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 →
Ryn tells Cami that her mother is dead, but does not tell her how Donna died.
Ryn‘s niece (Donna’s daughter) is attacked by a wolf. Ryn chases the wolf away, but Cami (Millan Tesfazgi) is in a weakened state from being on land for so long, and needs to go back in the water to heal. We find out that oil companies will be mapping the sea floor for another eight months, and that areas farther out to sea, and farther down the coast are occupied by other mermaid tribes.
Cami’s wounds need to heal, and all the refugees must re-enter the water periodically because their bipedal form is not yet stable. Ben chooses a shallow inlet for them, where the sound pollution will be minimized. They go there late at night, but a celebration of sorts is going on in town, and they are interrupted by a bunch of humans who also want to go in the water. One of the humans is bitten. Ben tells everyone that a sea lion is probably responsible.
Marissa Staub wearing the Sheriff’s badge. She is still listed in the credits as a deputy.
Xander (Ian Verdun) is one of those at the beach and he is not buying the sea lion story. Ben has to tell him that Levi (Sedale Threatt Jr.), the guy who killed his father, is in town. Ben tries to explain the situation, but Xander is pissed off and it seems likely he will tell his new girlfriend Nicole (Natalee Linez), and she will, in turn, tell the Navy. Somebody needs to get Xander on board with this. Maybe a mermaid needs to stop by and sing him a song.
On the way back from their evening swim, while Ryn and Maddie are distracted, the gang clumsily explores a gas station convenience store. Ben pays for the damage, but the clerk (Stew McLean) calls the cops anyway. The clerk tells Sheriff (?) Staub (Tammy Gillis) that the group drove away in a Pownall Seafood van. This gives Staub an idea where the culprits might be. Continue reading →
Ben (Alex Roe) watches intently as Ryn eats a peach. When Ryn first arrived in Bristol Cove, she sniffed at and rejected fruit that was sitting in a bowl at Helen’s apartment, and the food Helen bought for Ryn consisted of fish and shellfish exclusively. Seagrass is the only ocean plant that bears fruit, so Ryn should find the taste of a peach quite unusual. (The seeds contained in seagrass fruit taste like water chestnuts.) If she finds peaches digestible and palatable, it likely means that Ryn’s diet normally includes both plants and animals. Continue reading →