HAVEN “Who, What, Where, Wendigo?” Review


HAVEN “Who, What, Where, Wendigo?” Season 2 Episode 10 – The Trouble of the Week is wendigos (wendigoes?) in “Who, What, Where, Wendigo?,” this week’s episode of Haven. Pretty straight-forward, right? Ha! Not in this town.

Because the wendigos (I’m going with this spelling ’cause it has less letters) aren’t just flesh-eating monsters that can be eliminated. They’re humans, in this case three sisters who’ve just lost their parents in a plane crash which triggered their Trouble. Because their cravings for blood are so strong, they’ve taken to living in the woods to avoid humans. But one of them isn’t very good about maintaining a Cullen-style, vegetarian diet.

She enlists the help of her boyfriend in luring a known serial killer into the woods for a little snack. When everyone else assumes that the kid is the one in trouble, not the killer, Audrey and Nathan head into the woods with the kid’s father and a menagerie of volunteers. They ask Duke to join them, but he declines. Turns out, he already has a date to hunt down the flesh-eaters in the forest…the Reverend.

What could Duke possibly be doing with the Rev? I’ll take “what is gathering information about Evi’s murder and his past?” for six hundred, Alex. Too bad his plan fails on an epic scale when Audrey is forced to kill the Rev before he murders one of the wendigo girls.

Yes, the Rev is gone, but I doubt he’ll be forgotten. It seems like the forces working against Nathan and Aubrey are much bigger than one man, even if he was the face of everything shadowy and evil. Of course, Duke is going to have a lot of trouble forgiving Aubrey for taking the Rev out. Now, it seems like he’s back at square one in his quest to figure out his past and his connection to the Troubles.

The Rev’s death was certainly a shocking moment, but there wasn’t all that much new information revealed in the episode, certainly not when compared to how much we learned last week. I did feel very bad for the girls, though, and I was glad to see that they’ll be waiting out the Troubles in a nice slaughterhouse where they can feast on all the meat they can hold.

Duke’s anger is understandable, but can he really blame Aubrey for placing an innocent child’s life over the Rev’s? It is interesting to see that Duke himself doesn’t even know how far he would go, what bad things he would let happen, just to find out more about his past.

And I continue to love WWE’s The Edge as Dwight, a bad-ass Troubled dude with a cross-bow, a heart of gold and a soft spot for girls who remind him of his ballerina daughter. Who knew those wrestlers could act? ‘Cause all of that stuff in the ring is real. Right?

All in all, Haven had a nice take on the wendigo legend. As this will be my last time reviewing this show, thank you for being patient with me and thank you for reading!

What did you think of this week’s episode? What woodland creature would you eat first: deer or raccoon? Would you have killed the Rev or kept him alive for questioning? Let me know below!!