SIREN – Season 2 – Episodes 11&12 – SPOILERS
When Ryn sings, her cortisol levels are reduced. She regains control of her aggressive tendencies after singing to Maddie, who then begins having hallucinations, prompting Ben to get Nicole and the Navy to analyze the song (which he has previously recorded) and its effects on humans. Ryn returns to the sea and brings back Eliza (Georgia Waters) to help. Eliza is a healer, but can do nothing for Ben and Maddie because the song is too strong in their heads. She tells them of a secret place in the ocean where “sound is kept” that might cure them. Problem is, the place is too deep for humans to go.
Commander Kyle (Michael J Rogers) is persuaded to allow the use of a Navy submersible (under Nicole’s command) to investigate the song further. (It seems possible that the Navy might envision weaponizing it.) From within the vessel, Ryn sees her ocean home for the first time as an outsider, which must have been similar to what the Apollo 8 crew experienced looking at the earth from lunar orbit for the first time in 1968.
When the vessel reaches the sea floor, Ryn, who knows her way around down there, points Ben in the right direction. When she tells him to stop, the ship rests on the bottom, then seems to be sucked through the sea floor into a cavern beneath. (Ryn tells them this cavern is where she was born.) The ship’s engine stalls and refuses to restart. Then a current of some sort pulls them into the healing chamber. They stop in the middle of the chamber, so the current (probably) flows into another cavern beneath. The chamber is full of what Ryn calls “very old” sound. Granting that the acoustics are probably excellent, sound will still dissipate over time unless it gets a continuous boost from something. It could be that the undersea current that pulled the submersible somehow functions as an amplifier. It also could be that certain mermaids are given the task of periodically re-singing songs of the past.
Maddie and Ben are healed by the sound. The Navy still doesn’t know the cavern’s location because Ben shut off the camera feed before they got there. Nicole was pissed off at that, but happy to have the recording of cavern sound that Ben brought back.
For reasons too involved to explain, nearly everybody in Bristol Cove now knows that Ben and Maddie and Ryn are a throuple. Xander (Ian Verdun) seems disconcerted to learn this, but quickly gets back together with Nicole (Natalee Linez) after he finds out, as though the possibility of getting back together with Maddie had been preventing him from doing that.
Rick (Brendan Fletcher) tells his sister that Helen introduced him to full-blooded mermaids, and, interestingly, Beth seems to be afraid of them. (There has been no previous indication of conflict between merfolk and merfolk/human hybrids.)
Levi (Sedale Threatt Jr.) is back in town. He turns up at The Anchor and Xander initially tries to get rid of him, but when two thugs come after Calvin (Curtis Lum) for the money he owes as a result of his newly acquired gambling habit, Levi sees what is happening and saves Calvin and Xander from a beating. (One suspects that this does not solve Calvin’s problem with his creditors.) Since Xander lives with his mother, and Calvin’s girlfriend Janine has a firm rule against house guests, they take their new friend Levi to Helen’s place.
Xander asks Levi: “A song. Can you do that too, or is it just, like, a girl thing?” and Levi responds: “I don’t sing.” So we still don’t know if mermen can sing. We only know that Levi doesn’t.
Tosca Baggoo (Dr. Herrera) is Mayor Shoemaker in SAILING INTO LOVE, which stars Leah Renee as Claire Richards, a biology teacher who is a bridesmaid three times in one month with her ex (Jason, played by Gary Garneau) back in town for each of the weddings. She initially entertains the notion of giving Jason a second chance. Then she takes a group of students to Blue Island as part of her Summer Enrichment biology class, notices surveyors, and finds out that Jason is really in town to persuade the city to allow a resort to be built on the island. Claire launches an all out campaign to stop the resort. SAILING INTO LOVE will next air on The Hallmark Channel on 7 July at 4pm.
Tammy Gillis (Deputy Marissa Staub) is Bree Carson in A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE, the tenth Aurora Teagarden Mystery movie. In this one, cryptic clues are being left at crime scenes involving the people closest to Aurora (Candace Cameron Bure). The crime spree seems to be driven by jealousy over Aurora’s developing relationship with Professor Nick Miller (Niall Matter), and the clues begin to suggest that a murder is planned. A GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries on Sunday, 4 August at 9/8c.