The Best Episodes of Siren (2018)

Last Updated: May 24, 2019

The coastal town of Bristol Cove, known for its legend of once being home to mermaids, is turned upside down when a mysterious young woman appears and begins wreaking havoc upon the small fishing town to look for her captured sister who was abducted at the hands of the local military. Marine biologists Ben and Maddie work together to find out who and what drove this primal hunter of the deep sea to land.

Leverage

#1 - Leverage

Season 2 - Episode 8

Mermaids and humans join forces in a radical plan to stop the oil company, but their efforts have a devastating effect. And facing an uncertain future, Ben, Maddie and Ryn come together for a romantic farewell.

star 7.99
347 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Eric Wald
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Distress Call

#2 - Distress Call

Season 2 - Episode 6

Dale copes with the fallout from Maddie and Ryn’s encounter with the man from Susan’s past, while Katrina continues to persuade the rest of the mermaid pack to get on her side, even if that means brute force against both mermaids and humans.

star 7.87
343 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Michael Gans, Richard Register
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Primal Instincts

#3 - Primal Instincts

Season 2 - Episode 5

Ryn continues to try to teach the other mermaids to be more human in order to better assimilate, but some are starting to resist her, causing Ryn to wonder if she herself is becoming too human. Maddie finds herself in a dangerous situation trying to help her mom. Meanwhile, Ben and Xander reconcile in order to work together to get the mermaid pack back into the water.

star 7.78
370 votes
Writers: Liz Maccie
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Dead in the Water

#4 - Dead in the Water

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Ryn is taken in for questioning, Maddie rushes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Ben and Xander return to the deep sea to search for answers, only to be met by an uninvited guest.

star 7.76
895 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Ian Sobel, Matt Morgan
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Natural Order

#5 - Natural Order

Season 2 - Episode 3

Ryn fights to maintain leadership of the pack when her loyalties are questioned over her friendship with Ben and Maddie. Ben interferes in a mermaid ritual and Helen discovers more about her family lineage.

star 7.75
412 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Heather Thomason
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Oil and Water

#6 - Oil and Water

Season 2 - Episode 4

Ryn decides they need to find another solution for housing mermaids as the pack dynamics remain precarious. Ben becomes a mentor to Levi as he tries to learn how men behave on land.

star 7.75
375 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Ian Sobel, Matt Morgan
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Street Fight

#7 - Street Fight

Season 1 - Episode 9

Donna comes ashore with two other members of her colony to bring Ryn back home. When mermaids once again begin wreaking havoc throughout the town, Dale tries to put an end to it once and for all.

star 7.75
797 votes
Directors: Joe Menendez
Writers: Zach Ayers
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Aftermath

#8 - Aftermath

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, the enchanting siren song takes hold of Ben and Decker. Meanwhile, Dale must answer for the escalating crime in Bristol Cove.

star 7.71
767 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Emily Whitesell, Eric Wald
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Entrapment

#9 - Entrapment

Season 2 - Episode 7

Tensions are rising following a shocking discovery. And living in a tank rather than the ocean is starting to have an adverse effect on many of the mermaids. Hoping to save her kind, and help her human circle, Ryn makes a deal with a complicated ally.

star 7.70
357 votes
Directors: Amanda Row
Writers: Zoë Green
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On the Road

#10 - On the Road

Season 1 - Episode 4

When the military facility goes on high alert, Chris manages to escape, but he’s not the only one who gets out.

star 7.68
1,120 votes
Writers: Elle Triedman
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The Wolf at the Door

#11 - The Wolf at the Door

Season 2 - Episode 2

Ben, Maddie and Ryn desperately try and keep the newly arrived mermaid pack hidden from the rest of the town, but the new mermaids’ quick degradation on land forces them to get them back to the sea unnoticed during the town’s Mermaid Beauty Contest. Elaine grows more suspicious of Helen and her connections to their family.

star 7.64
465 votes
Directors: Amanda Row
Writers: Eric Wald
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The Arrival

#12 - The Arrival

Season 2 - Episode 1

With more mermaids landing at Bristol Cove’s shores, the threat of discovery increases. After his encounter with the siren song, Ben tries to cope with the after effects. Maddie’s mom returns to town and tries to connect with her daughter. Meanwhile, Ryn attempts to adapt to life on land.

star 7.63
513 votes
Writers: Emily Whitesell
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Being Human

#13 - Being Human

Season 1 - Episode 8

Bristol Cove mourns a loss causing Ryn to experience a new human emotion.

star 7.62
834 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Liz Maccie
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Showdown

#14 - Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 6

When Ben and Maddie attend his mother’s fundraising gala, an unexpected guest shows up and offers to put an end to the overfishing that’s threatening the lives of the mermaids in Bristol Cove.

star 7.57
953 votes
Directors: Martha Coolidge
Writers: Holly Brix
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Interview with a Mermaid

#15 - Interview with a Mermaid

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dale and the local police’s investigation starts pointing directly to Ryn, meanwhile Xander and Calvin’s search for Chris heats up when they locate the nurse who works at the military bunker.

star 7.56
1,217 votes
Directors: Jay Karas
Writers: Emily Whitesell
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Curse of the Starving Class

#16 - Curse of the Starving Class

Season 1 - Episode 5

Ben begins to investigate some suspicious overfishing, meanwhile Decker ramps up his efforts to find his escaped mermaid and shows the true extent of his influence.

star 7.52
1,058 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: Michael Gans, Richard Register
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The Lure

#17 - The Lure

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ben and crew of The North Star uncover a device emitting a strange sound. Meanwhile, Ryn finds shelter in the home of the local folklore expert.

star 7.50
1,151 votes
Directors: Nick Copus
Writers: Eric Wald
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The Mermaid Discovery

#18 - The Mermaid Discovery

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the series premiere, a mysterious girl arrives in a small coastal town, leading to the return of vicious mermaids who are seeking to reclaim their rule over the ocean.

star 7.42
1,349 votes
Directors: Scott Stewart
Writers: Eric Wald, Dean White
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