Siren Season 2 Episode 4 Review: Oil & Water

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The show really hit the nail on the head with Siren Season 2 Episode 4. It was by far the best episode of Siren Season 2 and one of the best of the series. 

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Siren finally managed to create the perfect blend of humor, romance, and storytelling all in one episode. After this, there is absolutely no doubt that the series is worth the watch.

And remember if you missed the episode, or just can't get enough you can watch Siren online right here at TV Fanatic!

Night Out - Siren Season 2 Episode 4

There's something about Xander that makes him less and less tolerable each episode. He's gone from an okay character to someone that we can't stand. 

Taking an injured Katrina captive and keeping it a secret was crossing a line. It's understandable for him to be upset about his dad, but revenge is never a good option.

Characters who are blinded by revenge always end up going downhill fast. It's a plot point that either completely destroys them or drives them into a pit, and it takes a while to dig out of it.

Xander didn't begin as an unlikeable character, so hopefully, he will find a way to get back in everyone's good graces.

But considering his behavior right now, it's not going to be easy. 

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On another note, we begged for comedy, and Siren finally delivered!

Anytime Jerry is featured there's bound to be a funny scene, and this time he was making fake IDs for "Ryn's extended family."

Ben don't get me wrong. I am grateful for the business and all but I'm getting the feeling that some of these people aren't underage exchange students.


There's also Ben's interactions with the merman. It shows a lot about Ben's character that the merman wanted to go with him. Even though they're not very trusting of humans, he believes that Ben will watch out for him. 

It is a sensitive subject, considering that the merman killed Xander's father and he was like a father to Ben as well.

However, Ben's ability to look past it and understand why he did what he did proves just how big of a heart he has.

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Maddie kissing Ben goodbye and saying it was an old habit created a hilarious opportunity for the merman to observe their behavior and kiss Ben as well before saying the same thing. 

Honestly, the best part of the scene was when the merman asked if it was wrong and Ben told him it definitely wasn't. The only thing that was wrong about it is that a kiss needs to be consensual. 

Really, Siren just continues to show what an amazing human being Ben Pownall is.

The merman also tries his best to copy Ben's actions down to his very movements, and it has us literally laughing out loud. 

Dancing Partner - Siren Season 2 Episode 4

Helen wasn't featured too heavily with the rest of the group on Siren Season 2 Episode 4, but the scenes she had were important. It was surprising that she was so quick to tell her long lost relative about their family.

Telling you wouldn't have worked. You have to feel it before you can believe.


It was even more surprising that Helen had one of the sirens show herself to him. But she did make a fair point. There's no way he would have believed her unless he saw it with his own eyes.

Does this mean we have one more person in on the mermaids? The secret is starting to become more and more known.

And there's no way we can't talk about the relationship between Ben, Maddie, and Ryn. It was featured heavily on Siren Season 2 Episode 4 in a way that it hasn't been for a while. 

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Despite Ryn having feelings for Ben, and he for her in turn, there are no hard feelings from Maddie. She cares for Ryn just the same and understands there are some things out of their control.

Dancing Lessons - Siren Season 2 Episode 4

However, Ben and Ryn aren't the only two that have feelings for each other. Maddie is pretty smitten with Ryn as well, and Ryn feels the same way.

And of course, Maddie's love for Ben hasn't gone anywhere either.

Ryn: What do you think about?
Maddie: I think about Ben. And you.

Rather than this making everything even more complicated, it feels like it just makes everything a lot more simple. 

Group Lessons - Siren Season 2 Episode 4

Maddie's mother giving back into her drug addiction was something we didn't see coming. It seemed like Susan was trying to get her life together and really form a strong relationship with her daughter. 

Maddie turning to Ben and Ryn for comfort was what brought them together in a way that they haven't been together before. 

I'm just glad I have this place. And the two of you.


After they all kissed, it seemed clear to the characters how much they all love and rely on each other. And we are 100% here for it all.

A polyamorous relationship featuring a man, a bisexual POC, and a bisexual mermaid? Sign us up! 

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We can't wait to see where this relationship goes and how the dynamic continues to play out on Siren Season 2.

There are so many opportunities for this beautiful and unique bond to continue to grow, and we are here for it!

Wanted - Siren Season 2 Episode 4

Overall, Siren Season 2 Episode 4 was one of the best additions to the series. It made us laugh, kept us in suspense, and even gave us all the feels. 

If every episode is as good as this one, Siren Season 2 is going to shape up to be a vital addition to everyone's watch list. 

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Siren Season 2 Episode 4 Quotes

Ryn: What do you think about?
Maddie: I think about Ben. And you.

Ben don't get me wrong. I am grateful for the business and all but I'm getting the feeling that some of these people aren't underage exchange students.