One of Haplin's newest residents, Merritt Grieves hails from Manchester, England and lives at Dot Meadow's Boarding House - much to the delight of Dot's female boarders. Merritt came to Haplin and opened a movie memorabilia shop, a store that garners little interest from the townsfolk.
The lack of sales is of little concern to Merritt. Which begs the question, why is he in Haplin? What is his past? And why does he know so much about the Magic Man?