Welcome to our sixth round of Bleeding Cool's weekly recap/review of Freeform's Siren, Eric Wald and Dean White's mermaid fantasy-action drama. After last week's mini-time jump and not-surprising-but-still-cool revelations about Helen (Rena Owen), the conspiracies are getting deeper and more complex as Bristol Cove appears to be "ground zero" for an inevitable 'Showdown' (also this week's episode, appropriately enough) between the government and the most-likely-larger-than-anyone-realizes mermaid population.
Here's a look at the episode trailer and synopsis from our friends at Freeform:
Siren s01e06 'Showdown': When Ben and Maddie attend his mother's fundraising gala, an unexpected guest shows up and offers to put an end to the overfishing that's threatening the lives of the mermaids in Bristol Cove.
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 ominously-titled new episode of Siren, '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.
In this scene, Ryn (Eline Powell) explains to Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) just how important her sister Donna (Sibongile Mlambo) was to her growing up:
Here's a look back at Bleeding Cool's thoughts on Siren's first five 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.