Matt McGuinness and Gabrielle Stanton told TheWrap what fans can expect from the upcoming season of the Syfy seriesSeason 4 of Syfy's “Haven” left off with the show's protagonist apparently turned into a major new antagonist with the upcoming fifth season, not surprisingly, focusing primarily on how to get her back.
“The heart and soul of ‘Haven’ is Audrey Parker,” the show's executive producer Gabrielle Stanton told TheWrap.
But Audrey (Emily Rose) is a bit lost as Season 5 opens with her as a new incarnation who calls herself Mara. At the end of Season 4, Colin Ferguson's character William was banished to another dimension through a portal in the town's lighthouse — though not before bringing Mara out from somewhere deep inside Audrey.
“William has unfortunately achieved his season-long goal of bringing out Mara from inside Audrey,” executive producer Matt McGuinness recapped the last finale. “So, the first 13 episodes of season 5 are really going to be about… Audrey is now Mara, and how can we get Audrey back?”
Nobody is more concerned with getting Audrey back more than Nathan (Lucas Bryant), who has become increasingly focused on saving the woman he loves from everything from supernatural barns to alternate dimensions to her own sordid history. Getting Audrey back is “Nathan's goal most of all since they love each other,” said Stanton. “But it's everyone's goal.”
And since it's a love for Audrey that's motivating everyone's desire to bring her back, there will be bigger implications as time goes on. “Getting Audrey back is crucial to saving the town,” McGuinness hinted.
“We're always asking who is Audrey Parker? What is Audrey Parker? Why is Audrey Parker?” said Stanton. “We asked that question in the pilot episode, really. We've met her past incarnations – Sarah, Lucy, Lexie, and now we're getting to know Mara, but it's really the journey of Audrey Parker. Season 5 we've been saying has kind of been the fight for the soul of Audrey Parker. By the end of the first 13 episodes, we're really going to resolve that in a huge way.”
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