Helix Season 2 Episode 10 Review: Mother

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Holy insane birthing dungeon!

It's safe to say Helix Season 2 Episode 10 just topped any of the madness the writers have given us in the past.

"Mother" could not be a more perfect title for this week's episode. From Anne's twisted experiment, to Sarah's fight for her baby, and finally the root from the Bleeding Tree. It's all coming full Helix!

The opening scene with the burning bodies has to be one of the creepiest we've seen on this show. Julia explained her plan to Sister Amy and learned she just wants to "see the world through silver eyes." I loved the line, however, I can't imagine it's all going to work out for Amy.

Poor Landy, I thought his reaction to Sarah's spinal fluid was a side effect. I can honestly say, I never expected him to go all Quasimodo complete with bell tower and everything. An added twist was that his Esmeralda, was actually his sister; Ewww! Helix writers, you're such a trippy bunch.

Meanwhile, Dr. Kyle was getting worse and hallucinating.  

Alan: Look, Dr. Kyle's not feeling very well right now.
Soren: Is he alright?
Alan: We're just being extra careful. I want you to stay away from him until we can get him some of that red sap.
Soren: But why not just bring him to the Bleeding Tree?

Bingo Soren! When I heard the kid say that, I knew we wouldn't see the damn tree until the final moments of the installment. And sure enough, that's where things are going to pick up next week.

Interesting that Julia had been trying to replicate the science behind making an immortal. That scene of her and Sarah working together, was very reminiscent of Helix Season 1. Two immortal brains are better than one ladies and germs.

It made sense that Julia was brand new when her cells were transferred to Sarah. I had a feeling the little guy in the jar was going to play a part in Amy's immortality somehow. So, is it Sister Amy that carries Caleb to full term?

Julia was pretty harsh with Peter; wasn't she? Still, he's a slimeball and I was glad he realized his "truth" was being respected as the Vector King. How cool was that?

Peter: I came here to lead an investigation and now I'm persona non grata on my own team.
Anne: Change is inevitable. What I don't understand is why you allow Dr. Walker to speak to you that way.
Peter: We all say things we don't mean.
Anne: We always say what we mean at the time we say it.

I wasn't sure where the Anne/Peter storyline was headed, but I found it to be one of the weirdest developments the Helix writers have ever given us. Now we know why the "Sisters" pulled the teeth, so they wouldn't chew through the feeding tubes. Peter killed that poor woman as an act of mercy right? He can't possibly be buying the Kool Aid.

Soren teasing Kyle "Stinky Sommer rolls in shit" was hilarious, and I'm assuming kids used to bully Kyle with that phrase as a boy. I've said this a billion times, but Kyle is the one character I'm really hoping makes it out of this season alive. What do you guys think, is that even a possibility?

Apparently, the virus spread and Winger got that message "We all sound the same under water." What the hell did that mean? Was the Mycotic on the line planning to sink the ship? Looks like the tree sap is the only option and I'm pretty sure they'll get a cure from it.

The leaking Ectogenesis pod raised the stakes. Sarah's baby needed a warm new oven to bake in.    

Julia: We know the immortality gene is the same in all of us. So why did the CSF transfer work from me to you and not you to Landry?
Sarah: I thought my spinal fluid was different from yours but they're identical.
Julia: What if it wasn't the difference in the cells themselves, but the timing of the transfer?

Anyway, lots of techno babble later, we learned the key to immortality lies in fresh cells. Sounds like a dangerous development doesn't? Did Julia and Sarah just discover the Fountain of Youth? What will Ilaria do with this knowledge? I'm still not clear where Julia's loyalties lie; are you?

Before Amy met with Julia and Sarah to finalize their wicked plans, both Landry and Balleseros took a tumble from the bell tower. Seriously?!? Balleseros is sidelined all season just to be killed off? Or will Jules "fix" him?

Did Julia really just throw Sarah under the bus, or was implanting the baby into Amy the only way to save him? Like I said, I'm completely confused by Julia this season, but I have faith things will make sense over the last few episodes. Can you believe there are only three episodes left?

Crazy that Alan and company were standing across from the Bleeding Tree the whole time, but how will they reach it? Dang, Helix Season 2 Episode 11 can't get here fast enough.

What did you think of "Mother"? Was that birthing dungeon disturbing or what? Will Amy carry the immortal baby to term? Is he Caleb? Will Kyle be cured and is this the end of Sergio? Your turn guys, please feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments below. Let's talk Helix!

Want to relive the madness again? Don't forget you can watch Helix online via TV Fanatic at any time.

NOTE: Helix Season 2 Episode 11 is titled "Plan B" and airs on Friday, March 27.
 

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Helix Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Peter: I came here to lead an investigation and now I'm persona non grata on my own team.
Anne: Change is inevitable. What I don't understand is why you allow Dr. Walker to speak to you that way.
Peter: We all say things we don't mean.
Anne: We always say what we mean at the time we say it.

Alan: Look, Dr. Kyle's not feeling very well right now.
Soren: Is he alright?
Alan: We're just being extra careful. I want you to stay away from him until we can get him some of that red sap.
Soren: But why not just bring him to the Bleeding Tree?