Season 1 Episode 9

As You Were

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 10, 2010 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

Audrey's surprise birthday party at a local hotel goes awry when a shapeshifter stalks the partygoers, and nobody knows who can be trusted.

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  • not so good

    Its not as good as the best Haven episodes. But its great and it all makes sense 6 years later.
  • 9/10

    The latest episode of Haven again features an entertaining premise, but the execution just is not there. It was good for a Haven episode, but I have to score this fairly and when you compare it to the body of work of other shows in this field it just does not hold up.

    Tonight's Haven as I said featured a good monster in the form of the chameleon, but the acting and this group of characters just cannot get me interested in them, they cannot keep me hooked no matter how hard they try.

    Good, by Haven standards, but still a mediocre episode overall.moreless
  • I enjoyed this episode and it had a good twist.

    I don't know about everyone else, but I very much enjoyed this episode. At first I found it a little weird, but that definitely changed as it continued. I'm sorry to all you Duke/Audrey shippers, but I am fully confident that Audrey and Nathan should be together in the end. The fact that he could feel her touch should prove that. Plus, in order to really be sure that the camelian was taking Audrey's form(one of the big twists. Very unexpected. I thought it was Julia.) he decided to kiss her to see if he could feel it. If only he had kissed the real Audrey!

    Well, anyway. There was also a sad turn in events. Poor Eleanor was killed. I was so disappointed at that. I really liked her character. What I thought was really interesting was the ending. It turns out that Duke is the boy standing next to Lucy in the Colorado Kid newspaper picture. Interesting, huh? I wonder what this means. What his relationship with Audrey is. Maybe he's her brother. That would be a cool turn in events.moreless
  • One of my favorite episodes

    This was very exciting! It would've been more exciting if I hadn't read the full recap and the reviews... But curiosity killed the cat.

    I think the writers kind of played with us when there didn't really seemed to be a real suspect. I don't think Julia counts because we knew very little of her and it would've been too obvious. But Audrey was a shocker however, she didn't really do anything suspicious... Maybe that's how it was written, but it would've been more interested if we had thought everyone was the killer. I also think Vaughn's motivation could've been... darker.

    Chief Wournos is still a total moron. I don't know why he hates Nathan so much. Does he really think his son is a coward? Hasn't Nathan proved that he is brave, a good detective and strong enough by now? Audrey (or the shapeshifter for that matter) was right in telling him Nathan needed some comfort.

    So holding Audrey's hand isn't proof enough for Nathan that he had to kiss her... and kiss her on the lips? Of course!!! Nathan sure was very worried about Audrey. Both he and Audrey are strengthening their friendship and it could be dangerous for both of them.

    I liked the darkness of the scenes and that we had a case without the duo really being on a case, you know. I thought Duke was stronger... but he was drinking and sort of complaining a lot. And too bad Eleanor was killed. I really liked her from ep 1.moreless
  • Sliding backwards

    I find it interesting to note that the official podcast for "Haven" hasn't been updated in a while. Are they still trying to produce the final few episodes of the season, or has support slowly but surely withered away over the past month or so? I can easily see this being a combination of both factors, but I must admit, I miss the insight into the creative process.

    This was a difficult episode for me, because it revealed just how much I'm struggling to maintain interest in the show. This was chock full of revelations about Audrey and her mother, at least in terms of who knew about Lucy, and there's a lot of potential for some dramatic fallout over the discovery of that information. So why was Audrey's reaction so tepid?

    Let's face it: for all intent purposes, Duke and Vince admit that they've been keeping things from Audrey. Not just little things, but things that have defined her reason for being in Haven in the first place. Considering that there was some amount of chemistry between Audrey and Duke, and certainly interest on his part, this is a significant betrayal. I was waiting for her to get seriously angry at the implication that she was being fooled into staying in town, given how it subverts her feeling of being treated like one of their own at the beginning of the episode. But that moment of justified anger never really came.

    The episode also promised, to some extent, that these events were a meaningful escalation, as the portentous cracks around Haven made a reappearance. As metaphors go, they are fairly obvious, but the writers needs to give us more reason to care. What exactly are the stakes? What will Audrey's discovery of the truth about her mother unveil? I'm not sure the pacing or the scope of the series is driving me to care.

    This is also the second episode in a row to take an important recurring character from the town, one of the few touchstones able to serve as the voice of the community, and remove her from the equation. We have less and less insight into the mindset of the residents of Haven, and I maintain that this is a bad thing. There aren't enough consistent perspectives on the events in Haven to establish the kind of introductory baseline that a first season is meant to provide for the long-term.moreless
Leslie Carlson

Leslie Carlson

Vaughn Carpenter

Guest Star

Gay Hauser

Gay Hauser

Liv Carpenter

Guest Star

Michelle Monteith

Michelle Monteith

Julia Carr

Guest Star

John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth

David Teagues

Recurring Role

Richard Donat

Richard Donat

Vince Teagues

Recurring Role

Mary-Colin Chisholm

Mary-Colin Chisholm

Eleanor Carr

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: The Chief's first name is identified as Garland. Audrey and Nathan's middle names are Prudence and Thaddeus, respectively.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Chief Wournos: I'm proud of you. When it all hit the fan, you didn't flinch. You had to shoot your own partner. You know, part of me thinks you kind of grew up a little bit today.
      Nathan: You don't know me at all, do you?
      Chief Wournos: Just trying to give you a compliment, son. Take a compliment when...
      Nathan: Think I can grow up, be like you? I'm not like you, okay? I don't want to be like you.

    • Chief Wournos: Nice job there, Parker.
      Audrey: Wow, is that a compliment? You think it would, you know, kill you to lay one of those on Nathan every once in a while?
      Chief Wournos: The Troubles are back. Getting all warm and fuzzy with Nathan is not exactly going to do him any favors.
      Audrey: He's pretty tough.
      Chief Wournos: He's going to have to be tough as nails in order to deal with that on his own. Otherwise, it'll eat him alive.
      Audrey: Still, that doesn't mean you can't be friendly.
      Chief Wournos: Now, friendship, that's a burden. I don't want to be a burden.

    • Audrey: Hey, why didn't you pick Nathan for your team?
      Chief Wournos: Well, I thought the ladies needed a little protection.
      Audrey: That and you couldn't stand to talk to your son for more than five minutes?
      Chief Wournos: Well, okay, that too.

    • Nathan: It sucks. You know, you were asking about Jess before. It sucks. But I appreciate you asking.
      Audrey: Yeah, that's what friends do.

    • Audrey: Is this about the Troubles?
      Duke: Buddha says all good things come to those who wait.
      Audrey: Yeah, does Buddha also say, "Drink, smuggle, and always look out for Number One"?
      Duke: I'm a reformed Buddhist.

    • Duke: Are you crying?
      Audrey: No.
      Duke: Crying will not be tolerated today.
      Audrey: Shut up! I am so armed.

    • Audrey: I was worried about you after Jessie.
      Nathan: Oh, I'm fine, I'm good. Drink Jack out of the bottle, listen to Patsy Cline, you know. It's a man thing.

    • Vince: Hey, if they still have bunk beds, I get dibs on the bottom.
      David: No fair. You always call dibs.
      Vince: That's 'cause I'm older. But I'm faster.
      David: And you're short.

    • Audrey: My favorite singer is Ray Charles.
      Chief Wournos: Ray Charles?
      Audrey: Okay, fine, I lied, it's Justin Timberlake.

    • Eleanor: You're not gonna die. Stop talking like that. We're with you.
      Julia: No offense, Mom, but that's not real comforting. For all I know, right now you could be a hell beast from the seventh circle, waiting for me to turn my back so you can rip off my face and wear it around town like it's a Halloween mask.

    • Duke: I'm going to go last.
      Nathan: Huh? Why does he get to go last?
      Duke: Because he... has the axe.

    • Chief Wournos: Look, I tied my son to a chair. Accused him of being a murderer. I'm sick of letting this thing play with my head.
      Eleanor: Well, if we crucified ourselves every time we screwed up as parents, there'd be no more parents in the world.
      Chief Wournos: I could have actually killed him.
      Eleanor: Garland, I dropped Julia on her head when she was six months old. Twice.
      Chief Wournos: Well, thanks.

    • Audrey: (to Nathan) Are you crying? 'Cause crying will not be tolerated.

    • Nathan: What's your middle name?
      Audrey: My middle name? Really? It's Prudence. Self-inflicted at my confirmation. And yours?
      Nathan: Thaddeus.
      Audrey: Thaddeus. Thaddeus.
      Nathan: Inflicted by the Chief.
      Audrey: He is a bad man.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Czech Republic: December 1, 2010 on Universal Channel
      UK: December 2, 2010 on Syfy
      Latin America: December 10, 2010 on SyFy Channel
      Finland: December 20, 2012 on YLE TV2

    • Injoke: Vince's gift, the novel Misery Unchained, and his reference to the author who lost his foot, is a nod to Stephen King's novel Misery. In the novel, author Paul Sheldon loses his foot to his "number one fan," Annie, when she learns that he plans to kill off Misery, the heroine of his romance novels.


    • Chief: So let's put the Hardy Boys with the Bickersons.
      Referencing the well-known boy's mystery series penned by several writers under the pen name of Franklin W. Dixon, and featured in at least five different TV incarnations. The Hardy Boys are the brothers Frank and Joe, typically amateur detectives who solve crimes and help out their father. The Bickersons was a NBC radio series that later became a television series that ran briefly in 1951 on CBS. John and Blanche Bickerson couldn't stand each other, and spent most of their time constantly insulting each other.

    • Audrey: The whole room that's about to go Lord of the Flies on your ass.
      Referencing the novel by William Golding about a group of young boys stranded on a desert island and forced to fend for themselves as they descend into savagery.