Helix: The Three Most Effed-Up Moments - Plan B
Oof, Helix went to a deep, dark place this week. Seriously, when an episode opens with an innocent baboon being fatally (and painfully) gassed with some burning, disfiguring mist, you know all bets are off on a show that very rarely has bets that are on. Check it out — though be warned, this one isn't for the faint a heart (see the image above for a preview).
Season 2, Episode 11: "Plan B"
- Psycho Peter
Yeah, Peter has officially completely gone off the deep end. Stabbing the Coast Guard officer that was guarding Kyle about sixty thousand times was bad enough, and then gutting him and hanging him upside-down even worse, but what really took the cake was how this cuckoo bird calmed himself down after committing these despicable acts: by cradling the newborn baby that he's now considering his own, still covered in his victim's blood. Hygiene, Peter. Hygiene.
- Once in a Lullaby
Helix is known for its ironic song choices, often applying upbeat pop tunes against the backdrop of action that's decidedly not upbeat. This week, the gassing of the island took on a dreamy, poignant quality with Judy Garland crooning "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as the Coast Guard officers died the same painful death our poor primate did in Scene One. We bet they all wished they were in Kansas.
- Oh, Amy ...
This season's chief antagonist suffered an even worser fate as the gas left her horribly disfigured … but still alive. When we last see our dear Amy, she's gasping for air as she's dragged off with the bodies by Peter and Anne. There's probably still a lot more pain in store for our Immortal wannabe … and we shudder to think.
Next Episode: There's a new cultist in town …