Well, that was disappointing. Very disappointing.
It seems Helix is so far removed from its earlier iteration that it has sunk to the level of torture porn.
Case in point is the "birthing room" (my words) that Anne revealed to Peter near the close of the episode.
In story telling, there is horror and there is the physical revulsion (as opposed to mental terror) that is the result of horror. This went beyond that.
Last week I became very worried about the direction Helix was going in and I invoked Happy Days and The Fonz's "Jumping of the shark." Not only has the shark been jumped but the "jumpee" (Helix) landed amidst the sharks and was chewed to a bloody pulp.
And it was only last week that I defended the character of Peter as a loveable loser. When Anne asked what he was looking for I mouthed the word, "Respect" to myself and true to form Peter uttered the same thing.
Only now we are to understand Peter's path to leadership involves murdering new mothers as the lay in helpless bondage. It was sickening and it confirms my position that Helix is insensitive towards violence against women. Bonus, Anne is just as deranged as Michael was and Peter now is.
Speaking of deranged.
Amy was in full on nut job mode for this episode. She got her measure of violence against women in.
Killing Sergio doesn't mitigate that. It just makes the show all the more repellent.
So now what?
Should I still watch?
I still like most of the characters. I'm interested in what happens to Sarah and her immortal baby but I guess she shouldn't have shared that little fatherhood nugget with Julia.
Julia's revenge was to deny Sarah her child and give it to mad Amy. (It seems Julia has has drank the Ilaria Kool aid too.)
Like Sarah, was it Julia's honesty with Peter that sent him "'round the bend?"
Whatever the reasons, this isn't the show I use to know. The joy is gone. I'll finish out the season because I am curious. But this show is definitely on the back burner now.
Next week we get the tree of red goo. It's probably bleeding because they abused it.
Come back soon Orphan Black!