Mermaid Drama's New Villain is Oil Companies, Off-Shore Drilling

Freeform’s sci-fi fantasy series Siren returned Thursday night and it looks like the second season is going to make a huge splash with a liberal agenda. Last year the perils of over-fishing was a subplot that came up, but it looks like already this year’s bad guys are going to be the evil oil companies. There were also some romantic feelings hinted at between a man, woman, and a mermaid, and now it’s been confirmed we will have “TV's first polyamorous mermaid thruple.”

Siren takes place in the fiction town of Bristol Cove and tells the story of a mermaid called Ryn (Eline Powell) who last season came to land and befriended human couple Ben Pownall (Alex Roe) and Maddie Bishop (Fola Evans-Akingbola) in her search for another mermaid that was captured and held for experimentation by the government.

They all parted ways at the end of last season, but now Ryn is back in the episode “The Arrival” because there’s something very wrong in the water. The sea lions are going crazy, whales are beaching themselves, and more mer-people are driven to land. When Ryn is underwater, some kind of pulse roils through the ocean and forces her to shore. That’s when we find out it’s the oil companies causing the disruption.

 

 

Maddie: She's shaking. I can't stop it.

Ben: Ryn? Can you sit up? What happened?

Ryn: Noise. Loud. My head. I saw one, like me. Dead. I could not think. I lost my way.

Ben: That's what they're doing out there.

Maddie: Who?

Ben: The oil company. That's how they map the ocean floor.

Maddie: With sonic cannons.

Ben: Yeah. They're looking for a place to drill.

So, look for lecturing about oil companies and off-shore drilling in the episodes to come. We also know that, in addition to an environmentalist agenda, Siren is pushing a radical social agenda this year.

Executive producer Emily Whitesell confirmed to TVLine, that there will be a thruple situation between Ryn, Ben, and Maddie: “We could only dance around that polyamorous relationship for so long, and we really did hold off.”

For some reason, Whitesell thinks, “This is the world we live in, and it’s the way a lot of people want to live their lives.” A lot? Really? What world is she living in?

She went on, “We’re trying to address the world we live in and how we feel about other each other. People aren’t as into labels anymore, and everything doesn’t have to be defined so perfectly and be so restrictive.”

Of course, Freeform’s (formerly ABC Family) target audience is teens and young adults and they’ve been pushing an LGBT+ agenda on the world for years now. Perhaps most infamously when The Fosters, a show about a interracial lesbian couple and their multiracial blended family of biological, foster, and adopted children exploring almost every conceivable sexuality, featured the youngest ever on-camera gay kiss between two 13-year-old boys.

So now polygamy is the new frontier Hollywood is trying to force on us after the success of the gay marriage agenda. And not only is Siren going overboard with a polyamorous relationship, but it's also interspecies.

We’re gonna need a bigger boat.


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