On Friday the first season comes to an end, with resolutions to many of the storylines and questions that have dominated the last 12 days at the arctic outpost. Thirteen is the day this phase of the Helix story wraps, and like the number, whether it’s lucky or unlucky for the characters depends on which side they’re on. Each of the 13 episodes have represented a single day at the outpost. But new developments that unfold leave a foundation for a new chapter should the series be renewed for another season.
I had the opportunity to view a production copy of the Helix finale screener. While I can’t go into too many details because I don’t want to divulge any major spoilers, I can try to give you a broad idea of what to expect. Many questions have been raised over the past few months about how this storyline could extend for more than one season, I’ll say this, the current framework of this season is brought to a satisfactory conclusion. However, as we’ve seen as the show has progressed, this story is much broader than a viral outbreak at a scientific lab, and there’s more story to be told.
Should the series end with this one season, would the conclusion be satisfying? I would be satisfied. But at the same time, I’m hoping it doesn’t so that I can see what comes next.
So what can you expect from Friday’s episode?
- A resolution to the current conflict at the outpost
- Plenty of action as the battle between the scientists and Ilaria come to a head
- An unexpected betrayal
- Validation of trust given to one of the characters
- Some resolution on the family issues
I hope you tune in on Friday. I’ll be following up the episode with a look back at the season as whole. Please join in for the discussion!