Haven Season 5 Review “Morbidity”

Haven Season 5 Episode 9 Morbitidy (3)

The CDC is in Haven and ready to cause some serious trouble for the locals. Dr. Cross is suspicious of everything and convinced that Haven is on the verge of a massive viral outbreak. Nathan, Audrey and Dwight try desperately to keep her from encountering the Troubles, but things get out of hand. There’s only so much you can do to hide a creepy bear costume whose inhabitant alternates between invisible and a mutilated zombie.

I am not super in love with the CDC story. It seems like they could find someone with a memory Trouble and send Dr. Cross packing. They could even just lock her up with Mara rather than let her “call in the tanks.” Let’s be honest, the Guard could just off her. At the beginning of the episode, I was hoping that we were going to dig into Dave’s leg and dream, but instead we got tangled up in Contagion. Dr. Cross is also kind of irritating, and I’m not so interested in having her stick around to be Dwight’s love interest.

I don’t want to jinx anything, because I love the show. But if we only end up with the remainder of this season and then next season, I want to know that we’re going to get full explanations on the thinnies, the barn, the other realm, Mara/William, the Troubles, the Colorado Kid, etc. We have a lot to deal with and don’t have time to waste two episodes on a virus arc going nowhere.

With all the chaos on land, Duke holes up in the biat with Mara. Duke has an unreasonable fear that he’s going to be locked up and experimented on. It doesn’t help that Mara keeps feeding his paranoia that everyone is going to turn against him. I was surprised at how quickly Duke was willing to believe that he would be served up on a platter to the government. He’s been through so much with Nathan and Audrey – I would’ve thought that he’d know better. Mara is playing him. The one thing I can’t figure out is if Mara is starting to have feelings for Duke. She’s certainly working it pretty hard by standing naked in front of him.

I love how excited they all got to talk to Troubled charmer Chris Brody. How great was it to have Jason Priestley back, even for a brief cameo? It’s too bad he couldn’t stay longer. It’s also too bad that we didn’t more of a confrontation between Audrey and Mara. The fact that Audrey was willing to talk to Mara is a step in the right direction. Now, we just need to get the two of them in the same room.

I’ve mentioned before that Audrey feels off. There was a nice scene this week that explains that. When Audrey is trying to help the Troubled woman, she starts to doubt her abilities. Audrey isn’t “special” anymore because she’s no longer immune to the Troubles. Because of this, Audrey also worries that her powers to help people are also gone.

I have to once more complain about the 7pm Haven timeslot. It’s way too early in the evening and super inconvenient. I’d even rather have it at 8pm on a Saturday night. I kind of feel like Syfy’s telling Haven fans the same thing they’re telling people about the premiere of the Thr33 Days Dead premiere, “I you can’t make it, your DVR can.”