Watch 5 minutes from the penultimate episode of Helix's S1 finale

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Mar 17, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

There are just two episodes left before Helix’s first 13-episode season comes to an end, and now we have the opening scenes from the penultimate episode.

Just watching the past few episodes and seeing where the series had led, it’s fascinating to think it all started just 11 episodes ago with a CDC team sent in to investigate a mystery virus. From there, Ronald D. Moore’s (Battlestar Galactica) ambitious new series has taken some wild twists and turns.

Judging by the first five minutes of episode 12, it looks like they’re gearing up to end things with a bang. The episode opens with a look at the new baddie from Illyria who just arrived at the base, then picks up with the handful of survivors left hiding out in the bunker below. Not surprisingly, it's tense stuff.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

Helix airs Friday nights on Syfy. The next-to-last episode of season one airs this week, with the season finale set for next week.

(Via Dread Central)