Siren Season 1, Episode 3 Review: Third Time's the Charm as Bristol Cove's Mermaid Mystery Deepens

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Welcome back to another edition of Bleeding Cool's weekly recap/review of Freeform's Siren, Eric Wald and Dean White's mermaid fantasy-action drama. So far, the show's gone two-for-two with back-to-back episodes that signal a strong, promising start to the series. – but will it be "third time's the charm" or "third strike" with the season's third episode 'Interview with a Mermaid'.

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But first, a look back at the episode and synopsis from our friends at Freeform:

Siren s01e03 'Interview with a Mermaid': Dale and the local police's investigation starts pointing directly to Ryn, meanwhile Xander and Calvin's search for Chris heats up when they locate the nurse who works at the military bunker.

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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.

Here's a sneak preview of this week's new episode, 'On The Road':

Siren s01e04 'On The Road': When the military facility goes on high alert, Chris manages to escape, but he's not the only one who gets out.

Here's a look back at Bleeding Cool's thoughts on Siren's first two episodes:

Here's the series overview for Freeform's Siren (though I'm pretty sure you know why you're here):

"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.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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