On the angst side of things, Audrey has 45 days before the meteor shower and she disappears into the unknown. Duke is desperately trying to encourage her to make the most of her time, to enjoy life and have a holiday – or, at least, tell Nathan – an Audrey is throwing herself into her work.
And her work is a man out jogging who had his lungs removed – through his mouth. This is watched and photographed by one of the hangers on with sinister music playing, so I assume it’s significant (don’t argue with the conductor).
Audrey tells Nathan about the Hunter when he surprises her with a holiday get away - after she’s due to disappear. Much angst begins but is interrupted by the report that the lungs next to the body were terribly diseased – and didn’t belong to the jogger. They go to interview his fiancée and find she has already been questioned – by Tommy, the man taking the pictures at the crime scene.
There’s another call and they have to rush on to that scene to find another body, some more detached organs – and Tommy crouched over the body, claiming to be a cop. Detective Thomas Bowen, from Boston. He’s in Haven because they had a murder in Boston with someone losing their liver the same way. Upstairs they find Zoe, a traumatised woman – her brother is the dead man.
They set Dr. Claire on her (though she wants to examine Audrey and Audrey is still ducking), before she tries to rush her to the hospital since she’s clearly sick.
Duke has a quick pep talk with Audrey about not giving in to the inevitable – just as he didn’t accept his family curse to kill Troubled people. And Detective Bowen checks out – and wants to be involved in the case since it was his trainee who was killed and he threatens to call the FBI if they don’t include him in the case.
Any negotiations stall when Zoe attacks someone in the police station, knocking aside Audrey and Nathan until Bowen hits her in the head, saying they’re strong like PCP addicts. In the hospital they find that her organs are failing one by one – and the guy she attacked now has failing kidneys. Time for huge Haven-esque leap of logic that gives instant psychic insight into the Troubles: The Troubled person’s organs are failing – to live they need to harvest the organs off other’s – family preferably since they’re a closer match. If they succeed in the attack, they get new organs, if not, then the family member they attacked also starts having failing organs and needs to launch their own attacks. Not a nice Trouble – and you thought Dwight being a bullet magnet was a bad thing. Personally, I’d get Duke in to stab Zoe at this point. For added confusion – the latest victim and Bowen’s trainee were both conceived with sperm donors, so they don’t know the family link.
At the fertility clinic they find that all the victims were conceived with sperm from the clinic, but from different samples. Detective Bowen points out there was a case in Cambridge with a man who falsified records and exchanged all the sperm samples for his own, fathering many many children that way, and they suspect something similar is happening. Time to delve through the employee and patient records. To help burrow through the records, Audrey call in Duke, which Nathan is less than pleased about.
Tracking the children, they find Miriam – and a man talking to her with a toothy-tube down his throat who attacks her. Duke and Audrey shout and chase him and he runs – and drives off. Miriam collapses to the floor, shaking, her organs already failing. Audrey calls the number plate in to Nathan who has just, unsuccessfully, tried to convince Bowen that the Troubles exist, getting them a name and address of a Harry Nicks who used to work at the clinic.
Going to his house, they find that he has left and, worse, that he has a family including kids to use as spare parts. In the past, when the Troubles were last there, they find that Harry lost his entire family, possibly for organs (Bowen still less than impressed by the whole Trouble talk). They catch up with him and his family – and Harry has lead his son out into the woods. The four of them charge in to save the boy, but he instantly starts to go into shock from organ failure (and Bowen gets to see the demonic tongue).