KILLJOYS – Season 1 Episode 2 – SPOILERS
D’AVIN: “Do you trust me?”
DUTCH: “Depends. Why did you come to The Quad? The truth.”
D’AVIN: “I’m looking for someone. A Doctor. I need her help.”
D’Avin (Luke MacFarlane) has been mysterious about his motives from the start. Earlier in this episode, in a bit of foreshadowing by the writers, brother John prodded him, saying: “Whenever you’re ready to talk about why you’re here…”, and D’Avin finished the sentence with: “I’ll find a pretty girl who’ll listen.”
In the opening sequence, Lucy pursues a ship carrying stolen Qreshan sea salt. A euphemism used by the theif they’re chasing ties nicely to the somewhat incongruous name of Dutch’s next destination.
Sugar Point is located less than 200 km from Old Town on Westerley. (R’yo’s missile was targeted on Old Town, and its range was 200 km.) Sugar Point was, some time ago, turned into a walled-off, bombed-out ruin by The Company after a workers’ rebellion.
R’yo (Irene Poole), a survivor of the rebellion, has taken the Mayor’s daughter Vena (Clara Pasieka) hostage, and Dutch is coerced into exchanging the kidnapper’s brother (Simon Muraayn, played by Michael Therriault) for the hostage. D’Avin goes along, because he has no papers that allow him to disembark on Westerley. He turns out to be so useful that Dutch asks him to become a KIlljoy.
Muraayn was convicted of attempted theft of Company property. Stealing stuff from The Company seems to be a popular crime in The Quad. (Remember last episode when that monk had company data on his nose ring.) R’yo’s brother has really bad breath. It turns out that he concealed what he stole by putting it in a device designed to attach itself to the wall of his intestine. Dutch tells us that, after six months, the device became ingrown and infected. Dutch can’t be the only one who knows this, so it might be inferred that the prison system is not effectively controlled by The Company, otherwise someone would have noticed his very bad breath, deduced the cause, and recovered the stolen data.
Scavengers manage to hit Lucy with a pulse from a fairly sophisticated energy weapon and force her to land. John needs a spare part to repair the damage and we find out that one advantage to The Company’s owning everything is that parts are standardized and interchangeable. John lures his attackers into the ship and then steals the necessary part from their land vehicle. This is sort of like taking a part from a Humvee and using it to repair a Lear Jet. Johnny just plugged that part in. He didn’t even need to rig an adapter.
Level five (kill) warrants are rare, so the weapons used by Killjoys must have non-lethal settings, and that made it a bit surprising that, when Lucy needed to eliminate the Scavengers who had boarded her, she had to do an oxygen purge which was fatal to the intruders. No equivalent of STAR TREK’s anesthezine gas was available.
In the course of repairing Lucy, John discovers that Dutch has put heightened security protocols in place because she was concerned about forced entry, prompting this exchange:
JOHN: So this forced entry Dutch was so concerned about. Anything stolen? Any system glitches?
LUCY: After the break-in, I’m missing 10 minutes of memory
JOHN: So someone broke into the ship and stole 10 minutes?
LUCY: I agree, John. It is rather troubling.
Clearly Dutch wants to prevent another intrusion by Khlyen, and hasn’t told John (or Lucy) about the problem.
Sugar Point Run was written by Jeremy Boxen. Boxen wrote 8 episodes of LOST GIRL, the most recent being Let the Dark Times Roll (Episode 4.5).
Michael Therriault (Simon Muraayn) will be Dr. Mickelson in HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a film by Joan Carr-Wiggin, due out later this year. He will also voice some parts in the ASSASSIN’S CREED SYNDICATE game, to be released in October.
Irene Poole (R’yo) and Nora McLellan (Bellus Haardy), were on stage together last February in a production of the Florence Gibson MacDonald play HOW DO I LOVE THEE at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto.
Luke MacFarlane‘s stunt double, Vincent Rother, doubled for Michael Cram in LOST GIRL episode 2.9, Original Skin. Stunt coordinator Alison Reid was Alisen Down’s stunt double in LOST GIRL episode 2.13, Barometz, Trick, Pressure. Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) also appeared in that episode as Kenzi’s boyfriend Nate.