No one can argue that Siren Season 2 has been one wild ride!
We didn't think it was possible, but Siren Season 2 Episode 15 left us with more questions than ever before.
With the second season coming to a close, we caught up with Executive Producers Eric Wald and Emily Whitesell about what to expect on the Siren Season 2 finale!
TVF: Let's start with the biggest cliffhanger. As of Siren Season 2 Episode 15, Ian has Ryn. What lengths do you think Ben and Maddie are going to go to in order to get her back?
Eric: They will go to any lengths necessary. One thing that we've been so interested in exploring on the show from the beginning is the danger of this secret getting out and how our characters have constantly had to keep a lid on things.
We've seen Ian steadily get pulled closer and closer to the truth, and on Siren Season 2 Episode 15 he sees that tail come out of the bathtub and now all the pieces sort of connect for him.
And so in Siren Season 2 Episode 16 we were just really interested in exploring what life would look like if this secret got out. What would it mean to our characters and the world at large?
TVF: Speaking of Ian, we know he's doing whatever it takes to find out the truth, but is he really a bad guy? Is he really out to hurt Ryn?
Emily: I don't think his motives are malicious or personal in that way, but he is a reporter who is about to find out the biggest secret he'll ever break in his career and has meaning for the entire world.
So I think that he thinks of it more from that perspective. And it's not that he has anything personal against anyone, but here he is stumbling on this giant story.
Eric: He really was introduced as an ally to our characters. He was exposing the truth about what Klesco was doing. And then it's so interesting how when he got closer and closer to the real secret, that's when his journalistic instincts took over and it's like he almost couldn't help himself.
It's funny too because our fans are so pro-mermaid and pro-Ryn that anyone who's in opposition to Ryn...they're not happy with Ian [laughs].
TVF: [Laughs] That's right! That kind of brings us around to Nicole, too. She's been kind of wishy-washy. She was sort of out to get us all at first, but then it seemed like we could trust her, and then she disappeared. Are we going to find out what happened to her in the finale?
Emily: Actually, not in the finale. We're actually reading into Season 3 now, so you won't quite know in the finale. The answer will grow in the finale and be answered later.
TVF: Is her relationship with Xander something that could still be going on?
Eric: Not the relationship because, honestly, we had actor availability issues with Nicole. But that whole situation starts to push Xander in a whole new career direction, which becomes a huge story for him in Season 3. So that really motivates a big life change for Xander.
It's interesting because I think Nicole is a good example of how none of our characters tend to be black and white. They're all shades of grey. Nicole did some things that weren't so great, but she also had genuine feelings for Xander too.
And I think it's always that sort of interesting grey area we like to exist in.
TVF: We have to talk about Ryn's surgery. Is it possible we'll get to see her with a baby?
Emily: We're always trying to approach things in a different way, and you haven't seen the baby yet, but a baby is involved moving on into Season 3, but not exactly in a way that you would expect.
So there's a twist at the end of Siren Season 2 Episode 16 that pushes us into Season 3 and there will, in fact, be a baby in Season 3.
Eric: Nothing in Siren happens quite in the normal way.
TVF: Can you tell us anything about the other girl who recieved the implantation at the end of Siren Season 2 Episode 15?
Eric: Meredith is a hybrid and we see in Siren Season 2 Episode 16, sort of the next step of what happened after that implantation, and in Season 3 that becomes a very big storyline for us.
TVF: Chris was introduced back into the story a couple of episodes ago and he's having memory loss problems from the siren song. Is that something we have to worry about with Ben and Maddie? They've been okay the past couple episodes, but is that going to come back up?
Eric: Chris was exposed to that treatment much more extensively than Ben and Maddie. They also went down to that echo chamber personally, and they don't seem to be having the same memory problem Chris is having.
That storyline and how [the echo chamber] will be able to help heal the siren song becomes an important part of Season 3 as we're breaking it.
The mythology that we've been building gets pretty extensive and we love how things might go to rest for a couple episodes, but they all seem to circle back later on.
TVF: It's the same thing with Ben's mom. We weren't sure if that was going to work on not, but the stem cell treatment came back, and it did work. Is she going to be able to continue on with that?
Because it's obviously not an easy process, and she doesn't know what's going on behind the scenes for her to get that treatment.
Emily: Right, so that again plays out in a way where "will that treatment still be available?" And we have Ben struggling with how to help his mom and what lengths he would go to continue to try and help her once there is or is not access to those stem cells anymore.
TVF: Lastly, can you give us any teases about the finale? Are we going to have another giant cliffhanger?
Eric: It's funny because Emily and I always say we love all of our episodes like we love all our kids, but this one is really special. It's got an energy and it's big, and part of what we get to explore is "what would it look like if the secret of mermaids got out into the world?"
What's that going to do to our characters, our town, and the world at large? So we really lean into that in a really exciting way.
Emily: And yet, I just want to add that it is told in a way where there's a giant twist to it as well. So as you're watching and thinking "wow, this is the way this is going to play out?" you need to watch through to the end to see how the whole thing comes together.
TVF: Well, we're super excited about Season 3! And nervous about the finale, but excited to see it!
Emily: I think you're going to really be excited about it.
Eric: It's an "edge of your seat" one for sure.
What do you think, Siren fans? What are your hopes for the finale? What did you think of Siren Season 2? Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments section down below!
Siren airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Freeform.
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