Helix - Black Rain
So,the Immortals are really the undead from another planet that have transcended their ghostly plane to live here on earth but have to die 10,000 time in order to remain immortal and that's why they were looking for a cure from Hatake!
Phew! Let me catch my breath.
Do I really believe that? No, but I recognize the actor, Robert Naylor, that played ghost, Stevie Atkins from SyFy's "Being Human." So, naturally he must be a ghost from another planet in Helix right?
I'd believe just about anything right now. Ghostly beings from another plane of existence? Sure why not.
Do I like that Naylor's character, The Scythe, is an assassin about to reap anyone that gets in his way? The jury's out on that one but I'm leaning towards not really. I don't like the shift to the murderous macabre. Spooky I can take but a bloody Spartacus like turn I don't think I would like. I love the camp and crazy of Helix but bloodletting for it's own sake I can do without.
Having "The Scythe" on board does raise an interesting question though. Is his job to keep the Immortal 500 at 500? I wonder if their immortality also depends on their limited numbers. As if there can only be 500 because of their limited food supply. No, that can't be it. Gunnar said they could sustain temselves with food and water. We know that isn't in short supply.
His particular "tool of trade" looks ominous though. The better to lop of heads with and we all know that when an Immortals head is removed that's the ballgame!
Unless the head is saved in a jar of course, then Hatake will bring you back with his miracle cure all that he picked up studying The Willis Hypothesis.
Now that's believable.
I do like the idea that the Immortal 500 has to stay at 500 I just can't figure out why yet. If true, this may explain the tears Hatake shed during the episode, "Aniqatiga." He may have been crying because Julia would now be a target of The Scythe because they've gone over their limit.
That doesn't bode well for Sarah. Now that she is a member of the Silver Eyed Club does that put her on Stevie's, I mean, The Scythe's short list?
Of course, Hatake could have been crying because he now knows Julia will have to die 10,000 times in order to remain immortal as Gunnar explained to us. What father wouldn't cry for that?
Do you suppose that Julia, Sarah and now Peter will get exempt status from The Scythe because of their hybrid nature, part mortal part immortal?
Yeah, that probably put them at the top of the list. Which would mean that The Scythe's real job is to keep the bloodline pure.
That's probably it but I'm holding out hope that the Immortal 500 has to remain at 500. Sutton got ticked off she found out Hatake had worked on a second virus. Which would mean the original virus was to eradicate mankind. Do the 500 need a planet all to themselves? Is there a resource here they can't share with 7 billion people? Would the Narvik B virus allow humanity to coexist with the 500?
We have two episodes left the season to find out.
When the Illaria army was making it's fast (and fake) approach to the ABS base we got a quick glimpse of the satellite antenna. You can see it in the screen grab immediately above and in the far right side of the frame.
Who fixed that? Didn't Sergio knock that thing down? A continuity mistake by the Helix production people? Did I miss something?
Don't read if you want to have total surprise for the next Helix episode.
I accidentally found out that by virtue of the internet that Hatake is 500 years old. This information originally came from the teaser which I had missed. Oh well.
So what happens when you subtract 500 years from the current timeline? You get the year 1514 which is the time when Ponce de Leon was searching Florida for the fountain of youth.
I said it was a spoiler.