Haven (an original Syfy drama airs channel 50 in Phoenix) has been entertaining this season as the cast of characters have followed their own personal storylines. Duke has been investigating the tattooed man who was predicted to kill him, Audrey discovered she has (or someone else has) her memories and believes she is Audrey Parker too. Nathan has taken on his father’s role as police chief and learns more and more about the man… the good, bad, ugly and enemies he has made over the years.
This week, one of those enemies becomes a focal point for more than one lead character in the show. Reverend edmund Driscoll has become a thorn in Nathan’s side since the day he became interim chief. Driscoll has a problem with the ‘troubled’ individuals that flock to the small town of Haven. He believes he can cure them with Gods help. But this week we learn a little more about Driscoll’s back story and the seeds he has planted.
Driscoll was married to a woman named Penny who was having an affair with Cole Glendower. Like so many in Haven, the Glendowers are ‘troubled’. Only this affliction effects all the men in the family. To cover up their secret they moved the entire family to the outskirts of town and some believed them to be more cult-like than family (people always assume the worse when they cannot discover the truth).
In the beginning of the episode, Cole’s son Leif was found washed up on shore (in what looks like a possible suicide). Mary (his ex-wife) and he were going through a nasty custody battle at the time of his death. When she learns the Glendowers are not going to give her Daniel (her son) back she runs to the good Reverend. The reverend wastes no time putting together a lynch mob (driven by the backstory that Cole killed his wife). Of course Audrey and Nathan arrive in time to talk everyone down… or so they thought.
While investigating the suicide they come across a picture of Lucy (Audrey’s look a like and possible relative) who is sitting next to Nathan’s father. The picture’s caption on the back reads ‘Wedding day celebration 83’. This opens more questions for Audrey, but also answers some as she recognizes the handwriting. She tells Gwen (Cole’s wife) that she knows she faked her own death (Gwen was Penny Driscoll in another life). The handwriting was the same on the picture as it was on the letter found in Leif’s pocket. Suicide had now become murder.
The Glendower’s family secret was the men were water people. Whenever the troubles come to town they have to go into the ocean to live because they can only breath air for a few minutes. This is why Daniel cannot go back to Mary. Mary doesn’t know this until after she kidnaps all the children (including Daniel). She is convinced the Reverend can cure them and is willing to let them suffer until he arrives to make them all better.
Reverend refuses to help until he comes face to face with his dead wife. She confronts him and he talks down Mary and releases the children. But he makes it clear this battle is over but the war is just starting.
Meanwhile, Duke enlists Evie to cause s distraction with reverend Driscoll long enough for him to break in the church and try to find something that will help him figure out who the tattooed man is that will be killing him. Duke finds a list of people killed by the troubled and his father’s name is on that list. What Duke doesn’t know is his ‘wife’ Evie has been working with Driscoll all along to get Duke to join their fight. Through the course of Duke’s investigation he discovers many of the Glendower men have the tattoo he is so afraid of.
Duke confronts Cole, who tells him the tattoo is worn by the men in his family that are called to fight if protection is needed. He told him he didn’t know who killed his father, but warned he needs to stop looking into this before he gets hurts.
So far we have learned the ‘Colorado Kid’ in the picture with Lucy (Audrey’s look alike) was Duke. Nathan’s dad and Lucy worked together to help many ‘troubled’ individuals (so the two are following in their foot steps). The other Audrey Parker found something that wiped her memories clean a couple of weeks ago and when Audrey and Duke tried to find the location that caused this memory loss they came up empty. Could Audrey be Lucy? Or is Audrey Lucy’s daughter? How are Nathan and Duke involved. Are you enjoying how the story lines are tying together nicely? Feel free to leave a comment below.