This episode was directed by Jason Priestly, who plays Chris Brody, and written by Haven’s dynamic duo, the Sister writing team of Nora and Lilla Zuckerman.
When Dwight, Haven’s own “cleaner” is arrested by the belligerent Officer Stark, he finds out that Nathan is no longer the chief of police. But when Nathan walks up and tells Stark to take the proverbial hike, he shrinks, and walks off. Chief Merrill, a transfer who seems to know nothing about the special needs of Haven, is the new guy in charge. When Officer Stark ends up dead from an odd affliction, Audrey and Nathan realize that it’s trouble-related but they can’t tell Chief Merrill.
Duke tells Nathan about the text message on Evi’s phone, that she is to blame for Nathan’sbeing replaced as chief. Chief Merrill quarantines the police station to protect the town from what he thinks is a biological weapon. Audrey says; “this isn’t the Pentagon, who’s going to stage a chemical attack in Haven?” The only person outside the station that Nathan can trust is Dwight. Duke brings Evi to the police station so that he and Nathan can interrogate her, but when she shows signs of having the same disease as Officer Stark, Duke must put his plans on hold.
Inside the station, Nathan finds a “walkie” on Starks body and is able to contact Dwight outside. Chief Merrill somehow contracts the deadly virus and eventually dies – while Duke finally gets an explanation from Evi: She was instructed to “help” Duke by getting Nathan fired as police chief. Audrey, hoping she can find the “troubled” person causing the disease, interviews the people in the station. Evi gets shot and killed when she escapes to get answers for Duke from the gunmen outside.
Audrey finds the “troubled” citizen, Nikki Coleman, an abused woman whose fear of her ex-husband is the apparent cause of the disease. While Audrey talks to Nikki, Dr. Underwood convinces the Chris to help him find a gun but it turns out that he is, in fact, Nikki’s ex.
It seems the only thing that can reverse the disease is Nikki standing up for herself. The more strength she shows, the more the disease retreats from those around her and focuses on her ex-husband. With that problem solved, Nathan must now figure out how to stop the gunmen outside. Just as the gunmen start shooting into the station, Dwight bursts in and saves Nathan with his own “trouble”, the power to pull bullets toward him.
With Evi dead, Reverend Driscoll makes a play to control Duke who pretends to be receptive but isn’t. Chris and Audrey break up with Chris promising to become a better person. And Nathan lets Dwight make Evi’s death look like an open and shut case to avoid further investigation. They’ll get Reverend Driscoll their own way.
Be sure to check out last weeks exciting recap here: ‘Haven: Friend Or Faux’ – Recap