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Just Passing Through
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Season 5
Episode 20
Premiere date November 12, 2015
Written by Sam Ernst & Jim Dunn
Directed by Colin Ferguson
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"Just Passing Through" is the 72nd episode of Haven and the twentieth episode of season 5.


Nathan and Vince travel back to 1983 to learn how Croatoan found a way to Haven. Duke is apprehended by a mysterious foe.


Dave remembers waking up next to the Colorado Kid the day he died, and he cries to Nathan, wondering if he killed him. He saw a thinnie the day the Colorado Kid died. And there was a woman on the beach.

Audrey and Nathan go to the spot were CK died. They need to get a controller in addition to the aether in order to build a new barn.

With no thinnie apparent, Nathan suggests they use a man's Trouble to go back in time to the day CK died.

Nathan is going alone to 1983. Audrey laughs at his choice of outfit. It's nylon. Vince decides to go with Nathan. The only change of outfit he needs? A ponytail.

Duke is in a motel when men in black burst in. They tell him to get some new IDs because he's been using Skip McManus since 1987.

Nathan and Vince visit with Mr. Moseley and get shot back in time. When they get there, a kid snaps a polaroid. Nathan says they're from the government and snaches the photo out of the young boy's hand.

In the police station, there is music playing and lots of way back stuff. Nathan looks for his dad.

He goes in to see his dad and Lucy is in there with him. They are obviously in a relationship, something Nathan never knew about. She's getting ready to go back into the barn. She just wants to call James and tell him goodbye. Nathan pulls out a sketch and asks Garland and Lucy if they know who the woman is and where he can find her.

Garland escorts Lucy out, leaving Nathan in his office. Lucy tells Garland that she recognized the woman. Her name is Barbara Colton and she's Troubled. While Garland is walking Lucy out the boy with the polaroid camera wants Nathan's help. Duke Crocker stole his good camera. Nathan tells the kids where Duke hides all of his stolen stuff.

Duke is tied up to the bed and the men in black are staring at him. They say they're not the government. Hearing this, Duke starts to call for help only to have one of them punch him into unconsciousness.

Nathan and Garland Wuornos chat in his office, and Garland doesn't share what he knows from Lucy. After Nathan makes a slip-up calling a hospital by its nickname, something only Haven PD call it, Garland get suspicious. He asks Nathan to wait in his office again. He then goes to ask Lucy to stall Nathan.

While Garland is out of his office, Nathan goes and opens a hidden compartment in his desk. He pulls out a folder and find out that it's Barbara Colton that they're looking for. Nathan hides the folder under the desk mat on Garlands desk when Lucy comes back into the office. Nathan says he was just looking for a pen, Lucy pulls one out of her purse. When she hands it to him, their touch causes a spark of something between them. Nathan is flustered, as is Lucy. She wonders what just happened.

Vince wants Dave to cover an inter dude ranch rodeo in New Mexico. Dave gets excited for a moment but then recognizes his that he is brother's older self.

As soon as Nathan leaves, Lucy finds Barbara's file and calls ahead to tell her to get out of town. Nathan reaches her house before she leaves, and she escapes through a thinnie. Garland arrives and demands to know what's going on. Nathan tells him about everything, the time travel, the future situation, what actually happens when Lucy kills the one she loves, and why he's looking for Barbara Colton. Lucy overhears their conversation.

Dave asks for details from Vince, and Vince tells him he's going to be possessed by a creature from another dimension. Dave admits that was probably a little too much detail. Lucy stops by and asks for Dave's gun.

Someone else is coming to visit Duke. He's arriving in a helicopter.

Garland tells Nathan that Lucy loves her son James. However, he would never tell her what Howard told him about the way to end the troubles. She runs out. Then they see her leaving. Nathan is worried. She didn't hear the entire story. If she kills James, the Troubles end because all the Troubled people die.

Dave doesn't want to run. He wants to stay and fight. But Vince says if they can't kill Croatoan, Dave is doomed. Dave still insists.

Lucy is sad on the beach as James walks up. James made her feel connected to the world when he told her who she was. He wishes they had been able to find a way to stop the Troubles. She asks James to get a sweater for her from the car, and as he walks away, she points the gun.

Nathan stops her. She says he doesn't understand. Nathan assures her he does. James is their son. She thinks he's there to save them. But instead they must watch as Dave is taken over by Croatoan and kills the Colorado Kid. If they stop it, it could change everything.

Croatoan does something to a crowd of people and then leaves Dave's body. Dave sees The Colorado Kid and slinks away.

When Nathan and Vince get back, Audrey breaks the news that there are no more Colton's in Haven, so none can wear the ring to make thinnies. But Nathan is not worried. Going back in time changed everything.

The guy who is the main man in black in Duke's room is Saul Goodwin from their elementary school. Duke used to steal Saul's stuff. The kid with the camera in 1983. He doesn't remember Haven. He's been keeping track of Duke for three decades. He got good at it. So good that he started his own firm for tracking people. Even though he has no idea why he started tracking Duke. He does know why he had to see him now. He had something he wasn't able to deliver until that very day. Sual hands Duke an envelope with his name written on it. Saul wishes him good luck and leaves.

Nathan left a letter with the kid back in 1983. It was for Duke. He has to find a member of the Colton family and bring them back through the shroud. The member? Hailie... the girl he tried to kill.


Main Cast[]

Guest Starring[]


  • Aidan McLaughlin as Young Saul
  • Jamie Proctor as Barbara Colton
  • Thom Payne as Young Mosley
  • Anthony Black as Man in Suit
  • Sean Skerry as Saul Goodwin


  • Nathan: I need some answers about Charlotte's death Dave.
    Dave: Nathan please understand. It wasn't me. I was being controlled by Croatoan.
    Nathan: But why would Croatoan want Charlotte dead?
    Dave: I swear, I don't remember anything. It was just like last time.
    Nathan: What? Something like this happened before?
    Dave: 1983. Woke up on the beach once near a body.
    Nathan: Whose body?
    Dave: James Cogan, The Colorado Kid, your son. I think I killed him too Nathan. [crying] I'm so sorry.
    Nathan: I need to know everything that you remember about the day he died.
    Dave: I don't remember much about that day. [sighs] It's all so jumbled.
    Nathan: Who was there? Anyone suspicious?
    Dave: There was one stranger. A woman just for a minute. She ran past me just as the thinny opened and I was drawn in.
    Nathan: Wait, wait, wait. You saw a thinny on the beach? [Dave nods] Are you sure?
    Dave: Yeah, the only thing I am sure of.
    Nathan: Who was that woman? Why was she there?
    Dave: I don't know.
    Nathan: [stops and thinks about what Dave told him] There's another way into the Void.
  • Audrey: I guess nylon was in '83.
    Nathan: We raided Goodwill.
  • Young Saul: Hey, mister. I know you're not a cop around here but they're always too busy to help me anyways. So maybe you can.
    Nathan: Yeah, what's wrong?
    Young Saul: My camera got stolen, my good one.
    Nathan: Did you file a report?
    Young Saul: I already know who stole it-- a kid in my grade, Duke Crocker.
    Nathan: Come here. You know that abandoned shed out on East Beach? [whispering] That's where Duke hides all the things he steals. Go get your camera back.
    Young Saul: How do you know that?
    Nathan: Told you, I work for the governement. Get out of here.
  • Vince: Excuse me. I'm looking for a David J. Teagues.
    Young Dave: I'm Dave.
    Vince: Well, pleasure to meet you. [shakes hand] I'm Wallace Telman, literary agent. You wrote a piece on the vanishing lobster man of Spruce Island that was, well...sublime.
    Young Dave: Well, lots of lobstering going on around here. You know, what you know.
    Vince: Indeed. And if I may be so bold. I think you should get to know the dude ranches in New Mexico immediately.
    Young Dave: Excuse me.
    Vince: Mr. Teagues, I'll be blunt. You're a wonderful writer--muscular, nuanced--and I could get you published in Time magazine if you covered an inter-dude-ranch rodeo in New Mexico tomorrow.
    Young Dave: Tomorrow?
    Vince: You'd have to leave tonight.
    Young Dave: Wow. [starts to get suspicious.] Wait a minute. Oh, my god. Vincent?
    Vince: [sighs and throws his hat on the ground.] Oh, darn it all!
  • Nathan: Garland, I need to talk to Barbara Colton. I think she can do something.
    Garland: No, you're not going anywhere until you tell me who the hell you are.
    Nathan: Okay, it sounds like I am talking nonsense, but I am on your side. I am trying to save Haven.
    Garland: Save Haven? What's your interest in this? You're not with the FBI. You're not with the State Police. I can't find a record on you anywhere. Why don't we just start with you telling me your real name?
    Nathan: My first name really is Nathan. I was born here at the Ping, 12:43 a.m., December 14 to Elizabeth and Max Hansen. But I took my adoptive father's last name. I'm Nathan Wuornos. I'm your son.
  • Duke: Hey, I got an idea. You can just let me slip out of that bathroom window, say I-I sucker-punched you alright? And in return, I can set you up with a life where you never have to wear a suit again. You know what I'm saying?
  • Nathan: [voiceover] Duke, it's Nathan, writing from 1983. Guess it's my turn to write a letter from the past. I know we didn't end in a great place but I need your help. I've found a way to save Haven once and for all. But I can't do it without you. I need you to find a member of the Colton family and bring em back to the shroud to Haven. Please, I'm counting on you.
    Duke: Hailie.

Featured music[]

  • "Do Whatcha Feel" by Len Boone


  • This is James Cogan's first since appearing in Thanks for the Memories.
  • According to Syfy's site. the name Agent Butterworth is a reference to Nathan's love for pancakes.[1]


Dave calles Vincent Doc Brown, reference to the Back to the futere Movie. But in this Episode we are in 1983, and the Movie was relaesd 2 years later in 1985.