Siren Season 1, Episode 10 / Series Review: A Weak Season Finale for a Promising Series

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Welcome to our final edition of Bleeding Cool's weekly recap/review of the first season of Freeform's SirenEric Wald and Dean White's mermaid fantasy-action drama. The season finale brought a permanent end to some of our characters; major changes to others; a town council demanding answers; and Ben (Alex Roe) and Maddie (Fola Evans-Akingbola) at a personal crossroads – with Ryn (Eline Powell) directly in the middle.

siren season 1 episode 10 series review
Credit: Freeform

With that said…check out our review/takeaways from 'Aftermath' and see why it suffered from the same problem that a lot of first season finales are forced to deal with; and stick around as we share our thoughts on the series' first season, and what we'd like to see from the Freeform series moving on to Season 2 (spoiler warnings):

Siren s01e10 'Aftermath': In the season finale, the enchanting siren song takes hold of Ben and Decker. Meanwhile, Dale must answer for the escalating crime in Bristol Cove.

In two important scenes from season finale 'Aftermath,' Xander (Ian Verdun) gets a release from jail – and some solid advice – from Sheriff Bishop (Gil Birmingham); and Ryn says a final, heart-breaking goodbye to her sister Donna (Sibongile Mlambo):

Here's a look back at our thoughts on the previous nine episodes of 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.

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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