Siren season 2 episode 10 preview: The story of Ben’s mother, Helen, & Rick

Siren - FreeformSiren season 2 episode 10 is going to come onto Freeform next Thursday, and for at least some of this episode, you’re going to get quite the history lesson. Through “All In,” you’re going to uncover a lot of family history with Helen and Rick’s backstory — and some of it could change how you think about characters like them forever. Beyond all of that the oil-company story isn’t completely gone as of yet and we will see Ben’s mother Elaine facing more medical troubles. This is a story of science in some ways … but we certainly know at this point that science comes with its fair share of rather-significant side effects.

For some more scoop about some of these stories, be sure to check out the official Siren season 2 episode 10 synopsis that CarterMatt has for you below:

With Elaine Pownall’s health worsening, she seeks treatment from the military’s medical trial using mermaid cells, but the procedure doesn’t come without side effects to the mermaids. Meanwhile, Helen and Rick learn more about the hybrid status, their history in Bristol Cove, and discover they are far less alone than Helen once believed.

The character to be worried about here isn’t necessarily just Elaine — it’s also Ryn! Remember that she is the one who willingly decides to go along with this trial, thinking that this is the best way to help Ben’s mother — with Ben and Maddie doing what they can in order to support her every step of the way. These side effects could be severe and surprising, so that’s something that everyone needs to prepare themselves for.

Really, all of this is just scratching the surface of what is next through the remainder of Siren season 2, as we’re going to see stories all about characters trying to find their proper place within the world and then also the preservation of mermaids themselves. While Ryn’s struggle within this episode could be singular, there are voices screaming out from that ocean in pain. Think in terms of hunger (the reason Ryn came to the surface in the first place), pollution, and even unknown question marks floating somewhere out there with the rest of the sirens that went back in the water.

The producers of Siren realize that this show offers them an opportunity to take on subjects that are prevalent in the real world (like the over fishing of oceans and oil drilling) and deliver them in a digestible way for a younger audience tat may not have these environmental issues on their minds. Often, viewers respond more to parables and metaphors — it’s a little bit harder to hear about some of the problems that are actually happening within life itself.

Given that Siren season 3 is already official over at Freeform, perhaps that’s the best thing about this summer run — there’s no pressure. Instead, it’s an opportunity to sit back and enjoy some quality TV.

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