The latest episode of Helix was another mind bender wherein we inched closer to solving all the mysteries set before us. And if you believe that I have some lake front property I want to sell you.
You can't completely solve mysteries on TV or else you'd reach the end point of your series and hopefully Helix is far from that. The next episode of Helix is entitled, "Fushigi" which is Japanese for "Secret". If there is anyone with more secrets than Hatake then I will buy someone else's lake front property.
Hatake is Japanese for "Field" which ties in nicely with my last blog post where I theorized Hatake was experimenting with genetically splicing plant life with that of human life in the context of the Willis Hypothesis. Fields are often filled with vegetation or if you will, act as a garden of sorts. Hence the title of this post.
Once again, as we did in the last episode and in many others, we get a good look at Hatake's office where plant life is often placed about. In this particular we get a piece of statuary in the form of a bust which is directly behind Julia in the topmost picture and in front of Hatake in the picture directly above.
It definitely seems Asian in origin and since Hatake is Japanese I'm assuming it is representative of either a Japanese Shinto deity or perhaps a Japanese Buddhist deity. Also since it is placed conveniently near some of Hatake's plant life it probably is a deity related to the harvest or fertility.
The Shinto deity of the harvest in Inari Okami. She is closely related to fertility and agriculture as well as industry and rice. The above frame sees Inari in a field of rice with her companion animal the fox.
What I would really like to know, is that tray of vegetation next to Hatake and Julia pictured above is of rice or not? If seems possible although they don't exactly look like rice plants. Hatake doesn't necessarily have to be genetically experimenting with rice but it would tie in nicely with Inari.
The bust next Hatake also could that of Dakiniten or Dakini-ten. Dakiniten was imported to Japanese Buddhism from the ancient Tibeten Buddhism. Dakiniten or Dakini is translated as, "She who traverses the sky" or "Sky Dancer" or "Sky Walker." For any of you that follow the theory that the Silver eyed people are aliens or that Hatake is working on an alien/human hybrid this may be exciting news. Anyone that dances from the sky or walks from the sky could easily be seen as Aliens to ancient religions. Both Anari and Dakini are often pictured with Foxes and Inari is also referred to as "Star Fox" in contemporary popular culture. The foxes pictured with Inari are characters known as "Long life" or "Good luck."
Hatake may be wishing for some good fortune by honoring Inari or the bust of Inari may be a wink at "Long Life" which would please many of the theorists out there that Hatake is experimenting with making man immortal.
Here's a bizarre twist. Also in my previous post I posited that people with the silver eyes eventually have to shave their teeth down lest they be discovered as the mutants or hybrids they are. I also suggested that is why Sutton had Julia muzzled because she knew Julia would eventually exhibit the sharpened teeth and would pose a unique danger.
The Dakiniten of Japanese religion comes from the Bhuddist Dakini which draws it's roots from the ancient Hindu legend of the Kali a female imp that was known to feed on human flesh.
See where I am going with this?
What if Hatake has a bust of Inari or Dakiniten because he knows she is so closely related to the plant/human hybrid he is working on or sadly because she is also related to the flesh eating imp that this hybrid has evolved into!
Hopefully, Hatake is working at genetically splicing that monstrous quality out of his hybrids and good ol' Inari Okami is there for good luck. It looks like Hatake is going to need it.
Believe me I know the biggest and most obvious "fushigi/secret" revealed in this episode is that of Hatake being Julia's father.
Sure you were "very young" when that picture was taken of you, you "immortalist/vampire", "plant/human hybrid alien" you!!! You think Julia bought that lame excuse?
What are you? What are your people? What are your mutant hybrid people?
Now that is one big fat fushigi?!!!
Of course the aforementioned deities have a lot to do with fertility and in this context it could mean human fertility and family. God knows, Helix loves it family. We have the Hatake family that is made up of Hatake, Jaye and Julia of which Daniel is the adopted son.
We have the family of Anana of which Miksa and his twin brother Tulok are members. And now by extension Hatake is a member of due to the adoption.
If you wish to expand on this further Hatake is now a member of the Anana family by that same extension and the family tree extends to Alan and his bother Peter since Alan used to be married to Julia and he and Peter both have had, ahem, relations with Julia.
One step further? Okay, what if Anana and Sergio eventually have relations, which seems to be the way they are going, and they have a child?
One big happy family!
Way to go fertility goddess, you are rocking the Helix family tree!
Did I leave anyone out? Oh right, Sarah, who did she have relations with Alan? Hello! No wonder Julia is giving him the evil eye. That little secret spilled out at the end.
Ah, family life and make believe homes.
Helix, you are definitely playing with our heads.
(Ooops, did I say heads?!!)