Haven

Season 1 Episode 13

Spiral

8
Aired Friday 7:00 PM Oct 08, 2010 on Syfy
7.7
out of 10
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229 votes
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As the mysterious cracks spread throughout Haven at an increasing rate, a mysterious criminal returns to Haven and Audrey discovers the secrets of her past and her mother's.

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  • 113

    5.0
    The season finale of Haven is all too familiar for what we have been witnessing for the past few months with this show: a really mediocre procedural that is intertwined within a very below average supernatural sci-fi layer.



    The main problem with this show is that Fringe just does the same thing so much better and there is just no hype around Haven, the show has no heat. I am not going to rush to my TV to watch Haven every Friday night if this is the best drama that the show can conjure up for its first season finale.moreless
  • Spiral

    9.0
    Spiral was a pretty good episode and season finale of Haven. This show is unique and interesting, however it feels like there are some key elements missing at times. This episode was very entertaining though, and there were many revelations, new questions, and shocking circumstances, things which make the show good, that is why I gave it a 9. I think that the way the stories intertwined and came together was good, and there are definitely many possibilities for the next season of Haven. I am so curious about Audrey's Boss from the FBI and what he knows. I really look forward to seeing next season and hopefully learning more about whats happening.moreless
  • A great finale for the first season

    8.0
    Just before this episode aired, Syfy announced that "Haven" would be returning for a second season. That brings a great deal of relief, because if this was where the series had ended, I'd be quite annoyed. And considering that "Haven" has not been my favorite show in the world, that's saying something.



    A lot of plot and character threads came together in this episode. The big news, of course, concerns "Audrey". Or should we just call her Lucy from now on? I suppose we're supposed to assume that something unusual happened that forced Lucy to not only move forward in time, but also assume the identity of another woman. That's going to be one heck of a story.



    After all, it's clear that her apparent boss at the FBI had to know the truth. Otherwise, how in the world could she have been working for the FBI in any capacity? The interesting thing is that we can't assume that she was, in fact, an agent before the events of the series premiere. If her memories have been altered on a fundamental level, her "conversion" could have happened minutes before we first saw her!



    Of course, there's also the very interesting revelation that Chief Wuornos is the source of the (very metaphorical) cracks appearing since the premiere. And he's not Nathan's father; the man who was charged and convicted for killing the Colorado Kid was. And somehow, Vince and Dave were involved in the whole Colorado Kid mess (I'm almost positive one of them was the real killer). Much of that was meat of the drama in the episode, and it has to be connected to Audrey/Lucy and her true nature.



    Beyond that, we also got to see just how important the odd design of that tattoo really is. The fact that it's all over gravestones going back centuries is another hint that this is some kind of cyclic occurrence, triggering The Troubles. But what was the deal with the tattoo appearing and disappearing towards the end? It's going to be fun seeing how that all comes together.



    But I was probably most pleased to see the reverend come out of the woodwork to challenge Nathan, making it very clear that the religious overtones to the rift growing in Haven will only be escalating. His presence could have been used a few other times this season, but this is one case where it's better late than never. Such concepts are part and parcel to any good Stephen King story.



    All in all, this was a very good season finale, full of all the things that I like about "Haven". I'm genuinely glad that I kept with it for the whole first season, and I look forward to seeing them escalate the stakes and the weirdness in the second!moreless
  • Best season finale in recent memory -- questions answered, more questions asked, and some surprise twists.

    10
    The previous two reviews have pretty much covered the highlights, so there's not much I can add without being redundant. What was really neat about it for me was that while watching it I wasn't thinking about it being the season finale -- the chief's apparent demise (the only real downer for me, but those fragments were rattling around in that box, so...) seemed like it had to be the climax of the episode, but then Audrey's revelation, followed by the deja vu moment with "new Audrey" (how cool was that scene?) made it clear that this wasn't an ordinary episode. Can't wait for next season.moreless
  • I thought it lasted more time

    10
    All I can say about this episode is that first of all, thank God there's going to be another season. Second of all, this episode is exactly why I watch this show.



    Poor Chief... But I guess he's the one to blame because he had the time to tell Nathan all about his tormented childhood, but he didn't do it, paid the price and in the end it was too late. Nathan deserved to know the truth. I wonder that will happen now that the Chief is gone.



    How creepy was that the tattoo was appearing on Julia's back? Does this mean she'll be the one to kill Duke? Only time will tell.



    Audrey being Lucy... I think Audrey is jumping to conclusions. There's no evidence and she's not really sure. Plus, this might be the show's main plot (or one of them) and having that addressed in the early episodes of season 2 will kill all the mystery. I guess the "other Audrey" has come to Haven as an impostor to probably get more doubts into Audrey's and Nathan's mind. Audrey had this look when the "other Audrey" said if she was going to pull another gun.



    Nathan and Audrey moments were wonderful. Finally, Nathan and Nathan confess to each other something they feared.



    Is it July 2011 already?moreless
Michelle Monteith

Michelle Monteith

Julia Carr

Guest Star

John Bourgeois

John Bourgeois

Max Hansen

Guest Star

Gary Levert

Gary Levert

Leo

Guest Star

Richard Donat

Richard Donat

Vince Teagues

Recurring Role

John Dunsworth

John Dunsworth

David Teagues

Recurring Role

Stephen McHattie

Stephen McHattie

Reverend Ed Driscoll

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The sign on the chief's door as Nathan goes in and finds Driscoll waiting for him says "Wuornos." However, the official website, press releases, and closed captioning all list the last name as "Wournos."

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Duke: Did you already tell him about the other thing?
      Audrey: What?
      Duke: The thing that's got you holed up, living on frosting. I didn't think so. Hey (grabs Audrey by the arm). Come on. What is it? You're a mess.
      Audrey: I can't.
      Duke: 'Cause you have to tell Nathan first.
      Audrey: Yeah. Yeah, pretty much.
      Duke: Do I have to like that?
      Audrey: Today, yeah.

    • Driscoll: Your father was a good man, Nathan. We need to replace him with an even better one.
      Nathan: Won't be you.
      Driscoll: No, but with good friends, the right kind of friends, new chief of police could do wonders for this town.
      Nathan: Friends? You mean thugs like Max Hansen?
      Driscoll: Don't you call your daddy names, Nathan.
      Nathan: I called my father "The chief." I'll be damned if I'm gonna let you fill his seat.
      Driscoll: You already are... damned. Things are gonna change in Haven, Nathan. I'm going to change them. So either you leave and find someplace else to live your life, or you will suffer... like the rest of your kind.

    • Audrey: I was. Somehow I was here. Is there anything else you want to send my way? I mean, anything, anything at all? 'Cause I got to believe you got nothing left.
      Max: Whatever it is, you'll handle it.
      Audrey: I'm sorry, do I know you?
      Max: Whatever you're dealing with, you'll figure it out. I've been in some rough places, had a few conversations with myself. Eventually I got where I needed to be.
      Audrey: And where was that?
      Max: Where I'm standing. It's always where I'm standing.
      Audrey: Does this place mean something to you?
      Max: You know, sometimes, uh...you leave a mark where you've been. Sometimes the tide just washes it away. But you don't know until you come back, do you?

    • Vince: Why are you here?
      Max: I'm here to claim the life that was taken from me, the family that was stolen from me, and to watch the man who took it all from me die.
      Vince: Garland's not alone, you know.
      Max: Neither am I. I have friends in Haven.
      Vince: I'm sure they won't mind if you die first. Leave now, Max, before I do something I really enjoy.
      Max: You know, it's good to see that somebody in this town remembers who he is. Tell your brother that I'll be back for what's mine. Oh, and Vince... next time I see you, I'm gonna kill you.
      Vince: Are you sure? Couldn't get it done the last time.

    • Audrey: You know, just because this guy's dead doesn't mean that another guy with a tattoo isn't going to kill you.
      Duke: You really are a buzzkill. Why would you say that? I liked you so much better when you were locked up in your cupcake room.

    • Chief Wournos: I'm sorry about this, Nathan. There's just no simple answers here. I mean, obviously you can't just stick me in some lighthouse, 'cause before long, I'm just going to destroy everything--this town, I'm gonna destroy you, and that's everything I got and everything I ever had.
      Audrey: What are you trying to hold together?
      Chief Wournos: Well, Haven, of course... this town. This town is standing on the edge. And I'm just not sure I can really stop it anymore.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: December 23, 2010 on Syfy/Syfy HD
      Czech Republic: January 5, 2011 on Universal Channel
      Latin America: January 21, 2011 on SyFy Channel
      Finland: January 17, 2013 on YLE TV2

    • Injoke: Max Hansen has spent the last 25 years in Shawshank State Prison. Series creator Stephen King created the fictional Maine prison for his 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, which featured later in the movie adaptation The Shawshank Redemption. Like many King story elements, it has been mentioned in several subsequent novels and short stories.

    • Music: Stuck in a Glass Elevator (The Myriad)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Duke: Nathan, come on, if I could do that, why am I out here playing Jed Clampett with a shotgun in my lap?
      Referencing the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, starring Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett, the grizzled patriarch of the hillbilly family. When he finds "oil in them there hills," he moves his family to Beverly Hills and comedy hijinks ensue.

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