"Harper's Island"
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No, it was a 13 episode mini-series only intended to last for one season.

Who was the killer?

The killer was Henry Dunn, the groom, as well as John Wakefield,the perpetrator of the rampage that took place on the island seven years before the show takes place.

John Wakefield is also Henry Dunn's father, (making Abby Henry's half-sister.) It was also Henry who was responsible for the copycat killings Abby's dad was tracking.

What was the motive?

Henry was John Wakefield and Sarah Mills' son, but after he was born Sarah put him up for adoption and had Abby, but kept her. Henry nursed a crush for Abby throughout adolescence which blossomed into love despite his relationship with Trish. When Wakefield killed all those people on the island he had a run in with Henry and spared his life cause he thought it might be his son, Wakefield found Henry a year later and told him the truth and then coached Henry through killings; which Sheriff Mills was calling "the Wakefield Copycat".

While Henry was always somewhat unstable, the knowledge that his real mother abandoned him, his adopted parents actively kept this information from him throughout his life thus allowing him to fall in love with Abby is more than he can take. His father wants to exact revenge on Sheriff Mills as well as sate his bloodlust and exorcise Henry of his past, and Henry wants to get Abby back on the island again so Henry becomes engaged to Trish and convinces her to have a destination wedding at Harper's Island.

Wakefield wants to kill everyone but Henry has his own plans, namely to remove all obstacles in the form of their friends so that he is the only one on earth she has left, which in his twisted mind will finally allow for them to be together, just the two of them on the island like they wanted as kids, this stems from adolescent Abby telling Henry she wishes he never had to leave and that they could live there forever just the two of them.

A big thing as well is that he, after having time to adjust, is unfazed by the fact that they are half-siblings but realizes that the knowledge would not be so easily accepted by Abby. Part of his fantasy is revealing everything to her, no secrets, and it was simply too large a thing to conceal and he wanted to tell her and hoped that seeing as they were the only two people left she would be forced to accept the situation.

Henry says "You never should have dogged Trish"

It alludes to the fact that when Trish and Henry were broken up, Sully actively pursued her. Despite the fact that she turned him down flat, this is another instance of Sully being a bad friend to Henry. He would have killed him anyway, but the fact that he (in Henry's mind) betrayed him makes him feel as though Sully deserves it.

Who survived?

The survivors are as follows: Abby Mills, Jimmy Mance, Shea Allen, Madison Allen, and Lucy's purse dog Gigi. Also a few un-named locals survive.

After Thomas Wellington is killed it brings back memories of the Wakefield murders and most of the locals leave on the boat to the mainland. Seeing as the wedding was supposed to take place off-season, there weren't many people on the island to start with but when the murders start again the locals flee.

-Whap: cousin Ben, by the boat's propellers when the wedding party sails off to Harper's island. Uncle Marty, bifurcation on the bridge, his death is what the episode title alludes to. -Crackle: Reverend Fain is decapitated after being hung upside down from a trap set in the woods. Kelly is found hanging in her home. The title refers to Lucy falling into a covered pit before she has lighter fluid poured on her and is set on fire. -Ka-Blam: Hunter is killed by a rigged up shotgun concealed by the hood of his boat which shoots his face off when he opens it. -Bang: Booth shoots himself in the leg and hits an artery, bleeding out quickly. One of two characters to kill themselves before the murderers have a chance, albeit accidentally. -Thwack: Thomas Wellington is killed by a headspade which fell from a rigged chandelier during the wedding rehearsal and goes through his head. -Sploosh: Richard Allen, harpoon. -Thrack, Splat, Sizzle: Malcolm is hit, his blood sprays, and his hand touches the incinerator. His body is thrown in afterwards. -Gurgle: Cal Harkin is shot with arrows and JD bleeds to death after being cut open. -Seep: Beth is dismembered in the tunnels underneath the Candlewick and Katherine Wellington is stabbed in the spine with a pair of pruning shears. The title alludes to the blood seeping through the sheets Katherine was sitting on. -Snap: Maggie is hung by a rope and thrown off the roof, Officer Coulter and Riggins are shot when exiting their helicopter, Sheriff Mills' is rigged to be pulled out a window and then hung in a tree; thus snapping his neck. The latter is to which the title is alluding. -Splash: Nikki is stabbed, Shane gutted, Deputy Lillis is found with his throat slashed, Cal is stabbed and thrown into the water and Chloe jumps off after him, committing suicide. -Gasp: Danny is impaled through the eye, Trish is stabbed and the title alludes to her gasping. -Sigh: Sully is stabbed in the back literally and figuratively, Henry kills Wakefield with the knife he killed Trish and Sully with, Abby stabs Henry with a boarding knife and the title alludes to his dying sigh.

When she initially asks, for a moment it looks like he's going to say but then Henry appears behind her and JD believes if he tells her that Henry was the one who killed him, he would kill Abby too. JD knew a lot from reading Wakefield's diary and had figured out some of the truth, but he didn't know the extent of Henry's obsession with Abby, so it's natural that he didn't want to endanger her when his killer was listening in. Instead he tells her that it's "all about you, Abby," as a clue, and it does prove helpful.

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