Haven (season 1)

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Haven (season 1)
Haven S1 DVD.jpg
Region 1 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network Syfy
Original release July 9 (2010-07-09) – October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08)
Season chronology
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Season 2
List of Haven episodes

The first season of the American television series Haven premiered on July 9, 2010, and concluded on October 8, 2010, on Syfy. The show aired on Fridays at 10:00 pm ET. The season consisted of 13 episodes. The show starred Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour and Nicholas Campbell.

Storylines[edit]

Audrey Parker[edit]

In the beginning of season one, Audrey is dispatched to Haven, Maine to investigate the death of an escaped federal prisoner named Jonas Lester, a former Haven resident. On her first day in town, she nearly runs her Ford Taurus off a cliff, but is rescued by Detective Nathan Wuornos, who ends up assisting in her investigation. She meets Havenites Conrad Brauer and Duke Crocker, as well as journalists Vince and Dave Teagues, before discovering that Lester was thrown to his death by a local woman named Marion Caldwell. Incredibly, Audrey finds that Marion killed the man using her paranormal abilities.

The Teagues show Audrey an old newspaper clipping with a photo of a young boy, as well as a woman who strongly resembles Audrey herself. Her curiosity is awakened and, after solving the Lester case, Parker chooses to stay in Maine, using several weeks of her accrued vacation time. She questions Haven Police Chief Garland Wuornos (Nathan's father) about the woman in the picture. The photo is related to a 1983 case involving the "Colorado Kid," and Wuornos was an investigator. The chief agrees to look into the matter and finds the old evidence box. They open the sealed box, but discover that it's empty.

After solving the bizarre destruction of a ship called the Rust Bucket with Nathan, Audrey is offered a position with the Haven Police Department by Chief Wuornos, who cites Parker's willingness to "see things as they are" as a valuable trait. At the end of season one, Parker's supervisor, Agent Howard, demands that she give him a reason for her continued presence in Haven. Audrey explains that she has to pursue a personal search for her past and her identity, so she quits her job with the FBI on the spot.

Nathan Wuornos[edit]

In the beginning of season one, Nathan rescues FBI Agent Audrey Parker when her vehicle runs off the road and crashes through a barrier. He subsequently investigates the death of Jonas Lester with her, and is later shot through the shoulder while arresting a man named Ted Ford. Strangely, Nathan doesn't seem to react to being shot. He also investigates the bizarre destruction of a ship called the Rust Bucket with Parker. Another case involves the bizarre behavior of doctors and patients at the Murray Q. Frederickson Psychiatric Facility, when Nathan suffers a psychotic episode after falling victim to Ray McBreen's metaphysical power. Other cases include the inexplicable putrefaction of food surrounding Bill and Jeff McShaw at the Second Chance Bistro, the rapid-aging deaths of Phil Reiser and Joe Campbell, the mauling deaths of T. R. Holt and Brad Donnelly, the baffling attack on Eliot Wallace aboard the ship Endorfin and the death of Joe Sandimaro, as well as the deaths of Hessberg nurses Bill Rand and Mrs. Wilson.

Nathan pursues a relationship with animal-rights activist Jess Minnion, though he experiences anxiety over being intimate with her because, as we find out, he can't feel physical sensation. The relationship ends after Minnion is attacked and nearly killed during one of Nathan's investigations (involving the Dark Man). Jess decides to return to Montreal, unable to cope with being drawn into the dangers inherent in Wuornos's line of work. After she leaves, Nathan discovers that he is able to feel the touch of Audrey Parker, and though he keeps the discovery to himself, he begins to find excuses to be in physical contact with her.

Nathan attends a surprise birthday party for Parker at a hotel on a nearby island called Carpenter's Knot. A sudden storm hits and the lights go out. While trying to restore power, the guests find the hotel owner lying dead in a shapeless heap. Chief Wuornos, Nathan's father and one of the guests, explains the strange circumstances, saying that a shape-shifter must have been posing as the hotel owner for years. The "chameleon" has killed one of the guests during the blackout to assume a new identity. The elder Wuornos forbids anyone to leave the island until they discover the murderer, but then, his son falls under suspicion. Nathan has to act quickly to clear himself: he seizes Audrey, kisses her and then shoots her because he can't feel her touch and he knows that the chameleon has taken Parker's form. The chameleon, while dying, confesses to Nathan that Audrey is different and Nathan realizes that his partner is still alive. Fortunately, the guests find Parker and revive her. Nathan however, is very much aware that, in shooting Audrey, he has mirrored an action that his father took in May 1983.

In the season's final episode, Max Hanson, who once lived in Haven, is paroled from Shawshank State Prison and returns to the town. Nathan then discovers that he is adopted and that the man is really his father. He also learns that his adoptive father, Chief Wuornos, has been struggling for decades to psychically hold the town of Haven together. When Garland's control over the town begins to fail, he is killed in one final effort to save Haven. Nathan is initially angry at Audrey for not offering the older man comfort, but he later apologizes and reveals he can feel her touch. Nathan is there when another "Audrey Parker" arrives at the close of the episode.

Duke Crocker[edit]

At the beginning of season one, Duke appears at the Haven, Maine police station to report a stolen revolver. Later, Crocker rescues FBI Agent Audrey Parker from drowning on her second day in town. He washes her clothes while she sleeps and makes her coffee the next morning – with milk and one sugar, exactly the way she likes it – even though Audrey has never seen the young man before. After Duke is arrested when his "stolen" gun turns up on Tuwiuwok Bluff, at the scene of Jonus Lester's mysterious death, Audrey clears him of suspicion in the case.

Duke later acquires a stuffed marlin that once hung on the wall of the Shiny Scupper Restaurant and inadvertently buys the deed to the Second Chance Bistro from Bill McShaw for $20. Duke turns the place into the Grey Gull - a new bar/restaurant. In a later episode, he attends a surprise birthday party for Parker, and gives her a locket with the initials L.R. on the back. He admits that Lucy Ripley gave him the locket and that the old newspaper photo of Lucy (who uncannily resembles Audrey) also includes himself as a little boy.

Garland Wuornos[edit]

In the beginning of season one, Haven's Chief of Police, Garland Wuornos, grudgingly allows FBI Agent Audrey Parker access to the investigation of Jonas Lester's death, despite claiming that the man's greatest contribution to the town of Haven is dying. Lester is an escaped federal prisoner, so Parker is determined to figure out what happened to him and after the successful conclusion of the Lester case, Wuornos agrees to let Agent Parker look into the evidence container pertaining to the Colorado Kid murder. The two discover that the container (still closed with its original seal) is in fact, empty.

Wuornos subsequently offers Agent Parker a job with the Haven Police Department, citing her willingness to "see things the way they are" as a valuable asset to his department. He is a member of the Haven Hunt Club, and is leading a hunt through the woods surrounding Haven when two members of the Club are attacked and killed by what appear to be wild animals. Later, Wuornos is among the guests attending a surprise birthday party for Parker on a local island called Carpenter's Knot when he must explain the nature of chameleons after one of them attacks a party guest. He later helps his son, Detective Nathan Wuornos, track Duke Crocker's boat, the Cape Rouge, when it is hijacked with Audrey on-board.

At the end of season one, he encounters the newly-paroled Max Hansen, and in his anger, fails to hold up the Walton Lighthouse, which collapses. It turns out that Garland has literally been keeping the town of Haven together for years using psychic energy. Fearing that Nathan will soon discover that he has a past connection to Hansen, Garland admits to Nathan that the young man is adopted and is really Hansen's son. An argument follows and Garland believes that he has created an irreparable rift between himself and Nathan. In his anger over the argument, Garland fails to prevent a fissure from cracking a street as Hansen tries to escape, resulting in the parolee's death. As the elder Wuornos realizes that his control of the town is faltering, he goes out to Edgewater Beach, where he is later discovered by Audrey and Nathan. He struggles to regain control as fresh cracks open on the beach, and ultimately manages to heal the fissures by absorbing them into himself. Garland turns to stone and is shattered as a result. His remains are seen moving slightly after being collected.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

a ^ Donat and Dunsworth were promoted to recurring starting with "Ball and Chain". In the pilot, their names originally appear right after the title logo.
b ^ Also has an uncredited role in "Consumed".

Guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Welcome to Haven" Adam Kane Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn July 9, 2010 (2010-07-09) 2.34[1]
FBI Agent Audrey Parker travels to the town called Haven to investigate the death of an escaped prisoner. She soon discovers that his death is the tip of the iceberg for supernatural phenomena, including someone whose moods appear to affect the weather.
2 2 "Butterfly" Tim Southam Sam Ernst July 16, 2010 (2010-07-16) 2.09[2]
Audrey remains in Haven to investigate her mother's connection to the Colorado Kid, but ends up investigating the destruction of a bar and a series of incidents targeting her and others.
3 3 "Harmony" Rachel Talalay Matt McGuinness July 23, 2010 (2010-07-23) 1.84[3]
As Audrey settles into her new job as police officer in Haven, she and Nathan investigate an upheaval at the local psychiatric hospital involving something that causes the mad to become sane and vice versa. Audrey gets her first clue to the woman in the picture of the Colorado Kid. Her name might have been Lucy.
4 4 "Consumed" Rachel Talalay Ann Hamilton July 30, 2010 (2010-07-30) 2.13[4]
Audrey investigates strange phenomena involving the food served at a local restaurant, Second Chance.
5 5 "Ball and Chain" Tim Southam Nikki Toscano August 6, 2010 (2010-08-06) 1.88[5]
Audrey and Nathan investigate a series of deaths involving accelerated aging. Duke asks Audrey out to dinner on Friday, but she cancels on him. Duke is one of the victims and almost dies. Duke and Audrey get their dinner at last.
6 6 "Fur" Keith Samples Jim Dunn August 13, 2010 (2010-08-13) 2.00[6]
Audrey and Nathan investigate a series of deaths involving serial killings committed by animals.
7 7 "Sketchy" T. W. Peacocke Matt McGuinness August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) 1.89[7]
Audrey and Nathan investigate a series of deaths involving art.
8 8 "Ain't No Sunshine" Ken Girotti Sam Ernst August 27, 2010 (2010-08-27) 1.97[8]
Audrey and Nathan investigate a series of attacks committed by the Dark Man. Nathan is nervous about telling Jess that he can't feel any part of his body.
9 9 "As You Were" Rob Lieberman Jose Molina September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) 1.76[9]
Audrey's friends throw her a surprise birthday party at a local island hotel. When the party is crashed by a shapeshifter, however, no one is sure who they can trust.
10 10 "The Hand You're Dealt" Rick Rosenthal Jim Dunn September 17, 2010 (2010-09-17) 1.59[10]
Gruesome deaths involving fire are occurring and Duke's old babysitter may be the key to the answer. Meanwhile, evidence is uncovered about the involvement of a secret society of conspirators during the troubles.
11 11 "The Trial of Audrey Parker" Lee Rose Story by : Charles Ardai
Teleplay by : Sam Ernst & Jose Molina
September 24, 2010 (2010-09-24) 1.41[11]
Audrey's boss in the FBI comes to Haven to evaluate Audrey's work and lack of reports. Complications arise when hijackers with mysterious insights lock in everyone on Duke's boat including Audrey and her boss and head out to sea. Meanwhile Nathan's father tries to reconnect.
12 12 "Resurfacing" Mike Rohl Charles Ardai October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01) 1.44[12]
When the wreckage of a small vessel washes up on shore, a mysterious force begins attacking visitors to one sailor's family, prompting an investigation. In the process, Audrey uncovers a secret of her origins and what became of Lucy. Meanwhile, a crooked deal puts Duke's life on the line.
13 13 "Spiral" Fred Gerber Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08) 1.70[13]
Audrey grapples with a shocking revelation about herself as a mysterious criminal returns to town. A mysterious past comes back to haunt Nathan and the Chief.

Home media release[edit]

Haven: The Complete First Season
Set details Special features
  • 13 episodes
  • 4-disc set
  • 1.78:1 aspect ratio
  • Subtitles: English
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English (Master Audio 5.1 Surround) – Blu-ray
  • Twelve Audio Commentaries with Cast & Crew
  • Welcome to Haven
  • Visual FX of Haven
  • Mythology of Haven
  • Six Behind-the-Scenes Video Blogs
    • What is Haven to You?
    • Let the Good Times Roll...
    • Location, Location, Location
    • Emily Rose Q&A
    • Stephen King References in "Spiral"
    • SCI FI Wire Interview with Emily Rose
  • Season One Trailer
  • Additional Interviews with Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour
  • Season Two Sneak Peek Inside the Writers' Room
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
June 14, 2011 January 30, 2012 June 1, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gorman, Bill (July 12, 2010). "Friday Cable Ratings: Say Yes To The Dress, Haven, Eureka, Whale Wars & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 19, 2010). "Friday Cable: Eureka & Haven Continue to Perform Well for Syfy". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Seidman, Robert (July 26, 2010). "Friday Cable: Eureka Up; Haven Down; The Pillars of the Earth, Say Yes to the Dress & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 2, 2010). "Friday Cable: Huge Night for iCarly; Eureka, Haven, The Pillars of the Earth & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 9, 2010). "Friday Cable: Phineas and Ferb + Eureka, Haven, The Pillars of the Earth & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 16, 2010). "Friday Cable: Den Brother + Eureka, Haven, The Pillars of the Earth & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2010). "Friday Cable: Eureka Down a Bit; Suite Life on Deck Draws Over 4 Million & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 30, 2010). "Friday Cable: Eureka, Haven Up; Victorious Bests Wizards of Waverly Place & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ Gorman, Bill (September 14, 2010). "Friday Cable: College Football, Eureka, Haven & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (September 20, 2010). "Friday Cable: Without Eureka, Haven Slips + Real Time With Bill Maher & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 23, 2010. 
  11. '^ Gorman, Bill (September 27, 2010). "Friday Cable Ratings: Haven Stable, Real Time With Bill Maher,' College Football & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  12. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 5, 2010). "Friday Cable Ratings: Viewers Not Holding Closer Teach: Tony Danza; Haven Still Stable + Friday Night Smackdown & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 6, 2010. 
  13. '^ Gorman, Bill (October 11, 2010). "Friday Cable Ratings: Haven Finale Up; MLB Playoffs, Smackdown!" & More!". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 

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