Haven, Season 5, Episode 2 — “Speak No Evil” Recap.
Air Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8/7c on Syfy
“Speak No Evil” doesn’t lose traction after the shocking end to the season premiere “See No Evil” when Mara (Emily Rose) shoots Nathan (Lucas Bryant). I knew he wasn’t dead…ok, so I was worried a little, but the writers can’t kill Nathan. They simply can’t. As “Speak No Evil” begins, Duke (Eric Balfour) finds Nathan but is oblivious to Nathan’s injury because he’s so consumed with finding Jennifer (Emma Lahana). But if you recall in the season four finale, “The Lighthouse,” Jennifer stops breathing inside the cave.
The sewing trouble is still causing mayhem but we now know Duke is the one causing everyone around him to have their eyes, ears, and mouth sewn shut. Coincidentally, it usually happens whenever he mentions Jennifer. Duke doesn’t want to see, hear, and speak the truth he knows deep inside.
Meanwhile, the Guard is up in arms over Vince’s (Richard Donat) lack of leadership and begins looking to Dwight (Adam Copeland) for guidance in ending the troubles. Will Vince allow Dwight to take over as leader of the guard?
And Mara is becoming more and more ruthless in her quest to get through a thin spot or “thinnie” as she calls them. She is killing and tasering people to get what she wants. But she gets a wakeup call, or rather a knock-you-out call, when Nathan turns the tables on her.
As the seasons have progressed, the introduction of Dwight has been one of the highlights. Copeland is honing his acting chops and becoming one of my favorites on Haven. I love Copeland’s portrayal of Dwight. With Dwight’s unique trouble of being a bullet magnet, Dwight must improvise and use alternative methods to get the job done. Dwight is also very level headed and has been more helpful to the members of the Guard, a society of people with the same tattoo who are united in helping those who are troubled in their own way. In “Speak No Evil,” Dwight takes it a step further and takes over, replacing Vince as the new leader of Guard. While Vince may have been “born” with the symbol on his arm, Dwight embraced it, had it tattooed on his entire back, and owns it like no other. I’m very curious about the Guard and why Vince thought the symbol was meant to protect the troubled in the way only the Guard do.
Mara really outdoes herself in “Speak No Evil” by killing a vitamin saleswoman (Kelin Boyd) with a pencil to the eye. But she doesn’t stop there, oh no. She takes the dead woman’s outfit! Yeah, how tacky is that, however, that was a great outfit. Not condoning Mara’s actions…just pointing out it is a smart outfit.
To say I am saddened by the discovery of Jennifer’s lifeless body is an understatement. I really liked her. Lahana was a breath of fresh air to the series and I know there was more to her story. So, I do not accept that she is truly gone. I mean, we’ve seen people come back from the dead, right? Am I in denial like Duke? Perhaps, but one thing I know about the town of Haven, not everything is as it seems.
Mara, posing as Audrey Parker (Rose), enlists the help of Vickie Dutton (Molly Dunsworth), an intern in the coroner’s office, who has a unique trouble. Whatever Vickie draws becomes a reality, of sorts. Mara thinks if Vickie draws the woods around one of the thin spots, she can rip the drawing thus creating a way inside. Yeah, doesn’t really work like that Mara. You can’t “sculpt your world” in that way. When she realizes Vickie is an “early model” and needs “something with real oomph,” Mara tasers Vickie to get her badge to get inside the morgue to Frankenstein a newer version of Vickie’s trouble. I would love to see that happen. But there is a problem – Mara doesn’t have her black goo or “aether,” as she calls it, to trouble someone.
Nathan is Alive! Come on, you know this was the moment you were looking forward to when you saw Mara shooting Nathan in “See No Evil” last week. But more to that is where Mara shoots Nathan. With a clear shot, she could have killed me easily but she didn’t. Could Audrey still in there? Nathan seems to think so when he captures Mara and while she’s unconscious, he says “Goodbye, Parker,” giving her a kiss on the lips. Suddenly Mara wakes up only it’s not Mara, it’s Audrey? Wait…is this another trick or could Audrey’s personality still be trapped within Mara? The saga continues!
“Speak No Evil” also sees Dave (John Dunsworth) waking up from his self-induced morphine slumber. Was he simply hiding out in his own mind or was he trying to numb the pain from the horrible contusions he has all over his body? Who is attacking Dave in his sleep? What is in the “green mist” he mentions? I’m anxious for the mystery to unfold. And Vince is kind of cruel…teasing his brother with “Tab®” soda and “Jugs Ahoy” magazine. By the way, I love Tab®.
What did you think of “Speak No Evil?” Do you love/hate Mara? Let me know. Leave me a comment or tweet me @judybopp. I’d love to hear from you!
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