Ben and Xander deal with a shocking discovery about Chris and his connection to the military; Helen and Maddie reluctantly seek help from the hybrids as the threat of extinction looms over the mermaids.
The Chris plot was unexpected and really what does it do? I had forgotten about the character and did not recognize him.
Luv'ed the whole lets fertilize the eggs and steal them from the military.
Liked the hybrid cleansing ritual. Hated the hatred and how someone can be dismissed because of their bloodline.
Kidnapping the evidence. Like that was never going to end well.
During a car chase, Ryn recovers and causes Ian's car to go into the ocean as Ben dives in after them. While Ryn gets out, Ian is trapped by the time Ben finds him. He gets Ian to the surface. Two weeks later, Ian leaked the footage of the existance of merpeople as Ben and Maddy get Ryn away. Two months later, Bristol Cove is under marital law where the military is preventing poachers from entering while only allowing access to it's citizens. Ben and Maddy are wanted as the military still wants Ryn who has been out of water for more than two weeks. As Ben and Maddy move Ryn before she can be obtained, the military starts apprehending Helen and the other hybrids. Trackers were placed in them after Beth and some prisoners tried to break out and were shot. In addition, they were also experimented on to see how fast they can heal. Xander and Calvin use a lure with Donna's screams on it to lure Cami into the range of hunters with tranquilizer darts and she is sold to a collector. Having to go off-road to avoid a checkpoint, Ben and Maddy help Ryn into a cabin as they plan to get close to the water. Later that night, the military arrives with Ted and Sheriff Bishop. Although Ted tries to reason with Ben to give up Maddy, Ben uses him as a way to get by the military only for a sniper to fire his gun with Maddy getting hit. As Ben and Ryn are grabbed, Sheriff Bishop and a soldier try to keep Maddy alive. It then turns out that Ben was hallucinating this events underwater and leaves Ian to his fate claiming to Maddy that he couldn't save him. The newspaper lists Ian's death as a car accident as Helen claims that he got what he deserved. Due to Ian's interference, they couldn't get Ryn inseminated and will try again next time. After asking Sheriff Bishop on if he has any information on the accident years ago, Ted visits Elaine who is starting to lift herself out of her walker thanks to Ryn's mermaid stem cells. The embryo that belonged to Ryn is inseminated into Meredith to grant Bryan and Leela a full-blood child while Ben lies in bed disturbed with what he was forced to do to ensure that nobody knows the existance of the merpeople and the human/merpeople hybrids.
A reporter trespassed onto a property where folks were having a sacred ritual that was important to their culture, films it, kidnaps a person (so many civil rights violations there) attempts a high speed chase with said kidnap victim and is in a car crash trapped in a car and possibly in danger of dying, what do you owe that person? And this reporter is doing all this for a story? For fame?
I did think it odd that the next scene involved Ben, Maddie, and Ryn at the Anchor when this reporter claims with out really knowing what is going on that the mer people are apex predators. It went way too bad too fast and got kinda stupid, how the heck did the pharmaceuticals get involved, someone from the military spilled that secret or do they always dissect new species. The entire put all folks with mer people DNA in camps and experiment on them. Shades of genocide, racism, Nazism. Lets not talk about slavery when it comes to poachers and selling captured mer folk. Would Ben's father really betray him to the military. Ted is not stupid and he knows how quickly this can get out of control. I do think Ben would not wait 2 months for this to happen. He and Maddie would be out in front of the situation. Then it all is revealed to be Ben's thinking about the consequences of him saving the reporter. Was it an easy choice? No, but the reporter engaged in a criminal act and was killed. Get over it Ben. Ryn wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Maddie would. I don't know if this was the best way to play out this episode as it basically showed how bad people can be.
‘Siren’ Gets Season 3 Premiere Date At Freeform; First-Look Photo – TCA By Denise Petski
January 17, 2020 12:55pm
Freeform’s mermaid drama Siren will kick off its third season with a two-episode premiere on Thursday, April 2 at 9 PM.
The series is based on a story by co-writers Eric Wald and Dean White, and is set in the coastal town of Bristol Cove, known in legend an an ancient home of mermaids. The legend part changed, though, when reality set in with the arrival of the mysterious Ryn (Eline Powell), who wreaks havoc on the small fishing town.
There’s plenty of drama heading in to Season 3. It picks up following Ben’s shocking decision to let the reporter die at the end of season two, which has ripple effects in his relationship with Maddie and Ryn. Meanwhile, a dangerous, sophisticated new mermaid arrives in Bristol Cove, challenging Ryn’s leadership and igniting an epic undersea battle between rival tribes. All of this is complicated by the fact that Ryn’s baby, now being carried by a surrogate, must be protected at all costs.
The second season of Siren ranked as Freeform’s most-watched series of last year on the network.
Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen also star. The series is executive produced by Emily Whitesell and Eric Wald.