Haven – Season 5

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Season 5 of Haven starts on SyFy Thursday Sept 11, at 8/7c, and in Canada on Showcase it premieres a week later, Thursday, September 18 at 9pm ET/PT.

Haven, based on the novella, The Colorado Kid, from author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets – which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.

Haven Season 4 DVD Cover_SL1500_For those who have been watching Haven since it originally came on the air in July of 2010 this is a show that has covered a lot of story points, with characters who have grown and evolved in countless ways, some for the better… some… well… true to life, not everyone always makes the right or best choice.

If you have not yet had a chance to watch all of Season 4, you still have a few days, and as so often happens in the modern world, fear not if you failed to record an episode or two, the show is available on DVD as of Sept 8, 2014.  Season 4 was packed with revelations and turning points, if you watched early on and wanted to learn about Audrey, Season 4 is a great season to watch.

Season 4 left viewers with questions galore.  Central character Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) has spent years trying to figure out who she is and why she can not remember her past, only to be presented with a past her friends may not like.  Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) has been by her side through so much already, how much more can he stand by her through?

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The trailer below is from the end of Season 4… might contain spoilers if you haven’t watched the last half of Season 4!!

As Season 4 ended major changes had taken place, Duke (Eric Balfour) and his girlfriend Jennifer (Emma Lahana) were both in peril, we had discovered Vince (Richard Donat) and Dave (John Dunsworth) were a lot more complex than we ever could have imagined when Audrey first met them in Season 1, and Season 5 might well contain an entirely new set of troubles, which is saying a lot for a town that considers *the Troubles* something to gloss over and turn a blind eye to on an almost everyday basis.

For those who have watched all of season 4, and want a little temptation of what season 5 holds, here is a trailer from SyFy:

I thought Season 3 had left us shaken up… Haven had just been hit by a major meteor strike, with damage all over town, and Audrey (Emily Rose) and Duke (Eric Balfour) had vanished into thin air (the Barn) leaving an injured Nathan (Lucas Bryant) marooned in Haven.  Season 4 of Haven picked up six months after the events of Season 3 and kept audiences guessing for much of the 13 episode season, which included William (Colin Ferguson of Eureka), a handsome mysterious stranger, whose secret agenda lead him to Audrey (Emily Rose), and thus Haven.

Dwight (Adam Copeland)

Dwight (Adam Copeland)

So what could have us sitting even further out on the edge of our seats?  Word that Season 5 was greenlit not for 13 episodes like Season 4 — but 26, with 13 slotted to air in 2014, and 13 more in 2015!

Haven is a great show, in large part because of the people who fill the town of Haven.  Many we only see once, or maybe just twice, but some, like Dwight (Adam Copeland) come in briefly, and somehow, end up becoming an ever increasing part of the show until you look back and try and remember what the show was like before he was a part of it, and realize you can not actually recall when he joined the cast, because he simply, gradually, moved into town.

SyFy Channel’s Haven page has a series of photo galleries to walk you through the key events of each season and give a refresher on all you need to know.  Feel like it’s been a while since you watched Season 4 — or Season 1 for that matter?  Surf over to SyFy Channel, and check out their starter kit(s).