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"New World Order" is the twenty-sixth episode of Siren, and the finale of the second season.

It aired on August 1, 2019 and is to be followed by the premiere of the third season in early 2020.

Synopsis Edit

With the secret existence of the merfolk finally exposed to everyone in Bristol Cove, the military's forces place the entire town on lockdown, in an attempt to capture even more of their "precious experiments". Helen, Beth, Maddie and Ben make a rescue to save Ryn from Ian, who has revealed her true form on live television, but the military looms ever closer on the watch for anything suspicious. Ben faces a difficult choice that has rippling consequences amongst merpeople, hybrids and humans alike.

Plot Edit

Ben and Maddie are on a high speed chase trying to rescue Ryn from Ian. However Ryn saves herself as the drugs wear off giving her the chance to take the wheel leading the car to into the water. The car fills up with water as it sinks leaving a panicking Ian trapped. Ryn uses her supernatural strength to escape while Ben rescues Ian. Despite the gratitude, Ian outs Ryn just two days later on the news. This leads to Ben and Maddie along with Ryn to go into hiding for two months as Ryn is the number one target of everyone who wants to exploit her. Canada offers asylum to any merpeople on land and the trio decides to go there.

Meanwhile, dozens of hybrids are detained by the government to be tested on, while full-blooded merpeople are being hunted for the unique proprieties of their merfolk physiology. The gang almost makes it to Canada, however, they are sold out by none other than Ben's father, which leaves Maddie getting killed in the process.

Flashback to Ben in the water it's revealed at he has been foreseeing an bad future if he saves Ian so he leaves him to die lying to Maddie that he was already dead when he resurfaces. Ryn is disappointed that she's not with child as Ian sabotage that chance for her not knowing that her surviving embryo is thriving and growing in a hybrid named Meredith, as her parents Ryan and Leena have planned this all along in order to have a full-blooded merperson baby of their own.

Characters Edit

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Mentioned and Referenced Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a two-part episode with the same title in its fifth season.
  • The difficult choice Ben makes refers to him "choosing to save Ian from a watery grave"
  • Having witnessed Ryn transform and abducted her, Ian exposes the existence of merpeople on live television, describing them as "highly evolved apex predators."
  • The people of Bristol Cove learn that mermaids and mermen have existed all along. Though this is later proven to be false; nothing more than an apocalyptic future envisioned by a frightened Ben, had he chosen to spare Ian:
    • Ted Pownall now sees that his great-great-great grandfather Charles was never crazy, that he had indeed fallen in love with a mermaid and had a half-human, half-mermaid child with her, and that he himself had actually encountered such a creature ten years ago, while trying to save his newly paraplegic wife from drowning
      • Xander is revealed to have kept the lure used to entice other merpeople to the military in said episode
        • Thanks to Ryn's mermaid stem cells, Elaine has made significant progress; capable of lifting herself off her walker although this is only in the alternative timeline.
          • In the alternate timeline Beth Marzdan had tried to escape with several other merpeople/human hybrids, but was shot to death in the attempt
  • It is revealed that Bryan is the husband of Leena , and that Meredith is their daughter, all of whom had schemed to steal the unborn child of Ryn to have a full-blooded child of their very own

Quotes Edit

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Helen: "My god."

Military Soldier: "Where you headed, Ma'am?"

Helen: "Camping trip."

Military Soldier: "Step out the vehicle please."

Helen: "Last I checked, residents were still allowed to come and go. Am I wrong about that?"

Military Soldier: "Stand right there, please."

Helen: "What is this?

Military Soldier: "Your hand!"

Military Solider: "Move!!"

Helen: "What are you doing!!? This is still the United Sates of America!!"

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Cyrus: "You two may be the biggest bull in this whole bull town."

Calvin: "It's not bull, Cyrus! We were on that boat when the very first one was caught."

Xander: "We were the ones who caught her. I mean, that's what started this whole thing."

Cyrus: "So you say. But it's been three weeks since the military got those other two, and I don't see you gettin' another!"

Xander: "We're workin' on it."

Cyrus: "Sure as hell hope so. They're gonna be fire-breathing down my neck."

Xander: "Oh yeah? Who is it? U.S. government? Russia? China?"

Cyrus: "Not that it's any of your business, but it's a private claim."

Calvin: "I reckon every government in the world is after one of these things."

Cyrus: "Never mind who it is. Just quit blowing smoke up my ass and do your job."

Xander: "Don't worry about it. "

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Ben: "I'm all right."

Maddie: "And Ryn?"

Ben: "She got away."

Maddie: "Ian?"

Ben: "I...couldn't save him."

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Ryn: "Why did he take me?"

Maddie: "He wanted to share you with the world. That would be very, very bad."

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