TV Equals: "Let’s think back to season 1 of Helix. It wasn’t a perfect season, but it had a lot of good things going for it. There was the threat of a global pandemic from a deadly virus that could turn people into zombie-like monsters. There was a brilliant, diabolical scientist whose ethics were questionable. There was a military conspiracy and a secret international corporation who seemed to want to use the virus as a bioweapon or worse. There were the good guys—CDC scientists determined to save the world from impending doom."