Harper's Island: Season 1, Episode 2

Crackle (16 Apr. 2009)

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The bride & groom host a scavenger hunt for their friends, most of whom wind up socializing with the locals instead. Trish's old flame turns up unexpectedly; Henry's brother can't stay out of trouble.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Mance (as CJ Thomason)


Henry treats his guests to a scavenger hunt on the island. Sully tricks Cal into switching teams so he can flirt with his fiancée, but tires of her and leaves Cal hanging in a hunter's snare. On early deer hunt, Jimmy is rebuked by partner Shane for gracefully allowing animal lover Abi to mess up their kill, later find a deer on their jeep, marked 'psycho' in its blood. The deer later turns up in Henry's room, which he manages to clean before Trish arrives. Trish catches her father talking to Hunter, whom she refused to dump Henry for, but believes their cover story and Henry hangs around the wedding party's campfire, a wanderer-off falls into a hunter's pit and is burned alive. Reverend Fain is caught in another snare and decapitated. The morning after Kelly celebrates being promised she can stay with Abi in LA wildly in bed with J.D., she's found hanged in her room. Written by KGF Vissers

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The title of this episode, which is Crackle, refers to the sound made when Lucy Daramour is lit on fire and burned alive. See more »


Trish's main pair of earrings change through the course of this episode. At one point she is wearing black square earrings and then pearls. See more »


Abby Mills: [Intro VO] My name is Abbey Mills & I've come home to Harper's Island. My best friend is getting married to the girl of his dreams but not everything about this trip is a celebration. Seven years ago I left this place after John Wakefield murdered six people. My mother was one of them. Everyone else has moved on, believes the killings are in the past... but I can't help feel there's more to come.
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References The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (1968) See more »


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Oh, no ! They killed the film editor again. And the icescream has already melted.
17 April 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Even if the pilot wasn't good at least it managed to bring back some old memories of the first scary films. The problem with this episode is that it had the same flaws and didn't bring anything new to the table. So after watching it I don't see the point of going back to it. The characters didn't grow on me, some of them are really annoying and their behaviors so predictable, the editing was even worst than last time when I thought it wasn't possible, the script is only a bunch of ridiculous scenes filmed one after the other, it's everything but scary… Last but not least the previews revealed so many things that it shows how much the show is actually empty.

It wasn't even entertaining, there was nothing enjoyable about it and I can already see the viewers escaping the island one by one. Do yourself a favor, don't waste your time watching it. It just doesn't worth it.

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