Calvin (Curtis Lum) tries to decide on a suit to wear to his wedding
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). Continue reading →
Xander (Ian Verdun) has decided to fish no more, and takes a job bartending at The Anchor. (Nicole quit via text, leaving the bar shorthanded.) Xander doesn’t know exactly what he wants to do with his life, but he’s pretty sure fishing isn’t it. He likes to watch cooking shows, so food preparation could be where his true interests lie. (To start any other sort of new career would probably require him to leave Bristol Cove.) He wants nothing further to do with Nicole (understandably), but she keeps insisting that she cares about him. She will need to do something to demonstrate that.
Ryn uses her hands to somehow focus (?) her song on Ben’s mother to relieve her pain.
In “Being Human“, Ryn (Eline Powell) described merfolk burial customs. “When my people die,” she said, “family take body and swim. For a long time we hold on. We take body and bring to deep so no other animal can find it. We leave it in special place.” In this episode, we get to see the funeral rites for Sarge (Hugo Ateo), who died heroically saving the lives of several mermaids. His body is placed on a low platform (somehow constructed from the sea floor ooze) in a place illuminated by what looks like a combination of thermal vents and phosphorescent organisms. After the necklace Helen gave him is removed, the body is decorated with shells, and finally given enough of a push to make both the body and the platform sink into the sediment. 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 →