Last night’s Haven episode opened a few seconds after Audrey/Lexie made the jump from the Barn and back into Haven.
Nathan is crushed to find that Audrey Parker is gone, and in her place is this bartender named Lexie DeWitt. So is Jordan McKee, who tells her to kill him, and then when Lexie refuses, Jordan takes aim at Nathan herself. Chaos ensues, and Nathan tries to escape, but is ambushed by a Guard member, and they close in for the kill.
But Lexie’s not quite the confused innocent they assume her to be, and she gets the drop on all of them. Jordan snarls, “I’ll take care of her,” and finds out very quickly that Lexie is as good a shot as Audrey Parker was when Lexie lands a shot mere inches from her feet.
Duke steps in, and asks Lexie to let him talk with ‘that tall one over there,’ meaning Vince, who is the leader of the Guard.
After a quick and heated discussion, they wind up back at police headquarters, where Dwight tells them there’s been a incident that looks like a Trouble. Nathan goes to investigate, taking Lexie/Audrey with him. Lexie is a fish out of water, and doesn’t understand why the other law enforcement officials keep calling her Audrey, to which Duke tells her they’ve told everyone she has amnesia and thinks she’s someone else.
They arrive where this kid has been shut in the pantry and Nathan calls him by name, and the kid screams it’s not his name. He tries to open the latch with a knife, and then turns it on himself, cutting his own throat. Lexie is horrified by this turn of events, and Nathan, Duke and Lexie go to question the girl the kid attacked, the girlfriend of a boy that was injured in a car accident, leaving him paralyzed. She doesn’t tell them much, and upon leaving the police station with an officer, suddenly looks down at herself, and murmurs, “It worked again.” When the officer asks her what worked, the girl lunges in front of an oncoming car screaming, “I have this coming” and is mowed down.
They turn to the only other member of the car accident, a kid named Tyler, who tells them that he just ‘lost control of the vehicle’ and claims not to know what happened. Nathan gives him his business card, and then Duke, in a moment of kindness, writes him a ‘prescription’ for a free drink at The Grey Gull when he gets out of the hospital.
Meanwhile, back at The Grey Gull, Wade Crocker comes in to find a woman in black at the bar, drinking. He tells her they’re closed, to which she pours herself another drink. It’s Jordan, and Wade goes over to her, and says, “The cure for a broken heart is tequila. Money troubles, Scotch. Wanna tell your bartender about it, it’s an American tradition.” To which Jordan answers, “Got all day?” and Wade says, “Yeah.” But before things go any further, Dwight appears and tells Jordan “You’ve got the wrong Crocker,” to which Jordan says, “You’re Duke Crocker’s brother? Perfect.”
Dwight takes Jordan to a little Quonset hut where he shows her this is where he, Vince and Dave have been trying to find an alternate way to end the Troubles. Jordan peruses all the photographs and documents, seeing Sarah, Lucy, Audrey and now Lexie, and notes that she appears when the Troubles come, and says, “Maybe that’s her Trouble.” Dwight denies it, saying she helps the Troubled, but the notion has taken root in Jordan’s mind that Audrey/Lexie is the source of the Troubles and wonders aloud would it all stop if Duke killed her. Dwight tells her, “Duke would never kill Audrey, not in a million years,” but it’s clear that Jordan is on this track now.
Nathan, Duke and Lexie go back to the hospital to question Tyler again, only to find his orderly dead in Tyler’s bed instead. Upon reviewing the security footage, Nathan and Lexie see that Tyler is able to possess a person by using something someone has handed him, in the orderly’s case, the TV remote, and was able to possess his girlfriend and his best friend through the get-well cards they gave him. They also learn that after every possesion, Tyler loses more of his ability to move, and they set out to look for where the orderly took Tyler.
Nathan phones Duke, and tells him not to engage Tyler if he finds him, Duke tells them he cornered him in a room in the basement, and as he opens the door for Nathan to scan the room, he hits him with it, and takes his gun. Tyler has taken possesion of Duke through the drink ticket ‘prescription’ he wrote him!
Nathan tells ‘Tyler’ that he is dying with each possession, and Tyler tells him that he plans on keeping Duke’s body, and locks them in the room, leaving for the Gull, where he finds Wade.
Tyler/Duke tells Wade that they’re looking for a Troubled guy who can take over people’s bodies, and how would he keep a body he’d taken over if it were him? To which Wade says, ‘Then I guess you’d kill the body’, but Wade has figured out that Duke isn’t Duke anymore, and Tyler/Duke hits him, and tells him to take him to the safe. But before he can, Jennifer appears, and Tyler/Duke knocks Wade unconscious, going to Jennifer, who tells him that she is leaving for Boston, and is surprised by Duke’s non-reaction to her sudden decision, and even more surprised when Duke tells her he too is leaving town and wants her to go with him, and is floored when he suddenly leans in and kisses her!
Back in the basement room, Nathan kicks and struggles with the door, but it holds fast. Lexie, however, steps up and picks the lock, saying she’s picked a few handcuffs before. Nathan says, “Have you been arrested a lot?” And she says, “No, I just had a boyfriend who was really into bondage.”
Nathan doesn’t like the new version of the woman he loves, and says so, telling her, “I don’t want you, I want Audrey back.” For a fellow who is supposed to be trying to get Lexie to fall in love with him in order to kill him, he doesn’t appear to be making any headway!
Lexie picks the lock and they escape.
Tyler/Duke and Jennifer drive to the hospital. Jennifer’s suspicions are aroused and she knows that something is off about Duke and finally confronts him about it in the Jeep. Tyler/Duke eyes the gun, but Jennifer is quicker, and stabs him in the leg with a pen before taking the gun. He makes his escape into the hospital, and Nathan and Lexie come out of the front steps to find Jennifer, who tells them that he’s gone into the basement to kill Tyler, ensuring he’ll keep Duke’s body forever.
Nathan plans to go in after him, but Lexie argues him out of it after learning from Jennifer that she is immune to the Troubles, and goes in to look for him.
She finds Tyler lying on a stretcher, and Tyler/Duke gets the drop on her. She tries to reason with him, but then moves aside, saying, “I’m sorry, Duke.” Tyler/Duke stabs Tyler’s body in the heart, and then goes into convulsions when Tyler’s blood splashes on him, activating Duke’s Trouble, and inadvertently ends not only his life, but his Trouble as well, leaving Duke back in control of himself again.
Back at The Gull, Duke returns to find Wade giving him the stinkeye, putting ice on the shiner he left him. He tells Duke he knew it wasn’t him because he showed interest in something he said, and asks Duke what is going on with him. Duke says he is doing him a favor by not involving him. Wade walks out, and finds Jordan leaned up against the Range Rover. He says, “Let me guess—you’re here for my brother.” To which Jordan replies, “Nope—I’m looking for you.”
Duke and Jennifer talk briefly, and he asks her to stay in Haven, that he has an extra room on his boat, and she tells him he kissed her when he was Tyler, and he says, “You kissed me back.”
A short time, Lexie is looking up at the apartment above the Grey Gull and asks Duke was she broke when she lived here, and he jokes that she owes him six months’ rent. She says “I saved your ass—shouldn’t I get the first month free?”
But Duke has been thinking over the situation in the basement, and he questions Lexie about it. At first, she says she was scared and didn’t want to get stabbed. But Duke knows that AUDREY would have known that his Trouble would save him from Tyler’s possesion, and he calls her on it.
Lexie hesitates and mutters, “Damn it, Duke,” and throws her arms around him. “It’s me, Duke,” she finally says, and it would seem as though that Lexie has finally remembered that she is Audrey Parker. But we will have to tune in next Friday to see, and to find out what kind of designs Jordan McKee has on Wade Crocker, because somehow, I don’t think it’s because he makes a killer margarita and a good listener to boot.