Tiffany Lonsdale will be multilingual mermaid Tia in the third season of SIREN. According to Deadline, Tia has a “highly evolved knowledge of the human condition“, understands advanced science, and is a trained warrior, which makes her sound like some sort of diplomat sent to negotiate with humans after the events of last season. The third season will air on Freeform sometime next spring.
Lonsdale’s next TV appearance will be as a “mystery woman” in the second season finale of YOU, which stars Penn Badgley as bibliophile Joe Goldberg, whose true vocation is murder. The series is based on Caroline Kepnes‘ novels, and the second season will be an adaptation of the second book,”Hidden Bodies“. It will be set in Los Angeles and will add two new recurring characters: Sunrise (played by Melanie Field), a blogger raising a toddler with her partner Lucy, and Sandy (Magda Apanowicz), a woman from Joe’s past. Netflix says the ten-episode second season of YOU is “coming soon”. Continue reading →
Rick (Brendan Fletcher) looking less than pleased to meet so many new relatives.
Bryan (Daniel Cudmore) and Beth (Caroline Cave) are, it turns out, part of a rather large extended family of merfolk/human hybrids living in the Bristol Cove area. They avoid interaction with human society, and suffer genetic disorders resulting from continuous inbreeding. Helen (Rena Owen) and Rick (Brendan Fletcher), who are just now learning of the group’s existence, get invited to a gathering. They meet an old guy named John Rooney (John Tierney) who tells Helen he knew her mother (whose name was Daphne), and that what happened to Helen’s folks “wasn’t right”. John is in assisted living, and Beth says that he gets things confused sometimes, but Helen isn’t buying that. What could Daphne have done to get her expelled from the community?
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 →