|Much Ado About Mara|
|Premiere date||October 2, 2014|
|Written by||Speed Weed & Shernold Edwards|
|Directed by||TW Peacocke|
|Next episode||The Old Switcheroo: Part 1|
With Dwight now leading The Guard, Nathan and him come to a crossroads over what to do about Mara. Dwight wants her to end the troubles-at any cost-but Nathan is convinced that Audrey’s still in there.
- Richard Donat as Vince Teagues
- John Dunsworth as Dave Teagues
- Linda Kash as Maddie
- Lucia Walters as Jody
- Paul Braunstein as Mitchell
- Adam "Edge" Copeland as Dwight Hendrickson
- Brent Robertson as Rhett
- Adam Smith as Tall Guardsmen
- Becca Babcock as Guard Deb
- Justine Hyslop as Riley
- Dave: Well, at least I know there's no "e" in "grammar."
Vince: At least I'm not the one who printed the worst dangling participle in the history of our newspaper.
Dave: Of what is it you are speaking?
Vince: The boy collided with a telephone pole running down the street.
David: No one's gong to think a telephone pole was running down the street.
Vince: In Haven, they might. Oh, thank god Strunk and White don't read the Herald.
Dave: Strunk and White can funk my Wagnalls.
- Dwight: Why?
Mara: Why? Why what? Why? Oh, the Troubles. Right. Why not? Did you ever pull the wings off of a dragonfly or... set fire to your cats fur so you could see what it smells like?
Dwight: Setting fires, torturing animals--you wet the bed, too?
Mara: You're less than insects to me.
- Nathan: If you didn't think you had a Trouble, why'd you join the Guard?
Rhett: To meet chicks.
Duke: Guys have done stranger things to get laid.
- The title references the William Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing.
- Croatoan is a reference to the lost colony of Roanoke which disappeared in 1590. It has appeared in other Stephen King work such as Storm of the Century.
- This is the second episode after "Spotlight" to take place on the same day.