Helix’s Jordan Hayes On Being Immortal, 15 Months of Pregnancy and More [Exclusive]
Warning: Spoilers Ahead
A lot has already happened this season on Helix and we’re only two episodes in. When Sarah woke up with blood on her face and hands in “Reunion,” I was concerned. As an Immortal she should be immune to the pathogen on St. Germaine, so I couldn’t think of what might be wrong. To find out she’s been pregnant for fifteen months? Such a great twist.
Yesterday, I had the chance to talk exclusively to series star Jordan HayesÂ about “Reunion,” as well as what we can expect in tonight’s “Scion” and the next few episodes. I’ve seen “Scion”Â and there are definitely some surprising developments — which I won’t spoil –Â but I didÂ manage to get some great intel.
TV GOODNESS: At the end of “Reunion,” Soren is expelled from the order. Is there anything you can tell me about that?
Jordan Hayes: “I don’t think I can say too much, but it’s good that you’re asking that question because it’s definitely not over with.”
TV GOODNESS: We also learned that Sarah has been pregnant for fifteen months. When did the producers tell you about that and how did you react? I thought it was great.
Jordan:Â “Oh good, thank you. They told me about that right before Comic-Con in July. I was shocked. The idea of being stuck in the first trimester for fifteen months is a shocking revelation to anybody.
But that’s one of the things about the genre, you can do stuff like that. You can explore alternate realities. I think it’s interesting and I’m happy they took that route.”
TV GOODNESS: Sarah said she’d thought about terminating, but something always came up to prevent that. Are we going to get more on that and will your status change? Are you allowed to say?
Jordan:Â “I’m probably not allowed to say, but what I will say is Sarah and her baby is a huge theme this year and you’re definitely gonna see the struggles she’s gonna go through with that. It gets very dark and interesting.”
TV GOODNESS: Peter is now the team leader and a bit of a tyrant. He’s not really listening to you and he’s definitely not listening to Alan’s warning to get off the island. How is Sarah dealing with that and what do you have coming up with Peter in the next few episodes?
Jordan:Â “You’re gonna see some animosity between Peter and Sarah. It all revolves around Alan and their differing opinions on him. It’s a really cool dynamic.
It’s interesting because Neil Napier, who plays Peter, is a really good friend of mine. We’ve known each other for six or seven years and I didn’t get to work with him too much last season. I’mÂ really excited that our characters are working closely together ’cause he’s such a blast to work with.”
TV GOODNESS: When is the CDC team, and by extension the audience, gonna find out more about what the order is doing in the basement?
Jordan: “The audience will definitely find out what is going on in the basement and what is going on with the cult on many other levels. I can’t say what it is, but it gets very, very dark. The writers definitely pushed a lot of boundaries this year, so hopefully the audience will like it.”
TV GOODNESS: I’m assuming Kyle and/or the order will find you’re an Immortal. What can tell me about that?
Jordan: “All I can say is that the Immortals are a bigger part of this season and the fact that Sarah is Immortal is definitely of interest to certain people.”
TV GOODNESS: I love that Matt Long has joined the cast. Can you talk about working with him and what you two have coming up?
Jordan: “He’s fantastic. I am also very happy that they added Matt Long to our cast. He’s super refreshing, so talented. He really brought a lot of lightness and humor to the show that we were probably lacking. So he’s been a great addition to our wonderful cast. He’s great to work with.
[Kyle]Â is this jovial, humorous character but he has a lot of amazing moments in the season that get very dark and very dramatic. He’s just one of those talented actors who can do comedy as well as he can do drama and we’re so happy to have him on board.”
TV GOODNESS: Is there anything you can tease about “Scion?”
Jordan: “Honestly, it’s been so long since we shot, I don’t even remember. I wish I did. [Laughs.]
I think we’re gonna learn a little more about the mysterious cult in this episode. I hope that the fans like that because I think the cult aspect is super interesting and I’m so happy the writers took it in that direction.”
TV GOODNESS: Is there anything else we should talk about?
Jordan: “I would just like to say thank you so much to the fans. Their dedication and support for us has been awesome and we’re so, so grateful for that.”
Edited for space and content.
And according to Syfy, viewers are enjoying where this new season is going in record numbers.Â Helix viewers like to savor their suspense, as season two of the series outperforms all other Syfy dramas in DVR growth from live plus same day to live plus 3 ratings.
“Scion” synopsis, from Syfy:
While the contagion at the abbey becomes increasingly dangerous, Alan tries to take matters into his own hands as Jordan and Peter travel outside the gates only to find themselves under attack. Kyle investigates the seemingly innocent children but they turn the tables on him. Meanwhile, Walker comes upon Hatake in the future, and finds him less sane than he initially appears.
Helix airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy.
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