Harper's Island

Season 1 Episode 8


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jun 06, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

As the guests prepare to leave the island, one guest mysteriously disappears. Abby receives a phone call from someone threatening to kill the missing guest if anyone leaves the island.

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  • Gurgle.......

    In this episode of Harper's Island, the following happens. This episode is the most action packed one thus far. When we open the episode we see that Madison is still missing. As everyone searches for her, the body of Richard is found. Soon Abby receives a phone call from the little girl, saying that if anyone leaves the island, then she will be killed. Soon everyone pulls together to try and find her, but some of them are trying to make it off of the island. As the episode ends, we see Henry standing near his brother, covered in blood. His brother, who has been shot, tells Abby, it's all about you.moreless
  • Very exciting episode.

    The killer attacks the sheriff's station. Yet only the deputy died but JD and Shane weren't hurt. Which suggests the killer wanted JD out, maybe as a diversion. Bodies are turning up all over the island.

    JD's pretty stupid running around like that, so many people have guns now, any one of them will shoot him without provocation. Before he died, couldn't he have said something useful, like who the killer is, instead of a cryptic "It's all about you, Abby." It's definitely not Jimmy, he's had too many alibis that we've seen. Why is Henry covered in JD's blood?

    Very exciting episode.moreless
  • where's richard? oh, richard's right here catching some sun, lol!

    they start looking for madison & realize now, everyone is off the island, apparently most of the locals left too! everyone starts talking & they realize they are in a slasher movie after chloe runs down the list of missing people & they start placing blame & arguing with each other & sully gets slapped, cole explains what's going on & he's not that bad guy even though he set his dogs on trish & her dad, jd is dead somehow jd is dead & henry is the killer? what! although he did almost kill hunter in his hotel room. hmmm. i hope it's just another red herring.moreless
  • The show is moving now!

    This is the ep I have been waiting for, when everyone knows whats going on and to its true extent (well most people know anyway).

    Everyone's scared and doesnt know what to do and they all know how bad the situation is, the boat has left and the killer is not known.

    Once the rest find out JD is dead, everyone will start freaking out wondering who is the killer.

    I myself havent really decided who it is, everyone who we may think is doing it turns up dead. Reading the other reviews, I cant say its Jimmy or Henry as one user mentioned, maybe because I still think both of them are "good" guys. I cant really say it is anyone out of the wedding party, because the only ones that seemed capable were Richard and Trishs Dad.moreless
  • Jimmy or Henry, Jimmy or Henry...

    Awesome Show~~~~

    I have never been this excited about a show in a long time!!!!

    I love this kind of who the heck is the killer game!!!


    So Thrilling~~~~~~!!

    Let's look at the two most likable suspects - Jimmy and Henry.....

    No doubt these are the two that everyone is guessing right now, I know I am! :D

    But somehow, there's still this weird feeling that it just might not be them.....but if it isn't then who else could it be??? If in the end it turned out Not to be one of them, then it would just be a let down in a way...cause then the killer would be someone we've hardly seen on the show, that would just be Stupid~~~It will kill all the excitement that has built up to this point!!!

    I'm really hoping it's not Jimmy, cause I really like him....hahaha :) Not because he is absolutely gorgeous but because he is such a Nice guy~~~~:D

    It would be so sad to see him turn into a killer......but like horror movies go, the nice guy always turns out to be the murderer....so let's see how this one turns up~~!!

    But the problem is, during the time Cole was murdered, Jimmy was actually with Abby, so he has an alibi! So how does that work then????

    I have a feeling it might not only be one killer!!

    What if Henry was in on it with Jimmy from the start??? From when they were on the island 6 or 7 years ago~~~~!!! They just might be a team or something....but then why would they want to kill abby??? Anyway....just had this dumb idea, and thought I had to get it out of my system~~hahahXD

    Just wanted to say that this Series Rocks Ass!!!

    Hope there will be more Exciting plots coming up....can't wait for the Finale~~!! :)moreless
Aaron Pearl

Aaron Pearl

Deputy Garrett

Guest Star

Sonia Mais

Sonia Mais


Guest Star

Dean Wray

Dean Wray

Cole Harkin

Guest Star

Matt Barr

Matt Barr

Christopher "Sully" Sullivan

Recurring Role

Gina Holden

Gina Holden

Shea Allen

Recurring Role

David Lewis (IV)

David Lewis (IV)

Richard Allen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The title of this episode, which is Gurgle, refers to the sounds of the blood coming out of J.D. Dunn's mouth after he has been murdered.

    • DEATHS:
      Cole Harkin: Killed by arrow though heart.
      J.D. Dunn: Stabbed; Cause of death most likely loss of blood. Deputy Garret: Killed by John Wakefield through a gunshot from behind.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Cal: You know, more people are accidentally killed by their own weapons than by the criminals they are trying to protect themselves from.
      Sully: Don't care.
      Cal: Terrified, unskilled people should not be handling weapons!
      Sully: Yeah, that's why you don't get one.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Additional Credits:
      Visual Effects Provided By: Entity FX
      Post Production Sound: Smart Post Sound
      Main Title Design: The Picture Mill
      Post Production Services: Technicolor, Vancouver; Modern Videofilm, Inc., Los Angeles

    • Although David Lewis (Richard Allen) appears in the episode, he has no lines. Cassandra Sawtell (Madison) does not appear, but her voice can be heard during a telephone conversation with Abby.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: Sunday, June 14, 2009 on TV2Zebra
      Australia: Sunday, June 28, 2009 on Channel TEN
      Ireland: Monday, July 27, 2009 on RTE2
      Poland: Sunday, August 2, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 on ProSieben
      Finland: Thursday, October 22, 2009 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 on Barrandov
      Slovakia: Monday, January 30, 2012 on JOJ