KILLJOYS – Season 1 Episode 10 – SPOILERS
In the lair of the Rat King, disguised as a scarback, John rises to the occasion and gives the King’s sister a blood blessing. It was convincing enough to win the Rat King’s trust and assistance, but as the Killjoys leave, Johnny has second thoughts.
JOHN: “I’m just gonna say it. You need to take your sister to get a real blessing, or better yet, a doctor. I’m not a true believer.”
RAT KING: “From what I hear, that’s not something you get to decide, Uncle.”
Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) calls in that favour from Episode 7 and summons Dutch to Qresh. She later informs Dutch and Johnny that she did this at the behest of Khlyen, who wanted to keep Dutch safe from what was coming to Old Town. This implies that Level 6 is really in charge of things in The Quad, not the nine families. It is also true that Delle seems quite attracted to Dutch, and that the feeling might be to some degree mutual.
The closest they have come to embracing so far is when Delle asks Dutch to lace her up and Dutch does so rather emphatically.
The genetic bomb (see Episode Six) that Delle uses to destroy members of a rival family was transported by another Level 6 operative, who easily subdues Dutch, licks her cheek (?) and, unlike Khlyen, seems quite prepared to kill her (Johnny shoots him, preventing this.) Does this indicate that Level 6 might have some internal power struggles going on, and that Khlyen is not universally popular in that orgainzation?
Carleen (Danka Scepanovic) is killed by Khlyen, but he is only interested in the tube of liquid computer material stolen by John, not in the data that she extracted from it. An automated message containing that data reaches John as he and the others flee from Old Town in Lucy. We are not shown the content of the message, but we are shown the English words LEVEL SIX and a section of DNA. (The computer displays on KILLJOYS are intentionally mysterious and contain only keywords and usually indecipherable graphics.) Couple that with the reference earlier by Bellus (Nora Mclellan) to rumoured Level 6 gene splicing and one might infer that Red 17 is a facility where certain Killjoys are genetically altered and turned into beings like Khlyen.
After spotting Khlyen searching his room, D’Avin disobeys orders from Dutch and follows him through Old Town. This leads to some futile hand-to-hand combat. Khlyen seems to enter instructional mode when he fights. He could clearly have disabled D’Avin in short order, but for some reason carried on a conversation with him while slowly beating him silly. Because of this we learn that Khlyen killed Dutch’s husband and that was why she fled to The Quad.
D’Avin must be a very desirable experimental subject. Dr. Jaeger (Amanda Tapping) used him as a test of her ability to turn enemy soldiers against their own comrades. Now Khlyen has taken him to Red 17, a canister-like structure attached to the side of a very round, shallow crater on Arkyn. When D’Avin wakes up in the facility, Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) is in the bed next to him. Fancy’s corneas are black and tubes are attached to him. It’s fair to assume that D’Avin is destined for a similar fate.
Dutch, Johnny, and Pree are on board Lucy fleeing the destruction of Old Town. A small group of refugees are with them in the cargo hold. They cannot be going to Qresh or Leith because the refugees have no papers to live in those places, so they must be leaving The Quad.
Alvis, Pawter, and the Rat King are in the bunkers under what used to be Old Town, along with the Rat King’s followers and some other refugees. (The bunkers were built as a precaution during the terraforming of Westerley, in case what “went wrong” on Arkyn happened again.)
Delle Seyah Kendry has taken over control of The Nine Families on Qresh. D’Avin and Fancy Lee are imprisoned in Red 17 on Arkyn. Bellus remains on Leith. Hills Oonan died while having a drink when the bombs hit the Royale.
Tamsen McDonough, Aaron Ashmore, and KILLJOYS creator Michelle Lovretta will be at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto (Sunday 6 September at 2pm) to talk with the hosts of INNERSPACE (Ajay Fry, Teddy Wilson, and Morgan Hoffman) and to answer questions.
Aaron Ashmore (John Jaqobis) plays a rookie detective in the made-for-TV film SWEPT UNDER. He teams up with a crime-scene cleaning lady after she discovers an important piece of evidence that was overlooked by a forensics team. Filmed in Montreal, SWEPT UNDER will air in Canada on The Movie Network and Super Ecran sometime later this year.
Luke Mcfarlane (D’Avin Jaqobis) will be Chaplain Hopkins in Episode One of MERCY STREET, a miniseries about the lives of New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green, two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the American Civil War. PBS will air MERCY STREET Sunday evenings in early 2016. Roxann Dawson of STAR TREK: VOYAGER directs the first episode.