A letter from Grandma Pownall to Ruth’s mother convinces Ruth (Rena Owen) that the hybrids were not responsible for her mother’s death.
Commander Kyle (Michael J Rogers) has gone mad. He has his people digging up cemeteries, kidnapping ex-fishermen, and spying on civilians. Nicole (Natalee Linez), who has in the past disagreed with his approach to the investigation of mermaids, has disappeared, and Kyle may be responsible for that as well. (His predecessor, Decker, also went mad, but that was due to the effects of mermaid song. There is no indication that Kyle has been exposed to that.) Continue reading →
Commander Kyle (Michael J Rogers) offers IVF technology to help the merfolk repopulate.
Mermaids literally glow in mating season. Ryn tells Ben (Alex Roe) that no merfolk babies have been born for “many seasons”, and Ben says that all marine mammals have declining birthrates. Ryn, who plans to mate with Levi in the water and have a child, agrees to a physical examination by a Navy doctor to determine if she is fertile. We learn that Ryn has a bicornuate uterus. The doctor draws a parallel with whales and dolphins, but many land species have such a uterus, including horses, pigs, and a small percentage of humans. Ryn also has only one functioning ovary, as do some vivaparous varieties of sharks.
Calvin (Curtis Lum) begins looking for a job so he can pay off his gambling debts. He gets quickly frustrated with the process, and has this exchange with Xander:
CALVIN:“Why is this so hard? I just want minimal hours, maximum capital, and no one to answer to.” XANDER:“You should run for President. I hear there’s gonna be an opening.”Continue reading →
Deputy Staub (Tammy Gillis) tries to prevent a disheveled Chris Mueller (Chad Rook) from interacting with the other prisoners
After passing his psych evaluation, Dale (Gil Birmingham) is restored as Sheriff, and the first thing he hears after that is that Sean Harris’ body has been fished out of the sea by a trawler. Since the body was found at sea, the Coroner’s office refers the case to the FBI, who have Ben, Calvin, and Xander detained immediately. They even send a helicopter to grab Chris Mueller from wherever he was and return him to Bristol Cove.
The Sheriff warns Helen to get the merfolk out of town. Ryn assigns the job of leading them to safety to Katrina (Aylya Marzolf), who takes the pack to a cavern she had discovered while she was in hiding. Continue reading →