SIREN – Season 3 Episode 4 – SPOILERS
Two characters get scolded for their behaviour. Cami (Millan Tesfazgi) gets a talking to from Helen (Rena Owen) for killing Bryan. Cami accepts Helen’s statement that she is not the one to determine who lives and who dies, and that’s the end of that. Xander (Ian Verdun) and his fellow sheriff’s deputy trainees have to rescue Calvin’s tour boat, because Calvin (Curtis Lum) forgot to replace the fuel gauge and the thing ran out of gas. Xander lectures Calvin on responsibility, and Calvin defuses this by buying Xander expensive scotch and asking him to be best man at his wedding. It seems that Merfolk recognize and accept authority much more easily than do humans. It also seems likely that we will get to see Calvin and Janine (Hannah Levien) get married this season.
Xander and his fellow students are on a training exercise when they rescue Calvin’s boat. Someone from the school must be supervising them because We don’t see Sheriff Bishop or any of his current deputies.
Meredith (Kiomi Pyke) dies shortly after giving birth to Ryn’s child. It is likely that, had proper facilities been available, a c-section would have prevented Meredith’s death. The reason this baby is so important is that chemicals (including BPA leeched from all that plastic) in the ocean are making mermaids infertile. It is now known that hybrid females can be implanted with mermaid embryos and successfully carry them to term. Helping to repopulate the seas could become the new focus for the hybrid community.
OTHER STUFF THAT HAPPENS: Ben’s newly acquired superpower, acquired from self-injected mermaid stem cells, is rapid healing, and he seems to heal even more rapidly than Ryn. Ben seems otherwise normal so far.
Tia, for no apparent reason, kills another mermaid underwater with a spear gun. (One of Ryn’s people is following her and observing as Tia prepares her attack.)
Ben and Maddie and Ryn seem to have drifted apart. Ben is preoccupied with his covert stem cell experiment; Maddie is very interested in Robb Wellens; and Ryn has a war to fight and a child to raise. One wonders if they will get back together after all this.
Tammy Gillis (Deputy Marissa Staub) is Detective Omari in Dan Rizzuto‘s police drama TORN: DARK BULLETS. Detective Pearce (Sam Vincent) mistakenly shoots and kills a black teenager. He is found not guilty in the criminal trial but a civil lawsuit is filed by the family of the victim for loss of life and damages. Pearce, who has been using alcohol as a coping mechanism during his trial, gets particularly drunk one day, decides to confront the victim’s parents, and the situation quickly spirals out of control. TORN: DARK BULLETS has been released on Amazon Prime Video in Canada, the US, and in the UK. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Garcelle Beauvais (Susan Bishop) will be one of the rose bearers in COMING 2 AMERICA, a sequel to the Oscar-nominated 1988 film “Coming To America.” In the sequel, the former Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is about to ascend to the throne of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son named Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler) who lives in Queens and of whom he had been totally unaware. Honouring his father’s dying wish to groom his son as the crown prince, Akeem travels to America with Semmi (Arsenio Hall). (Beauvais was also a rose bearer in the first film.) YouTube has a trailer. COMING 2 AMERICA is scheduled for release in the US on 18 December.