There are some minor spoilers in this article but I’ve
made sure not to include anything major so it should be safe to read unless you
are very spoiler-phobic
The last episode of Haven Season 4 is set to air tomorrow night and SpoilerTV have been lucky enough to get our hands on a review copy. Before covering the ep in a little more (major-spoiler-free) detail let’s just get this out of the way first, it is one heck of a finale! There are huge revelations (particularly concerning 2 of our most mysterious Haven-ites), seriously gorgeous period costumes, 3 characters are shot and the shocking cliffhanger leaves 2 of our favourite Haven residents’ lives in the balance! Oh, and there’s random fishing, yay Haven! While a fifth series is yet to be confirmed by Syfy, it’s safe to say the writers are wholeheartedly angling for one and, after this ending, you will be too.
The tone of the episode is set straight away with a beautiful first scene which packs a great emotional punch (that song you’ll want to know the name of is the appropriately titled Dream Team by Aidan Knight). Audrey makes her choice over whether to re-trouble Duke and her decision has some fantastically thought-out repercussions; the kind of brilliant writing that reassures you there’s been an intricate plan all along.
There’s some great character progression in the episode too, particularly in the case of our newest cast members, Colin Ferguson’s William and Emma Lahana’s Jennifer, who, in realising her purpose and origin, has become stronger and more confident. Although Colin Ferguson is surprisingly wonderful at being evil (after being so goofy and adorable in Eureka), there’s an interesting, almost sympathetic side to him here; you can really feel his need for ‘Audrey’ and he takes on a kind of innocent quality in his scenes with her that make you understand him more. There’s an intriguing interplay between Nathan and William too over what Audrey needs and you may be surprised at who utters the line ‘she’s gonna do what she wants’.
The climax is the perfect Haven blend of crazy, emotional, surprising and game-changing and next season (fingers crossed) looks to be every bit as fabulous, probably even more so, than this. All in all this is a top class season finale in which everyone, especially Emily Rose as Audrey, knocks it out of the park.
Right, I’m going to rein myself in and leave it there. I hope you enjoy the episode and as ever let us know what you think after it’s aired. I’ll leave you with some episode quotes and one last little tidbit: you will cheer when someone says “I bet I can do it”. Damn right you can.
Memorable quotes, guess who in the comments:
“long distance relationships are pretty hard”
“I don’t think I wanna use this contractor when we build our dream house”
“just like riding a bike”
“I don’t expect you to ever forgive me”
“you’re living with an illegal alien”
“great evil, agony, yeah, we get it”
“so, I’m a freak”