Hal could be involed in the slasher case at the lake, but never actually showing him on camera. He could tangle with the slasher and lose, perhaps this slasher could be Jade. Will could see her for the monster she is, she could be shipped of to prison for the rest of her life and the rest of us would not have to look at her lieing, cheating face again :) .
What more heroic end than him trying to save the kids.
Just a thought,