SIREN – Season 3 Episodes 6&7 – SPOILERS
Calvin (Curtis Lum) gets his best man Xander (Ian Verdun) to help him pick out a wedding suit. He also talks Xander into getting the event permit. Janine (Hannah Levien), who does not appear in either of these episodes, wants the wedding’s theme to be “beachy elegance”. It looks as though Janine and Calvin will get married sometime in the last three episodes of this season, unless the mermaid wars intervene. Calvin describes his suit of choice as: “light Gray linen, classic cut, notch lapel, center vent.”
Helen (Rena Owen) is being haunted by the ghost of Ryn’s sister Donna (Sibongile Mlambo). Helen contacted the aquatic spirit world using psychotropic drugs a few episodes back because she wanted to speak to Sarge (Hugo Ateo) who was killed during the mission to sabotage an oil drilling rig (Episode 2.8).
Instead of Sarge, Helen got a puzzling vision of Donna and now she encounters manifestations of Ryn’s deceased sister from time to time. Helen prays (?) to the ghost of Sarge for an explanation, and he takes her by the hand and leads her to the naval research facility where Donna’s body is (presumably) being kept on ice.
Ryn’s baby is safe with Levi (Sedale Threatt Jr.) somewhere in the ocean. Tia (Tiffany Lonsdale) learns about the baby from Hunter (Katie Keough), who was thought dead, but unexpectedly sprang to life during burial preparations. (Ryn does not know this.) Tia has been sinking fishing boats, and Ryn conjectures that Tia’s ultimate plan involves turning Siren Song into a weapon to be used against humans. (Tia’s ability to sing was surgically removed by her Russian captors, and this may be primarily responsible for her anti-social behaviour.)
Ryn (Eline Powell) finds out about Ben’s stem cell experiments, but is (surprisingly) not upset about it, except for the part where Ben has put himself in danger. She and Ben go for a deep water swim together and are now a couple. Maddie has paired off with Robb Wellens (who is outed at the end of Episode six as a merman in disguise) so the Ben/Maddie/Ryn throuple has added another person and effectively turned into a double date.
Under the sea, the war does not go well for Ryn’s people, who have taken heavy casualties. It turns out that Robb (Deniz Akdeniz) is from a fearsome tribe of merfolk who live off the coast of Alaska. Though they fight well, they are isolationists and are unlikely to involve themselves in Ryn’s conflict to the south. Robb’s tribe are all born female, and some of them change into males for mating purposes. An inland pool of seawater (near Nome, Alaska) is used to initiate the sex change, but it has stopped working due to BPA pollution. Robb, who has been expelled from his tribe for leaving to become a land dweller instead of fulfilling his expected role of father to a new generation (and who can no longer change into aquatic form because he has been on land too long} uses his corporate contacts to get the necessary equipment to purify the pool so that his tribe can reproduce again.
What Robb and Ben do is add non-toxic oil to the pool, mix that with magnetite powder and then use magnets to cause the microplastics in the water to form clumps with the oil so they can be easily removed (not practical for the entire ocean, but it works fine in a small, isolated pool of seawater). That will prevent more BPA from entering the water. They don’t mention how the existing BPA is removed, but, according to Science Digest, TAML (tetra-amido macrocyclic ligand) catalysts are very good at removing BPA.
The pool is successfully restored, and Yura (Sisse Marie), the leader of Robb’s tribe, successfully transforms into a male (played by Ben Sullivan). Yura promises that their tribe will aid Ryn’s people in the war against Tia. All seems well, but back in Bristol Cove, Xander notices that the sunken fishing boats off the Canadian coast are all in a straight line pointing directly to Nome, Alaska.
Sisse Marie (Yura) is Salt (Shamea Morton is Pepper) in the horror comedy THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (a sequel to the 2016 film “Meet the Blacks“). In the sequel, a stressed-out Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family back to his childhood home looking for peace and quiet so he can finish the new book that he owes his publisher. Carl soon learns his quirky neighborhood has become host to an extravagant pimp (Katt Williams), who may or may not also be a vampire, and who Carl believes is trying to steal his family. Directed by Deon Taylor, THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR should be released in the US later this year.
Jodi Pongratz (Waitress in “Mommy and Me“) is Clara in THE GUN RUN, a film written and directed by Christoph Kositza about Gun (Johnny Ghorbani), a low-end, but knowledgeable gunrunner, and his partner Bully (Nathan Ozee), two entrepreneurs who make a living selling illegal firearms to anyone who will buy them. THE GUN RUN can be purchased on DVD from Amazon. A trailer (in which Bully explains the ten rules of dealing in weapons) is available on YouTube.