A new mermaid in town. Katrina (Aylya Marzolf) arrives in Bristol Cove with Donna and Levi. .
Ryn (and everyone else in town) attends Captain McClure’s wake at the The Anchor. Chris (Chad Rook) announces that he just can’t take it anymore and needs to leave town. He eyes Ryn suspiciously on the way out. Calvin and Janine have sex in the men’s room. Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) was planning to visit her father, but ends up staying with Xander (Ian Verdun), who is having difficulty coping with the news that Ryn is a mermaid and nobody told him. (Before Ben, Maddie dated Xander.) Helen (Rena Owen) tells Ben’s dad:“It’s a shame, isn’t it. Times like these, I wish there wasn’t so much water under our bridge. After all, you and I, we’re family.” We know that Helen is a mermaid. Just how closely are she and Ted Pownall related? Continue reading →
Deputy Staub (Tammy Gillis) looking self-satisfied after bringing in Ryn
Deputy Staub (Tammy Gillis) brings Ryn into the sheriff’s office in cuffs with the help of two burly state troopers. The sheriff is initially confused by what Ryn tells him, but Maddie, with the help of her dad’s conveniently placed saltwater fish tank, clears things up for him. (She pours salt water from the tank on Ryn’s hand and it transforms into a claw.) This means that a partially submerged mermaid transforms only partially. If the navy finds out about this, they will have a whole new way to torture merfolk.
Sheriff Bishop feeds his fish.
Meanwhile, Ben joins Xander (Ian Verdun) on his boat ostensibly to aid in his quest for Donna, but really in an effort to prevent the merfolk from coming to harm. He need not have worried. Xander and his crew locate the navy trawler, but they find no one on board. (There is plenty of blood on the boat, suggesting that the crew may have been killed.) A spear-throwing merman boards Xander’s boat. Another puts a hole in the hull below the waterline. The navy trawler was not sunk by the mermen, so their spears (which probably are tooth-sharpened and made from whalebone) must not have been able to penetrate the hull of that vessel. Continue reading →
Decker finds Elaine, and mentions that he might have a cure for her paralysis
Aldon Decker (Ron Yuan), the navy guy pursuing Donna (Sibongile Mlambo), has been writing about the “theoretical probability of aquatic humanoids” since the 1990’s. But to come to the conclusion that stem cells from mermaids might cure paralysis in other species (including humans) he had to have known not only that mermaids exist, but also that they have the ability to transform into human-looking land dwellers. (If a mermaid can grow fins and a tail in less than a minute after re-entering the water, their stem cells might convey this regenerative power to others.) Continue reading →