KILLJOYS Season 1 Episode 9 – SPOILERS
It wouldn’t surprise me if Pree (the Royale’s bartender, played by Thom Allison) is one of the leaders of the Westerley rebellion. Pree is a lot like Next Gen’s Guinan, (a dispenser of sage advice about whom little is known) so it also wouldn’t surprise me if, like Dutch, he comes from some far off exotic place in The J.
This episode was written by Emily Andras and the dialogue is very quotable. Here’s a bit of the scene where Dutch and Johnny have a heart-to-heart and Dutch reveals that maybe Khlyen isn’t altogether bad, and Johnny describes how he and Dutch first met.
DUTCH: “He’s always protected me. And there was a time when he gave me hope when I needed it most. Better or worse, he made me who I am.”
JOHNNY: “Bullshit. 6 years ago I came in that door for the first time to steal the prettiest ship that I’d ever seen. And instead I found a half-feral beauty in a wedding dress covered in blood with a gun pointed at my crotch.”
DUTCH: “Your head, if I recall.”
JOHNNY: “You recall wrong. My crotch remembers.”
Later, Dutch reclines in her underwear in a device created by Carleen for the purpose of connecting Dutch to Khlyen through that neural link he left behind a couple of episodes ago. The device is impressively retro, and looks like a torture apparatus that might have been used by the Emporer Ming in a 1930’s Flash Gordon comic. (Dutch in that device is a bit reminiscent of Olivia Dunham in the sensory deprivation tank on FRINGE, or, from a different perspective, the female android in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film METROPOLIS.) With Carleen (Danka Scepanovic) at the controls, and Johnny there to monitor, Dutch manages to locate Khylen.
Turns out Khlyen (Rob Stewart) is at RAC headquarters, on level 71. (RAC HQ orbits Arkyn, the supposedly dead moon that was a failed first attempt at terraforming by The Company.) Level 71 (Dutch tells us) is in charge of interstellar RAC expansion. Its official job is to convince other colonies of the benefits of employing The RAC.
The team breaks into RAC HQ and Dutch finds Khylen, but all we learn from the encounter is that the most important thing to Khlyen is Dutch’s life. Interestingly, no one else’s life seems to have any importance at all to him. He casually (for instance) shoots one of his own people because the guy walked in on his encounter with Dutch and saw or heard too much.) It is as though he is a machine programmed for one function only.
Red 17 was mentioned in Episode 5, A Glitch in the System, and Dutch is marked for it. We find that out from Turin (Patrick Garrow) who is also very curious about what happens on level 71. He doesn’t seem to know what Red 17 might be, but he knows that it exists. Khlyen runs him through with a sword after he shoots Dutch. Khlyen, who admits to Dutch to being one of the mythical Level 6 Killjoys, doesn’t let Turin die. He comes back for the bleeding Killjoy and drags him away by his shirt collar, suggesting they should have a talk.
Is the RAC a front for an operation called Red 17, which has purposes totally unrelated to Reclamation and Apprehension? Is Red 17 headquartered on Arkyn? Will Khlyen elevate Turin to Level 6?
Remember last episode when Alvis gave D’Avin a book to give to Johnny? Alvis gets arrested (and beaten severely) at the end of this episode. D’Avin still hasn’t given Johnny that book, but it seems likely that the book, and whatever information is hidden in it, will come into play in the season finale.
Rob Stewart (Khlyen) will play an as yet unnamed character in the pilot episode of SLASHER, the first original series for NBC Universal’s horror channel Chiller. SLASHER was written and created by Aaron Martin, who also wrote KILLJOYS Episode 3. The eight-part first season will be the first installment of an anthology series, and each subsequent season will be a self-contained hybrid of the slasher film and the traditional murder mystery. The first episode will air sometime in late 2015. (In Canada, SLASHER will be shown on Super Channel.)
Patrick Garrow (Turin) will also appear in the SLASHER pilot, and he will be Norman in ZOOM, a film about a multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. (Each lives in a separate reality and each authors a story about one of the others.) Filmed in Toronto, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil, ZOOM is due out later this year.
Camille Stopps (Najik) stars as Abby in the award winning Michael Hanley film LEARNING TO RIDE, which has been making the rounds of film festivals, and can now be purchased online for $8. In the film, one year after they break up, Abby and Ryan (Aaron Chartrand) meet again, and reminisce about their time together. As days pass, the pair begin to wonder if they’ll ever again be as happy as they once were. Stopps’ first TV appearance was as Val in episode 11 of the FX series THE STRAIN.