SIREN – Season 2 Episode 7 – SPOILERS
After passing his psych evaluation, Dale (Gil Birmingham) is restored as Sheriff, and the first thing he hears after that is that Sean Harris’ body has been fished out of the sea by a trawler. Since the body was found at sea, the Coroner’s office refers the case to the FBI, who have Ben, Calvin, and Xander detained immediately. They even send a helicopter to grab Chris Mueller from wherever he was and return him to Bristol Cove.
The Sheriff warns Helen to get the merfolk out of town. Ryn assigns the job of leading them to safety to Katrina (Aylya Marzolf), who takes the pack to a cavern she had discovered while she was in hiding.
On the way to the cavern, Sarge nearly falls from a precipice, but Helen (Rena Owen) pulls him back, demonstrating (to her own surprise) the physical strength of a mermaid. (Does this mean she can also transform, but has never tried?) Inside the cave the group finds carvings involving a mermaid language. The carvings indicate that in the past, merfolk and humans co-existed peacefully. If merfolk have a written language, it makes it likely that they once spent a significant part of their lives on land. (It would be difficult to develop a written language underwater.)
Nicole (Natalee Linez) confronts Ryn, telling her she knows who she is and what she is. Nicole, it seems, is no Decker. She strikes a deal with the mermaid leader. Ryn will submit to the Navy’s experiments in return for the charges against Ben and his friends being dropped. Nicole assures Ryn that the experiments will not be painful, like the ones conducted on Donna. Ryn tells no one about her deal with Nicole, but Ben suggests, after his release, that the military must have been watching them the whole time. Xander (Ian Verdun) immediately flashes Nicole a suspicious glance, but says nothing to anyone.
Before Port Angeles Police Chief Judy Brennan (Françoise Robertson) reinstates Dale as sheriff, she has something to say. “So, Glen Jenkins. Guy was moving a lot of product through the county. Gotta hand it to you. It was a good idea to get your deputy to re-open those files. Thanks to you, we found some of Jenkins’ stash in Donnie Price’s vehicle. Got the feeling it’s not the only crime we link back to Jenkins and his drugs.”
Brennan seems to be letting Sheriff Bishop know (without actually saying it) that the alleged connection between Jenkins and Donnie Price smells a bit fishy. She might also be warning him not to blame the late Mr. Jenkins for any more unsolved crimes.
Before Sean’s body surfaced, Ben was masterminding a plan to disrupt and publicize oil company operations. Will that plan still go forward, now that Ben and the gang are aware of a military presence in town? Will the discovery of the mermaids’ written language somehow prevent pipeline construction in the area? Is Nicole trustworthy, or is she more like Decker than she seems? And how will Xander, who overreacts to everything, react to Nicole’s deception?
Doralynn Mui (Zhi-Yin Qi) will be nerd girl in the romantic drama 2 HEARTS, a film loosely based on a true story about parallel events that “forge bonds between people never meant to meet”. Jacob Elordi stars as Chris Gregory, a college freshman who falls madly in love with a classmate named Sam (Tiera Skovbye), an event somehow connected to a different place and time where Cuban exile Jorge (Adan Canto), falls in love with flight attendant Leslie (Radha Mitchell). 2 HEARTS was filmed in Vancouver and Hawaii last summer, and should be released later this year.
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Amanda Row, who directed this episode of SIREN, will direct her first feature film, DELIBERATION, the story of a non-violent teen who, with no apparent motive, murders his mother and sister and then turns himself in to police. DELIBERATION stars Cameron Monaghan, Annalise Basso, and Ty Simpkins, and will begin filming in Kentucky in May. Row also directed her third episode of SHADOWHUNTERS: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS (Episode 3.16 titled “Stay With Me”), due to air 1 April on Freeform.
Sea Legacy is circulating a petition to urge Norway’s Labour Party to establish permanent protection for the region of Lofoten, one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. From 4 to 7 April, the Labour Party is having their Annual General Meeting. If they can be convinced to make an oil-free Lofoten part of their party platform, they could swing the balance of power in Parliament and introduce legislation to protect the Lofoten, Vesterålen and Senja regions permanently. At this writing, the petition has more than 20,000 signatures.