Harper's Island

Season 1 Episode 11


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jun 27, 2009 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Abby confronts the killer while another guest dies. Soon after another goes missing, causing the group to start thinking the killer may have an accomplice.

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  • Splash: Cal and Chloe final scene

    I was sad to see Cal and Chloe go as they were pretty much my favorite character's aside from Jimmy, Abby, and yes even Henry (I know who he is and yet I find his character sickeningly enticing) anyways back to Cal and Chloe, I'm glad their final scene was beautifully done, a deeply poetic exit; Chloe's last words "you can't have me" as she lets go of the rail and follows Cal in death, spoke volume as to who they were as a couple and who she was as an individual. I'll miss them in the next two episodes but at least they got a death worth dieing for...moreless
  • Splash!

    In this episode of Harper's Island, the following happens. As Abby confronts the killer, the group's numbers seem to be dwindling. We started off with what seemed like dozens of people and now we only have a handful of people left. As more and more people get killed and with the ones left being psychologically tortured, more of them are thinking that perhaps Wakefield isn't acting alone. Another great episode. The ending of this one got more hooked and wanting more. Now we know that there is a criminal in the mix and so will he turn out to be the one who is helping Wakefield? I guess only time will tell.moreless
  • holy crap, he's just killing them out in the open now! no discovered dead bodies anymore.

    cal seemed to be ok which was good & he got to rescue his girl, happy ending time for the blond couple right? umm, not so much. i have to say that i'm glad they used stunt people for that scene on the bridge, it was really effective & a great scene. those shotguns have proven to be completely useless. they either don't shoot until the last minute (guys, they aren't muskets: you don't have to wait until you see the whites of their eyes) or they miss. i guess it's understandable, because they're nervous, but come on! aim! it's too bad they aren't using buckshot, but i guess that's why we saw the skeet shooting scene. what?, the bad guy has an accomplice?! or is it his son? is that why the sheriff & him were buddies? the sheriff was spying on him? although he obviously didn't do a very god job. i'm sad they killed the hot bartender. she didn't last long. who's next? henry's buddies? the little girl? what a horrific scene that would be, they totally should kill madison next just for the shock value. it would be great! like the dead dad scene and then they could kill the mom, in the moment of her grief. how sick would that be?moreless
  • Very exciting episode, there are so few survivors left.

    Shane has now started defending Abby against Trish, that's a change.

    Wakefield isn't hiding anymore, he's acting openly now. He's obviously got an accomplice, the question is who? Jimmy's appearance at the Cannery, disappearance after the fight with Wakefield then shows up at the church, completely unhurt – very suspicious.

    Sully did a great job with Cal, given how bad he looked I'm surprised he could walk afterwards. He obviously took Chloe as bait. He even speaks well of Cal afterwards to Danny. I really liked Cal and after he survived the gunshot, doesn't seem fair. Where Chloe fell from the bridge gave me goosebumps, it was so graceful and beautiful.moreless
  • One of the best ever television episodes of a show ever ever ever!

    One of the best television episodes ever. I really mean it, it was so emotional, it actually had me tearing up. I could not believe my eyes when one of the most tragic things ever happened on the show. It's really making Harper's Island a favourite, and this episode really deserves to be there. Honestly, I have never been so sad before, and I thought Prue Halliwell's funeral from Charmed was emotional, if I watch the last few scenes of this episode again I will actually cry. One scene, which was Cal and Chloe's death scene, turned Harper's Island into one of the best shows in my opinion.moreless
Callum Keith Rennie

Callum Keith Rennie

John Wakefield

Guest Star

Gina Holden

Gina Holden

Shea Allen

Recurring Role

Cassandra Sawtell

Cassandra Sawtell

Madison Allen

Recurring Role

Brandon Jay McLaren

Brandon Jay McLaren

Danny Brooks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The title of this episode, which is Splash, refers to the sound of the water splashing when both Cal Vandeusen and Chloe Carter fall to their deaths in a river.

    • DEATHS:
      Nikki Bolton: She gets a boarding knife through her chest.
      Shane Pierce: He is stabbed in the gut with a boarding knife and then gets hanged.
      Deputy Patrick Lillis
      : He is found inside the church with his throat slashed.
      Cal Vandeuson: He gets a boarding knife in his chest and is tossed off a bridge.
      Chloe Carter
      : She jumps off a bridge to keep Wakefield from killing her after he killed Cal.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Shane: Man this place sucks! The only reason I rag on YOU guys more is cause you CHOOSE to come here. Why in God's name would you wanna get married here?
      Henry: Well believe me - I'm having second thoughts.

    • Danny: (looking at Shane's stung up body) He hasn't finished has he?

    • (after he kills Cal, Wakefield looks at her threateningly and she meets his gaze)
      Chloe: You can't have me. (gives Wakefield a moment to absorb that and calmly lets go of the railing)

  • NOTES (4)

    • 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

    • Nicholas Carella (Deputy Lillis) appears in this episode but has no lines.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: Sunday, July 5, 2009 on TV2Zebra
      Australia: Monday, July 20, 2009 on Channel 10
      Ireland: Monday, August 17, 2009 on RTE2
      Poland: Sunday, August 23, 2009 on AXN
      Germany: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 on ProSieben
      Finland: Thursday, November 12, 2009 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 on Barrandov
      Slovakia: Monday, February 13, 2012 on JOJ

    • Music:
      Civil Twilight - Letters From the Sky