Having watched this week’s episode of Haven, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Dave Teagues is not Croatoan regardless of what he stands accused of. It’s more than likely that as a halfling child from another world, it’s easier for the monster to take over Dave’s body and commit evil acts and then make Dave forget. That’s just my theory, let’s talk about what happened in Perditus.
In episode 18, Wild Card, Charlotte confronted Croatoan and was killed. We also learned that Charlotte’s husband had gone over to the dark side whilst playing with aether and is actually Croatoan. Hand’s up who didn’t figure that out already?
Anyway, in this week’s episode, Dwight and Audrey are still reeling from Charlotte’s death and they are out for vengeance. They start by forcing Dave to have a vision.
Despite being all liquored up the visions aren’t happening because Dave doesn’t really want to have another one. He says he doesn’t just see stuff, he feels the hatred and anger coming from Croatoan. This connection to the monster is pretty deep at this point I’m thinking Dave is Croatoan’s son but it could just be that he’s from the void himself.
When Dave finally has a vision Croatoan speaks to him, taunting him about liking to watch, he shows Dave Charlotte’s death.
Haven meets the Walking Dead
Team Haven have no clue how to build the barn and Charlotte’s notes are missing so Nathan goes back to the tarot reader, Lainey Fortuna to see if he can enlist the help of her sister Ona, the medium who’s currently squatting at the police station.
Ona can’t reach Charlotte and thinks she has crossed over already. There are lots of people squatting at the station and we soon find out that Ona’s Trouble doesn’t just help her to talk to dead people, it allows her to bring them back. It started when Ona brought back her sister’s dead husband who she was in love with. Nathan wants Ona to bring Charlotte back but Audrey is not so sure.
Dwight has lost a lot to the Troubles, his career in the army, his daughter and his sister so bringing back Charlotte is not even a question for him. In the end, Charlotte is brought back and tells Nathan what he needs to know about building a barn.
Of course, there is a side effect to bringing people back from the dead as Audrey discovers when she finds Lainey’s formerly dead husband, Herb taking bites out of his now dead wife. Unlike The Walking Dead zombies who can be put down with a bullet to the head, Haven’s resurrected refuse to die.
With Zombies attacking the police station and the prospect of Charlotte becoming one too, Audrey tries to talk Ona into letting go. Yes, she loved her sister’s husband, no one is judging her for that just let the dead go back to being dead.
Finally, Ona gets her shit together and the zombies die again in the order that they were resurrected. Charlotte has just enough time to say a proper goodbye to Dwight and Audrey.
Who killed Charlotte
Whilst Team Haven were tackling the undead problem Dave and Vince set out on a mission to find Charlotte’s go bag which has a stash of aether in it and all her notes on solving the troubles. Using Seth’s rugaru detector to track the aether, they wind up at the Haven Herald and find the bag hidden under Dave’s desk.
During her brief resurrection, Charlotte tells Nathan that he needs a controller crystal from the void to build a new barn. Because the shroud is up they can’t get a thinny open to get there.
Charlotte also tells Audrey that her father is Croatoan and Team Haven learn that Croatoan didn’t kill Charlotte, Dave Teagues did.
Duke’s vision quest
Yes, Duke is still out in the world. In the previous episode, we saw a man appear to him and promise to tell him what he needed to know. Here we learn that the Crocker’s have always been Trouble collectors from the time of the Roanoke colony.
The colonists were Troubled people who came to escape persecution. Because there were too many troubles in one place it attracted the attention of Croatoan. He came to Roanoke to collect the Troubles but couldn’t because he wasn’t strong enough to escape the void. So he turned a commander of the colony, the first Crocker, into someone who could collect the troubles for him. The first commander killed everybody in the settlement in order to collect the troubles.
I found this subplot to be the most interesting of all Duke’s walkabout adventures so far. Especially when Duke goes on to have a vision of a destroyed Haven. He comes across Vicky who is frantically drawing pictures of Haven trying to bring everything back but it’s not working. He learns from a now blind Vince that Nathan went into the void and never came out.
When Duke comes out of his vision quest the stranger tells him that he is the fulcrum – he’ll either save his friends or kill them. The good thing about this information dump is that Duke will be going back to Haven.
So Duke is the fulcrum which means he plays a central role in what is to come. Perditus means destroyed or ruined which ties in with the vision of Haven that Duke saw. Does this mean he will end Haven or is that honour left to the new barn or Croatoan?