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. Continue reading →
Nicole (Natalee Linez) calls up a recording of Decker’s torture of Donna
Katrina (Aylya Marzolf) captures Xander and locks him in the hold of his boat, but Ben comes to his rescue because Katrina failed to take Xander’s phone away from him. Nicole (Natalee Linez) arrives to meet Xander as scheduled at 3:30am just in time to see him rescued by Ben and hear Cami’s frustrated wail as they escape. Nicole returns home and compares Cami’s wail to the recorded cries of Donna as she was tortured by Decker.
After Xander’s escape, the enraged Katrina is lured to a place where she thinks Ryn will be alone and vulnerable, but instead, all of Ryn’s allies, both human and merfolk, show up to support her. Outnumbered, Katrina agrees to work together with Ryn and her supporters. (One wonders how trustworthy Katrina is in the long term.) Ben, fresh from a confrontation with his family over their involvement with Klesco Oil, has a plan to somehow disrupt and draw attention to the oil company’s operations. His plan, he tells Maddie, was inspired by the tactics used by an ecological action group to achieve a ban on drift nets. Continue reading →
Nicole (Natalee Linez), meets Calvin and Xander (Curtis Lum and Ian Verdun). Later she would telephone her superiors: “Lieutenant Martinez reporting. I’ve followed the trail, gained access, secured the location. I’ll be in touch.”
Xander (Ian Verdun) is in for a rough time again. Levi, the merman who killed his dad, is back in town. Xander doesn’t know that yet, and he’s just coming to terms with having accidentally killed Ryn’s sister at the end of last season. He apologizes to Ryn and she seems to forgive him (or at least recognize that his regret is genuine). Xander has also come to terms with his roommate Calvin’s relationship with Janine (Hannah Levien). Janine subtly encourages Xander to hook up with Nicole (Natalie Linez) who is new in town and seems to be a bit of a fisherman groupie. But Natalie is a Navy Lieutenant who is likely in town to investigate merfolk, and Xander has yet to find out about that as well. Continue reading →