Welcome to our seventh edition of Bleeding Cool‘s weekly recap/review of Freeform‘s Siren, Eric Wald and Dean White‘s mermaid fantasy-action drama. Last week, Bristol Cove continued inching closer to being ground zero for some kind of mermaid/government stand-off. Helen (Rena Owen) and Donna’s (Sibongile Mlambo) bond strengthened as our speculation about Helen grew. Donna and Ryn’s (Eline Powell) relationship has seen some better days; and Ben (Alex Roe) and Decker (Ron Yuan) had a very passive-aggressive meet-up at a big town fundraiser.
And then there’s that matter of Ryn getting picked up by the police… which means Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) to the rescue in this week’s ‘Dead in the Water’.
Siren s01e07 ‘Dead in the Water’: When Ryn is taken in for questioning, Maddie rushes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Ben and Xander return to the deep sea to search for answers, only to be met by an uninvited guest.
Just to be clear… I try to avoid heavy spoilers, but sometimes stuff happens. I cover themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode, so just keep that in mind before viewing. Really not looking to have angry fellow geeks outside my apartment with pitchforks and torches because I slacked off on spoiler warnings.
Check out a sneak preview of next week’s eighth episode of Siren, ‘Being Human’:
Siren s01e08 ‘Being Human’: Bristol Cove mourns a loss causing Ryn to experience a new human emotion.
From this week: Decker can’t stop listening to Donna sing. Could her song be his salvation… or his downfall?
Here’s a look back at Bleeding Cool’s thoughts on Siren‘s first six episodes:
Here’s a look at the original series trailer/overview for Freeform’s Siren:
“Siren” takes us inside Bristol Cove—a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
The series stars Alex Roe (“The 5th Wave”) as Ben, a bright marine biologist who finds himself drawn to a mysterious new girl in town, Ryn, played by Eline Powell (“Game of Thrones”), who is a strange young woman with a deep dark secret. Fola Evans-Akingbola (“An American Exorcism”) stars as Maddie, also a marine biologist who works with Ben, and is highly suspicious of Ryn. Ian Verdun (“Life’s a Drag”) stars as Xander, a deep sea fisherman on a quest to uncover the truth; and Rena Owen (“Star Wars” Episodes II and III) as Helen, the town eccentric who seems to know more about the mermaids than she lets on.
“Siren” is based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White who both serve as executive producers. Emily Whitesell (“Finding Carter”) serves as showrunner and executive producer. Brad Luff, Nate Hopper and RD Robb also serve as executive producers.