Season 2- Ep. 207: The Tides That Bind
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The beginning of last week’s HAVEN episode involved what appeared to be a bullying incident. A group of boys were singing at the end of a dock and then all of a sudden they tied a brick to a boy’s ankle and tossed him off the edge of the dock. The camera showed the boys looking down on their victim; bubbles come up from the water over the brown-haired child who was nowhere near the surface.
The boys sang in unison: “The sea is dark, the sea is deep, down below is where they sleep. Cold and dark below the foam, they wait for us but never alone.”
A man approaches them and tells them that supper is ready. He stares down at the boy’s head and watches the bubbles as they rise. He appears to lose interest after this and turns to look over on the water.
Next thing we see is the supper man washed up on the shore, hard as stone and cold as ice. In other words, he was dead as a doornail. Nathan and Audrey noticed that the dead man had an infamous tattoo, one that still doesn’t have an official origin or meaning. The man also had a note on him that was still legible. The note was an apology, for what we do not know.
The dead man had a picture on his key ring of a woman who lives in town. The detectives head to the church once they find out who she is. The woman was dating the dead man, Leath, she is sad to hear of his death. Nearing the end of her conversation with the detectives, the woman finds out that her boy is missing. She remembers that Leath was supposed to pick him up.
The next step for the detectives is to head to the compound where the dead man’s family resides. The Glendower family sends the detectives away from the compound when Audrey and Nathan seem a little TOO eager to search the joint. Right before leaving, the detectives see the little boy who has gone missing, and he is very much alive and kicking. Since they are all related and in town Nathan leaves the boy with his Grandparents for now.
When the detectives return to town they have a run-in with the preacher. The Rev is preparing to head out to the compound with a group of armed citizens and the boy’s mother, Mary. They wish to take this situation into their own hands but Nathan tells them to stay in town. The men do not listen to Nathan until the Rev tells them to wait.
Nathan and Audrey return to the station to check some records. Audrey finds out that one of the men from the compound, Cole Glendower, was involved in an earlier case where the Reverend’s wife went missing. The realization hits that this is probably why the Rev is so interested in Mary’s current problem with her relatives.
After the run-in and investigation, Nate and Audrey sneak back into the compound to snoop for clues. They find a picture from ‘83 that has LUCY in it. The picture says “Wedding Day Celebration” on the back and Lucy is sitting with a man her age, with a young child in front of her on a patch of grass (we assume that this child may be Audrey Parker). Water is running in a room nearby so Nathan goes to check it out. The detectives find a bathtub filled with murky water. When they approach the tub they find that Mary’s child, Daniel is under the water. They pull the child up above the water and a man walks in to see what is happening. The man is Cole. He tries to push the boy back underwater but the detectives do not want the child to drown so Nate fights the man. When the boy cries out, asking for the detectives to let him go back in the water, Audrey tells Nathan to let him go. They all watch and notice that the water is somehow helping the boy. Cole seems to be soothing Daniel now instead of forcing him under the water.
Meanwhile back on Duke’s boat, Duke arrives and tells Mrs. Crocker that someone told him that the tattoo is tied to Reverend Driscoll. Duke proposes that his wife go and smooth talk the Rev since Mrs. Crocker and The Rev have never met.
During this whole episode there is a side plot involving a woman who used to be married to the Rev. She left the Rev after falling in love with Cole; we find out now that all the men on the compound are from the same blood line. The men need water when the troubles come around. The woman reveals to Audrey that she left the Rev for a man named Cole and she has been living on the compound ever since. The couple insists that the boys, including Daniel, must stay with them or else they will die. They also make sure to voice that the Rev thinks that they are all evil because of their troubles. Audrey stares at the photo of LUCY and then at the back, she voices that the note on the dead man and the writing on the back of the photo are in the same handwriting. Audrey sees now that the woman with Cole is Penny Driscoll, the Reverend’s, supposedly, dead wife.
At this moment, all the boys from the compound are reported kidnapped.
Duke is at the church pretending to be a hired hand. He goes into a room and inspects a wooden box. Soon he finds a list of the troubled. Duke’s father’s name is on the list. Nate and Audrey break into the church looking for the Rev. Duke plays dumb about the note he found and points them in the direction of the Rev.
They find the Rev at the docks. Nathan accuses him the Rev kidnapping but he did not take the boys. Mrs. Crocker tells them all that the Rev has been at the dock all day waiting for a boat. Nathan asks the Rev where Mary is because she is the only other person who would kidnap the boys. Then a few people are pulled into the water by men from the compound. Cole jumps out of the water and onto the dock. Duke notices Cole’s tattoo. Cole is looking for the boys but Nathan tells him that the boys are not there and that he needs to trust him.
Once they leave the dock Nate pushes the Rev up against the wall. The Rev is the trouble for all of this. Nate threatens the Rev and pulls a cellphone out of the Rev’s pocket. The Rev’s records show that he has had constant contact with Mary throughout the day. Evi chimes in and says that Mary mentioned something about a barn earlier. Nate tells the Rev that he needs to help them and the Rev tells Nate that he will not do that. They all head to the barn, including a van that is not associated with the detectives or the Reverend.
Mary is in the barn with her kids, she tells the boys that everything will be alright. She wants to save them from their troubles because the Reverend told her that saving them is possible.
When the detectives arrive they try again to get the Rev to talk to Mary. He takes this time to try and blackmail the detectives. The Rev attempts to use the situation to get Nate and Audrey to show up at church each week to support his twisted agenda to rid the town of its troubles by casting out the troubled and letting them die one-by-one if he has to. Nathan will not have this at all.
The detectives move aside as the Rev’s wife approaches, the one who had left him, apparently the Rev thought that she was dead. She faked her own funeral just to escape him. She confronts her Husband and tells him that his hatred and his agenda has nothing to do with the troubles, it is all about him. He is using the troubles as an excuse to be the way he has always been (basically, she tells him that he has a problem). The Rev is distraught; he walks away from her and heads inside the barn to talk to Mary. We are not sure what he REALLY says to the woman but we know that the children come out alive in the end. The Reverend claims that he was protecting his flock.
The end of the episode reveals the truth about the boys and about the compound. All the Glendower men are troubled with the same affliction. When the troubles come around the Glendower men must live in the water to survive, their lungs cannot breathe in air as they should. Unfortunately for the Glendower boys, the troubles can start at a very young age.
When the autopsy comes back for Leath, the man who died in the beginning of the episode, the report shows that he had water in his lungs. Cole admits to killing Leath.
Cole killed the man with the tattoo so that the secret would not get out and the Rev would not find out about his wife being alive and the boys of the family being troubled. Cole asks Nathan to let him serve his sentence once the troubles are over and Nathan agrees, seeing that he is the leader of all these young boys who will have no clue what to do or where to go with this new problem. Since Cole has lived through the troubles before he truly is the only one in the family who knows how to handle things.
Audrey asks the Rev’s wife about LUCY since the photo was found in her house. The Rev’s wife said that Lucy was not in town long. She revealed that on the day of the Colorado Kid murder, it was the only time anyone saw Lucy cry.
Duke approaches Cole right before Cole and the boys head out to the water to migrate. Duke wants to know more about that tattoo before Cole disappears for what could be forever. Cole has no information to give except that the Rev has people who come for them. Duke asks if the Rev killed his father. Cole does not know if he did or not but he tells Duke that if he wants to stay alive he needs to stay out of the Reverend’s business.
Up in the hills the Rev is watching the water where Cole and the boys start in for migration. He is spying on the group. He watched Duke as he tried to get the information about the tattoo. As we watch the Rev we see Evi Crocker approach him. She and the Rev appear to be allies. Mrs. Crocker speaks aloud, saying that Duke still knows nothing. The Rev asks her if Duke knows about her, and she says that he fell for everything.
Mary says her goodbyes to Daniel and the episode closes with a sad Irish ballad. The men from the Glendower family enter the water together donning monkish cloaks. Nate and Audrey watch from the shore. Nate says: “It’s beautiful in a way.” And, they muse on the fact that they have both been following in the footsteps of their parents without even trying too. Cole’s girlfriend, Glen told Audrey that Lucy and the Chief have both helped an awful lot of people.
The detectives watch as the troubled men and boys swim off into the ocean.