|Via Allison Argent|
|Peter Farragut (Neil Napier)|
The CDC response team's job is made more difficult by the facility's enigmatic director, Dr. Hiroshi Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada of 'Lost', '47 Ronin,' and 'Wolverine'). Dr. Hatake purposely impedes their progress and has a secret agenda of his own that has yet to be revealed. The CDC response team is fighting a war on two fronts: they are battling for much needed information and fighting against the virus at the same time. Meanwhile, there are missing rhesus monkeys, locked compartments, unscrupulous security guards, and crazed infected patients to deal with.
|Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Meegwun Fairbrother|
|Via Lydia Stilinski|
One interesting aspect of the show is the virus itself. The virus appears to be a living organism, which is contrary to nature. Viruses are not typically considered to be living organisms, because they are non-cellular and they require a host. The virus in 'Helix' is a 'Prometheus'-like virus that when replicated, expands into a tentacle black gooey mass. When Dr. Boyle attempts to replicate it, the virus replicates so fast it was like 'The Blob.' That was fun to watch.
|Dr. Sarah Jordan (Jordan Hayes)|
|Dr. Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky) Via Helix SyFy|
|Billy Campbell, Meegwun Fairbrother, and Hiroyuki Sanada|
The last season of 'Battlestar Galactica' had some serious problems and let's not forget how it ended (Edward J. Olmos' words, not mine). Moore has also had two recent television failures, 'Caprica' and 'Virtuality.' So 'Helix' may be Moore's last stop on the train. I am hopeful that 'Helix' is a good stop. Although I am curious how 'Helix' will extend beyond one season? The jury's still out, but I'm willing to give this show a wide berth. It may be worth it.