Helix: M. Domestica
February 21, 2015 9:20 AM - Season 2, Episode 6 - Subscribe

Ilaria's crazy plan is revealed, as is Julia's non-role it and the cutest little immortal ever! Meanwhile, back on cult island, Brother Michael spins more lies, Alan tries to help himself out of handcuffs, Bro Landery makes a bid for his future, Kyle and Sarah do science things and Amy proves she's the sanest person in the land of crazy, besides being the a manipulative liar inciting mutiny.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (4 comments total)
 
The least fun episode so far, thought not a bad one. Helix works best when it's bat shit insane, tinged with fantastical creepiness, with all of that is set to a delightfully off-beat soundtrack. With most of that gone from this episode, the completely silliness of much of the plot and characters comes into sharper focus. And thats' not good. Perhaps the loss of Hatake goes deeper than just that character's demise.

The high point of the episode was Amy though. She's coming across as the smartest and sanest person on the island. Yes, she's manipulative liar willing to do just about anything. But that's a pretty sane response to the situation that Bro Mike has set up. Amy is the one who sees how messed up everything is and the best option is to get off the island.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:33 PM on February 21, 2015


I kept watching this one thinking, "where's the twist? Every episode of Helix has a bizarre twist!" Also, I thought hungry rats were rather weak. I mean, you step on a couple and the others eat them and leave you alone. But revealing Amy's motivation was pretty great. I'm sure this show will have crazy twists enough in the next few episodes.
posted by Catblack at 2:14 PM on February 21, 2015


Oh, I guess it's a little telling that a group of immortals voting to exterminate the human race isn't really a twist. Not on this show.
posted by Catblack at 7:31 AM on February 22, 2015


But they've been hunted for over a thousand years! Surely you recall this from all your history classes? Or did you go to one of those schools where humanity suppressed this important part of world history?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:50 AM on February 22, 2015


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