Haven: The New Girl, Review

When it rains it pours, and it seems to be pouring Troubles...

Lexie has arrived in Haven at last, and hits the ground running. In the meantime, the Troubles just keep on coming. (I’m a poet and didn’t know it, hee hee.)Well, everything starts off with a bang…I still don’t understand why everyone suddenly wants to kill Nathan. How is any of this his fault exactly? Anyway, Lexie clumsily pulls a handgun on a whole group of armed people and manages to take over the situation? Huh?Nathan tries to get information out of Lexie, but she has no clue about her past incarnations, or her relationship with Nathan as Audrey. Right in the middle of all this, Nathan is called on to help solve a Trouble. Everyone else thinks that Nathan getting close to Lexie will help her fall for him, and help end the Troubles for good. Somehow, I think throwing Lexie into the middle of all this chaos is not going to solve anything…Again, the show sticks to its formula: The cops are onto a new Trouble. This time, it’s something that changes people’s personalities. Yawwwwwwwwn. After a while, the show is going to run out of components for the formula. Not sure when that will be, but it’s getting a little tiresome. And I must add that Lexie is not nearly as appealing a personality as Audrey was.I have to admit, Duke is proving to be the “smooth over” guy in most of the difficult situations here. He may have been a shady character in the past, but when you see him offer a prescription for a drink at his bar to a hospital patient…well…However, Jennifer is suddenly feeling neglected, understandably. Jordan shows up at the Grey Gull and meets Duke’s half brother, only to get intercepted by Dwight. Oh, and Duke gets overtaken, sending Nathan right into a trap…Ugh. Again, stay with me here.And then Jordan says that if Duke kills someone, the Troubles end? Again, who the hell makes the rules around here? I don’t know if anyone could keep up with this show with a “Haven for Dummies” book.In any case, Lexie couldn’t be further from Audrey than Iceland from Australia. Nathan has a hard nut to crack, and even then, I’m sure thing won’t go as planned.However, since Lexie is immune to the Troubles, she goes into the hospital alone to deal with the Duke situation. Turns out she is more adept at crime solving than she thought…and may be following in Audrey’s shoes. After all the dust settles, Jennifer decides to go back to Boston, but Duke offers to let her stay in his boat. Jordan waits outside the bar for Duke’s brother (she must be really lonely). And finally, in the last scene, Duke (not Nathan) is able to call Audrey Parker out for who she REALLY is…Final review: The first two thirds of the episode, I was unimpressed. It followed the typical formula regarding the Troubles. Right near the end, something changed. Duke being in love with Audrey before she vanished proved to be a moving force, which may be disappointing for those trying to get her back with Nathan. Not sure what to make of all this, but things are getting intriguing in the little town of Haven.
Den of Geek Rating: 3 Out Of 5 stars


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