The BEST Episodes of Happy Town

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Network: ABC (US)

A period of peace following a series of unsolved kidnappings is cut short when a new crime has everyone talking in the small Minnesota town of Haplin

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In This Home on Ice

#1 - In This Home on Ice

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 28, 2010

The residents of the sun-splashed town of Haplin, Minnesota -- also known as "Happy Town" -- have enjoyed an uneasy peace for the past five years -- but that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, Haplin now faces a disturbing new crime that brings all of its unresolved fears to the surface. Has the elusive "Magic Man" - who many believe is responsible for the bizarre abductions -- returned to claim yet another innocent victim? As Haplin's mysteries are revealed, many of its prominent citizens' motives come under scrutiny as their own secrets and personalities are peeled back one layer at a time.

star 7.66
706 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Scott Rosenberg
I Came to Haplin for the Waters

#2 - I Came to Haplin for the Waters

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 5, 2010

Shaken by a grisly murder at the local pond and his father's bizarre, self-inflicted injury, Deputy Tommy Conroy reluctantly accepts the title of Sherriff bestowed on him by town matriarch Peggy Haplin. However Tommy's shocking discovery of Jerry Friddle's murderer forces him to keep yet another of the town's secrets with mixed emotions. Meanwhile, Henley appears to know a lot more about Haplin's dark side than she's letting on - drawing Merritt Grieves closer - but she's determined to get access to the forbidden third-floor room of the mysterious boarding house.

star 7.47
663 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: André Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Scott Rosenberg
Dallas Alice Doesn't Live here Anymore

#3 - Dallas Alice Doesn't Live here Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 1, 2010

The town mourns Big Dave's death; Merritt and Henley plot to gain possession of the hammer; Handsome Dan investigates the Magic Man kidnappings; Tommy learns his mother's death may not have been, had it been diagnosed; the Meadows Boarding House widows are jealous when Merritt accepts a party invitation from Peggy Haplin; Dot Meadows regrets filing a police report after discovering dead birds in the woods.

star 7.46
407 votes
Blame It on Rio Bravo

#4 - Blame It on Rio Bravo

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 1, 2010

The series finale finds news of the Magic Man's capture spreading through town, which brings the Stiviletos, John Haplin and others to the sheriff's office wanting to impart vigilante justice. During the showdown, Tommy faces off with Griff about the goat's head hammer, Merritt wields influence and Peggy Haplin terrifies her grandson Andrew. In other events, John Haplin discovers that his wife Carol has undergone a strange metamorphosis.

star 7.43
439 votes
Polly Wants a Crack at Her

#5 - Polly Wants a Crack at Her

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 12, 2010

An ominous fearsome hawk soars over Haplin's unsuspecting residents as the Thaw Fest celebration is about to start. Tommy must walk a precarious line when it comes to Friddle's murder, as a state investigator moves in to assist him. Andrew Haplin, still upset over girlfriend Georgia's assault, exacts revenge on who he believes to be the perpetrator -- pays for the consequences. Meanwhile Henley is a victim of a bizarre car accident, but a handsome stranger not only comes to her rescue, but lures her into a surprising, sensual relationship. And when Thaw Fest finally arrives, it comes with chilling and tragic consequences.

star 7.39
538 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Davey Holmes
This Is Why We Stay

#6 - This Is Why We Stay

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 9, 2010

Rachel wants to leave Haplin. A long-kept secret is revealed, and Andrew and Georgia’s day in the woods takes a shocking turn.

star 7.39
532 votes
Slight of Hand

#7 - Slight of Hand

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 2, 2010

Clues point to the return of the elusive Magic Man; Tommy finds an unlikely ally while searching for his wife; gruesome evidence could be good news for many of Haplin's families.

star 7.29
595 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Meredith Averill
Questions and Antlers

#8 - Questions and Antlers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 16, 2010

Henley sets out to get back her money and the goat's head hammer. While interrogating John Haplin about Lauryn Ward, the police find evidence linking him to the Friddle murder. Merritt Grieves stikes up an improbable bond with Peggy Haplin. Tommy rethinks his friendship with Big Dave after a terrifying nightmare. Georgia and Andrew experience a horrifying time in the woods.

star 7.19
499 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder