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 →
Ryn and Ben discuss the sometimes deleterious effects of siren song
Helen (Rena Owen) is the last surviving descendant of Charles Pownall and his significant mermaid. Helen explains this shortly before Donna is laid to rest in a well-hidden graveyard, alongside the rest of the aquatic side of the Pownall family. Helen says that she is one-eighth mermaid, and that would make her Charles’ great-granddaughter, so Pownall’s daughter and at least one of his grandchildren must be buried in that cemetery with Donna. There are four tombstones visible when we first see the place, so either there were siblings who did not reproduce, or some humans (possibly husbands or wives) are buried in that place as well. Continue reading →
Ryn returns to Bristol Cove just in time to interrupt Maddie and Ben’s efforts to have sex. Her return is prompted by a catastrophic decrease in available food. Her sister, Donna (Sibongile Mlambo), follows her onto land in an effort to convince her to return to the water. It’s a good thing that people in that town often leave clothes lying about. Donna and Ryn find a football jersey and what looks like part of a cheerleader’s uniform hanging on a fence near the school. Deputy Clarence (Graeme Duffy) later gets a call about someone “porky piggin it” in the area.
Ryn tries to convince her sister to trust Ben and Maddie, but they end up fighting and Ryn chases Donna away. Donna will not go back to the sea without Ryn, but she needs to eat, so she breaks into the Pownall’s storage facility, begins to eat a large fish, and gets into a fight with one of the employees, who later provides a sketch of her to the authorities, which will eventually bring Aldon Decker to Bristol Cove in pursuit. Continue reading →