The best way to describe Siren Season 2 Episode 7 is a series of unfortunate events all unraveling at the same time.
Almost every major plotline that has been slowly building throughout Siren Season 2 finally came to a head.
We loved every single minute of it.
The series has been slowly but surely building up a majority of different issues and it feels like we're nearly seconds away from everything blowing up in our faces.
Before we discuss everything that went down, remember that if you haven't seen the episode, you can watch Siren online right here at TV Fanatic!
First things first. Our poor, amazing, kind, selfless Ben is in the slammer. And if you think we're saying too many good things about him, you're wrong. We're not saying enough.
Seriously, this guy deserves a medal.
It honestly feels like Ben doesn't even have a life outside of helping others. It's been episodes since he's had time to share a proper scene with Ryn or Maddie.
Why? Because he's too busy coming to everyone's rescue.
That's why it wasn't surprising at all when Ben tried to confess to a crime he didn't commit to protect the secret of the mermaids and his friends.
It was me. I did it.Ben
Thankfully, everyone's story was so horribly put together and conflicting that the FBI didn't believe them.
Or was it even the FBI in the first place?
It would make complete sense to say that they got lucky by finding Sean's body, and Nicole and the military were able to use it to their advantage and organize the entire interrogation.
Speaking of Nicole, there's something about her that we can't put our finger on.
This entire time she seemed like she was out to capture the mermaids no matter the cost, but her sudden tactic change made us wonder what kind of a person she really is.
Nicole seemed to genuinely want Ryn to come with her on her terms rather than forcing her against her will.
It won't be hard on you. It won't hurt, not like your sister. I'm truly sorry about that.Nicole
Could it have just been easier and more convenient? Sure. But we are hoping there's more to Nicole's character than cold-hearted lies and manipulations.
Granted, if the entire thing was only a set up to convince Ryn to turn herself over to the military, Nicole is going to have a lot of redeeming to do. If she's even worthy of redemption.
By agreeing to go with Nicole, Ryn saved Ben and the rest of their friends from a possible life in prison.
There's no question that Ryn decided after spotting a heartbroken Maddie crying next to her car.
Maddie? You have pain inside.Ryn
Maddie has been such a strong character throughout the entirety of Siren. She's held it together no matter what disaster has come her way, so finally breaking down made a significant impact on Ryn and pushed her to take action.
It's almost painful how much Ryn loves Maddie and Ben, and how far she would go to keep them safe even if it means sacrificing herself.
So what's next? Now that Ryn has willfully handed herself over to the enemy, where do we go from here?
Ben and Maddie have no idea about the deal Ryn made. If they did, they never would have let her go through with it. The question is, will Ryn tell them up front or try to sneak away so they can't stop her?
We can't help but imagine Ben and Maddie infiltrating a military base to save the mermaid they love. There's no doubt they could pull it off.
It would also be pretty badass if all the mermaids helped team up to free leader.
But of course, this is all just wishful thinking. It's entirely possible that Ryn finds a way out of it and doesn't even end up going with Nicole in the first place.
And we didn't miss that last scene where Xander was eyeing his girlfriend suspiciously.
Unless [the military] has been here watching us this whole time.Ben
Xander, you're about to realize that you've been sleeping with the enemy.
In Xander's defense, Nicole is pretty good at her facade.
No one suspects her, and she very rarely gives them a reason to. Nicole has managed to blend in nicely and even partially insert herself into Xander's group of friends.
This girl is good, which is why we hope there are more aspects of her personality to be explored. She wouldn't be human if there weren't.
We do have to admit that if Nicole ever decided to join "team mermaid," she would be an excellent addition to the main cast.
The gang would be lucky to have someone as cunning and intelligent as her on their side.
- Helen and Sarge get cuter every single episode. We are so insanely onboard this ship.
- Calvin losing it on Ben was not cool. Come on buddy; we get you're in a high-pressure situation but don't turn on your friends.
- Maddie and Ryn have the softest and most precious scenes in the entire show, but we also can't wait for them to share a proper scene with Ben again. It feels like it's been ages.
- How are Ben and Maddie going to react to the deal Ryn made with Nicole? And was Nicole being honest about the military deciding to make it painless on her?
- The cave the mermaids and Helen found is pretty, but a little too eerie for our tastes. And what is going on with that crazy writing on the wall?
- Xander was an enjoyable character this episode, and we finally seem to be enjoying his scenes again. Hopefully, it's all uphill from here.
What did you guys think of Siren Season 2 Episode 7? Hit the comments and let us know!
Siren airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform.
Rachel Foertsch is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.