Haven “Nowhere Man”/”Exposure”: Who Is Audrey Parker?

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There’s always been more to Audrey Parker  than meets the eye. A mysterious being, a product of the barn, just another incarnation, even when she was at her more pure Audreyness back in season one. But now that Audrey, actual independent Audrey exists, who is she?

It’s like she’s a brand new person full of manufactured memories and then several years of her own plus whatever else has rubbed off. And maybe, for the first time, she’s independent of this big mission, the keeper of the barn, solver of the troubles. She’s a human person who likes to help people, but without the benefit of her supernatural abilities. Now, that’s kinda cool.  Continue reading

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Haven: “Spotlight” S is Troubled by Nathan’s Dangerous Obsession

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“Spotlight” was appropriately titled, as the episode primarily focused on the Nathan/Mara/Audrey dynamic. This is the big forever love, and creating what is nearly a bottle episode where Nathan and Mara face off alone in a cabin is an incredibly powerful tool to use at this point in the game.

The claustrophobia of the cabin oozed off the screen. Lucas Bryant and Emily Rose were fabulous, circling each other trying to find the way in, and the way out. Mara luxuriates in being bad, teasing Nathan about his gal Audrey while stripping for him. She needles him (perhaps rightly so) about his affair with another Audrey doppelganger, Sarah. She tells him he should have met more of them, he would have fallen head over heels for each and every one. She’s right. Nathan feels her and he’s in her orbit. I dare you to tell me that kiss wasn’t coming from both directions. Continue reading

Haven’s Lucas Bryant on Mara, Maple Syrup and Stan the Cop

HAVEN -- Season:5 -- Pictured: Lucas Bryant as Nathan Wuornos -- (Photo by: Steven Wilkie/Syfy)

HAVEN — Season:5 — Pictured: Lucas Bryant as Nathan Wuornos — (Photo by: Steven Wilkie/Syfy)

The Viewing Party had the chance to sit down with Haven’s Lucas Bryant at the Showcase offices in Toronto last month, while he was in town for Fan Expo Canada. We had some hard-hitting questions for him—all about Big Bad Mara, Nathan’s destructive devotion, Nova Scotia, pancake toppings, and our favourite Havenite—Stan the Cop. Continue reading

Haven Season 5 Trailer & Why S is Jazzed to Meet Mara

Pictured: (l-r) Emily Rose as Audrey Parker, Lucas Bryant as Nathan Wuornos, Adam Copeland as Dwight Hendrickson, Eric Balfour as Duke Crocker -- (Photo by: Steven Wilkie/Syfy)

Pictured: (l-r) Emily Rose as Audrey Parker, Lucas Bryant as Nathan Wuornos, Adam Copeland as Dwight Hendrickson, Eric Balfour as Duke Crocker — (Photo by: Steven Wilkie/Syfy)

Audrey Parker is the kick ass cynical, reluctant saviour we never knew we always wanted. We totally get the big-forever love thing happening with Audrey and Nathan and the crazy weird and interesting chemistry she has with Duke, and the even weirder complicated relationship she has with her own self, and her past. My heart breaks for Nathan (and Duke to a different extent) that Audrey continues to be out of their grasp. And we here at the Viewing Party, we quite like Audrey Parker.

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HAVEN Gets a Huge Fifth Season & We Have Feelings

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**Fan disclaimer, we’re actually really, truly, thrilled that Haven has been renewed**

This is news that even around episode 10 of s4 we at The Viewing Party would have greeted with unabashed excitement and a 80-email-long thread of fan-girling plus a night of serious theorizing discussion.

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Haven 4×10 “The Trouble with Troubles” In Another World We’re Back to Normal

Haven "The Trouble with Troubles" Lucas Bryant Emily Rose Nathan and Audrey ParkerAfter William shook Haven to it’s core in last week’s eponymous episode that we decided might be the most uncomfortable episode of Haven ever, this week’s alternate reality was a welcome tonal shift from the intense, and very unHaven like uncanny vibe and overall intense weight that loomed over last week’s mythology heavy outing.

Not to say that “The Trouble with Troubles” was any kind of fluff, it too was rich with mythology and… pancakes 😉 It was a return to a comfort zone tone of the show that we’re used to, even as we continue to explore the crumbling of the rules we’re been operating within up until this season. Continue reading

Haven 4×09 “William” – The Most Uncomfortable Episode Ever?

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We all watched this episode knowing that William’s return would surely shed some light on the show’s deeper mythology and damn – we got a serious dose of that.

What we didn’t expect was how far out of our Haven comfort zone “William” would take us. It took us a while to all process the episode, but the one thing we all shared with each other shortly after viewing was how strange it was, and how weird we felt while watching it. This wasn’t really a negative – it was more like – this was an episode of Haven that didn’t feel like the same experience as watching other episodes of Haven. Continue reading

S Wades through the Guilt & Real Talk in Haven’s “Crush”

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We’re all loving how quickly things are moving along this season, people are actually communicating situations and secrets and articulating their feelings with alarmingly refreshing frequency.

“Crush”, which I’m comfortable assuming is titled both for the trouble of the week and the crushing guilt Duke, Nathan, and Audrey are all feeling, spent a good deal of the hour getting directly to the heart of the issues affecting each of our main characters.

This feels like an end game episode (regardless of whether or not Nathan was actually shot). So much of the hour dealt with guilt and grief, of the brothers, of Duke, Nathan, and the town attempting to cope with the loss of whatever normalcy Haven once had. Things are changing in a very serious way and really have been since Haven started crumbling at the end of last season. All of that being said, I am endlessly satisfied with the amount of humour that is jam-packed into even the increasingly heavy episodes. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Watch Haven…if you haven’t already

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My first major rewatch of the summer season was Haven, if you’re not familiar, this supernatural SyFy series has wrapped up its third season and had begun production on a fourth. It’s a little hokey in places which can be a turn off for some viewers, but for me – well that’s part of the charm. For funsies, and in an attempt to share this lovely show with all of you, I’ve come up with 5 (of the many) reasons you should absolutely catch up on Haven this summer. It’s pretty spoiler-free for those of you who are new and as for you seasoned viewers, we want to hear about your favourite parts of Haven in the comments! Continue reading