Helix: Cross Pollination
February 28, 2015 8:43 AM - Season 2, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Alan deals with the events of last night, Peter gets a roommate, Anne grows a little bit, Sarah becomes a babysitter, Amy gets a promotion and Michael decides to start over.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (3 comments total)
Things progress, but I'm still missing the unique form of Hatake's craziness. And what's Caleb's up to with his sword, the one he stole episode before last. Things are starting to fall apart a bit plot wise, much like they did the first season. Perhaps the show would be better as a more tightly focused 8 episodes, as Agent Carter was.

It would be easy to discuss or tear apart the show's terrible science and especially the odd antics of its supposed scientists. But that's never been the show's strong suit. It's when it's reveling in the sheer craziness of the ideas and not focusing on, you know, reality. I'm wouldn't it science fiction, so much as madcap fiction.

Here's what Doreen thinks of all this foolishness.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:56 AM on February 28, 2015

I did kind of think this episode was better than last. Here we got a few crazy twists thrown in all throughout. And that ending was just... horrific.

But I think the thing about this show is how it plays with location. Maybe that's a budget restraint somewhat, but what I mean is that in the first season you never knew just how many levels the place had. It seemed like there was always another level full of working scientists. And then, surprise, we've got a log cabin sub basement! It's almost like The Shining in that respect.

And this season, it's the island. Though we've been shown maps of the island a few times, and they even show long shots in timelapse of the buildings and such, there's always going to be a new strange hallway to find a tooth in. It's like a bizarre text adventure that just keeps revealing rooms.

I'm sure they'll show us where the mychotics have all been hidden, and I'm sure it'll be in a maze of twisty passages, all alike.
posted by Catblack at 4:10 PM on February 28, 2015

The ending needed crazy-inappropriate music. I've noticed less of that this season. Personally I would have gone with Blurred Lines.

Peter is stupid. They've just been told that Michael is going to kill everyone and he starts talking about group suicide. No wonder they side-lined him for the last few episodes.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:04 PM on February 28, 2015

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