Not much is known about Helen. Before the infection, she was married to Jack. Two years prior to the infection, Helen was killed in a car collision.
Though she was not alive during the infection, she was mentioned by Brian. In addition, Jack's human consciousness had a nightmare in which the wolf version of Jack slaughtered both Helen and an infant Brian.
She is again mentioned, this time by Jack. A survivor sharing her name is seen being killed, causing Jack to remember her death.
- Helen is the only member of the Small family who is named but not seen.
- In addition, she is the first member of the Small family to die, and the only known member to not be alive post-outbreak.
- Helen was originally named Angie, but it was later changed.