Harper's Island

Season 1 Episode 9


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jun 13, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After a dark secret is revealed, the group starts turning against one another. When another guest goes missing, however, the group is forced to come together to find them as well as Madison before it's too late.

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  • In summary, more people get killed. The plot twists are somewhat interesting but not interesting enough to make the show worthy of attention.

    UUUHG. I again question my own sanity for continuing to watch this show. It consists of nothing but a string of ghastly murders which are not appropriate for TV in any way. The real mystery is why this show is allowed to be on television. What really got to me about this episode is HOW did Beth either a) sneak away from the group or b) get kidnapped without ANYONE noticing at this point?? AND THEN the step mother gets stabbed with garden shears with no one knowing?? This is ridiculous. However I do like the therory that the accomplice is Trish! It makes more sense that it is her or Henry than fisherboy becaue that would be too obvious. And I certainly agree whoever it is is Wakefield's child!moreless
  • seep...........

    In this episode of Harper's Island, the following happens. When reading from Wakefield's prison journal we learn that he and Abby's mother had a child. And so everyone no presumes that Abby is that child. Everyone works together when another member of the party goes missing. It's during this search that Abby finds Madison. She is alive and appears to be unharmed.

    When they get back to the hotel, Madison asks Abby if she enjoyed the game as the man who took her said she would. When asked what man she says you know your father, the Sheriff. Why would he take Abby and why was Henry covered in all that blood at the end of the last episode? We still don't have an answer.moreless
  • A very creepy and interesting episode.

    I'm still wondering about the blood on Henry, JD wasn't dead but Henry wasn't near him, reappeared after Abby found him.

    It's unlikely that the killer's a woman, a lot of the killings required a physical strength a woman wouldn't have. Chances are the killer's Abby's half-brother.

    Loved when Henry went psycho on Shane, where'd he learn to fight like that? Shane is toxic, the moment he enters a room, conflict follows. When Shane locked Abby out, everyone inside just stood there and let him. Secret tunnels inside the Candlewick, the killer obviously knows about them so he can come and go as he pleases.

    The prey are doing exactly what the killer wants – he's lured them out of the hotel and then gotten them to split up. Those low crawlspace are a perfect trap, as the smallest, Abby would go in and then she can be isolated. Finding Madison, why didn't Abby ask who took her? Instead out of nowhere, Madison said the sheriff took her. I don't believe the little brat, she's trouble with a capital T and she's lied before. Probably the killer told her it's a game and to say that. The sheriff can't even walk on that leg, never mind run around killing people!

    A very creepy episode, crawling around in tunnels and finding out about Wakefield's secrets.moreless
  • we found madison! hurray? jd was right: that girl really is creepy.

    now that everyone has left the island they aren't distracted & say things like: where's richard? & where's beth? & where's malcolm? big bad shane is here, never mind, so is henry & he takes him down with one punch. stay down if you know what's good for you! that little guy is tough. great directing, the way the camera moved & followed henry on to the floor. ok, those tunnel scenes creeped me out, not because there could be a killer at one end, but because i can't stand the thought of getting stuck in one of those. man, i had to look away from the screen when i was watching abby & danny in those little tunnels. oh, hi beth! hurray guns! get come cal! trophy wife is dead with a gardening tool, stabbed in the back, symbolic? maybe shea is the killer? lol this really is wellington business.moreless
Matt Barr

Matt Barr

Christopher "Sully" Sullivan

Recurring Role

Gina Holden

Gina Holden

Shea Allen

Recurring Role

Cassandra Sawtell

Cassandra Sawtell

Madison Allen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The title of this episode, which is Seep, refers to the blood pooling out below Katherine Wellington's murdered body.

    • DEATHS:
      Beth Barrington: Her body was found in the basement of the lodge. She was slashed.
      Katherine Wellington: She was found sitting in a chair with a pair of hedge clippers stuck in her back.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Sully: I'll take this one, Abby can go with you guys.
      Danny: I can't believe you man.
      Sully: I'm down here, aren't I?
      Danny: You know what I'm saying. Who cares if Abby's dad is a big freak, it's Abby! You've been trying to sleep with her for years. Hell, you've known her longer than you've known me.
      Sully: Look, I'm not saying she's evil or anything, but you've got to admit that there's something about her being on this island that's getting people killed.

    • Sully: Thought that journal answered the question.
      Henry: Hey, what are you saying?
      Sully: Someone's pretending to be Wakefield, right? It's probably someone close to him.
      Abby: Are you saying it's me? That I'm doing this?
      Sully: You're the one with his blood running through your veins.
      Abby: Then why'd you come down here, Sully? Are you afraid of me?

  • 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 Dean Chekvala (J.D. Dunn) appears in this episode, he has no lines.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: Sunday, June 21, 2009 on TV2Zebra
      Australia: Sunday, July 5, 2009 on Channel 10
      Ireland: Monday, August 3, 2009 on RTE2
      Poland: Sunday, August 9, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 on ProSieben
      Finland: Thursday, October 29, 2009 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 on Barrandov
      Slovakia: Monday, February 6, 2012 on JOJ