Madison's words ostracize Abby from the group, but they all determine to leave the island. Henry and Abby stop to pick up Cal and Chloe but are dismayed to learn that the sheriff is gone. When state ...
Abby's mourning is cut short by shock, but friends prevent her from being lured away by revenge. Madison tells Shea about her new friend; Abby tells Henry and Danny that she is not Wakefield's child....
In the small Pacific Northwest community of Harbor Island, a string of mysterious teenage disappearances prompt the FBI to send in special agent Pippa Rains who specializes in missing ... See full summary »
Scott A. Capestany
None of the main cast (other than Harry Hamlin who had signed on for only one episode) knew if their character was going to survive to the end of any episode until the day before they got the script. Rather than letting them read about it in the script the job of telling an actor that his or her character was going to be killed in the next episode fell to the Executive Producer Karim Zreik, a job that earned him the nick name "The Assassin". See more »
Actually I'm not that big on dramatic TV series and the market is awash with them lately - monsters, serial killers, vamps, islands etc. However I am strangely drawn to Harpers Island, aided not a little by the fact that the BBC shows two episodes back-to-back so we don't have to wait a week between them!
Elaine Cassidy is a pretty face and manages to hold the story together, although there are no real stars and no real passengers here - it's just an all-round competent show, which is how I like it. The events may be predictable in the sense we know there's a killer on the loose, but they are sufficiently disguised to provide some nice (or nasty) surprises. Young Cassandra Sawtell's chilling portrayal of the very odd child Madison Allen is particularly entrancing.
I'd have preferred more humour and maybe a pinch of salt, but overall Harper's Island is a worthwhile diversion from the usual humdrum TV.
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