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Helix - Reunion - Review: "The Return of Alan Farragut"



Review Guide:
Episode 2.01 San Jose - Advanced Preview & Review
Episode 2.02 Reunion - Review
Episode 2.03 Scion - Review
Episode 2.04 Densho - Review
Episode 2.05 Oubliette - Review
Episode 2.06 M. Domestica - Review
Episode 2.07 Cross Pollination - Review
Episode 2.08 Vade In Pace - Advance Preview & Review
Episode 2.09 Ectogenesis - Review
Episode 2.10 Mother - Review
Episode 2.11 Plan B - Review
Episode 2.12 The Ascendant - Review
Episode 2.13 O Brave New World (Season Finale) - Review

Helix - Reunion - Recap/Review

Helix continued last night with the second episode of the second season, and what a great follow up it was. It was an improvement over an already brilliant première episode.

The second episode was a good one, and it brought back Alan Farragut who has been living with the cult for a while now after resigning from the CDC. He is continuing his hunt to take down Ilaria and to find Julia. We see early on in the episode that the Island does have some association with Ilaria after all which was my initial assumption. He searches through a memory stick which he got from an immortal which we saw from a few memories of his time searching for answers and Jules, he uncovers an image of an island, St Germaine. He looks like a changed man, a more violent one. What happened at the arctic clearly changed him, and not for the better. I am also even surer that St Germain is home to a few immortals, or that the island is the origin of the immortals. Where it all began.

A bit later in the episode came a big reveal during Alan and Sarah's conversation, who by the way was trying to get some alone time with him all episode. Alan kept on saying the island was dangerous, and not what it seems. I am thinking that this cult could just be an act, and there is something more sinister going on, they could all possibly be immortals. Sarah informs Alan that she is pregnant, but he assumed she had lost the baby, which at the time so did I. She then reveals she is still pregnant 15 months on. This not only blew my Caleb theory out the window, but it sheds some light on the consequences for her being an immortal. She can't have the child as she has stopped ageing.

Brother Michael this episode seemed even more corporative than the first time we met him. I don't know if he is playing a game, but it sure looks like he wants to help them. The same can't be said for his number two Sister Anne who the entire episode was very shady. When Peter was interviewing that woman, she looked scared and intimidated by Sister Anne. Could she know what's going on around the island? Well I think that she does. I think that brother Michael is in the dark about what is going on, and that Anne is conducting some experiments on people which is the cause of the infection. Also worthy of noting is the boy who was infected miraculously healed; I think Anne had something to do with that. In the present Julia finds a boys remains, and I am guessing they are Soren's. Maybe Anne knows Michael is immortal and wants to find a way to kill him, as we know that her family have been living on the island for many years, perhaps the immortals overtook the Abbey, and Anne doesn't like that? Which is why she could have been experimenting on them people in the basement, to try to find someway to kill immortals? Perhaps, Anne helped cure Soren somehow, I mean if she did have some involvement in the creation of the fungus, which it looks like she might have then she must have a cure as well. So many things are happening that I don't know whether Anne or Michael is bad, but it sure doesn't look like there on the same page.

Elsewhere in the present, Julia decided to dig up Alan's grave. I was a bit surprised they weren't Alans remains, but at least we now know that he could well be alive. Maybe Alan himself dumped all them remains in his own grave, and carved that map knowing Julia or someone who came looking for him might find it one day. The bigger question is what is out there that Caleb is afraid off, considering by the looks of things the islands inhabitants have been wiped out. Caleb did recognize the carvings, he was just afraid to take her to a certain point highlighted in black. There is still actually a slight possibility Caleb is Sarah's son, maybe somehow she starts ageing again? Caleb has to have some ties to Alan at least if he is not his son, and must surely know what is going on. Something I do find strange though is why he is the only person left on the island (so far), hopefully over time we will start to learn a little more about his back story.

Other notes:
- I saw Mark Ghanime's (Ballerseros) name in the credits, so does this confirm he is an alive. Why is Neil Napier down as guest star also?
- Has Michael got any control over the virus anymore, he doesn't seem to be kept in the loop on things. Anne seems to know a lot more than he does.
- Why did the boy get thrown out of the Abbey if he was better/cured? Maybe he knew what happened to him, and someone wants to get rid of the evidence? Or are they feeding children to the infected?

Summary
It was another brilliant episode, although at this point I am utterly confused. The writers do a good job of not telling you anything before they dish out some more things that you will have questions about. I am glad the pregnancy issue got resolved this episode, and that we got to see Alan, I just wish we knew a little more about what is going on, as at this point we can only speculate.


As always, thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments what you thought of the episode!
About the Author - Robert Fruin
Robert is a sixth form student from the United Kingdom, who is currently studying IT, Media and Business Studies. Robert is a huge fan of the ended ABC series LOST, he has seen it many times over and has even visited some of the filming locations for it. Robert mainly watches drama series such as Game Of Thrones and Person of Interest, but has a soft spot for the comedy The Middle. Some other shows he watches are The Walking Dead, Arrow and The 100. Some other interests include cycling, photography and kayaking. Robert will be reviewing Z Nation,The Librarians, Sons Of Anarchy, Intruders, The Fosters and Aquarius. Feel free to connect with him on any of these social media sites.
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