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Season 2 – Episode 3 – Scion


Helix Podcast S2E3 – Scion

Welcome to the Helix Podcast, a fan podcast that dives deep into the SyFy series “Helix.” This week we have dinner with some old friends, find Landry in an interesting position, and observe the behaviors of kids on psychotropic inhalants. It’s definitely been a “What the Helix” week. Join us as we talk about Helix Season 2 Episode 3: “Scion.”

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

Fun Fact:

  • Did you know that director Jeremiah Chechik also directed the cult classic film “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?”

Fan Feedback

  • (Karina) @FidgetTBC  –  what if her reckless acts are attempts to miscarry? to be rid of the symbiant?

Favorite Five

This is Day 3 and Day 10953

  1. Taking matters into your own hands
  2. Children play games with your mind!
  3. No brotherly love lost
  4. You told us there were bears in the woods!
  5. Daniel wears sweaters out at the lake house with Daddy Dearest

Plot discussion

Day 3

  • Plotting and scheming
    • Brother Creepy Curly AKA Landry (Sean Tucker)
    • Sister Amy (Alison Louder)
    • Dr. Kyle Sommer (Matt Long)
    • Lizzy confides in Dr. Sommer about the “minders” and Soren’s fear of “the pit”
    • Lizzy and the kids like to play games “Time machine”breath_in
    • Kids attack Dr. Sommer
    • Kids forget their sins later leaving Dr. Sommer baffled
  • Bad uncover agent
    • Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell)
    • Alan wants to know what is in the barrels being brought into the cellar of the Abbey
    • Alan finds odd discovery with empty barrelsalan_tooth
    • Peter knocks Alan out in the yellow goo mason jar storage room
  • Brother Michael (Steven Weber) and Sister Anne
    • Scion is a detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant which is grafted onto the stock
    • Scion – combining plants
    • “Plumbs on Peach trees, tomatoes in winter”
    • So much easier to predict the outcome than people
  • Forest exploration
    • Dr. Sarah Jordan (Jordan Hayes)
    • Dr. Peter Farragut (Neil Napier)
    • Vector attack
    • Jordan uses a gun

Day 10953 (Thirty Years Later)

  • Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky)
  • Dr. Hiroshi Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada)daddy_daughter
  • Daniel Aerov (Meegwun Fairbrother)
  • Jay (Amber Goldfarb)
  • Look who’s coming to dinner…

Big Burning questions of the week

  • Is Evil Peter back?
  • Does Peter work for Ilaria as a secret double agent in the CDC?
  • Do Peter and Brother Michael actually work together?
  • How has Alan not been busted yet with the whole undercover thing?
  • Is Peter going to hulk up to King Vector beast mode by juicing on the yellow stuff down in the cellar?
  • Why doesn’t Peter want Alan investigating the barrels in the cellar?
  • What or who were being transported in those barrels?
  • Is free will the “bug” Brother Michael is trying to fix with this pathogen?
  • How did no one in the compound not hear the gunshot from Peter and Sarah’s forest adventure?
  • What is Sister Amy up to with weird plants that Michael would not like her to have?
  • Why has Hatake cracked up?
  • Why is Hatake living on the island?
  • What is Caleb’s relationship to Hatake?
  • Why does Caleb not want to venture to Hatake’s side of the island?
  • If Julia still works for Ilaria, what are her intentions?
  • Are Daniel and Jane Walker living permanently with Hatake? Are they going to remain throughout season 2 as characters in Hatake’s splintered mind?
  • How did Hatake preserve those bodies for 30 years?
  • Where did Daddy Dearest Hatake get that red dress in Julia’s size? (did he expect she would be the one they would send?)
  • Does every compound that Hatake has something to do with burn to the ground?

Death count

  • Vector that gives chase in the woods

Musical Notes

  • It’s a Sunshine Day by The Brady Bunch
  • Old Flame de Montmartre (Solo Barrel Organ Version) by Jean-Pierre Menager

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Find Ryan and Tim

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