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Siren Review: No North Star (Season 2 Episode 9)

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Season 2 of Siren comes back with a jam-packed episode full of suspense and dark turns for our favorite humans and mermaids alike. Ryn returns from the water, Ben’s father is on his heels about the rig, and his mother suffers a sudden strike of ill health. Meanwhile, Helen and Rick make a bad decision on Siren Season 2 Episode 9, “No North Star.”

The second half of Season 2 is already becoming my favorite season so far, with only one episode, purely for the fact that we’re finally getting to see what the mermaids’ life underwater is like. Learning their traditions when death strikes, how they live and interact, and how the hierarchy is set is all super interesting.

It’s clear that Cami and Katrina are back in the water, but not with Ryn’s pack anymore. They’re doing their own thing and can’t be bothered with anyone else who doesn’t matter to them now that they’ve had their revenge, until Katrina discovers a hurt mermaid on a sunken ship, that is.

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SIREN – “No North Star” – Ben, Maddie and the other humans deal with the fallout from the attack on the oil rig, while the mermaids reacclimate to their ocean home. Ryn comes back to land to follow through on an agreement she made with the military, despite not knowing what their ultimate goals are. This episode of “Siren” airs June 13 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/David Bukach)
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Based on Katrina’s reactions to the trapped mermaid it’s apparent that she more than likely knows her, and I don’t think that it’s necessarily a good thing for her. Katrina is someone who does what she feels like when she feels like and fights authority, so her having many enemies isn’t an insane guess.

My speculation is that since Ryn only finds three mermaids from her colony and the hurt mermaid Katrina finds is locked in the headroom of the ship, it’s possible she could’ve been a leader or someone of higher rank. If that’s the case I hope that the hurt mermaid can try to defend herself because we all know how Katrina acts when it comes to other leaders.

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Ryn’s growth and character development is something that I have a deep love for. It’s phenomenal how far she’s come and it hits hard that the first thing she does as she comes ashore is head straight to Helens. She misses Maddie and Ben drastically, but breaking the news about Sarge to Helen is something she can see is way more important to do.

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SIREN – “No North Star” – Ben, Maddie and the other humans deal with the fallout from the attack on the oil rig, while the mermaids reacclimate to their ocean home. Ryn comes back to land to follow through on an agreement she made with the military, despite not knowing what their ultimate goals are. This episode of “Siren” airs June 13 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/David Bukach)
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I like that Ryn gives Sarge’s necklace to Helen instead of keeping it for herself. Ryn knows that they had a bond with one another and it’s something that he would want Helen to have, nobody else. It’s still saddening to think about how neither of them, Sarge or Helen, knew they were saying goodbye to each other for the last time.

I think that it’s nice Ryn is making choices for herself and not allowing anyone, even Ben and Maddie, to influence what she does with her life. But, I don’t think that it’s smart for Ryn to willingly let the military do what they want with her all for the sake of Ben’s mother. They’ve been on their best behavior so far, but could easily switch on them in a moment’s notice if they wanted to.

Ryn using her abilities to release some of the pain that Ben’s mother is feeling is an interesting skill and it makes me wonder what other things the siren song could possibly do. But, does this mean that Ben’s mother could become addicted to it like him and Maddie? If so they might be in more trouble than they think, especially with his father having footage of a live mermaid.

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SIREN – “No North Star” – Ben, Maddie and the other humans deal with the fallout from the attack on the oil rig, while the mermaids reacclimate to their ocean home. Ryn comes back to land to follow through on an agreement she made with the military, despite not knowing what their ultimate goals are. This episode of “Siren” airs June 13 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/David Bukach)
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Helen and Rick having a healthy relationship with one another is important because out of everyone in the family they’re the only ones who know the truth to their lineage. They’re also the only ones who are actively different from anyone else in the family, which is why I wish that he would listen to Helen more when it comes to sharing the secret.

Rick telling his sister everything isn’t a smart thing to do when she’s had him locked up in a mental institution before and has a close-minded way of thinking. If only Helen’s wise words about dropping it had stuck with Rick they wouldn’t be in this situation.

I would’ve never thought that Rick’s sister would have a personal hitman to casually call up to have someone kidnapped, but she looks like the type to be a psycho. My only hope is that Helen and Rick aren’t murdered in her basement and find a way out soon because there’s no telling what could happen to them down there.

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SIREN – “No North Star” – Ben, Maddie and the other humans deal with the fallout from the attack on the oil rig, while the mermaids reacclimate to their ocean home. Ryn comes back to land to follow through on an agreement she made with the military, despite not knowing what their ultimate goals are. This episode of “Siren” airs June 13 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/David Bukach)
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With everything she’s done, Nicole needs to get the hint that Xander doesn’t love or like her and will never willingly give her information again. It’s annoying for her to continue to show up trying to give him fake love. It might be real love or care for him, but it doesn’t change how she lied and manipulated him into helping her job.

I don’t think that working as a bartender is suitable for Xander, but for now, it’s better than being near any boats or water. With everything that’s happened in Xander’s life lately, it shouldn’t be hard to understand why he doesn’t want to get another boat and would like some new scenery.

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Calvin needs to get on board with Xander’s new approach and wanting to broaden his horizons because I don’t foresee him getting a new boat anytime soon.

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Siren airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform.

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Cade Taylor

Cade is a freelance writer who is currently going to college for a degree in journalism. When he isn’t busy with school, working, or writing, he enjoys painting and drawing, taking road trips with friends, and going to as many concerts as he can manage.

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