Back in August, Syfy cancelled its supernatural Haven TV series. The fifth season and series finale of Haven aired last night, on Syfy.
Last month, we reported Haven showrunners Gabrielle Stanton and Matt McGuinness promised satisfaction for fans of Nathan (Lucas Bryant), Audrey (Emily Rose), and company. TV Insider has published the duo’s finale post-mortem, in which they also point out some Easter Eggs left for the audience — an out-of-season holiday bonus, if you will.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Haven TV series finale. Caveat lector.
Excerpted from TV Insider:
If Paige and Nathan’s meeting felt familiar, Stanton and McGuinness say it was all intentional—even down to the Captain & Tenille song that was also used in the show’s pilot. “There were a lot of call-backs,” notes McGuinness. “Everything from the song to having Nathan’s hand slammed in the door, even some of the dialogue is very intentional. Hopefully it gives a feeling that, whether she’s Audrey Parker or not, the entity that is Audrey Parker is what Nathan really connects with and he’s going to re-connect with her again right down to their joint love of pancakes.”
A Little Belief… Goes A Long Way
While it may have seemed that Lizzie was fading away with the departing troubles, Stanton and McGuinness confirm that the young girl fishing with Dwight (Adam Copeland) in the end is indeed his daughter. “Our original intent was that the girl is his Lizzie, and that what Dwight has to do to keep her is believe in her with all of his heart. It’s a little bit like that moment in Peter Pan.”
[…]For those wondering what Vince’s trouble turned out to be, Stanton says that it was his ability to find the lighthouse with the symbol that would open the door to the Void—that’s why his tattoo swirled around.
As the troubles left Haven, we got brief appearances from a few familiar faces, including Jason Priestly’s uber-likeable Chris Brody. But the show’s writing staff, as well as a few producers, also made cameos.
“When you see the Mermen [who] are finally freed from having to live under water, that is by and large the writing staff of Haven, including me,” says McGuinness. The names Office Stan reads out at the police station are actually the show’s writers, while Stanton appears in the background of the pool party scene–she’s the tall woman with the martini glass. And longtime viewers finally caught a glimpse of producer Stefani Deoul, who voiced Laverne the radio dispatcher over the show’s five seasons.
Were you a fan of the Haven TV show? Do you think it should have been renewed for a sixth season, or did it end at the right time? Did you find the series finale satisfying, like the showrunners promised? Tell us.
I love the show and the ending I just wish it went on to a season 6&7 that would be nice now I don’t watch any more on syfy
I loved Haven and would have enjoyed a sixth season. I do like how the writers and producers gave the fans some closure. Most of the time we as fans do not get closure and it really sucks…
I am sad its over, I love this show. I definitely would have loved a 6th season. I want Duke back or his phone number lol. I really like this show. My absolute favorite was James was back as a baby and Nathan almost had a heart attack finding this out. I wanted to see them together living as a family with uncle Duke paying a visit. I was said that we heard no mention of Dave. All in all it was a great series and it should return.
I hear you, Ivory. Thank you for reading and commenting.
I enjoyed the finale a lot! I was an emotional wreck by the time it was over, but I was definitely satisfied. Also, knowing that Brian Millikin and the execs said that Paige would have begun to remember, made it even better. Of course, we all knew that would happen, as Audrey and Nathan had such a powerful bond. The fact that they got their child back, in infant form, able to raise him themselves, was just icing on the cake. Matt and Gab also confirmed that was indeed their child, James. It went out on a high, but I’d… Read more »
The ending was a good ending especially when Nathan reconnects with audrey. Although I think this series could have squeased a 6th season, this ending was befitting of this well written series.
That’s good to hear, Tony. I watched the first few seasons, but fell away because of scheduling changes. I liked Haven a lot, though, and can’t wait to catch up.
Yes I was very happy at the ending. With Nathan and Audrey having a happy ending. I am sad that the show will no longer be on any more. The Syfy channel.
That’s good to hear, Anita. Hey, at least Syfy let them know it was the last season, so they could write it a such.
I just wish Haven had another season and it has been a great show I love watching it and it deserved another season it didn’t deserve to be a series finale that’s how great it was an excellent plot excellent writing it’s going to be missed
Did you enjoy the finale, Martin?
Haven which aired last night was the best that syfi ever had please renew the show for
Another season which everybody likes.
I’m gonna miss this show, no doubt but I applaud SYFY for giving them 26 episodes. That’s like two cable seasons in one, so in essence they get an extra season. Terrific show with an excellent cast…that they sent out on a high note.
I agree, JimC. And at least the creative team knew it was the final season, ahead of time.