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Season 2 – Episode 1 – San Jose

Photo by: Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Photo by: Philippe Bosse/Syfy

Helix Podcast S2E1 – San Jose

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week was a pretty awesome week as Helix returned for the Season 2 premiere! Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 1: “San Jose.”

After each episode, join hosts Ryan Boyles and Tim Arthur as they discuss each Helix episode, share news about the show, interview cast and crew, and bring you predictions on what may be to come.

***Warning: Spoilers Ahead!***

Helix News & Reviews

Fan Question

Sherri Smith@SpiderWeb327

In dying to know if/how Hataki will be in the season & whether Julia cab be trusted to be a good person.

Favorite Five Moments

This is Day 1.

  1. “Do you know the way to San Jose?”
  2. Texan Doctor: “That’s why they call you Hot Zone” Hot Zone!
  3. Time shift – Day WHAH?
  4. Field of Broken Dreams – Toothless Skulls
  5. Piping in the ooze

Plot discussion

Day 1

  • Boat on the open water is the scene of mass casualties
  • CDC team of 3 investigate
  • New character Dr. Kyle Sommer played by Matt Long
  • Dr. Sarah Jordan played by Jordan Hayes
  • Dr. Peter Farragut played by Neil Napier
  • Coast Guard is supporting CDC investigation of Narvik outbreaks
  • Yellow Cauliflower virus? What is it? It’s not Narvik.
  • Lone boat survivor take the CDC team ashore to the island
  • The island is 20 hours away from Seattle in Pacific Northwest
  • Lone survivor is seeing things
  • CDC finds bone field in the forest, all of the skulls have their teeth pulled out
  • Sarah steps on a trap called a “Pungy trap”
  • Sommer questions her about Alan’s past and the Paris bombing
  • Sommer is Texan and carries a gun
  • Lone survivor is killed and hung up in boatshed by someone
  • The Compound / Abbey is home to a sect of people who grow their own food
  • The cult says the island is not safe because of species of black bears
  • The cult has generations of inhabitants looking to live away from the world
  • New Character Brother Michael played by Stephen Webber
  • The cult is very concerned with the meaning of words – friends, lovers, liars
  • Brother Michael does not think there is any risk of contamination or infection
  • Alan Farragut is a member of the cult but not letting his presence known to the CDC team
  • In the basement of the abbey, the sisters pull out the teeth of a young woman  and pour a yellow goo substance down her throat
  • There are hundreds of mason jars on shelves filled with the yellow goo

Day 14601 – Thirty (or Forty Years Later)

  • Julia arrives at the island by herself
  • Masked man – Caleb
  • “Do you know the way to San Jose?” question
  • The boatshed is here
  • Immortals are known to Caleb and he mistrusts them
  • Immortals are dying – New virus on main land called TXM-7
  • She is looking for Alan Farragut
  • Caleb takes Julia to see Alan but “she may not like what she finds”
  • The abbey is now destroyed and burned down
  • Alan is dead? His gravestone is in the courtyard of the old Abbey


  • Our old favorite, the beloved “Do you know the way to San Jose?” by Dionne Warwick is back!
  • See our spotify playlist for all the tunes and score from Helix: Spotify Playlist

Big questions of the week

  • What is the significance of the question “Do you know the way to San Jose?”
  • Where is Balleseros? > I think they used ADR of HIS voice over the masked dude to throw ppl off.
  • Where is Tulok and Anana? Will they return?
  • Can Julia be trusted now?
  • Can Peter trusted now?
  • Where is Sarah’s baby?
  • What does it mean to be immortal? Has Julia’s finger grown back?
  • Is Alan really dead?
  • What has happened in the last 1+ year with Narvik outbreaks around the globe?
  • What is creepier Yellow goo or Black goo?
  • What is that yellow stuff? WO Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup reference
  • Why aren’t the CDC team calling in reinforcements?
  • Why don’t the CDC team wear biohazard suits on the island?
  • Does Brother Michael work for Ilaria Corporation?
  • If you had immortal friends (like Alan does) would you ask to become immortal or not?

Death count

  • Entire boat of young folks on a pleasure cruise (correction: Neil tweeted… not a pleasure cruise!)
  • Lone survivor of the boat

Stay Tuned For More Helix Goodness!

A live Fan Cast is planned for this upcoming week on Wednesday January 21st, 2015 at 9PM ET. For more info, head over to our live event page at helixpodcast.com/live

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Find Ryan and Tim

Ryan can be found on Twitter by @therab. Tim can be found on Twitter by @timarthur.