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The Best Episodes of Helix

Every episode of Helix ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Helix!

Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation...or total annihilation.

Genres:DramaSci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Helix" is "Level X", rated 7.8/10 from 506 user votes. It was directed by Bradley Walsh and written by Sean Crouch. "Level X" aired on 2/28/2014 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Cross-Pollination".

  • Level X
    7.8/10 506 votes

    #1 - Level X

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-02-28

    The CDC teams learns the real purpose of the infection and Alan and Julie make a perilous journey to retrieve the canister that has the original source virus.

    Director: Bradley Walsh

    Writer: Sean Crouch

  • Cross-Pollination
    7.7/10 357 votes

    #2 - Cross-Pollination

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-02-27

    As Peter gains a new cellmate, Michael takes extreme action when his followers begin to mutiny.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Adria Lang

  • Bloodline
    7.6/10 501 votes

    #3 - Bloodline

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-02-21

    Alan risks his life to save his brother Peter from Ilaria CEO Constance Sutton, only to see him re-captured by Vectors. Julia Walker deals with the mystery of her "cure" while her half- brother Daniel confronts their father, Dr. Hatake, about being abducted as a child.

    Director: Bradley Walsh

    Writer: Mark Haslett

  • San Jose
    7.6/10 550 votes

    #4 - San Jose

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-01-16

    15 months after the events at Arctic Biosystems, new CDC team with the addition of biotoxicologist Kyle Sommer respond to a potential outbreak on a Windjammer in the Northern Pacific. Their search leads them to an island occupied by a mysterious cult led by the charismatic Michael. Meanwhile, 30 years in the future, Walker arrives at the same island searching for Alan Farragut.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Steven Maeda

  • Single Strand
    7.5/10 607 votes

    #5 - Single Strand

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-01-24

    As Alan risks killing Peter in a desperate effort to cure him, Walker teams with a mysterious young researcher to survive their quarantine. Jordan discovers her Rapid Response test is flawed.

    Director: Duane Clark

    Writer: N/A

  • Survivor Zero
    7.5/10 536 votes

    #6 - Survivor Zero

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-02-14

    As Ilaria CEO Constance Sutton arrives to collect the virus and its cure, Alan finds Walker seemingly symptom-free. Daniel learns the truth about his "adoption" by Hatake.

    Director: Mike Rohl

    Writer: Sean Crouch

  • Dans L'Ombre
    7.5/10 483 votes

    #7 - Dans L'Ombre

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-03-28

    Alan and Peter capture the assassin Scythe and demand to know the whereabouts of Julia's mother. Balleseros confronts Hatake about the missing Inuit children, while Anana and her brother learn of Daniel's fate. Concerns that the virus is in Ilaria's possession again forces Alan and the team off the base to search the world in order to retrieve it.

    Director: Brad Turner

    Writer: Steven Maeda

  • Pilot
    7.4/10 918 votes

    #8 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-01-10

    A Center for Disease Control medical team's investigation of a disease outbreak at a high tech arctic research lab uncovers the truth about a secretive research project that could threaten the future of humankind.

    Director: Jeffrey Reiner

    Writer: Cameron Porsandeh

  • The White Room
    7.4/10 591 votes

    #9 - The White Room

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-01-31

    As Alan's controversial cure leaves Peter clinging to life, the unchecked virus forces Jordan to make a devastating decision. Walker discovers the surprising truth about her new ally, while Daniel squares off against Balleseros.

    Director: Duane Clark

    Writer: Misha Green

  • Fushigi
    7.4/10 478 votes

    #10 - Fushigi

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-03-07

    In a last ditch effort to find help and a cure, Alan and Julia go to an abandoned satellite station discover a shocking secret that reveals Hatake's ultimate goal and the reason why he has developed the deadly virus.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Misha Green

  • Black Rain
    7.4/10 473 votes

    #11 - Black Rain

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-03-14

    The Vectors start working together to hunt down the uninfected as the CDC develops a risky cure and a band of assassins from Ilaria secretly infiltrate the base.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Tiffany Greshler

  • The Reaping
    7.4/10 484 votes

    #12 - The Reaping

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-03-21

    The uninfected are hiding in a secret bunker on the base as the CDC attempt to retrieve the canisters with the virus and the cure while the Ilaria assassins capture Hatake and force him to chose between which one of his children they will kill first.

    Director: Brad Turner

    Writer: Adam Lash

  • Vade in Pace
    7.4/10 337 votes

    #13 - Vade in Pace

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-03-06

    The Coast Guard arrives on the island to take the CDC team to another island to deal with another outbreak of the pathogen. Meanwhile, Sister Amy has to contend with Brother Michael and his plans.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Bobak Esfarjani

  • Vector
    7.3/10 776 votes

    #14 - Vector

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-01-10

    As Dr. Alan Farragut accelerates the hunt for his infected brother Peter, the quarantine of three scientists threatens to create panic at the lab. Doreen finds evidence that Dr. Hatake is lying about his research.

    Director: Brad Turner

    Writer: Keith Huff

  • 274
    7.3/10 658 votes

    #15 - 274

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-01-17

    As Alan sets up an isolation unit to quarantine the infected lab workers, Walker and Jordan each face the possibility that they have the deadly virus, too.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Misha Green

  • Reunion
    7.3/10 425 votes

    #16 - Reunion

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-01-23

    The CDC team continue to investigate the island; at the same time, they discover Peter's brother, Alan, is a member of Brother Michael's cult, and his warnings for them to leave the abbey fall on deaf ears.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Timothy J. Lea

  • Aniqatiga
    7.2/10 514 votes

    #17 - Aniqatiga

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-02-07

    After Daniel leaves Balleseros to die, the mystery surrounding his connection to Hatake is revealed. As he works to save Peter, Alan struggles with his feelings for both Walker and Jordan.

    Director: Mike Rohl, Duane Clark

    Writer: Adam Lash

  • Scion
    7.2/10 376 votes

    #18 - Scion

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-01-30

    Peter and Jordan leave the safety of the Abbey to retrieve some specimens and discover just what’s living in the woods, meanwhile Sister Amy plots to make them leave forever.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Allison Miller

  • Oubliette
    7.2/10 345 votes

    #19 - Oubliette

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-02-13

    Michael locks Peter and Alan in a pit. Alan escapes and discovers that Kyle has a secret of his own. Agnes reveals a shocking truth to Michael, who drastically turns on her for doubting him. In the future, Caleb uncovers Walker's deception and takes matters into his own hands.

    Director: Grant Harvey

    Writer: Leigh Dana Jackson

  • O Brave New World
    7.2/10 360 votes

    #20 - O Brave New World

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-04-10

    Kyle rescues Dr. Sarah Jordan as Alan Farragut fights his own brother, Peter Farragut.

    Director: Steven A. Adelson

    Writer: Steven Maeda

  • Densho
    7.1/10 358 votes

    #21 - Densho

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-02-06

    As Michael struggles to keep the abbey under control, the CDC team moves closer toward tracking the source of the pathogen. Alan fights the urge to rejoin his team and confronts the reality about Peter’s allegiances. In the future, Walker makes a desperate attempt to escape from her delusional father, with potentially deadly consequences.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Tiffany Greshler

  • M. Domestica
    7.1/10 343 votes

    #22 - M. Domestica

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-02-20

    Amy creates an outbreak of the disease. Michael torments Peter in the pit. Alan, Jordan and Kyle discover the truth about the Abbey's food chain. An uprising at the Abbey threatens the safety of the uninfected. In present-day Paris, Balleseros meet an unlikely immortal.

    Director: Grant Harvey

    Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach

  • The Ascendant
    7.1/10 317 votes

    #23 - The Ascendant

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-04-03

    The uninfected are hiding in a secret bunker on the base as the CDC attempt to retrieve the canisters with the virus and the cure while the Ilaria assassins capture Hatake and force him to chose between which one of his children they will kill first.

    Director: Jeff Renfroe

    Writer: Javier Grillo-Marxuach

  • Ectogenesis
    7.0/10 325 votes

    #24 - Ectogenesis

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-03-13

    Alan, Kyle and Winger search the woods for the tree with red sap that might be a cure for the pathogen.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Timothy J. Lea

  • Mother
    7.0/10 331 votes

    #25 - Mother

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-03-20

    The Abbey becomes a house of horrors as Kyle struggles with his infection and Anne begins to shape a successor to Michael.

    Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

    Writer: Tiffany Greshler