Siren (2018) s02e14 Episode Script

The Last Mermaid

1 Previously on Siren You're the one who had me abducted in a parking lot.
What we need, you and I, is some honesty.
Okay, since we're being honest, did your people kill my father? You're military.
Was sleeping with me part of the job? Came up with that all on my own.
[XANDER.]
This feels good, you and me.
Let's leave all that crap in the past.
This man is a Pownall.
He's a descendant of Charles who killed our kind.
You don't tell me before about your family.
Ben's family kill because they are angry.
Murder.
[BEN.]
I don't think mating feels so good for the males.
The females bite them.
They hit them with their tails.
Time to go in water.
Make more.
She didn't say goodbye.
I mean, it's kinda weird, right? She had her mind on other things.
["RAISED BY WOLVES" BY GEOFFROY PLAYING.]
Oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh-ohh - Oh-oh-oh - [ACCELERATING.]
Oh-oh-oh Ben.
Slow down.
Oh-oh-oh-ohh Oh-oh-oh You okay? Want to let me drive? I'm fine.
I'm fine.
Raised by wolves Independent [MADDIE.]
You know this isn't what she wants, right? To be with someone else.
She She's just trying to save her people.
[BEN.]
It's more than that.
Something happened at the ranch.
Ryn found out about my family, what they did.
Civilized But a little restless She thinks that I was trying to hide it from her.
[SIGHS.]
Were you? I don't know.
But I need your love Maybe.
You guys have got to talk.
When she gets back, you'll explain it to her.
[SCREAMING.]
But I need your love [BEN.]
If she comes back pregnant, we'll have to hide her from the military.
And her baby.
I mean, they'd never let them go back in the water.
[RYN PANTING.]
Oh, but I need your love But I need your love But I need your love But I need your love [DOOR BELL JINGLES.]
Xander McClure? Up before noon? [CHUCKLES.]
What's wrong? [SOMBER MUSIC.]
This was my mother's.
She was buried in it? Yeah.
Who would do this? Why don't you drop me at the lab? The results of the ocean water test might be ready.
I'll deal with Commander Kyle.
[BEN.]
I'll cover the Center.
[BEEPS, CUFF INFLATES.]
I am back.
Ryn? I missed you.
Where's Maddie? She is at the military lab.
You call her.
[LINE RINGING.]
Hey.
Good news.
Ryn's back.
So, did they She wanted me to call you.
I am back.
How was it out there with Levi? I mate.
With others, too.
Am not with baby.
You know that already? Yes, I can tell.
Body change with baby, and no change.
Ryn, I'm so sorry.
[SOMBER MUSIC.]
Where's Ryn? Ryn's back in the water.
I thought that you and Ben were managing her.
She goes back from time to time to refresh.
- She'll be back soon.
- Okay.
Oh, uh, your ocean water tests came back.
We're interested in the fertility research you've been doing.
Understanding their reproduction is quite important to us.
[MADDIE.]
I told him she was back in the ocean.
Not sure he bought it.
How's she doing? She's just sleeping off the transition.
She wants me to drop her off at Helen's when she wakes up.
I'll meet you over there.
All right, see you soon.
[OMINOUS MUSIC.]
[RYN'S SIREN SONG PLAYING.]
[MUFFLED SIREN SONG PLAYING THROUGH HEADPHONES.]
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[XANDER.]
Ben.
Ben.
You okay, man? You were just [SONG STOPS.]
I was, uh, doing some baseline stats for a study.
- Baseline stats? - Yeah.
I'm gonna go ahead and call bullshit on that.
It looks like you were just listening to Ryn's mind control shit again.
You gotta cut that crap off, man.
It's messin' with your head.
So what brings you here, other than the lecture? I, um I did something I shouldn't have.
What were you thinking, bringing a reporter to the graveyard? I wasn't thinking, okay? I was just desperate to get him off my back, and I wanted to protect you guys.
- What did you expect him to do? - I don't know, okay? I just thought showing him the graves would be enough, somehow.
Okay, it was stupid.
But now I just want to figure out who did it.
- We know who did it.
- Nicole would've never let that happen.
She's a good person.
Xan, she's not in control of this thing.
You haven't told her about her sister's grave? No.
Not yet.
I'll tell her later when we're alone.
I missed you.
I missed you, too.
Something is wrong? I think we found out why you and the others aren't getting pregnant.
The ocean water test results came in.
They're not good.
What is wrong with water? - It's polluted.
- There are substances, BPAs, from garbage, plastics Causing fertility problems, just like we thought.
No babies in water.
No.
BPAs from the water pass out of the body in about 24 hours.
But they breathe the water like air.
They're constantly exposed to it.
Not if she mates on land.
In human form.
Who did you have in mind? [OMINOUS MUSIC.]
[KNOCK ON DOOR.]
Ryn? Hello, Helen.
Who is this? I could not find Levi, so I bring him to mate.
He has no words.
He is new to land.
Yes, I see.
I know him from water.
Born when I was born.
[SNIFFING.]
[PANTING.]
[HISSES.]
Must wait.
Too soon.
Tomorrow.
[SOFT HISS.]
["OLALLA" BY BLANCO WHITE PLAYING IN THE ANCHOR.]
- - Somebody told me to believe In better times From Olalla to the city lights - - Somebody told me to believe - - To believe Car's loaded.
You ready to head out? Cabin's the safest place, and there are no cameras.
- Where's Levi? - [SOFT GRUNT.]
I could not find Levi, so I bring him.
- [SNIFFS.]
- [HISSES.]
He is new.
From your colony? [RYN.]
Yes.
And he must be hungry.
Come with me.
I'll get you some breakfast.
Hey, Ryn, before you do this, we have some questions.
If you mate in human form, will the baby be born as a human? Should it be born on land or at sea? The only documented story of a birth on land by a member of your colony is the Charles Pownall story.
And the baby lived.
Yes, but with great difficulty.
We're not sure what'll happen, exactly, if you get pregnant this way.
Whatever this baby is, it will be family.
Hey, Ryn, you, uh You asked to borrow my cell yesterday.
I thought you should have your own.
[MADDIE.]
Ryn, isn't that nice? [SOMBER MUSIC.]
[PAPER CRINKLES.]
[DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING IN THE ANCHOR.]
[HISSING.]
[LOUD CONVERSATIONS AND LAUGHTER.]
- [HISSES.]
- [SOFT HISS.]
I got the goods to get it done Yeah, I got the goods to get it done I'll get it done, I'll get it done Your grandmother wrote that letter to my mother.
"I'm not my husband.
" "I do not control his actions.
" What do you think it means? She was apologizing for something your grandfather did, apparently something horrific.
You're suggesting he had something to do with the fire? She's making amends, Ted.
I never knew my Grandpa Caleb.
They said he was eccentric.
He'd drink too much, lose his temper.
I need to show you something.
[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING.]
[HISSES.]
[POOL BALLS CLACK.]
[BOTH HISSING.]
Levi.
Levi who? I don't know a Levi.
[FIRE CRACKLING.]
I'm not my family, okay? I need you to know that.
This man in your family.
Charles.
He loved one like me, and his love turned bad.
It makes him angry.
He killed my people.
And it starts with love.
Like [CRYING.]
Like Ben love Ryn.
It's not gonna happen like that.
I won't let it.
Then why do you lie? Not tell me all this time? You say nothing.
I didn't know what to say.
No! I do not trust.
[DOOR UNLATCHES.]
It didn't go well? I'll talk to her.
[SIGHS.]
Ben.
Yeah.
Ryn.
Maddie.
You're a fast learner.
Ryn? Yes.
Ryn.
Be good to her.
Whoa.
Oh, man.
Holy! [LAUGHS.]
Hi.
In the dude's room.
Okay.
[SNIFFING.]
That makeup's banger.
- [SNIFFING.]
- [LAUGHING.]
Damn.
That tickles.
- Huh.
- [SNIFFS, HISSES.]
- [HISSES.]
- Okay, hold up a second.
No.
Not from water.
[MAN GROANS.]
Aw, hell no.
No.
No no no no no.
How many times do I have to get rid of you freaks? - Come.
- [HISSES.]
- [HISSES.]
- Who the hell is she? She is hunter.
Hunter, okay.
This way.
This way out.
Go.
Go.
I found these a few days ago.
They're from your mother to my grandmother.
My mother wrote all of these? They had a lot to write about.
Yeah, mostly about my crazy grandfather.
There's crazy running all up and down the bloodline.
Sometimes I worry about Ben.
He's just a young man, Ted, trying to solve all the problems of the world.
Oh, take them.
Read them.
They obviously meant something to my grandmother.
Hopefully, they'll mean something to you.
[SOFT MUSIC.]
Are you okay? Confused.
He is different than us.
The best way to have sex on land is just to let it feel good.
Like with us.
Remember when we were first together, how we showed you? Now you show him.
[DOOR UNLATCHES.]
It is time.
Okay.
I'll be outside.
[INHALES.]
[HISSES.]
[DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
[GROANING.]
- Wait.
- It could be dangerous, Maddie! We know they get violent when they mate! Yeah, Ryn will know what to do.
We don't know him! He could hurt her! [GRUNTING.]
[SOFT HISS.]
[RYN PANTING.]
I don't like it, either, okay, her being someone else.
But we have to put our feelings aside.
You can do that? Listen.
[SILENCE.]
I told her to show him how we do it.
["LET GO" BY TALOS PLAYING.]
The warnings lined The edges between us We were holdin' out Different on land.
Escape in time To play down what leaves us Like this.
We were holdin' out No hiding what seized us In the climb, I was there for the deep Thought you'd see and let go No hiding what seized us Now your desert was comforting me But the burn wanted more No hiding what seized us When you clawed into me Did you see that the wild was the road? No hiding what seized us Fall into me Let the fires just reach and let go Good.
To Ryn.
Yes.
Why'd you lie in the carnage with me? Why'd you gift me your fallout? You were right, it was on us to see We were holding out No hiding what seized us In the climb, I was there for the deep Thought you'd see and let go Hmm.
[KNOCK ON DOOR.]
I found these two at the bar causing all sorts of trouble.
Hello, we've never met.
I'm Helen.
She is Hunter.
- Levi.
On Land? - [HELEN.]
I don't know.
It's mating season.
They're desperate.
Oh.
That explains why I caught 'em busting a move on some drunk dude.
There's new one, a male.
Ryn brought him.
- [SOFT HISS.]
- They're up at the cabin.
He's here to mate.
Maybe I should just take 'em there.
Sure.
Maybe you two can get a piece of the action.
Okay, back to the truck, ladies.
- Come on.
- [HISSES.]
- Yeah, just - [HELEN CHUCKLES.]
Look, about the graveyard, I'm still trying to figure out what happened, but I can't reach Nicole.
I got a feeling the military's involved.
In robbing my family's graves? In all of it.
[SIREN SONG ECHOING.]
I can't just sit here.
I gotta take a walk.
[DOORS CLOSE.]
[ENGINE STARTS.]
So, what? Like, you both really want to have babies right now, huh? Need babies.
Why? [ELIZA.]
No babies.
What do you mean, no babies? We try, does not happen.
Oh.
You mean, like, no babies for anyone.
Wow.
Yes.
Wow.
Is finished.
Oh.
- Good.
- He sleeps.
They usually do.
Where's Ben? He went for a walk.
He is angry? With me? Seems like you're angry at him.
He lie to me.
He should tell me about his family.
He was afraid of losing you.
- You know my mother, Susan? - Yes.
Remember I told you how she was? The pain she caused me? Yes.
She was weak and sad.
Am I like her? No, you are strong.
Just because your family thinks or acts a certain way doesn't mean you have to repeat that.
Ben's ashamed of what his family did.
And many in your colony don't trust humans.
They want to fight them.
But you came on land, you trusted us, fell in love with us.
Love can be good or bad.
Yeah.
But I trust Ben.
I trust you.
I trust that our love is good.
[SOFT MUSIC.]
[HELEN.]
"It's hard to put this in words.
"Your husband Caleb's bizarre behavior "is a constant source of fear "for me and my husband, "especially with a baby coming.
"He knocked me to the ground, "and I'm six months pregnant.
" [WOMAN SCREAMS.]
[HELEN.]
"The events of that night "clearly exposed his psychosis" - [WOMAN SCREAMS.]
- "His jealousy.
" [SCREAMING.]
"His obsession, his rage.
" [DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
Ryn! Ryn! [GROANS.]
[BELL RINGS.]
[SIGHS.]
Please, stay in the truck.
[DOOR BELL JINGLES.]
[POP MUSIC PLAYING IN MARKET.]
[FEMALE SINGER.]
Just get up, get out, and get goin' [HARD ROCK PLAYING IN VAN.]
For the king of the jungle The nights are - [MAN.]
Get me chips! - Yeah, relax, drummer boy.
[HISSES.]
[SOFT LAUGH.]
Didn't we meet a while back? Somewhere? Chat maybe? Here.
My band has a gig in Bristol Cove.
Come check us out.
I'll buy you a drink.
[HISSES.]
Looks like Chewey's got game.
Maybe tonight we can dance to the dawn Hands in the air, oh, baby, come on There's nothin' but moonlight, you, and me [CASH REGISTER CLICKING.]
Oh, can you picture my fantasy Maybe tonight we can dance to the dawn [HARD ROCK MUSIC IN VAN.]
[INHALING.]
You want some? [HISSES.]
[COUGHING.]
Yep, that's me.
From water? No, I'm a city kid.
'Cause now is my time Now is my time Are you doing that? - [HISSES.]
- Aah! Aah! Hey, man, I'll get 40 on the Oh, shit.
What the hell? In.
[HISSES.]
[CHEWEY CHOKING.]
[HISSES.]
Now! [CHEWEY, GASPING.]
What just happened? You just dodged a bullet.
[GROANING.]
[SIREN SONG ECHOING.]
[RYN'S VOICE.]
This man in your family.
[SONG CONTINUING.]
His love turned bad.
It makes him angry.
Noo! Aah! No! Noo! [RYN GASPING.]
No.
No.
[GASPING.]
[CRYING.]
[ROCK THUDS ON GROUND.]
[OMINOUS MUSIC.]
You are okay? No.
Not okay.
Angry with me? Confused about myself.
Ben, I know you would not hurt me.
I know you are different than your family.
Those who kill.
I want to believe that.
I believe.
Our love is good.
You trust me? I don't want you to feel any more pain.
[ENGINE STOPS.]
Happy middle of the night.
It's a long story.
[DOOR UNLATCHES.]
Levi? Where? I don't know.
With him now.
- [HISSES.]
- [HISSES.]
Different on land.
No fight.
Equal.
I show you.
So I guess we just Yeah.
Let them do what they do.
I'll make sure they're comfortable.
Another weird night courtesy of the mer-people.
Yeah.
You okay? I'm I'm just worried about Nicole.
I been trying to reach her, but there's just nothing, just crickets.
[BEN.]
You stay out here and lay low.
I'll get in there.
Think she pulled an all-nighter? She would've texted.
I'll find her.
Okay.
Be careful.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
[BETH.]
"We have lost him in the prime of his life, "and it kills me to know that he'll never meet "our beautiful baby girl.
" That's you she's writing about.
I, um I may have been wrong to blame your people for the fire.
Yes, it certainly reads like Caleb Pownall started it.
I don't know.
I may never know.
It was all before we were born, Helen.
Thank you for sharing this, and for your apology.
That's not the only reason I came.
I also came to warn you.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
[SCANNER BEEPS.]
[BEEPS.]
[KYLE CONVERSING.]
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
[DISTURBING MUSIC.]
[HELEN.]
My family has had a burial plot on a coastal hillside in Bristol Cove.
I believe the military raided that graveyard.
Oh, my dear.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
You don't understand, Beth.
That is our family.
If they analyze those bones, they'll know about us.
They could find us.
[CARTOON SOUNDTRACK PLAYING IN BACKGROUND.]
[MAN CHUCKLING.]
[PLAYING TROMBON.]
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
Chris? Chris.
Do I, uh Do I know you? [OMINOUS MUSIC.]
[HIGH-PITCHED CALL.]