Agent Byron Howard (Maurice Dean Wint) Haven 3x13 Thanks for the Memories (2013)
Agent Byron Howard: Shh. White-breasted nuthatch. Likes to climb, not fly. Odd bird. Hello, Audrey.
Audrey Parker: Agent Howard. Or whoever the hell you are.
Howard: Looking for the barn, right? Come on. I’ll take you there.–Come. We’ll chat a bit. May I offer you some tea?
Audrey: Who the hell are you?
Howard: Think of me as your ride. I drop you off, and then when the time is right, I pick you up.
Audrey: In a barn?
Howard: Yes. Look. Well, it’s quite a bit more than a barn.
Audrey: How did that get here?
Howard: It comes whenever you’re looking for it. It comes when you’re ready.
Audrey: Okay, so that’s it? I go into the barn, and then the Troubles end for 27 years?
Howard: Not that simple. If it was, I could just pick you up and throw you in.
Audrey: No. You couldn’t.
Howard: You have to want to go in. You have to want to go away. That’s what allows the Troubles to end for 27 years.
Audrey: Well, then, see, that’s where we have a problem, Morpheus. I don’t want to go away.
Howard: You’ll be back to Haven.
Audrey: Yeah, but as somebody else, right? Audrey Parker goes away. Audrey… Dies. [Yes.] But I don’t want Audrey to die.
Howard: Okay. Go and try to figure out the way to stay.
Audrey: What? I can just go?
Howard: Yes. But know this, Audrey. The sky is starting to fall. While you’re out there attempting the impossible, trying to stay, it will continue to fall faster and faster, until the town and everyone you love in it have been destroyed. Now, go. Your friends are here. —Ready to go?
Howard: That meteor storm is about to pound Haven from the face—
Audrey: I’m not talking about the meteor storm. I’m talking about me. My choices. Where’s James?
Howard: Healing. That’s what you wanted.
Audrey: No, I want him to have a life. The life that I can’t have.
Howard: That’s impossible. He belongs here now, like his mother.
Audrey: Why? Why do I belong here?
Howard: Think of the barn as an amplifier for you. When you’re in it, your energy keeps the Troubles at bay. But after 27 years, that energy starts to run out. Troubles start again. So, you have to come out and recharge.
Audrey: Recharge? Recharge with what?
Howard: Love. It energizes you so you can go back into the barn and stop the Troubles again.
Audrey: Am I even human?
Howard: Audrey. That’s your problem. You are very, very human.
Audrey: So, I’m, I’m Troubled then. [No.] Then why do I need to kill the man I love to end all this? Am I being punished?
Howard: It does seem that way. Yes.
Audrey: There’s gotta be another way.
Howard: I’m sorry. There are only two ways this ends. One stops the trouble for 27 years, the other… Forever. We really should go now.
Audrey: Wait. I need to say good-bye.
Howard: I thought it was made fairly clear. That won’t work on the barn.
Nathan Wuornos: That was made clear. What about hurting you?
*Jordan shoots Nathan, Nathan shoots Howard*