“This season promises to be a twisted romp, but the heart and soul of Killjoys remains the same – that of deep friendships and family bonds. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
— Michelle Lovretta (to Trent Moore of Blastr)
Episode One is titled DUTCH AND THE REAL GIRL. Michelle Lovretta tweeted this during production: “You guys, Killjoys 201 is full of so much joy & love & fun & violence. Just watched amazing fight choreo. I’m giddy, can’t wait to share!” (It would be interesting if the story would in some way parallel that of the 2007 film LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, in which a nice but socially inept young man develops a platonic relationship with a sex doll named Bianca.) Some of the premiere episode’s cast has been revealed. Ryan Blakely (Orphan Black’s Reverend Mike) will be a character named Toad. Savannah Burton‘s character is thus far known only as “Itchy Woman”, and Mark Sparks (who was a guard at RAC HQ in episode 1.9) will be Black Root Lieutenant (an officer in an organization called ‘Black Root’?) It might be that ‘Black Root’ is a heretical sect within the Scarback religion, which seems to have its roots in an arboreal metaphor.
Episode Two‘s title, WILD WILD WESTERLEY, is probably an homage to Wild Wild West, a late 60’s TV show that lasted 4 seasons, and was cancelled as part of an (apparently unsuccessful) effort by the US government to reduce the amount of violence on television. The show featured steampunky fantasy elements and Secret Service agents in the old west. In the cast of KILLJOYS 2.2 are Tyler McMaster (redneck #1 in LOST GIRL 5.1), and Gavin Fox (Lionel, the drug dealer guy who steals Helena’s frozen eggs in Orphan Black Season Three). The episode was directed by Martin Wood, who also directed episode 1.11 of DARK MATTER (the one where Two survives being spaced and saves everybody).
Episode Four is THURSDAY’S CHILD. One can only hope the title is a reference to the Georgette Heyer novel FRIDAY’S CHILD, in which the protagonist, rejected by the object of his desire, vows to marry the first woman he lays eyes on. There is a Star Trek original series episode called Friday’s Child which seems a more likely reference. In that one, the unborn offspring of a dead ruler is the subject of a Klingon/Federation dispute. The Mother Goose rhyme from which all these titles derive, instructs that: “Thursday’s child has far to go.”
The Thursday’s Child story might center on one of the young actors in the cast. Peyton Kennedy, Jack Fulton, and Athena Park all appear in this episode, and any of them might be the title character. (It will be Park’s TV debut.) Natasha Bromfield will be a character called Big Borna in this story, and Jake Michaels, who was in LOST GIRL episode 5.3 Big In Japan, will be Bruxton.
At some point during Season Two, D’Avin (Luke McFarlane) grows a beard. Episode Five, as yet untitled, was written by Adam Barken, who also wrote the fifth episode of Season One. A Glitch in the System. (Last week, SyFy UK aired KILLJOYS 1.5 an hour later than usual to avoid cutting some of the more graphic content.)