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Whose your favorite Haven charater?
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47%
Audrey
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13%
Nathan
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28%
Duke
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0%
Dwight
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13%
Jenifer

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SPOILER ALERT - DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T FINISHED THE SHOW.

TLDR: I liked the show, was not happy about certain things, read if you wan.

SO...not sure anyone is following this community any more, there certainly haven't been many posts. With the end of the show I thought I'd leave a few comments about how it finished up. A lot of this is criticism and stuff I disliked - please read with the understanding that I really liked the show, story and characters and if I didn't, none of this stuff would bother me.

I'm not surprised or bothered that Audrey went back into the barn. I'm a bit unsatisfied with her returning as "Paige." On the one hand, it kind of cheapened her sacrifice, and on the other, having her return as yet another personality seems to raise some story problems - like if Nathan remembers Audrey (and Lucy and Sarah and so forth), how will that affect the relationship? Will he ever tell Paige who she is? Or would he keep it a secret, possibly poisoning the relationship down the road?

I never liked what they did with Dave. I didn't like it that they made him a being from another dimension with no explanation about how or why he came here, or that he was a pawn of Croatoan, nor that after they killed him off he didn't return ala Duke in the final episode.

I'm a bit more OK with how Vince turned out - finding a way to put all his knowledge to good use and an implied existence beyond felt pretty good.

I was (sadly) not surprised that Duke had to die, nor that it was his choice. The writers have been leading up to it for years. What I thought really sucked was that throughout the series as a whole, they kept laying stuff on Duke that wasn't really his fault but for which he - and at times other characters - blamed himself. It was always one of the more maddening parts of the show, along with continually setting him up with lovers and killing them off. Given how much they abused him over 6 years, I would have liked to see a bit of a payoff for the character. He deserved better. I will say that the scene in which Nathan killed him was one of the most powerful, emotional scenes in the whole series.

The use of William Shatner as Croatoan was a mixed blessing. His acting was fine, but it was almost all "Shatner" and very little "Croatoan". A less iconic personality might have made the role more sinister, and the eventual redemption more meaningful.

Jayne Eastwood was absolutely marvelous as Gloria - easily one of the most compelling performances across the board.

Adam Copeland did a fine job as Dwight and I think has a bright future in acting, though the character was pretty annoying at times.

Finally - the writers have said a lot about how they were 90% certain these were the final episodes and wrote them to close out storylines, while somehow holding open the option to continue the series. I think they accomplished the closing-out part, but I see no way to start this back up and have it be anything like the original show. And as for the much-wished-for Duke spinoff, I can't see that happening either.

I did really like the show a great deal, enough so that I will go back and watch it all on Netflix when the final episodes are published. There was a lot of richness and detail there and I think I'll learn a lot more by giving it another go.

Do you have thoughts about Haven you'd like to share - what you liked, didn't like, or wished for? Post them here if you don't mind taking the time, I'd like to see them.

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Links to Google Street Views of a bunch of places in Nova Scotia that were used on SyFy's Haven.

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Even Duke Crocker is upset!!!! Am upset more!!! No season 6!!!!
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I always new it!! Loool. You guys agree??
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