TV Equals: "This week’s Helix demonstrated the problem the show has with pacing. We finally found out that Julia is trying to stop Ilaria’s plan to wipe out most of the human race with the Narvik virus, and that a key to stopping their plan is on the island. This part of the story should have come out in episode 1 or 2, not 6. All the stuff of Julia running around the island, talking to her crazy dad and the facemask guy was boring and confusing without some context. It also didn’t serve any real purpose. What was the benefit to holding out on Julia’s story? None. This wasn’t some big reveal or shock – it was necessary context that would’ve been helpful earlier."