A shrewd FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine, to solve the murder of a local ex-con only to discover that the curious enclave is a longtime refuge for people with supernatural powers that holds a lot of secrets, including to her own past.


“Haven” is such an insular show, but I love that SyFy has continued to support it. The choice to go all Darkest Timeline seems to be a trope for the fourth seasons of cult shows. That being said, “Haven” pulls it off by reminding everyone of the emotional stakes. Audrey has to break out of the loop or she’ll stay in her imaginary bartending job. If that happens, then the structure that supports Haven will die and things will go kaput.

The fourth season of the show deals with how bad Season 3 destroyed the sense of norm. Audrey returns after being stuck in purgatory, there’s a new Sheriff and everyone is acting really emotional. That pothead kid from “That 70s Show” shows up as part of a web show, but that really doesn’t go anywhere. What matters is that we begin to see that our central trio is important to the series and that no other people can really replace them. I’m not sure what Season 5, but a slightly tighter take on what we saw here seems to be the way to go. After all, we can’t stay in Haven forever.

The Blu-Ray comes with commentaries, featurettes, Comic-Con panel coverage, deleted scenes, interviews and a blooper reel as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par with the past season releases. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is dynamic. Plus, the 1080p transfer beats expectations. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.


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