Monday, December 09, 2013

TV Equals: 4.12 When The Bough Breaks Review

Haven Season 4 Episode 12 When the Bough Breaks (2)

Haven has reached its boiling point as a result of a deadly trouble that William triggers in a baby. Every time the baby cries, people die. There is no way to predict the victims or prevent their deaths – not without William’s help. 

Ever since William escaped from the Barn, his sole purpose has been to reclaim his former partner in crime: the earliest incarnation of Audrey Parker. He’s decided that the best way to do this is to force Audrey to create a silencing trouble to stop the baby. 

The way William describes his relationship with Audrey the First is like a yin and yang of evil. They sound like the Bonnie and Clyde of troubles: living for their own pleasures and reveling in the misery of others. This twist in the show elevates the story out of the episodic trouble of the week format, and into a more complex and philosophical sphere. Assuming William is telling the truth, is Audrey inherently evil or does she have the free will to choose to be different? 

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