Thoughts on Episode 207: “The Tides That Bind”
*SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU ARE AFEARED OF BEING SPOILED!*
You know that things aren’t going to be peachy when an episode begins with a few creepy kids tying their friend to a brick. Zombie chanting is usually a sign of devil-play but in this case, them boys, they just strange. Perhaps it was a soothing song for seamen only, one passed down from generation-to-generation. All I know is, that song was sure droning and those boys looked like they were bracing to die.
“The Tides That Bind,” revealed a few more pieces of that ancient HAVEN puzzle. Sink-plot aside, we found out a little bit more about Duke’s little prophecy. We keep seeing men with that crazy tattoo! And then those men, they keep dying. At least in this case, one of the men just swam off to become one with the dolphins (not that that’s any better).
Duke is having a hard go at it and now we have to worry about whether or not Mrs. Evi is actually going to throw him in the meat grinder. She is in league with The Rev but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she is evil. Just because she knows all the secrets does not mean that she’s out to get our hometown boy, Duke, does it? She is his wife after all, but then again, she did come back right around the time that the troubles started. Duke seems too quick on the uptake not to have realized her timing. Perhaps he knows even more than we do?
So what do we think about Reverend Driscoll’s attempt at blackmail? Nathan obviously despises the man. The Rev should be glad that the local cops of HAVEN are keeping a fair enough distance between themselves and those chiming church bells. If Nathan sees Reverend Driscoll any more than he already does, the Rev is destined to be in a straitjacket by Friday.
One of my favorite reveals was the sweet picture of young Lucy at the wedding celebration. Baby Audrey at her feet? I don’t really want this to be so, but my mind keeps leading me to believe that Lucy and the Chief had a little thing going on. I would hate for Nate and Audrey to find out one day that they have been having incestuous feelings for one another for some five or ten years. And what if they find out TOO late? Oy, what- a big whoopsie that would be!
I hate to admit that I miss Chris. I was determined not to like him just because it was Brandon Walsh come to HAVEN. But Mr. Jason Priestley sure won me over quick! What can I say? I have a thing for curmudgeons.
Nate and Audrey are my sweethearts but Chris added a different tone to the show, a more sarcastic one and it’s hard to admit, but the show needed him to pick itself back up. Nate has a dry personality that changes only with jealousy. After the death of the Chief, Nate was in such a stupor that the show had lost its fun.
The ending to “Audrey Parker’s Day Off” was too depressing to go through again. I have no doubt that Chris will be back, but I don’t want him to get killed like everyone else in the town…
The question for now is: What will Duke do with this new information that the Rev may be on his side in the war against the tattooed maze-men?