A plane carrying Will and Helen crashes in the frigid mountains of the Hindu Kush allowing a dangerous abnormal to escape its bounds.
This week’s installment was a nice foray into some character development that has been lacking since the pilot of “Sanctuary”. The plot was a little predictable as was the eventual identity of the monster but overall I found it to be enjoyable.
Helen and Will have gone on an expedition to pick up an abnormal never before captured but on route back the plane carrying them and the creature goes down. It appears that the creature escaped into the raging snowstorm but as guest characters begin dying (what else are guest characters for?) it becomes apparent that it may be masquerading as a human.
The guest characters here all fit the traditional roles used in this type of story. There is the obnoxious guy who complains loudly about who he thinks can be and can’t be trusted leading to his own implication. Of course once you realize it can’t possibly be him you move onto the more mild mannered character.
“Kush” also features short peaks at the pasts of Will and Helen. We get a chance to see Helen and John Druitt in the past. Unfortunately it features very little information about what actually happened. I am interested to see how they met and how he grew to become a serial killer. For Will, we see a bit more of his mother but again they are just snapshots. I could have used with a little more details.
I’ve found myself mostly bored with Helen’s portrayal in the show to this point. This week she seemed to show a little more personality perhaps thanks to being out of her comfort zone. The interactions between Helen and Will were also a highlight this week with small discussions early on becoming integral to the ending.
There were likely some things I would have changed about this episode but in general it wasn’t bad. The show could do with a little more character development, particularly for characters other than Will so it was good to see Helen get some this time around.