiere? On board for season three? I'll see you back here next week!
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